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Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Mar 29th, 2005, 10:28pm
I was on the PELE today as engineer and during my trip through Pittston Yard  today I saw something interesting. The 3056 (Snoot Nose) sitting outside RMDI running... It was putting out a nice plume of blue smoke but it was running.  
 
Also, the 5029 is currently sitting inside RMDI with a stack of traction motors sitting behind it. So, it looks like a good chance of seeing the 3056 out and about this  week or maybe next for some shakedown runs. The 5029 may not be too far behind.  
 
Mike
 
READING LINES "BEE LINE SERVICE"
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Mar 30th, 2005, 3:00pm
Awesome! Thanks for the update, Mike! Quick question, I stopped by Port Clinton yesterday and saw the #3055 out on Track 3 at the Engine House. Any chance that will be released soon also?
 
-Jeff
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Mar 30th, 2005, 3:49pm
Good to hear that the 3056 and 5029 should finally get out on the system sometime soon Ė itís about time!
Posted by: Mr._RBMN Posted on: Mar 30th, 2005, 9:02pm
the 3056 is a snoot nose sd40-2?
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Mar 30th, 2005, 10:37pm
Mr. RBMN,
 
Yes, the 3056 has the extended nose section. (aka: Snoot Nose)
 
Jeff K:
 
Bad news brother, the 3055 is down for the count. The Prime mover is completely shot and needs to be †replaced. Whether or not it will ever see service again is anyones guess. But it won't be anytime soon.
 
Also, after 386 days of being OOS the 802 made a venture out today on a PN MOW Work train to Hauks and back. She ran pretty good with a few small glitches. This engine will now be back in regular service and will be floating out and about on extra jobs.
 
The 5022 is being made ready for "Sand Service" at Temple and the 2004 will return to work QA and PN extra jobs.  
 
Ok, that is all for today. Stay tuned...
 
Mike
 
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Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Mar 31st, 2005, 2:51pm
Thanks for the updates, Mike.  
 
As a sidenote I have a photo of the #2004 at Temple from last Tuesday.
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=99612
 
-Jeff
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Mar 31st, 2005, 8:28pm
Nice shot! Our engines do seem to photograph well.
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Apr 1st, 2005, 3:00pm
Thanks Chris! Glad you enjoyed it!
 
-Jeff
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Apr 4th, 2005, 9:45pm
Nice photo of 2004 Jeff!  Didnít the R&N billboard boxcar and one of the R&N cabooses use to reside in Temple (it does not look like them in the background)?  Anyone know where they are now?
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Apr 4th, 2005, 10:32pm
on Apr 4th, 2005, 9:45pm, Cornwall_RR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice photo of 2004 Jeff! †Didnít the R&N billboard boxcar and one of the R&N cabooses use to reside in Temple (it does not look like them in the background)? †Anyone know where they are now?

 
Thanks Cornwall! The R&N "Billboard Boxcar" resides on the Freudenbeger Siding in Tamaqua Yard. One of the R&N's cabooses rests North of the yard at Temple while the other resides at Pittston.
 
-Jeff
Posted by: caboose9 Posted on: Apr 5th, 2005, 3:10pm
Jeff K. said, "One of the R&N's cabooses rests North of the yard at Temple while the other resides at Pittston."
 
 
 
CW & Jeff,
 
I list the caboose at Pittston, PA, as steel, cupola, PRR 477514/PC/CR 19108/R&N 477514 & the one at Temple, PA, as steel, cupola, RDG 92844/CR 18713/BM&N/RBMN 92844.
 
There is a 2nd caboose reported in Temple as steel, transfer, CR #?, along the CR tracks at Pollocks Salvage.  Can anyone verify the location &/or provide the number of this car?
 
Thanks, Roger
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Apr 5th, 2005, 9:58pm
Today was a sad day for the 3055. We hauled it dead-in-tow on the QAPE up to Mountaintop for the PELE to deliver to Pittston Yard.  
 
I have heard unfounded rumors that this engine may be scrapped. However, that has yet to be made official by any management staff or shop personel.  And I think this is a very premature assumption. RBMN Shop personel have informed me that other than the main engine block, the locomotive is still in good shape. So..... I can only  presume it will now reside in Pittston Yard in the RBMN dead line until a final decision is made.
 
Mike
 
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Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Apr 6th, 2005, 9:39am
Is the prime mover shot?
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Apr 10th, 2005, 9:07pm
The 3055's prime mover is done for... Everything else on the engine is in fairly decent condition. The fate of this locomotive has yet to be officially determined.
 
As of this past Thursday, the 3053 and 2003 are now back in service and the 3053 is on the Mountain Job. The 2004 and 5022 have changed places and the 5022 now resides at Temple, PA for "Sand & Stone" service. The 803 may be soon (if it hasn't already) be placed back in service.
 
Mike
 
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Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Apr 11th, 2005, 9:40am
In was at  Temple yesterday. I got a good shot of the 5022 . whos   blue boxcar is hooked up to it?
Posted by: leol39 Posted on: Apr 11th, 2005, 1:13pm
did another unit come off the mountain job and the 3052 replace it, or is the 3052 a third unit on that job?
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Apr 11th, 2005, 3:55pm
CJ,
That boxcar belongs to the RCT&HS. It was donated by the owner of the East Penn Railways.
 
leol39,
The #3052 is in fact off the Mountain Job. They passed by my house about an hour ago running light with the '53 in the lead.
 
-Jeff
Posted by: leol39 Posted on: Apr 11th, 2005, 7:27pm
cool, thanx for the info jeff
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Apr 11th, 2005, 9:05pm
Thanks Jeff! here's a shot I took yesterday enjoy!
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Apr 11th, 2005, 10:16pm
3052 and 5017 are the PILE units. They are back to back and have been on this job for almost a month and half  together.
 
Mike
 
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Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Apr 18th, 2005, 9:29pm
Engine 5022 has been taken back to PN for some repairs. The 2000 has now taken it's place at Temple for "Sand & Stone" service.
 
The 5014 has returned back to PN (from Pittston) for 92 day inspection. The 801 is heading to Penobscot to replace the 1548 as the Crestwood/ Work train engine. The 1548 will be heading back to PN soon. It is time for a 92 day inspection for that one too.
 
Mike
 
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Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: May 1st, 2005, 11:00pm
Eng 3056 is now officially "in service" and working the Lehigh Division. It is workin out some bugs, but overall I am hearing pretty good  things. I have yet to try it out, but am sure I will get a chance soon.  
 
The 3200 has also been revived to assisted in "Culm Train" service and other jobs as well.  
 
The 803 is also back in service and the 801 has been transferred to Mountaintop for the Crestwood drill and work train service.
 
The 1548 is OOS due to a fire in the engine compartment a few weeks ago. It is currently residing in Pittston Yard awaiting evaluation.
 
Mike
 
READING LINES "BEE LINE SERVICE"
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: May 2nd, 2005, 3:33pm
Thanks for the update Mikey! Glad to finally see the #3056 hitting the rails after its long resting time at Delevan. Hopefully it heads down the Reading Side sooner or later. (Hopefully sooner then later but I can only hope. )
 
Thanks again!
 
-Jeff
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: May 2nd, 2005, 9:09pm
on May 1st, 2005, 11:00pm, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Eng 3056 is now officially "in service" and working the Lehigh Division. It is workin out some bugs, but overall I am hearing pretty good †things. I have yet to try it out, but am sure I will get a chance soon. †
 
The 3200 has also been revived to assisted in "Culm Train" service and other jobs as well.  
 
The 803 is also back in service and the 801 has been transferred to Mountaintop for the Crestwood drill and work train service.
 
