• M&E Acquires Additional Locomotives

  • 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.

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  by ACeInTheHole
 
therudycometh wrote:
Steve F45 wrote:must be odd hearing that emd whine compared to the gurgling alco's you've been used to. Are there plans for it to be painted or patched this year?
Can't even hear the EMD over the Alco idling next to it! No concrete plans, but the other side of the engine got tagged during its trip through Kearny, so we'll have to do something to it.
Now whats the situation with the 21 and 79?
  by BigDell
 
Not much to show, but this a photo of it idling.

Ahhhh, thank you............ Nice to just see it there, running and (almost) ready for action. It's a good looking engine. Someday when it's painted and shined it's going to look great. Congrats!
  by mandealco
 
Hi Rudy
Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but are you still planning to repaint the 3573? Your artwork for it looks really sharp.
Cheers
Steve
  by therudycometh
 
ACeInTheHole wrote:Now whats the situation with the 21 and 79?
21 is next in line into the shop once they're done tinkering with 23. 79 is after 21. Right now, the plan is to have all three run, but if for some reason that's not possible, 79 will likely be the odd man out.
mandealco wrote:Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but are you still planning to repaint the 3573? Your artwork for it looks really sharp.
Thanks! Not sure exactly what the plan is, still waiting for a truck rebuild before a paint job....
  by ACeInTheHole
 
therudycometh wrote:
ACeInTheHole wrote:Now whats the situation with the 21 and 79?
21 is next in line into the shop once they're done tinkering with 23. 79 is after 21. Right now, the plan is to have all three run, but if for some reason that's not possible, 79 will likely be the odd man out.
mandealco wrote:Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but are you still planning to repaint the 3573? Your artwork for it looks really sharp.
Thanks! Not sure exactly what the plan is, still waiting for a truck rebuild before a paint job....
Aw man. From an outside railfan perspective 79 is my favorite of the three, Ive always liked high hood GP9s, yet thats just personal taste. 79 should get least priority to run since 23 and 21 are identical.
  by therudycometh
 
ACeInTheHole wrote:Aw man. From an outside railfan perspective 79 is my favorite of the three, Ive always liked high hood GP9s, yet thats just personal taste. 79 should get least priority to run since 23 and 21 are identical.
It's also the only one that has never been rebuilt since the 1950s. 23 and 21 were rebuilt in 1980 and 1979, respectively. They have all new electronics, 645 power assemblies, etc.
  by BigDell
 
Any updates Rudy? Anyplace to go see the new motive power in action?
  by BigDell
 
Thank you Rudy - will check back regularly...
BigDell
  by cnj1524
 
Are there any update on the engines & the 1 in maine??
  by BerndinMA
 
cnj1524 wrote:Are there any update on the engines & the 1 in maine??
Can I second this?
  by BerndinMA
 
BerndinMA wrote:
cnj1524 wrote:Are there any update on the engines & the 1 in maine??
Can I second this?
Another vote for this Rudy. Could you post a set of updates? both locomotives and on the ME status in Maine. thanks in advance.
  by kilroy
 
All looks good
Even the paint job?
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