• TRAINSPOTTING ON THE MORRISTOWN & ERIE, 2012

  • 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 ns3010
 
I stopped by the shops today, and the yard was filled with most of the ex-Amtrak cars. All the baggage cars had signs on the doors saying "HOME SHOP FOR REPAIR DO NOT LOAD"

1801 (Phase III Vermonter) was in the process of being scrapped. Half of the car was still intact; the rest was nowhere to be seen.

1185 (Phase III) was next to the remains of 1801, and will be the next to go.

11002 (Phase IV) was towards the bottom of the hill, awaiting its turn to meet the torch.

There were four MHC's up on the hill behind 487 and 7205. I would think that these cars will be moved into the yard for scrapping once the baggages are gone.

Also, as of when I was there (4:30), there was no sign of the new unit, 4204. I guess it will be spending the weekend at Lake Junction.


Photos to come.
  by ns3010
 
NJT4115 wrote:When do M&E trains operate? I've always wanted to see one :)!
(I just found out how to make smilies!)
Usually Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, but they have been known to mix things up every once in a while.
  by ns3010
 
Ken S. wrote:
blockline4180 wrote:
R36 Combine Coach wrote:#19 was at ths shops today, along with Vermonter baggage car 1801 (Phase III). The other Vermonter car (which would been scrapped) would be 1802 in Phase IV/NortheastDirect. 19 was idling and running today around noon.

Caboose 100 was resting solo on the Ridgedale runaround near a centerbeam flat.
R36,

Any reason for the centerbeam on the Whippany Line?? What customer on the Whippany gets centerbeams??

Thanks.
18 brought a centerbeam west through Dover this morning.
That would be the one. As of 4:30 this afternoon, the runaround was occupied by the caboose and a (regular) flatcar loaded with lumber, with no centerbeams in sight.
  by blockline4180
 
Well then the plot thickens as to where that car is destined!
  by NJT4115
 
Will there be any M&E freights tomorrow over the Morristown or Boonton Lines? Tomorrow's a holiday though, but just curious.
  by ns3010
 
ns3010 wrote:I stopped by the shops today, and the yard was filled with most of the ex-Amtrak cars. All the baggage cars had signs on the doors saying "HOME SHOP FOR REPAIR DO NOT LOAD"

1801 (Phase III Vermonter) was in the process of being scrapped. Half of the car was still intact; the rest was nowhere to be seen.

1185 (Phase III) was next to the remains of 1801, and will be the next to go.

11002 (Phase IV) was towards the bottom of the hill, awaiting its turn to meet the torch.

There were four MHC's up on the hill behind 487 and 7205. I would think that these cars will be moved into the yard for scrapping once the baggages are gone.

Also, as of when I was there (4:30), there was no sign of the new unit, 4204. I guess it will be spending the weekend at Lake Junction.


Photos to come.
The last five photos on the page, all dated 1/13/11

http://ns3010.rrpicturearchives.net/arc ... x?id=53376
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
1851 has been there since 2007. Rockaway is apparently the home for 1775 in the "off-season" (outside the holidays).
  by ns3010
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote:1851 has been there since 2007. Rockaway is apparently the home for 1775 in the "off-season" (outside the holidays).
I knew that, I was just pointing out the fact that 1851 is safe, at least for now...
  by blockline4180
 
Getting back on topic, does anyone know what days M&E heads east down NJT to pick up tankers for the Whippany Line??

It appears that Bio-fuel customer on the Jefferson team track is picking up of late.. Noticed 6 tank cars there earlier in the week.
  by blockline4180
 
TSTOM wrote:block -

#19 was spotted @9:05 this morning running light eastbound.
\Thanks!
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