The 1548 is OOS due to a fire in the engine compartment a few weeks ago. It is currently residing in Pittston Yard awaiting evaluation.
 
Mike
 
READING LINES "BEE LINE SERVICE"

 
That canít be good for the 1548. †Hopefully she we be deemed repairable and serve the R&N once again. †It's good to hear that the 3056, 3200, and 803 are all out and about! †I guess it is as the old saying goes: you lose some but win some...
 
-Mark
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: May 4th, 2005, 10:09pm
Eng 3053 is down and out. Until a new wheel set is ordered, this engine is OOS along with the 3054 also for the same reason.  
 
Mike
 
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Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: May 5th, 2005, 2:50pm
Sounds like this will be another good summer on the R&N with a possible power shortage. Any ETA on when those wheelsets will arrive?
 
-Jeff
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: May 5th, 2005, 5:52pm
Thats only 1 unit † I mean they still have 3 up at RMDI right? #5029, #3049 & 3056 which is back in service † I think they will be ok though!
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: May 5th, 2005, 8:56pm
1548 being worked on and washed today at PN. Should be back soon. Also 1546 should be back soon as well since the shop guys are almost finished replacing the water pump that went bad.
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: May 18th, 2005, 9:27am
The 3200 is also now down and out. The turbo is shot.   Will it be repaired? I dunno. Seems that management does not like it too much because of the fuel it consumes. However, with a replacement Turbo, the engine could recieve the "low idle" feature like the other engines and could be shut down when not needed. I would hate to see it go, it is a unique engine plus it is a really good puller.
 
The 803 is not back in service yet, but will be soon. The 1548 and 1546 will be back in service within the next week or so.
 
Mike
 
READING LINES "BEE LINE SERVICE"
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Jun 9th, 2005, 2:02pm
Any updates guys?  
Posted by: Miketherailfan Posted on: Jun 9th, 2005, 3:33pm
Since this (to me at least) isn't much of power news, I'd like to share it with you guys anyway. An RBMN SD45 will be on display at Steamtown for their 10th Anniversary, and apparently it sounds like 3200 is it.
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jun 9th, 2005, 8:29pm
Still rusting comfortably on the dead engine track at Port Clinton.
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Jun 10th, 2005, 5:12am
Ehhhhhhhhhhhh Doesnt sound good.................
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Jun 28th, 2005, 1:30pm
Did any of the following return to service:  803, 1548, 3053, 3054, 3055, 3200, 5029?  Just curious as that is a lot of units OOS.
 
-Mark
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Jun 28th, 2005, 3:46pm
As far as i know the 1548 is back in service. 3053 was idling outside of pn , (i was there when they fired it up) And currently something is wrong with the 5033. The 2004,3054 &,3200 & the 803 are still OOS from my last visit to PN
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jun 28th, 2005, 7:37pm
on Jun 28th, 2005, 3:46pm, RDG2124 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As far as i know the 1548 is back in service. 3053 was idling outside of pn , (i was there when they fired it up) And currently something is wrong with the 5033. The 2004,3054 &,3200 & the 803 are still OOS from my last visit to PN

 
You are correct. I can also add that 2004 & 803 are out for their 3 year air brake inspection. Looks like 2004 may be finished and back out soon. 3054 still on the "healing track" along with the 3200 which is retired with a bad turbo.
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Jun 28th, 2005, 9:00pm
Retired already? † It was only built in 1969 Heres the 3054 last week.  
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 8:45am
Looks like the 3200 is being stripped for parts when I visted Port Clinton last week, gettin ready for her last ride...    I hate to see vintage locomotives lost to the cutter's torch. (Happened too much in the steam era!)  
 
Mike
 
READING LINES "BEE LINE SERVICE"
Posted by: LGSR_ENGR Posted on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 9:22am
[quote]Looks like the 3200 is being stripped for parts when I visted Port Clinton last week, gettin ready for her last ride... Mike
 
I know of a certain Railfanasaurus...
who has some pix to show that 3200 has indeed become an...
"organ donor".
 
Cammmmannnnnnn!
 
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 9:33am
on Aug 2nd, 2005, 9:22am, LGSR_ENGR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Looks like the 3200 is being stripped for parts when I visted Port Clinton last week, gettin ready for her last ride...  
 
Mike
 
I know of a certain Railfanasaurus...
who has some pix to show that 3200 has indeed become an...
"organ donor".
 
Cammmmannnnnnn!
 

 
LOL! That photo was too funny SG.
 
-Jeff
Posted by: LGSR_ENGR Posted on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 9:53am
After a short vacation up to the "mahntince"...
the "too thassand" went home to "Temble" on the P...R...R, on Friday.
I know of a certain "foamer!"  
...who has a few pix to show this happening!
 
Back to the old grind with the sand train yesterday...
she did pretty good with 36 "lotes" (34 sand/stone and 2 misroutes)
sorry, no pix...
unless my co-pilot was using his camera-phone...(hint hint)
 
Note: The "accents" in this post are a tribute to our friend KAK,
who celebrated his 2nd Retirement from R&N, also this past Friday,
with a lunch-time party in the PN shop. Have fun Allen!
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 10:39am
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  good times lol !!!
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 2:36pm
Happy 2nd retirement Poppa Bear.
 
-Jeff
Posted by: Lehigh_George Posted on: Aug 3rd, 2005, 12:20am
LGSR_ENG,
 
Here is a shot of the 2000 north of East Mahonoy Junction enroute to the Girard Estates near Mahonoy City. There are two other shots from this day in the "SD38's and their dispositions" thread. Enjoy!
 
Lehigh_George
LGSRy. Mascot
Posted by: slosh Posted on: Aug 4th, 2005, 10:37am
HAHA!!   There's a picture only a mother could love of KAK. Have a good 2nd retirement!!
Posted by: Lehigh_George Posted on: Aug 15th, 2005, 11:10pm
Where is the "Too Thassand" assigned to now? I would imagine it is back on the Pennsylvania Division servicing Berks Products again. Thanks!
 
Lehigh_George
LGSRy. Mascot
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Aug 16th, 2005, 2:05pm
on Aug 2nd, 2005, 9:53am, LGSR_ENGR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
After a short vacation up to the "mahntince"...
the "too thassand" went home to "Temble" on the P...R...R, on Friday.
I know of a certain "foamer!" †
...who has a few pix to show this happening!
 
Back to the old grind with the sand train yesterday...
she did pretty good with 36 "lotes" (34 sand/stone and 2 misroutes)
sorry, no pix...
unless my co-pilot was using his camera-phone...(hint hint)
 
Note: The "accents" in this post are a tribute to our friend KAK,
who celebrated his 2nd Retirement from R&N, also this past Friday,
with a lunch-time party in the PN shop. Have fun Allen!

 
Whatever is in the microwave may take an haurrrr to get done!
 
-Jeff
Posted by: RDG_Crusader Posted on: Aug 16th, 2005, 9:35pm
on Aug 2nd, 2005, 9:53am, LGSR_ENGR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
After a short vacation up to the "mahntince"...
the "too thassand" went home to "Temble" on the P...R...R, on Friday.

 
I don't know how I missed this one, maybe the duct tape for my eyelids isn't effective anymore.
 
That's one heck of a bologna hock, hope it was Hippy's garlic at that. Berks would be OK or even Kunzler.
 
Best wishes to ya Al. Im sure you'll be tinkerin with a "Lukomotive" somewhere.
 
Craig W
 
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Aug 17th, 2005, 12:23am
on Aug 2nd, 2005, 9:53am, LGSR_ENGR wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Note: The "accents" in this post are a tribute to our friend KAK,
who celebrated his 2nd Retirement from R&N, also this past Friday,
with a lunch-time party in the PN shop. Have fun Allen!

