• TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2010

  • 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 bvesbc
 
Btkspot89 wrote:Drove past the ME Shops the BL-2 was sitting out side with it appearing to be idling with the smoke coming out of it. ME 18 was sitting next to it. 563 and another ex Amtrak SW 559 were also sitting outside. Photos from today are on my picasa enjoy.
http://picasaweb.google.com/btkspot89/M ... nErieShots#
Its great to see the old hog outside smoking away, I cant wait to get it back on the SBR!
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
563 was at Whippany on Saturday.
  by Tri-State Tom
 
R36 -
563 was at Whippany on Saturday.
Yes....was idling providing power for maintenance work on one of the PV's.
  by ns3010
 
They crossed Morris Ave. on the D&R for some switching this morning between 10:25 and 11.
  by ccutler
 
Driving eastbound on I-80 today I saw [in the nanosecond I had to look] a considerable cut of freight cars on the Whippany line. It looks like business must be pretty decent on that line right now. How much traffic does the Whippany line process each week?
  by joe k
 
You cant see the M&E Whippany line from East Bound Route 80, you are several miles away......
Was this 287 North or South maybe? Looking down at the M&E Cedar Knolls Team Track or the long siding near Eden Lane ?
  by blockline4180
 
joe k wrote:You cant see the M&E Whippany line from East Bound Route 80, you are several miles away......
Was this 287 North or South maybe? Looking down at the M&E Cedar Knolls Team Track or the long siding near Eden Lane ?

Unless he was talking about the D&R??
  by joe k
 
I know there is equipment storage on the new run-around track just east of Jefferson Rd on the Whippany line........ viewable from 287.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Yes, there are several Comet I-Bs and other miscellanous equipment parked here.
  by Btkspot89
 
Wow its been dead here! ME 19 just crossed railroad Ave in Kenvil, they picked up a UP labeled boxcar that was sitting behind an auto shop and then crossed Railroad Ave again with the boxcar heading Eastbound . on another note it appears ME 20 is back from the Bayway Refinery.
  by JPG76
 
I was 18 and 19 coupled together, no cars (18 in the lead) heading west through Wharton this morning.
  by X4401
 
JPG76 wrote:I was 18 and 19 coupled together, no cars (18 in the lead) heading west through Wharton this morning.
I saw them also pulling 3 or 4 brown box cars down the Chester Branch from Holland in the direction of Lake Jct. They don't sound the same without the *squeak squeal rattle rattle bang bang* and repeat of the old rail lol.
  by Ken S.
 
What is the M&E's current schedule? I have a friend in NYC who would like to catch them.