• TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2008

  • Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.
Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, mikec, cjl330

  by blockline4180
 
Hey Kane, I'm pretty sure those tankers are either corn syrup or lube oil!! Nice to see you post in here again, though.. Keep it up!! :-D
  by Btkspot89
 
blockline4180 wrote:Hey Kane, I'm pretty sure those tankers are either corn syrup or lube oil!! Nice to see you post in here again, though.. Keep it up!! :-D
Yeah its been a while Steve lol I plan on posting alot more often now... things have been silent and haven't seen much of the ME till this week lol
  by PVRX1
 
Wednesday 6-11 around 1230pm

Whippany: RS1 21
Jefferson Ave: coaches, no locomotives
Cedar Knolls Siding: RS11 7215, C424 4231, maybe one more, plus other equipment
Ridgedale: M420 3562, C424 4216, RS11 7210, GP9S 22
Morristown Shop: Critter, C424 19, SSB1200 563; FL9 488; remains of cut up coach or baggage car, ends/floor/trucks
Train: C424 18
(slight chance I mixed up the 4231 and 4216 locations)
  by RS115
 
You're correct - 4231 has been in the Junction track with 7215 for some time now.

I would have thought 488 would have been headed back north by now - the Maine Eastern heavy season starts July 4th weekend.
I wonder where 7205 has gotten to?
A
  by Btkspot89
 
RS115 wrote:You're correct - 4231 has been in the Junction track with 7215 for some time now.

I would have thought 488 would have been headed back north by now - the Maine Eastern heavy season starts July 4th weekend.
I wonder where 7205 has gotten to?
A
I was thinking the same thing... I saw an ad with the Maine Eastern and one of their locomotives in one of my magazines. Also when I passed by the Mo-town yard yesterday 7210 there as for the 7205 I have not the slightest the ME hasn't passed by on the NJT line for a while so I do not have that much to say. I will drop by the yard again later and give an update.
Brian
  by Tri-State Tom
 
7205 is in Morristown this morning as is pup 563 and ex-Amtrak FL9 #487. My guess is 487 is donating parts although Maine Eastern FL9 488 wasn't visible around the Morristown shops.
  by thebigham
 
From the Alco forum here:

"RS-11 #7210 was tied down in the Washington, NJ yard yesterday and as of this afternoon it was still there."

#7210 has been leased to the NDC Railroad near Allentown, PA.

Chris
  by RS115
 
Swung by Morristown after work today. 18 and 563 outside - 19 not visible which it was yesterday - it could have been in the house. New to the scene RS-11 7204 (from Lake Junction????) sitting on Track 3. In very rough shape - looked to be missing front cab window, headlight and some other appliances. Don't know if it was vandalized or is being stripped.

In Whippany they've shuffled things around and 385 is now displayed on the run-around with the Ohio River coupled to the tender. Rahway Valley 16 is shoved way down towards Route 10 between the caboose train (which has #21 on the east end) and other equipment.
  by kpiersol
 
Here's an image of M&E #18 flying through Convent Station a little past noon today w/what I think was the Penobscot Bay (it was just a blur). The M&E passenger car "shuttle" on the NJT Morris Line usually tiptoes through at about 15mph; this guy was haulin' at at least 45mph. Does anyone know the idenity of the passenger car (it was definitely M&E):

http://kpiersol2.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... id=1245298
  by Sid Farkus
 
That car looks like the Morris County, I think the Penobscot Bay is in Maine. Last week at the museum the PRR Braddock Inn with MARC striping was in the middle of the long line of railcars there. Why is this car at the Museum? Is it staying there or will it be leaving? The car has RRPX reporting marks and I can't remember the particular number on the car.
  by kpiersol
 
Susquehaniewikiwokiwani wrote:That car looks like the Morris County
I have made the change...I'll try to get over to the shops & museum today just to confirm that it is gone.
  by Sid Farkus
 
Please note that the Braddock in has RPPX reporting marks not RRPX, sorry for the typo.
  by shadyjay
 
RS115 wrote: I would have thought 488 would have been headed back north by now - the Maine Eastern heavy season starts July 4th weekend.
Someone has posted a bunch of photos on NERAIL earlier today which show the Maine Eastern operating this month still with only the 489. What has become of the 488, and to mention it, the other 3 FL9s? Does M&E have any plans for the 3?