 
It quite common to hear Pennsylwania Dutch spoken here in Lepnin Caw-nee.  Sure do love this accent.
-Mark
Posted by: Madisoncorps Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 9:51am
You chus watchit naww, us folks from Lepnen caw-nee don't take no crap from no one, 'ya here?  
 
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 2:15pm
Well put!  But you forgot to include ďDougnít make me kick ya aaut of the haus naww!Ē  
 
Maybe its time to go back on topic?  Any more lokimotives back from beiní OOS?  
 
-Mark
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 3:23pm
LOL! You guys kill me...
Posted by: spikemic Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 5:43pm
on Aug 25th, 2005, 3:23pm, Jeff_K. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
LOL! You guys kill me...

 
shouldnt that be "yous guys" ?
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 6:02pm
on Aug 25th, 2005, 5:43pm, spikemic wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
shouldnt that be "yous guys" ?

 
 
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 6:45pm
Heres something interesting. The "too thassand three" ran out of gas today, in the middle of doing a job. Had to call the fuel truck, and it set them back an entire hour.
Posted by: John_S. Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 8:56pm
Quote:
Heres something interesting. The "too thassand three" ran out of gas today, in the middle of doing a job. Had to call the fuel truck, and it set them back an entire hour.

 
I had a weird feeling that would happen....
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Aug 25th, 2005, 9:39pm
No comment from the peanut gallery.
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Aug 26th, 2005, 12:10pm
Did anyone hear someting about 5049 being involved in a small collission? This unit?
Posted by: John_S. Posted on: Aug 26th, 2005, 12:58pm
Quote:
Did anyone hear someting about 5049 being involved in a small collission? This unit?

 
Dont scare me! When did you hear this?
 
-John
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Aug 26th, 2005, 10:02pm
Actually someone asked me about that tonight. Anyone got the real story?
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Aug 26th, 2005, 10:38pm
I heard it happend up in the lehigh divison, some of the handrails are bent and the fuel tank is busted...thats all i heard from another source
Posted by: Madisoncorps Posted on: Sep 1st, 2005, 1:14pm
Reported on the Yahoo! RN group the 3054 left for Enola for wheel work on Tuesday.  Don't know if it is going on to Juniata or not.  
 
BREEZY also reports the following:
 
Yeah, backed up is putting it lightly....
     When the 3054 comes back, the 3052 is heading out for wheels too
     The 803 hasn't seen the schedule for some time...don't know what's up  
with that
     1546 is down with block or PA problems
     2004 traction motor fire
     3050 needs wheels, I believe
     3055 at RMDI bent crank
     3200 needs turbo...probably won't be repaired,  20-cycl. with price of fuel...not good
     5014 needs traction motor
     5022 loading problems
     5029 still at RMDI never saw service since purchased. Have to see if we can turn it though, paint is starting to fade on west side !!!
     5049 collision damage
     A load of wheel sets (3) and an SD40 truck with wheels, no motors just  
left Pittston the other day for the PN shop, so they have their work cut out  
for them.
     And business is BOOMING, we need the power!  
 
Apparently the PN shops have their work cut out for them!
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Sep 1st, 2005, 8:05pm
Tonight the Reading Turn consisted of the 2000 and 1548. Old school baby . This has to be one of the worse power shortages ever.
Posted by: leol39 Posted on: Sep 1st, 2005, 8:25pm
Yeah that sounds rough. They're shortlinin it for real. Good old retro style lashup. That's the stuff I usta chase on the Jeddo job back in high school, that and the SD38's still in GTW paint and pups on the Mountain Job, ah the good ol' days. They wouldn't be power short if a certain big steam loco was runnin, that could handle the reading turn itself.
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Sep 1st, 2005, 9:47pm
That would be cool. But could the Reading Turn handle it?
Posted by: spikemic Posted on: Sep 1st, 2005, 11:34pm
on Aug 25th, 2005, 6:45pm, RN_addict wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Heres something interesting. The "too thassand three" ran out of gas today, in the middle of doing a job. Had to call the fuel truck, and it set them back an entire hour.

 
gas? propane? helium? hydrogen? carbon dioxide? where that go? †
 
i thought it ran on fuel............ †lol †
 
should i bring my truck............?
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2005, 4:09pm
on Sep 1st, 2005, 1:14pm, Madisoncorps wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Reported on the Yahoo! RN group the 3054 left for Enola for wheel work on Tuesday. †Don't know if it is going on to Juniata or not. †
 
BREEZY also reports the following:
 
Yeah, backed up is putting it lightly....
 † † When the 3054 comes back, the 3052 is heading out for wheels too
 † † The 803 hasn't seen the schedule for some time...don't know what's up  
with that
 † † 1546 is down with block or PA problems
 † † 2004 traction motor fire
 † † 3050 needs wheels, I believe
 † † 3055 at RMDI bent crank
 † † 3200 needs turbo...probably won't be repaired, †20-cycl. with price of fuel...not good
 † † 5014 needs traction motor
 † † 5022 loading problems
 † † 5029 still at RMDI never saw service since purchased. Have to see if we can turn it though, paint is starting to fade on west side !!!
 † † 5049 collision damage
 † † A load of wheel sets (3) and an SD40 truck with wheels, no motors just  
left Pittston the other day for the PN shop, so they have their work cut out  
for them.
 † † And business is BOOMING, we need the power!  
 
Apparently the PN shops have their work cut out for them!

 
Ouch, that is a lot OOS!  What really gets me is that this is the newer more reliable power.  I canít imagine what it must have been like in the U Boat days.
 
 
About the 2000 and the 1548 running together:  arenít the traction efforts very different?  Although the 2000 has only 2000 hp it has about the traction effort of a SD40, in part due to the large fuel tank that Penn Central ordered on it.  The SD38ís were also built for heavy slow speed work.  So was the 1548 shut down while it was with the 2000?  Just curious as to how this works.
 
-Mark
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2005, 10:46pm
Classic R&N style..Gotta love it!
Posted by: leol39 Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2005, 10:55pm
yup sounds just like the good ol' days to me. I remember when the SW8's first came, they were pretty much the premier power on the road. Lol.
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Sep 20th, 2005, 7:38pm
The 5049 is at PN on Port Clinton Siding now. No clear sign of damage from what I could see though. And it appears to be that the 803 is back in service. It is finally out of the shed.
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Sep 20th, 2005, 7:50pm
ahhhh dont know about the 803 but 5049 is for sure.. The damage was fixed awhile ago.
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Sep 22nd, 2005, 8:53am
Eng 5049 was repaired and is OOS for a "92 day" inspection. The inspection does not take that long, but that is how frequently it is done. The 803 is (to the best of my knowledge) is still OOS for traction motor issues.
 
However, the 3054 is back in service and working the QAMC and QARG. It came back about 2 weeks ago.
 
Mike
 
READING COMPANY 1833-1976
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Sep 27th, 2005, 3:36pm
SD50M # 5014 is back in service...
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Sep 27th, 2005, 9:46pm
Eng 5049 and 5014 are both back in service as of Saturday. I had them on the Schuylkill Haven Borough Day train trips in push-pull service. We put the 5014 thru it's paces today on the Good Spring job. This engine has been out of service since May but preformed very well today.
 
The 803 was being jacked up in the shop today for it's traction motor work. The 802 is now sidelined for four bad wheels. Hopefully the 803 will be back soon, no telling how long the 802 will be out.  
 
