Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

  by Fan Railer
So, with ACSES being activated tomorrow for Civil Speeds, is it safe to say that today's the last day for the M2s?
  by DutchRailnut
no they will operate just like all other MN trains that not have ACSES yet.
more than 80% of fleet still has no functioning ACSES.
its only made functional for those trains already equipped.
  by DutchRailnut
they can not retire the M-2's till replacement M-8 cars arrive in 2019/2020.
were would you get 3200 seats per trip to replace them.
  by Jeff Smith
On the Unofficial MNRR FB page, per our member Greg Grice:
M2s 8511/8510, 8733/8733, 8746/8747, 8701/8700 off the property now on their way to Ohio on the rear of CSO-1.
  by Jeff Smith
8706-07 are now at Danbury Railway Museum.
  by Backshophoss
At least there's a pair of M-2's that were a big part of the New Haven Lines History were saved. Finally!! :-D
  by nomis
6 FICX’ed M2’s (along with buffer cars) were put out for pickup on Track 6 in New Haven today around 11:45am.

Car Numbers: 8740-8741, 8726-8727, 8704-8705.
  by BuddR32
Any scrap yard photos available? Of them getting cut up? I know its not likely, but railroaders have strange connections.
  by DutchRailnut
being cut up in Ashtabula Ohio. see map : https://binged.it/2Py5vVU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by BuddR32
Thanks Dutch. Not quite the big facility I was expecting. Its big land area wise, just a lot less scrap metal laying around. You can see them clearer with google maps, and nothing from street view.

Somewhere I have pictures of a LI M1 being cut up rather crudely with an excavator at TTC in Colorado. I have to learn how to share photos here.
  by Jeff Smith
As per Gregory Grice on the unofficial MNRR FB page, all M2's have left the property as of this morning (the remaining sets were set out in New Haven on Track 6 as of yesterday). So if you're along the route out to Ashtabula for FICX, you may have the opportunity to see them along the Springfield line, or B&A line.
  by GirlOnTheTrain
trainspot wrote:Taken Thurs May 9.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5134125
The one comment on that post about how the FICX markings making it rare is hilarious. Those pictures are a dime a dozen.
  by Jenny on a M2
I suppose I should add my goodbye photo to the thread as well.

Seen at New Haven on April 2.
Farewell, old friend. :( Your deliciously retro design lured me into the strange world of railfans. lol

Yes, I did take this photo right side up but no amount of editing seems to save it from being upside down on rr.net. I suppose that's fitting given the circumstances.

No, I don't plan on changing my username to Jenny on a M8.
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