• TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2009

  • 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 GOLDEN-ARM
 
Here's the spot, for the New Year! Enjoy.....
  by wolfboy8171981
 
Conrail YPOI-83 piloted M&E #20 and #18 today from South Kearny to Bayway and return. They Droped #20 at Bayway and picked up #19 to return to South Kearney and eventually Morristown.
  by denvillerailfan
 
just spotted what looked like 18 @ B&G in Roseland. no time to stop though. (3/23 ~9:15am)
  by scavenger34
 
Ridgedale avenue siding was loaded right up to the street this Sunday when I went by. There were the F units closest to the road and there appeared to be a couple of switchers there, too. I didn't stop but the proximity to the road made me look.

Warren
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Ken S. wrote:the Automat and this Baggage Car are at the shops.
That is the only "Acela" Vermonter baggage car repainted, circa 2002. M&E purchased several Adirondack and Vermonter cars.
  by wolfboy8171981
 
YPOI82 piolted the M&E 18 and M&E 20 from Center St to Bayway. At Bayway they exchanged the #20 for the #19 and returned to Center St.
  by RS115
 
Misc observations - over the past week or so 489 keeps getting moved about - it's outside the house - then it was inside - then in the Ridgedale run-around for a couple of days and now (Monday) back outside the shop. Hood still intact so nothing heavy done yet apparently. Seems like the clock is ticking to get it done and headed back north.....

19 was outside the house today at lunch being worked on. After work 18 was out front with 19 apparently having been shoved back inside. Sometime between 4 and 5:15 563 arrived back in Morristown and was tied down on the main with "Penobscot Bay" so apparently that car is headed out somewhere tomorrow.
  by Sid Farkus
 
What ever happened to those cars that the ME went to Passaic Jct. to get after being brought by the NYSW? It had like four passenger cars and a caboose. I thought they would be at Morristown.
  by RS115
 
At least at the time of the Easter Bunny trains they were stored in the lead to a siding in what is probably East Hanover (possibly very eastern Hanover - hard to tell where the town line is).
  by Sid Farkus
 
Does anyone know who owns these cars and caboose, what the reporting marks are, and if there are any road names on the cars? I wonder what their purpose is?
  by RAHWAY VALLEY
 
The passenger cars are owned by M&E sister company RRPX. The caboose is now part of the Whippany Railway Museum collection, and has subsequently been moved to the museum site. Plans are to use this classic caboose (built by NJ based Magor Car Co.) on the caboose trips during the 2010 season.

Susquehaniewikiwokiwani wrote:Does anyone know who owns these cars and caboose, what the reporting marks are, and if there are any road names on the cars? I wonder what their purpose is?
  by gravelyfan
 
Around 10am this morning M&E 18 (Lite Engine) went west over HX draw on the NJT Bergen County Line presumably headed for Passaic Junction.
  by wolfboy8171981
 
slightly off topic

Conrail extra crew ferrying M&E #19 - M&E 20011 flat car - M&E #100 caboose - D&H #35730 caboose from Bayway to Karny Int for return trip to Morristown today . Leaving Bayway 0900