Mike
 
READING COMPANY 1833-1976
Posted by: RDG_Crusader Posted on: Sep 27th, 2005, 11:23pm
on Sep 27th, 2005, 9:46pm, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I had them on the Schuylkill Haven Borough Day train trips in push-pull service.  

 
I heard that uncle Freddie had his very first cab ride with you, its aboot time you were the throttleman .
 
BTW, he said you did very well.  
 
Craig W
 
 
Posted by: leol39 Posted on: Sep 28th, 2005, 12:58am
on Sep 27th, 2005, 9:46pm, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
We put the 5014 thru it's paces today on the Good Spring job. This engine has been out of service since May but preformed very well today.

 
How often/when does that job run these days? I Used to chase it when I was in high school, haven't seen it in a few years now.
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Sep 28th, 2005, 2:28pm
All i know is that Its called the "Good Springer"
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Sep 28th, 2005, 9:55pm
Tuesdays and Fridays. On duty at 7am at Port Clinton.
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Sep 29th, 2005, 10:06am
Crusader,
 
Yep, I was very suprised to see him.  He actually rode in the coaches, not that I blame him.   It was a great day.
 
My first time as engineer for my Home-town train excursions. Nope, my ugly mug didn't make the papers.    
 
I had some friends and family cab ride with me that day. I also had to put my horns (K-5Hs) on the north facing unit (5049) to add to my grand entrance.  
 
I would have rather had a set of RDG FP-7s and some RDG coaches. Or better yet, a RDG Pacific.... Ok, I will quit day dreaming.... but not so long ago....
 
Mike
 
Reading Company 1833-1976
Posted by: towny72 Posted on: Sep 30th, 2005, 2:02pm
Is the GE unit purchased from NS still in service?
Posted by: John_S. Posted on: Sep 30th, 2005, 4:38pm
All of the GE's were taken out of service a while ago. It's a shame because they were really cool engines.
 
-John
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Jan 6th, 2006, 1:25pm
on Sep 30th, 2005, 2:02pm, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Is the GE unit purchased from NS still in service?

 
 † † †
Posted by: RDG2124 Posted on: Jan 6th, 2006, 1:31pm
A front shot of the unit... Note the missing headlight- probably parted out for another unit...        
 
              -CJ
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Mar 31st, 2006, 7:39pm
I saw that the 5033 was behind the shed now. What is its problem?
 
As a side note, for those that liked the grimy 2000 it will be a week before you see that again. They powerwashed it so well that some of the Conrail blue is shineing through.
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Apr 1st, 2006, 5:19pm
R&N #2000 - Thursday, March 30, 2005
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Apr 1st, 2006, 10:02pm
Did the 2000 get all new yellow paint and nose decal?  I donít see the old mustard yellow dots where the class lights used to be.  As for Conrail blue, some of it has been visible for a couple of years now as my photo from í03 shows.  I guess you can call it a heritage paint scheme then (only it was unintended unlike what UP has been doing lately)?
 
-Mark
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: May 30th, 2006, 2:18pm
Does the Reading & Northern plan to be repainting any units this summer?  I know there are a few units in need of fresh paint such as the 1546, 1548, 2000, 3055, and the 3056.  Just curious as its always nice to see more units in fresh R&N paint.
 
-Mark
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Jun 10th, 2006, 11:23pm
Watch out for a freshly re-painted 3056. It is in PN right now being prepped for a paint job. The 3055 is supposed to be in line for a paint job after the 3056.  Stay tuned.
 
Mike
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Jun 14th, 2006, 8:00pm
The 3053 has returned from whereever it was. It was picked up by the 5022 on the Reading Turn on Tuesday.  
 
Here is a pic of the 3056 (I think). I am trying out my new camera so I hope this works...
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Jun 14th, 2006, 8:02pm
Also the 2003 is getting touched up while the painters are on the property...
 
(Compare the yellow paint on the nose to the other engine's yellow paint)
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jun 25th, 2006, 9:05pm
Paint progress: 6/23/06
 
3056 -  complete in green & yellow. Lettering has yet to be applied.
 
2003 -  has lost its silver trucks and frame stripe. Also gone is the "celebrating 20 years" from the cab sides. Trucks are now black and frame stripe is yellow. 2003 will retain the special lettering and logos on the long hood.
 
3055 -  being prepped for painting.
Posted by: Adam17 Posted on: Jun 25th, 2006, 9:38pm
Does the R&N's LGSRy use all R&N locos, or is the line restricted to exclusivley R&N's SD50's? I'm just curious.
Posted by: Miketherailfan Posted on: Jun 25th, 2006, 9:55pm
on Sep 30th, 2005, 4:38pm, John_S. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
All of the GE's were taken out of service a while ago. It's a shame because they were really cool engines.
 
-John

I remember RBMN had C30-7 8082 and C36-7 8542, both ex-NS. They were sold to the Ohio Central around early 2004, but 8082 didn't last long and ended up being resold to a place in Brazil. 8542 however, is in OC's Morgan Run deadline.
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Jun 26th, 2006, 12:11pm
So far it has only been SD50s (except for the RCTHS 5308 for railfan weekend).
 
Quote:
Does the R&N's LGSRy use all R&N locos, or is the line restricted to exclusivley R&N's SD50's? I'm just curious.  
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Jun 26th, 2006, 2:22pm
on Jun 25th, 2006, 9:05pm, RBMN-ENGR. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Paint progress: 6/23/06
 
3056 - †complete in green & yellow. Lettering has yet to be applied.
 
2003 - †has lost its silver trucks and frame stripe. Also gone is the "celebrating 20 years" from the cab sides. Trucks are now black and frame stripe is yellow. 2003 will retain the special lettering and logos on the long hood.
 
3055 - †being prepped for painting.

 
 
Good to hear.  I think the 2003 will look better with out the silver side sill but the silver trucks were nice.  Glad to hear the 20th anniversary logo was kept though.  Are any other units besides the 3055 going to receive new paint?
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jun 27th, 2006, 8:33pm
I'm not aware of any units scheduled for repainting at this time.
Posted by: LGSR ENGR Posted on: Jun 28th, 2006, 11:19pm
Here's 2003, with new black paint on trucks and yellow frame.
Port Clinton, June 28, 2006.
Compare with "before" image, in post above.
Posted by: LGSR ENGR Posted on: Jun 28th, 2006, 11:26pm
Here's 3 0 5 6
paint still drying, and lettering just finished (by me) in the Port Clinton Shop,
Tuesday, June 27, 2006.
The fresh reflective yellow safety patches on the frame light up like neon with the flash from the camera.
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jul 6th, 2006, 8:29pm
Painting of the 3055 has commenced today.
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jul 13th, 2006, 6:38pm
The 801 (aka The Shnappy Motor) back in service today after a little over a month out for 92 day inspection and other odds and ends. Currently paired up with the 800 on the Minersville/Good Spring job.
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Jul 14th, 2006, 9:27pm
Heres the 3055. She looks much better now. Still needs nose decals and a few little things.  
 
(Thanks SG)
Posted by: AdamCKach Posted on: Jul 14th, 2006, 10:47pm
It's come a long way since January.
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jul 17th, 2006, 6:48pm
Freshly painted 3055 back in service today. Go get it!
Posted by: spikemic Posted on: Jul 18th, 2006, 5:15pm
on Jul 17th, 2006, 6:48pm, RBMN-ENGR. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Freshly painted 3055 back in service today. Go get it!

