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Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby RailroadingFan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:03 pm

Huron & Eastern 3868 that’s usually on Mid Michigan Railroad was just sold to MEI today
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:18 am

RailroadingFan wrote:Huron & Eastern 3868 that’s usually on Mid Michigan Railroad was just sold to MEI today

:evil: :evil: OH DARN!!!!! :evil: :evil: Now one of the four "Original" HESR GP38-2s is gone? Man, they had these still on HESR intact and all four in RA colors!!!! :cry:
What does this mean for #3865/66/67?

Here's a picture (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.) that I (RLJ II) took of the Bluewater® "Pigeon Farmers' Festival" train in Pigeon, 7-24-1999 (#204 became #3868 in 2001):
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby RailroadingFan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:09 pm

Robertrains wrote:
RailroadingFan wrote:Huron & Eastern 3868 that’s usually on Mid Michigan Railroad was just sold to MEI today

:evil: :evil: OH DARN!!!!! :evil: :evil: Now one of the four "Original" HESR GP38-2s is gone? Man, they had these still on HESR intact and all four in RA colors!!!! :cry:
What does this mean for #3865/66/67?

Here's a picture (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.) that I (RLJ II) took of the Bluewater® "Pigeon Farmers' Festival" train in Pigeon, 7-24-1999 (#204 became #3868 in 2001):
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4516282


3865 3866 3867 are all good for now.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:04 am

Word is HESR 2025, which is currently on the Michigan Shore, was also sold to MEI.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:22 pm

RailroadingFan wrote:3865 3866 3867 are all good for now.

I am glad three out of four are still here! Well, what happened to HESR GP38-2 #3868 to be sold to MEI? :?:
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:25 pm

It sounds like its worn out. MMRR and or MS will be getting a pair of ex NS (formerly Conrail) GP38-2s in exchange for 3868 and 2025.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby GTW6401 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:27 am

Using a single GP38 on loaded grain trains will certainly age it much faster.

NS sold GP38-2's 5274, 5275, 5298, 5306, 5627 and 5629 to Metro East Industries. They should be coming from MEI out of this group of locos.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby kd_1014 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:49 pm

Anyone know the reporting mark for MEI units?
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:05 am

kd_1014 wrote:Anyone know the reporting mark for MEI units?

I don't think I've ever seen MEI re-stencil anything for themselves. They don't lease power, either.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:46 am

RailroadingFan wrote: » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:03 pm
HESR3868 wrote: » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:53 pm
MMRR made another motor swap today with the 740 in Genesee Yard. 3868 went in early for it's 92 day inspection it seems like and is back on the MMRR, still facing west.

Huron & Eastern 3868 that’s usually on Mid Michigan Railroad was just sold to MEI today

Well RailroadingFan, looks like HESR GP38-2 #3868 wasn't actually sold to MEI! Where did you get your info? You can't always believe "Railfans" and I believed it too! :roll: HESR3868 posted March 8 about 3868's return!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:54 pm

Robertrains wrote:
RailroadingFan wrote: » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:03 pm
HESR3868 wrote: » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:53 pm
MMRR made another motor swap today with the 740 in Genesee Yard. 3868 went in early for it's 92 day inspection it seems like and is back on the MMRR, still facing west.

Huron & Eastern 3868 that’s usually on Mid Michigan Railroad was just sold to MEI today

Well RailroadingFan, looks like HESR GP38-2 #3868 wasn't actually sold to MEI! Where did you get your info? You can't always believe "Railfans" and I believed it too! :roll: HESR3868 posted March 8 about 3868's return!!!! :mrgreen:


.....That doesn't mean anything. 3868 is likely not going to leave the MMRR until the new power arrives. It has been sold, I can tell you that much!
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby HESR3868 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:14 pm

SD80 is correct. From what I've been told, unless it's a last minute decision, 3868 will stay as SD80 explained.
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