• 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

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  by KSmitty
 
GP20D's and AC44's aren't exactly comparable power and certainly won't be used in the same service. It's likely that the GP20's are holdovers until another motive power deal is delivered upon.
  by Dcl1332
 
I agree on that. Sorry ment I’m my last post that the GP20D’s would more then likely end up on the Bangor and Newport Subdivision with B23-7 (2003 and 2004). This would free up the GP38-3 / GP38M-3 and GP35U to help the SD40F and SD40-2 on the Millinocket, Moosehead, Stanbridge and Sherbrooke Subdivision.
  by 690
 
Or maybe even more likely, they're being stored at Derby.
  by cvrr5809
 
Keep those damn leaf blower '20Ds outta NMJ! 2003 was paired with 2558 this past week on the Searsport and Brownville runs.
  by GP40MC1118
 
There are two AC4400's at CAD rumored to be for the CMQ...

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  by 690
 
Not rumored, they are for the CMQ.
  by GP40MC1118
 
1002, 1006
  by 690
 
Potentially more once the CP lease on the other CEFX units expires in May. We'll have to wait and see how they work out.
  by Dcl1332
 
Yesterday 1006 was reviled to the public. Looks great in a CMQ paint scheme based off of the BAR E7 paint scheme. One thing that I noted from Kevin Burkholder Facebook live stream of the revile was that CMQ is Leasing 4 more GP38 from CITX on top of the AC4400CW.

Info from Kevin Burkholder Facebook stream.

Kevin Burkholder photo of CITX 1006
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  by KSmitty
 
He had nothing to do with the design of the paintscheme, only working on its implementation. He certainly knows how to sell his brand.
  by NHV 669
 
Although he did design the corporate scheme for the GP's/Barns; he based it off the old CP scheme.
Last edited by MEC407 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:35 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by KSmitty
 
I'm aware of that, I was speaking strictly of the paintscheme on the AC44's. The principal design work was done outside the company and then handed off for completion. Mr. Burkholder himself had nothing to do with the design of the newest version of the CM&Q scheme which will cover the AC44 fleet. Only the implementation, working with CAD to take the design from technical drawings to completion.
  by Zeke
 
Who is painting the CMQ loco's Derby ? If so what a talented bunch. A few of the red barns were absolutely scabrous and they looked factory fresh after a trip to the paint booth. I don't care for the modern GE's they sound like cabbage choppers although this one looks brand new also. FWIW
  by KSmitty
 
The SD40-2F's were painted at Derby, but by outside contractors. They did do a good job.
The GP38-3's were painted at the rebuild shop (CAD did the first one, then the contract was moved to a stateside rebuilder for the other 3 units), and the quality seems ok, but they got a noticeably lighter shade of blue.
The AC44CW's were overhauled and painted at CAD.
Last edited by MEC407 on Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:57 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by NHV 669
 
KSmitty wrote:the contract was moved to a stateside rebuilder for the other 3 units
American Motive Power, Dansville, NY, was it not?
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