 
 
now,    don't scratch it...............
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Jul 22nd, 2006, 3:17pm
Quote:
now, † †don't scratch it............... †

 
Goin through all this brush, they just might! †
 
 
Note: notice no reflective patches on the sides. Its almost done... †
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Sep 7th, 2006, 3:35pm
Some older news.  Both the Reading & Northern 800 and 5049 were spotted in Enola back in late August.  I heard this from my NS electrician friend who said these units were sitting up by the wheel barn, probably for wheel work.  Hopefully if these units did not return to service yet, then maybe they are on their way by now.
 
-Mark
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Sep 8th, 2006, 8:54pm
The 800 and 5049 are both back from Enola Diesel after having their wheels trued.
Posted by: RN_addict Posted on: Nov 2nd, 2006, 5:59pm
The 2004 was on the Jeddo Job today. If I remember correctly, it has been out of service for a LONG time from a traction motor fire?
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Nov 2nd, 2006, 9:40pm
2004 in fact has 6 new traction motors under it. Should be good to go for some time to come now.
Posted by: JMFusco Posted on: Jan 11th, 2007, 7:59pm
on Jul 14th, 2006, 9:27pm, RN_addict wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Heres the 3055. She looks much better now. Still needs nose decals and a few little things. †
 
(Thanks SG)

Wow, the 3055 looks stunning!
 
And pardon me for my stupidity, but, what's the purpose of that little 'tin can' attached to the handrails on the front of 3055's porch?
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Jan 11th, 2007, 8:45pm
The little "tin can" is used for the unplugged end of the jumper cable when it is not in use. So, I guess you could call it a "jumper cable holster". I never really asked the shop boys what the technical name for it is. †
 
Mike
Posted by: towny72 Posted on: Jan 11th, 2007, 10:02pm
Actually just talked about that at the diesel shop today. The guys there call it the MU plug holder.............So from place to place im sure youll find differnt names....
Posted by: NH_ENGINEER Posted on: Jan 12th, 2007, 10:10am
Dont they call that the dummy plug.Down at new hope i can recall seeing the word dummy right on top.No offense joe,not poking fun at ya
             later,
               Mark
Posted by: JMFusco Posted on: Jan 12th, 2007, 11:59am
on Jan 12th, 2007, 10:10am, NH_ENGINEER wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Dont they call that the dummy plug.Down at new hope i can recall seeing the word dummy right on top.No offense joe,not poking fun at ya
 † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †later,
 † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † Mark

Ahh hahahahahahah...  
 
Good one Mark, had to be a 'dummy' not to notice!
 
And, anyway, thanks for the info folks! Gee, you learn something new every day, don't you?
 
Posted by: LegendZ26 Posted on: Feb 16th, 2007, 9:00am
At Enola we call them Dummy plugs also.
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Mar 27th, 2007, 10:30am
As of Saturaday 3-24-07, Locomotives 3053 and 3055 were interchanged at NS Reading for a trip to Enola for wheel work (if I understand correctly). Keep your eyes peeled while railfaning the NS Harrisburg Line.
 
Mike
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Mar 27th, 2007, 11:28am
on Mar 27th, 2007, 10:30am, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As of Saturaday 3-24-07, Locomotives 3053 and 3055 were interchanged at NS Reading for a trip to Enola for wheel work (if I understand correctly). Keep your eyes peeled while railfaning the NS Harrisburg Line.
 
Mike

 
It was a very emotional time setting those poor engines off at NS SSY. I miss them already....
 
 
Posted by: Madisoncorps Posted on: Mar 27th, 2007, 1:30pm
on Mar 27th, 2007, 10:30am, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As of Saturaday 3-24-07, Locomotives 3053 and 3055 were interchanged at NS Reading for a trip to Enola for wheel work (if I understand correctly). Keep your eyes peeled while railfaning the NS Harrisburg Line.
 
Mike

 
HA, I thought over the weekend I saw an R&N engine heading west through the trees behind my house but I figured it was the cold medicine I've been taking.....
Posted by: rdg_5308 Posted on: Mar 31st, 2007, 11:39pm
on Mar 27th, 2007, 10:30am, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As of Saturaday 3-24-07, Locomotives 3053 and 3055 were interchanged at NS Reading for a trip to Enola for wheel work (if I understand correctly). Keep your eyes peeled while railfaning the NS Harrisburg Line.
 
Mike

 
They got a nice tour before heading west.  They went along for the ride to Titus to pull out the empties.  The local pushed the train over the Belt to clear CP Tulp.  Then set the hoppers off at Lawn before heading west to Millards.  Seen here trailing the UP 4420 & NS 9935 passing Richland, PA.
Posted by: Madisoncorps Posted on: Apr 6th, 2007, 11:00am
They should be back home by now.  A buddy of mine said he saw them heading east yesterday sometime.  
 
NS would haul them dead in tow wouldn't they?  There's no reason to have them on line.  If the NS power would quit on them do they have permission to put the R&N units online to help pull?
Posted by: TonytheTiger Posted on: Apr 6th, 2007, 12:43pm
on Mar 27th, 2007, 10:30am, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As of Saturaday 3-24-07, Locomotives 3053 and 3055 were interchanged at NS Reading for a trip to Enola for wheel work (if I understand correctly). Keep your eyes peeled while railfaning the NS Harrisburg Line.
 
Mike

 
I should have posted these sooner, but I happened to be taking my lunch break beside the tracks in Hershey on March 27 and caught these units being shipped west on the Annville stone train . . . .
 
http://rgkitchen.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=696806
 
http://rgkitchen.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=696807
 
Rob Kitchen
Harrisburg, PA
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Apr 6th, 2007, 5:16pm
Both engines are back at Port Clinton, we brought them back on thursday night. No they couldent be used, the water was drained among other things.
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Apr 6th, 2007, 6:19pm
on Apr 6th, 2007, 5:16pm, SteamPWR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Both engines are back at Port Clinton, we brought them back on thursday night. No they couldent be used, the water was drained among other things.

 
Is the 305014 back yet?  
Posted by: Melvin Posted on: Apr 7th, 2007, 12:06am
on Apr 6th, 2007, 6:19pm, John5022 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Is the 305014 back yet? † † †

 
New guys....
 
Just trying to stir me up. For those who don't know, I started saying the the wrong engine number over the radio, but corrected myself, therefore producing the brand new and train crew favorite RBMN 305014.
Posted by: rsmedude730 Posted on: May 23rd, 2007, 3:48am
on Apr 7th, 2007, 12:06am, Melvin wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
New guys....
 
Just trying to stir me up. For those who don't know, I started saying the the wrong engine number over the radio, but corrected myself, therefore producing the brand new and train crew favorite RBMN 305014.

 
Errrr uhhhh oops  
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Aug 13th, 2007, 9:25pm
The 1548 is currently receiving a new "high quality" paint job at Port Clinton. The Quicker Picker Upper scheme is no more.
 
Next up for repainting................the 2000.
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Aug 13th, 2007, 9:31pm
Sorry! The green was applied today.
Posted by: electro soundwave Posted on: Aug 14th, 2007, 1:45pm
Wow. That reminds me of NS engines that still have Southern peeking through.
 
 

 
 
That was taken two years ago in Canton, NC
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Aug 14th, 2007, 8:46pm
Nice  
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Aug 17th, 2007, 4:19pm
on Aug 13th, 2007, 9:33pm, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
RBMN ENG: I kinda figured the 2000 was next, seeing they released it minus the reflective tape on the frame.
 
Get your photos NOW, of the RBMN "heritage unit" 2000. The Contrail blue is showin thru and EVEN the Penn Central black (big patch on the Eng side) is even coming thru in certain spots. †
 
Mike
 
Ok, found a photo that shows the PC black patch, look on the carbody between the "D" and the "I". That is one of the bigger more obvious patches.

