• CMQ Motive power

  • Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).
Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).

Moderator: MEC407

  by CN9634
 
Hello All,

I figured I would start this thread, as inevitably we will talk about CMQR and their motive power. Today in Massachuesetts on Pan Am, CEFX 2037 (A GP20D) is hitching a ride north, waybilled for Bangor, ME. No one knows where it is going but it certainly is possible it is headed for CMQR territory. If so, it will be the first (of probably many more) unit to arrive on property. Keep your eyes and ears open!
  by CN9634
 
Keving Burkholder from the CMQR Yahoo group reports the following:

"More enroute:

Selkirk, IN: CEFX GP15D 1509

Indianapolis-Avon Yard, IN: CEFX 2007, 2018, 2021, 2023, 2039, and 2040.
"
  by MEC407
 
Thanks for the info!

For the locomotive geeks among us, these would be the first MPI* locomotives to operate on a Maine railroad, and they would also be the first Tier 2 locomotives operated by a Maine railroad (not including foreign run-through power).


* The GP20D and GP15D were marketed as EMD products, but were designed and built by MPI, with Caterpillar engines.
  by 690
 
Wonder if they're planning on running these as road power, or if they're meant solely for locals and switching?
  by MEC407
 
Possibly a little of both, depending on what their needs are at any given moment? We'll have to wait and see what else makes the journey to Maine. :-) The GP20D is roughly equivalent to a GP38-2 from an operational standpoint. They have dynamic brakes and are geared for 70 MPH, so they can certainly be used on road trains if needed.
  by rovetherr
 
Spotted the CEFX 1509 in Selkirk yard on 4/19 with heavy fire damage around the exhaust stack area, on the roof and side doors. Not sure if it is dead, but it certainly didn't look too healthy.
  by MEC407
 
Any chance you got a photo of the damage?

It looked OK in this photo taken a month ago: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3775742" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by CPF363
 
Are any of the MM&A's SD40s useable?
  by rovetherr
 
MEC407 wrote:Any chance you got a photo of the damage?

It looked OK in this photo taken a month ago: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3775742" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sorry, no. I didn't have my camera with me.
  by oat324
 
With this power I'm seeing, I wish Irving would've just bought the whole MM&A.
  by rootsblown
 
I kind of expect Irving to own it with in the next couple years. Searsport will have to open up big for freight in the next year or two because is supposedly MMA is losing money

everyday
  by CN9634
 
No pictures but the unit is at LMS right now. It is currently offline so I think it may go north to Derby first for start up. CMQR will use 7 GP20Ds and 8 SD40-2s (Already on property) for the startup.
  by KSmitty
 
CN9634 wrote:No pictures but the unit is at LMS right now. It is currently offline so I think it may go north to Derby first for start up. CMQR will use 7 GP20Ds and 8 SD40-2s (Already on property) for the startup.
What about the B23-7's?
  by CN9634
 
I've heard nothing about them...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 29