• TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2011

  • 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 RAHWAYVALLEYRAILROAD
 
Ex Amtrak 559 was not being scrapped, but rather being re-powered with another prime-mover. Unit should be back in service soon.
  by ns3010
 
Heard them blowing for Morris Ave. on the D&R about 3:45pm on Tuesday.

They were not down that way this morning.
  by Sandy Burton
 
559 has had its new prime mover installed and, yes, the hood still fits.

Sandy
  by ns3010
 
I had to go out to Morristown on Monday, and I swung by the shops around 5:45 PM.

A passenger car was on Track 1. I couldn't see what it was.
18, still with the sign from the Easter Bunny Trains, was sitting on Track 2.
The switcher was on Track 3.
563 and 487 were on Track 4
Ohio River was on Track 5.
7205 and a bulkhead flat were way up by BAKER, hidden behind the trees.

Bad phone photo, because I forgot the camera at home.
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2502203
  by blockline4180
 
Just caught M&E 19 heading west through Mt. Tabor @ 910 with 2 tank cars.
  by therudycometh
 
ns3010 wrote:I had to go out to Morristown on Monday, and I swung by the shops around 5:45 PM.

A passenger car was on Track 1. I couldn't see what it was.
18, still with the sign from the Easter Bunny Trains, was sitting on Track 2.
The switcher was on Track 3.
563 and 487 were on Track 4
Ohio River was on Track 5.
7205 and a bulkhead flat were way up by BAKER, hidden behind the trees.

Bad phone photo, because I forgot the camera at home.
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2502203
Passenger car on Track 1 looks like the Mount Vernon.
  by NegativeApproach
 
An M&E engine with three coaches (Mt. Vernon, a Pullman, and maybe the L&N) just used the services of the NJT wye at West End Interlocking in Jersey City.
  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
nice pics, r36!
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
They were out very early on the Chester Branch this morning, which I missed. In around 10, gone by 10:30. I assumed they were also heading to Rockaway afterwards.
  by RS115
 
Stopped by Morristown last evening. 18 was tied down on the hill with Mount Vernon and Kitchi Gammi Club. The Club was on the east end with a deactivated FRED in place so I'm assuming the cars had been out on lease and the crew picked them up (at mmc?) and brought them west and will continue to Whippany this morning.