 
The PENN CENTRAL will rise again!!    
 
JRS
Posted by: electro soundwave Posted on: Aug 18th, 2007, 5:55pm
on Aug 17th, 2007, 4:19pm, John5022 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
The PENN CENTRAL will rise again!!    
 
JRS

 
 
All respect due to the NYC half, but I'd rather see the EL rise again. That's my personal favorite out of the "Conrail lines"
Posted by: electro soundwave Posted on: Aug 18th, 2007, 5:57pm
on Aug 18th, 2007, 9:42am, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Fresh coat of paint for the 1548. Lettering to come next week.

 
 
hmmmmm, she looks a little green behind the ears  
Posted by: Cornwall_RR Posted on: Sep 4th, 2007, 5:35pm
I stopped in Port Clinton last Saturday and saw that the 1548 was relettered.  Unfortunately my camera batteries died and I didnt get a photo...
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Sep 11th, 2007, 8:09pm
Smell the fresh paint??
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Sep 12th, 2007, 12:58am
on Sep 11th, 2007, 8:09pm, SteamPWR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Smell the fresh paint??

 
Your a bum!  
 
JRS
Posted by: Steve G. Posted on: Sep 14th, 2007, 12:59pm
one FIVE four eight  
Posted by: Reading_2102 Posted on: Sep 23rd, 2007, 9:40pm
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Nov 5th, 2007, 6:04am
Just to keep up to date with things...
 
H&K 2002 (ex. RBMN 2002) still shifts the stone trains at Trap Rock Quarry near Birdsboro, PA along with the 2005. Here is the pair shoving back towards the Quarry in Trap Rock at the Rt. 82 crossing.
 
-JRS
Posted by: Baldwin_feeder Posted on: Nov 19th, 2007, 1:25pm
That is one heck of an interesting paint scheme the H&K has.
Posted by: TheAngryBrakeman Posted on: Dec 1st, 2007, 2:00pm
Looks almost like something you'd see on Thomas the Tank Engine.
Posted by: rsmedude730 Posted on: Dec 11th, 2007, 12:51am
on Nov 5th, 2007, 6:04am, John5022 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just to keep up to date with things...
 
H&K 2002 (ex. RBMN 2002) still shifts the stone trains at Trap Rock Quarry near Birdsboro, PA along with the 2005. Here is the pair shoving back towards the Quarry in Trap Rock at the Rt. 82 crossing.
 
-JRS

 
Might I ask who the H&K are and how much track they have down there?
 
I am sorry if this is in appropriate it's just I never heard of them before?
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Dec 11th, 2007, 5:02am
on Dec 11th, 2007, 12:51am, rsmedude730 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Might I ask who the H&K are and how much track they have down there?
 
I am sorry if this is in appropriate it's just I never heard of them before?

 
H&K (Haines and Kibblehouse) Is a big time construction company. They operate between Birdsboro and Trap Rock along the former RDG Wilmington & Northern Branch. Its only a few miles of track that was put back in service on this portion. They also own and operate a little area in Delaware. Im not real sure what is what down that way. The stone that comes out of Trap Rock goes down to that location in Delaware. I think the NS trains that take them down is 66K or something like that.  
 
-JRS
Posted by: rsmedude730 Posted on: Dec 12th, 2007, 1:56am
on Dec 11th, 2007, 5:02am, John5022 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
H&K (Haines and Kibblehouse) Is a big time construction company. They operate between Birdsboro and Trap Rock along the former RDG Wilmington & Northern Branch. Its only a few miles of track that was put back in service on this portion. They also own and operate a little area in Delaware. Im not real sure what is what down that way. The stone that comes out of Trap Rock goes down to that location in Delaware. I think the NS trains that take them down is 66K or something like that.  
 
-JRS

 
Ah ok i c. thanks for the info JRS.
Posted by: Love_Of_Steam Posted on: Jul 31st, 2008, 9:23am
SD-40-2 #3052 is now back up and running on the R&N. The past two days it has been on the Turn. Here's a pic from yesterday's QARG at Conestoga with the 3052. I believe this is the first time she's run in about 4 years, is that correct?
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Aug 4th, 2008, 9:22pm
Out of service for 3 years. First full day out, back in service: Taken @ Mt. Carmel Jct. 7/30/08
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Aug 11th, 2008, 9:53pm
Take it easy on her Mike.............
Posted by: RDG_Turn Posted on: Sep 9th, 2008, 11:33pm
on Aug 11th, 2008, 9:53pm, SteamPWR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Take it easy on her Mike.............

 
HAHAHA no comment....    
 
 
Posted by: Train18 Posted on: Apr 10th, 2009, 10:55am
The 2000 is now out of the shop and should return to service in a matter of days... It was shifting engines around PN in the late afternoon.
Posted by: Train18 Posted on: Apr 10th, 2009, 10:56am
...
Posted by: Train18 Posted on: Apr 10th, 2009, 10:58am
before...
Posted by: Train18 Posted on: Apr 10th, 2009, 10:59am
and after...
Posted by: rail pacer Posted on: Apr 10th, 2009, 11:33pm
Quote:
The 2000 is now out of the shop and should return to service in a matter of days... It was shifting engines around PN in the late afternoon.

 
HA! A classic shot if I ever saw one! Good stuff.
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Apr 11th, 2009, 4:00am
What happened to the 800 is dosent look to well?  Did the 2000 get a fresh repaint? It looks damn good.
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Apr 11th, 2009, 2:12pm
The #800 is getting a new main generator.
Posted by: aquajock Posted on: Apr 11th, 2009, 2:27pm
on Apr 10th, 2009, 10:56am, Train18 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
...

 
 
she looks great
Posted by: Train18 Posted on: Apr 12th, 2009, 9:30am
on Apr 11th, 2009, 2:12pm, Jeff_K. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The #800 is getting a new main generator.

 
Here's a better look at the 800.
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Apr 13th, 2009, 2:30am
Ouch I thought it was gonna go the way of.....oh nevermind lol?.
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Apr 14th, 2009, 10:10am
on Apr 11th, 2009, 2:27pm, aquajock wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
she looks great

It only looks good in pictures. Don't get too close.
Posted by: aquajock Posted on: Apr 17th, 2009, 11:32am
on Apr 14th, 2009, 10:10am, RBMN-ENGR. wrote:       (Click here for original message)

It only looks good in pictures. Don't get too close.

 
 
i'm just sad the captains chair is gone
 
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Aug 29th, 2009, 10:59am
The 800 is back in service. Also the 5033 is in the shop this past week being repainted into a new LGSR blue paint scheme. Get your cameras ready for the "Blue Meanie!"
Posted by: GP30_5513 Posted on: Aug 29th, 2009, 12:21pm
Was 2000 just in for a repaint?  It  looked halfway completed when I saw it back in March.  Seems like the 2000 & 800 were under the knife for quite awhile.
Posted by: 7470fan Posted on: Aug 29th, 2009, 4:56pm
How is the painting of the 5033 progressing? I was there tuesday and they had all numbers and logos removed, and it looked like parts of the engine sanded. the only way i knew it was 5033 was the numberboards. Will the paint be the normal SD50 scheme but with blue instead of green and LGSRY lettering? By the way, i don't know if he reads this board or not, but i'd like to thank Tyler Glass for showing me around tuesday. It was a very kind gesture from a nice man and a classy railroad!
Posted by: readingrail Posted on: Aug 30th, 2009, 1:10am
Will the 5033 be ready for next weekend when 425 is there?  I can't wait to see it in the new paint.
Posted by: GP30_5513 Posted on: Aug 30th, 2009, 10:14pm
on Aug 29th, 2009, 4:56pm, 7470fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
How is the painting of the 5033 progressing? I was there tuesday and they had all numbers and logos removed, and it looked like parts of the engine sanded. the only way i knew it was 5033 was the numberboards. Will the paint be the normal SD50 scheme but with blue instead of green and LGSRY lettering? By the way, i don't know if he reads this board or not, but i'd like to thank Tyler Glass for showing me around tuesday. It was a very kind gesture from a nice man and a classy railroad!

