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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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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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Huron & Eastern 3484 & 3485

Unread postby RailroadingFan » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:25 pm

Huron & Eastern Locomotives #3484 #3485 are out of service reported that 3484 & 3485 might be going to TPW Railroad after they fix them but with the way the railroad changes all the time I have no idea what is what. But 3484 & 3485 are out of service right now.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby RailroadingFan » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:31 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:

It was sold the new unit hasn’t come yet just wait for it.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby emdgp30 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:14 pm

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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:41 pm


Nice photos of its past! I "Liked" the "Rock Island Red" colors of the "Original" Rail America®! Does anyone know if any locomotives on other RA lines had these colors? :?:
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Huron & Eastern® is their "First" railroad I believe starting in 1987!!!! The red/silver/blue is awesome too!!!! :wink:

Here's a picture (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.) my Dad (RCJ I) took of the Bluewater® "Pumpkin Festival Train," GP38-2 #204 with old RA colors, crossing the Cass River, Vassar, MI, 10-10-1998:
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:19 pm



Great catch Robbie. I was on that train worked as a volumteer crew member.
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Huron & Eastern 3485

Unread postby RailroadingFan » Mon May 25, 2020 2:02 pm

As some of you know HESR 3485 has been out of Service about a Month ago however now it’s Got Shipping papers to go to TPW from what I heard. But it’s definitely Gonna be leaving soon. HESR 3484 is also supposed to be going to TPW as well but I haven’t seen a test run with HESR 3484 yet.
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Re: Huron & Eastern 3868

Unread postby SW » Tue May 26, 2020 9:10 pm

I actually unexpectedly saw HESR 3868 today, headed west solo, crossing M-52, just south of M-46. Terrible picture, but I barely had time to turn around and park when I saw the headlight approaching from the east as I was traveling south. This would be the MMRR, a couple miles west of Paines.
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Looking northward on M-52, HESR 3868 has just cleared as it heads west.
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