 
Yeah, Tyler is a pretty slick guy.  He showed my around the engine house and the deadline back in March.
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Aug 31st, 2009, 3:15am
Whats the latest with the 2 new SD-40-2s?  Am I reading correctly? 5033 getting a new blue paint job?
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:27pm
The 5033 is now Blue and is currently being lettered for the LGSR.
 
Mike
Posted by: 7470fan Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:52pm
Awesome!!! Looks really nice!!! Wonder if it will accompany the 425 on the Pittston- JT trip this weekend. Will it be used with the 425 on other excursions? are they painting more of the SD/SW50's like this?
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Sep 3rd, 2009, 3:25am
Wow very nice Im impressed!!!!! Any chance of any other engines getting this paint job? SD-40-2s?
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Sep 3rd, 2009, 8:50am
Hopefully they leave the SD40-2's alone...I like there scheme the best.
Posted by: aquajock Posted on: Sep 3rd, 2009, 2:26pm
on Sep 3rd, 2009, 8:50am, John5022 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hopefully they leave the SD40-2's alone...I like there scheme the best.

 
i second that , but i wouldn't object to a either of the Reading paint schemes, or any other predecessor for that matter, the U23-b's looked nice
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Sep 3rd, 2009, 6:49pm
The 5033 is also being renumbered 426. Isn't that cute!
Posted by: 7470fan Posted on: Sep 3rd, 2009, 8:05pm
Seriously?
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Sep 3rd, 2009, 9:48pm
Drive to Jim Thorpe and see for yourself.
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Sep 4th, 2009, 3:32am
Is this a permanent # change or just for a short time?
Posted by: 7470fan Posted on: Sep 4th, 2009, 2:16pm
on Sep 3rd, 2009, 9:48pm, SteamPWR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Drive to Jim Thorpe and see for yourself.

I would if i didn't live in MAssachusetts...  
Posted by: NuthinDragginOwt Posted on: Sep 4th, 2009, 4:18pm
More than likely permanent, expecially now this its been lettered for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, not the RBMN any longer
Posted by: RandN425 Posted on: Sep 4th, 2009, 4:37pm
It looked like it when I passed by it on the ride today behind 425
Posted by: Penn Rail Videos Posted on: Sep 4th, 2009, 5:22pm
Here's a shot of the engine (the third time I've posted this now).
Posted by: aquajock Posted on: Sep 5th, 2009, 12:09am
can't wait to see her in freight service, it'd look sharp on the point of the culm train
Posted by: Ashley_John Posted on: Sep 5th, 2009, 10:50am
on Sep 5th, 2009, 12:09am, aquajock wrote:       (Click here for original message)
can't wait to see her in freight service, it'd look sharp on the point of the culm train

 
 
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Sep 5th, 2009, 1:12pm
Looks nice from a distance. The number change makes no sense at all though.
Posted by: GP30_5513 Posted on: Sep 5th, 2009, 7:10pm
It looks... different.  The economy must really be in the dumps if 'someone' purchases one, maybe two locomotives to see service on a tourist line.  Good thing there's so many hoppers to store!
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Sep 6th, 2009, 2:39am
Not the reason at all.
Posted by: 7470fan Posted on: Sep 6th, 2009, 2:33pm
Is this engine still listed under RBMN reporting marks or is it under LGSR/LGSRY reporting marks. Does Lehigh Gorge have reporting marks?
Posted by: Conrail6707 Posted on: Sep 6th, 2009, 3:43pm
on Sep 6th, 2009, 2:33pm, 7470fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Is this engine still listed under RBMN reporting marks or is it under LGSR/LGSRY reporting marks. Does Lehigh Gorge have reporting marks?

 
It's still listed in UMLER as RBMN5033...
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Sep 7th, 2009, 2:12pm
I'm sure that will be changed.
Posted by: rdc_jay Posted on: Sep 30th, 2009, 6:16am
on Sep 5th, 2009, 1:12pm, RBMN-ENGR. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Looks nice from a distance. The number change makes no sense at all though.

 
The number change makes sense if you figure 426 is 425's big diesel sister and you make a tin-foil hat conspiracy theory that 425 will be making more frequent appearances on the LGSRY next season.
 
I saw an excursion roll through PN in the late afternoon last Saturday with diesels at both ends.  As I'd just arrived I didn't have the camera ready but she was rolling on the Pottsville track and looked to have passengers aboard with diesels at both ends.  That's a bit far south for an LGSRY excursion, innit?
 
UPDATE: Nevermind, the answer to my question is in the "sightings" thread.  Wish I'd known as I'd love to ride that line again.
Posted by: Mike Derrick Posted on: Oct 9th, 2009, 1:22pm
Is there any update on the status of 3054:2 and 3057, the most recently acquired SD40-2s?  Does anyone know if they will be placed in service in UP colors, or will they see the paint booth before emerging from PN?
 
Thank you for any updates!
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Oct 10th, 2009, 3:48am
The #3066 is currently inside the Engine House being "examined." The #3426 is behind the Engine House with the other OOS units. No idea what plans there may be for these two units as of yet. They may need the power in service soon..
 
Stay tuned to http://www.readingnorthern.com/news.shtml for the updated Newsletter to see what I'm referring to...
 
-Jeff
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Oct 13th, 2009, 2:17am
Im not sure what to look for in that letter? Is there any word if there will be a 427 to join the 426? Im just asking.  
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jan 2nd, 2010, 1:16pm
SW8 #802 is enroute to our newly acquired line up in Towanda, PA.
Posted by: GP15nut Posted on: Jan 3rd, 2010, 2:00am
what engines are out of service because the last time i was up at PN 5/31/09 the 800,801 1546, 2000,2003, 3050,3054,1 and the primer SW and if anyone knows what they are doing with at prime SW.  
 
ROB
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:10pm
parts........as for oos,  
11
801
1546
2003
3050
3054
3056
3426
5017
 
and 3200 is a parts engine
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Jan 4th, 2010, 1:15am
OH NO! Not the 3426!!!
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Jan 4th, 2010, 3:02am
All those engines are parts donors? Are they scrap bound? Also, what engine is # 11?
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Jan 4th, 2010, 5:42am
on Jan 4th, 2010, 3:02am, MrGP8 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Also, what engine is # 11?

 
http://yardlimit.railfan.net/early/emc/sw/index.html
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Jan 4th, 2010, 7:33pm
Only the 3200 is for parts, the 11 now has a 567 8cyl.  900hp motor.
Posted by: Switchkey Posted on: Jan 4th, 2010, 11:15pm
Let us not forget the #26!
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Jan 4th, 2010, 11:53pm
26?
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Jan 5th, 2010, 3:01am
Yeah, the #26...  
 
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze14e54i/id7.html
 
Unless it was renumbered already...
Posted by: John5022 Posted on: Jan 5th, 2010, 10:33am
I'm curious to know what exactly we are going to do with all these old switchers...
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Jan 5th, 2010, 9:06pm
I didnt know that the 26 came with the purchase, heard it was just rumors.
Posted by: Switchkey Posted on: Jan 5th, 2010, 11:12pm
The #26 sure looked great working with the #802.  The two compliment each other.  It was nice to see them both, interchanging a car to the LRWY, together!
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Jan 9th, 2010, 8:05am
The 26 would make a nice addition for a museum. The 11 would as well. Both historic units.
Posted by: F3_4_me Posted on: Jan 9th, 2010, 6:01pm
Except for when it was re-engined in the 50's (unless that was done by GM in the field), the 11 has never left PA..  Since 1937!  It was originally on the PBNE in Bethlehem..   Hrmmm..  
 
What's in Bethlehem now?  
 
And at the steel site to boot!?!  
 
Why the National Museum of Industrial History is...  Innnnnnnnnnnnnteresting!  
 
Just a thought..  
Posted by: GP30_5513 Posted on: Jan 10th, 2010, 9:13pm
The #11 should be in a museum, somewhere local.  As of last week, it was resting beside the 614 in PN.
Posted by: GP15nut Posted on: Jan 17th, 2010, 6:24am
you know what would look good. if they repainted the 26 and 802 in to a LV style paint scheme.  
 
ROB
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Jan 31st, 2010, 9:05pm
The 3057 on its first test run after months of loving from the shop.
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Jan 31st, 2010, 9:06pm
another
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Jan 31st, 2010, 9:08pm
last one for now.....enjoy
Posted by: robertjohndavis Posted on: Jan 31st, 2010, 9:47pm
I didn't realize #11 was acquired with the rest of the Rail Tours stuff. Yes, that is a preservation candidate of the first degree. And yes, Bethlehem would be the place.  
 
Rob
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Feb 1st, 2010, 1:54am
And they are even back to back.. Wow!
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Feb 1st, 2010, 4:03am
Nice pictures 3057 is formerly U.P.#?
Posted by: GP30_5513 Posted on: Feb 1st, 2010, 8:18am
on Feb 1st, 2010, 4:03am, MrGP8 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice pictures 3057 is formerly U.P.#?

 
Ex-UP 3066.
Posted by: MrGP8 Posted on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 3:23am
Thank you for the response. I guess the other engine they got the "snoot nose" isnt going to run?
Posted by: GP30_5513 Posted on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 2:09pm
on Feb 2nd, 2010, 3:23am, MrGP8 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thank you for the response. I guess the other engine they got the "snoot nose" isnt going to run?

 
The ex-UP 3426 is sitting in the deadline the last I saw.  I'm not sure if RBMN is going to use it completely or for parts, though I *think* I may have heard something about it being parted.
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 10:07pm
Have some patience.....its not getting parted out.
We had it started months ago to check it out.
Posted by: ferlen Posted on: Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:35pm
I have noticed 1548 has been doing the honors on the Lehigh Line as of late, that engine pulls quite a string of cars. Where is the larger power normally assigned to Penobscot? I live next to the tracks. LK
Posted by: Jeff_K. Posted on: Feb 4th, 2010, 12:23am
The only locomotive at Penobscot is the #1548 for now. All of the road units are based out of Pittston. The only job currently working out of Penobscot, on a regular basis, is the PECW.
Posted by: Mike Derrick Posted on: Feb 14th, 2010, 8:58pm
Does that mean they are now originating the road train at Pittston based on the above power assignment?  If so, that'd be a PILE-LEPI instead of the old PEPI-PILE-LEPE arrangement they've been doing that last few years?
 
Appreciate any updates.
Posted by: FanORail Posted on: Feb 15th, 2010, 1:17am
on Feb 14th, 2010, 8:58pm, Mike Derrick wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does that mean they are now originating the road train at Pittston based on the above power assignment? †If so, that'd be a PILE-LEPI instead of the old PEPI-PILE-LEPE arrangement they've been doing that last few years?
 
Appreciate any updates.

 
That is correct, it is now the PILE/LEPI.
Posted by: Switchkey Posted on: Feb 19th, 2010, 8:57pm
From what I've seen, the PILE crew departs Pittston around 8 at night, with cars bound for Lehighton, and brings the "fresh" cars to Pittston early in the morning.
Posted by: RBMN-ENGR. Posted on: Mar 7th, 2010, 2:18pm
3057 enters service tomorrow on the Mountain Job.
Posted by: kline2102 Posted on: Mar 7th, 2010, 10:21pm
RBMN 3057-EX UP 3066 on the RGQA part of the Reading turn Sunday night at NRY.  -Special thanks to Kyle Sanders for helping in taking this photo!
Posted by: FanORail Posted on: Mar 7th, 2010, 11:27pm
Nice Shot!
Posted by: GP15nut Posted on: Oct 20th, 2010, 9:31pm
I have a HO model of the 2003 it has sound and i want to know what horn is on the engine. but if anyone knows the horn on the 2004 that would work to seeing they both came from GT
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Oct 21st, 2010, 8:22pm
The 2003 is OOS......so no horns. It last wore a set of P-3s. The 2004 is currently wearing a P-3. I believe they both came with nathan M-3s from GT.
Posted by: GP15nut Posted on: Oct 21st, 2010, 11:09pm
SteamPWR thanks for the info, ill see which one i like better.
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Oct 26th, 2010, 3:06pm
Both the 2003 and 2004 came with their M-3s still attached when delivered to us at Spring Street. I was the conductor on the turn the night we got them out.  
 
The 802 has the 2003's M-3s. The 803 has the 2004's M-3s. Both sound great, thanks for having them fixed up Steam PWR....
 
Mike
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Oct 26th, 2010, 9:26pm
on Oct 26th, 2010, 3:06pm, RDG_Mallet wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Both the 2003 and 2004 came with their M-3s still attached when delivered to us at Spring Street. I was the conductor on the turn the night we got them out.  
 
The 802 has the 2003's M-3s. The 803 has the 2004's M-3s. Both sound great, thanks for having them fixed up Steam PWR....
 
Mike

 
Thats what I'm here for!
Posted by: towny72 Posted on: Jul 29th, 2011, 8:27pm
Wow close to nine months since any updates in the motive power realm. Seems railfan.net is in a slump right now across the board, summer vacations etc. But nine months with not a single update on the RBMN power! Any thing new?
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 3:53pm
The only big news I can think of is the 3056 is being prepped for a replacement engine block. This engine has been OOS for quite some time.
 
Mike
Posted by: GP30_5513 Posted on: Oct 4th, 2011, 8:06pm
I've seen the 3058 sitting outside of the car shop in various forms of body/paint work being done over the past few weeks.  I would assume she's being prepped for RBMN's scheme.
Posted by: RDG_Mallet Posted on: Nov 8th, 2011, 10:44am
3058 was being prepped for paint, however, that plan has been sidelined for now as the 3058 is back in service with a modified yellow and gray scheme. The 3056 and 5017 are slowly being reassembled and should be back soon.
Posted by: towny72 Posted on: Dec 3rd, 2011, 10:14am
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but the 5033 looks to be famous now with its picture on a billboard for "visist carbon county". the billboard is located on 476 about 15 miles south of Allentown.
Posted by: OSRC Posted on: Mar 9th, 2012, 7:30pm
Caught 802 lashed up with an NS freight heading towards Allentown... ? (pretty sure it was 802 - came up to the bucks and it was already racing by)  
 
Still listed on the roster, was it sold off?
Posted by: SteamPWR Posted on: Mar 10th, 2012, 3:02pm
The 802 had its sneakers trued by NS. Its been back for a few months now.
Posted by: towny72 Posted on: Nov 6th, 2017, 10:38pm
Just seeing if anybody is still out there in RBM&N land.
 
Lots of changes in motive power since the last post.
 
Does anybody have a up to date roster?