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Kevin Painter's Collection
 
6/21/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Kevin Painter
Dates:1/7/2018 - 12/31/2018
Album Info:Various shortlines in various locations shot during the calendar year 2018
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A&WP Observation
Title:  A&WP Observation
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Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:43 PM
Location:  Morristown, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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ME 20
Title:  ME 20
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Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:45 PM
Location:  Morristown, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  ME 20(SW1500)
Views:  62   Comments: 1
ME 2006
Title:  ME 2006
Description:  Built by Budd in 1952 as Pennsylvania Railroad observation lounge car #7129 named Alexander Hamilton. The car was a regular on the PRR’s Congressional and Senator trains. To Penn Central Transportation Company in 1968same name & number. In 1971, the car was sold to Amtrak & renumbered 3712. In 1977 sold to Southern Pacific & used as a business car. Bought by Denver Railcar l then to Morristown & Erie Railway in 2004. Used for the Maine Eastern service from 2007 to 2013.
Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:47 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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VRIC 7
Title:  VRIC 7
Description:  From the Virginia Rail Investment Corporation website on 7s history: Pullman originally built this car at Calumet City, IL in June and July of 1923. The car was originally named the Mountain View and was built to Pullman plan 2521C, lot 4690. There were twenty cars built to this plan, known as the Mountain series (all of the car names start with the word "Mountain"). The cars were assigned as follows: five to the Monon Railroad, four to the Pennsylvania Railroad, three to the Santa Fe Railroad, six to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and two to general service. The cars were built as 10-section observation lounge cars with an open observation platform.In 1937, the Mountain View returned to Calumet for rebuilding into a solarium observation car, as were many Pullman open platform cars at that time. In Calumet shops, the car was given a complete overhaul, which included the addition of air conditioning. Major interior changes were the addition of a buffet kitchen area in the center of the car, a porter’s room, and the reduction of the sections from ten to eight. All carpet and upholstery was updated and the car rolled out of the shop with a new plan designation of 4025H, an 8-section buffet lounge observation named Kitchi Gammi Club. Only one other car in Pullman history had the same 4025H designation, the Carlton Club (formerly the Mountain City), which was soon to become Nickel Plate Road business car #6. After the Kitchi Gammi Club rolled out of Calumet shops in 1937, it was assigned to service with the Nickel Plate Railroad. The Nickel Plate assigned it to trains #9 and #10, operating between Cleveland and St. Louis. It ran on these trains throughout the 1940s and the early 1950s. Normally, it served as the only Pullman space available on these trains. In 1953, the Nickel Plate purchased the car from the Pullman Company and sent it to Nickel Plate’s Calumet shop for conversion into business car #7 (the second Nickel Plate business car with this number). This conversion saw the removal of section #8 and the installation of a closet housing a hot water boiler so the car would have heat when operated on freight trains for inspection purposes. It remained in office car service until the merger with the Norfolk & Western Railway on October 16, 1964. After the merger, it was used on the old Nickel Plate system for a few official occasions, but not to the extent as when the Nickel Plate had it as a company business car. In 1967, the car was sent to Chicago to replace the Chicago wreck derrick outfit’s wooden dining car. The Kitchi Gammi Club lost it name and simply became known as N&W #521417, a wreck diner-bunk car. In derrick service it was once again "remodeled." This time, section #2 was removed and a small foreman’s office was installed in its place. Section #7 was also removed and three wash sinks were installed. The original men’s bathroom and lounge was converted to a shower. Last but not least, the observation lounge was converted to an eating area with the addition of wooden booths and tabletops. It was a sad finish to a truly historical piece of equipment. The car remained in Chicago until 1988 when it was retired as surplus and shipped to Roanoke, VA for disposition. This is usually when cars are sold to scrap dealers. However, the scrap dealers would never get to use their torches on this car. In 1989, Virginia Rail Investment Corp. purchased the Kitchi Gammi Club and moved it to Lynchburg, VA for work to determine the soundness and probability of restoration. After complete removal of all the old and outdated equipment underneath and inside the car, it was sandblasted and primed. After careful inspection, the car was found to be in excellent condition, and restoration was started. The car moved from Lynchburg to Roanoke, then on to Evansville, IN where the majority of the work was accomplished. In 2007, the Kitchi Gammi Club was shopped once again for some upgrades in Morristown, NJ. The original 1923 trucks were r
Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:50 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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ME 5603
Title:  ME 5603
Description:  Built by Budd in 1946 as a 56 seat coach for the Florida East Coast Railway & named Jacksonville. To Seaboard Air Line in 1965 & numbered 6263. To Seaboard Coast Line #5627. Transferred to Amtrak and renumbered 5627. It was sold in 1985 to Denver Railcar, r/b into a 54-seat coach and served in tourist service in Canada before being purchased by the Morristown & Erie Railway in 2003 to operate on the Maine Eastern Railroad. Renumbered ME 1003 & named Magnolia. The car returned to New Jersey in 2016 and was renumbered 5603 and had its new name applied, Ridgedale.
Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:52 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Views:  63   Comments: 1
PPCX 800763 "Birken"
Title:  PPCX 800763 "Birken"
Description:  Built byCanadian Car & Foundary in 1954 as Canadian National Railway coach #5437. To VIA Rail same number in 1978. Sold to the British Columbia Railway in 1990, where it was rebuilt into a 14-table, 56-seat table car for use as a bar and dining car. It was named “Birken” after a lake along the railroad’s mainline in British Columbia. Acquired by the Morristown & Erie Railway in 2002 and upgraded to full Amtrak standards.
Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:53 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Views:  56   Comments: 0
ME 489
Title:  ME 489
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Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:55 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  ME 489(FL9)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
ME 488
Title:  ME 488
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Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:57 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  ME 488(FL9)
Views:  62   Comments: 1
Morristown & Erie Comet 1 coach
Title:  Morristown & Erie Comet 1 coach
Description:  Built for New Jersey Department of Transportation by Pullman/Standard in 1970 for Erie Lackawanna diesel commuter service. To NJT 1983-rebuilt by Bombardier 1987-retired 2005. Each coach seated 108
Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:59 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Views:  46   Comments: 0
WRM 1803 logo
Title:  WRM 1803 logo
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Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:35:01 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Views:  44   Comments: 0
ME 489
Title:  ME 489
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Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:35:03 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  ME 489(FL9) ME 488(FL9)
Views:  82   Comments: 1
RCRY 701
Title:  RCRY 701
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Photo Date:  1/7/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:35:05 PM
Location:  Raritan Center, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  RCRY 701(GP20) RCRY 1074(SW1500)
Views:  55   Comments: 1
LTEX 1520
Title:  LTEX 1520
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Photo Date:  1/7/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:38 PM
Location:  Raritan Center, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  LTEX 1520(SW1500)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
GMTX 2801
Title:  GMTX 2801
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Photo Date:  2/6/2018  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 7:47:26 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  GMTX 2801(GP38-3)
Views:  26   Comments: 1
GMTX 2801
Title:  GMTX 2801
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Photo Date:  2/6/2018  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 7:47:30 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  GMTX 2801(GP38-3)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
ESPN 52
Title:  ESPN 52
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Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 8:39:56 PM
Location:  Oxford, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  ESPN 52(SW900)
Views:  42   Comments: 2
Ex-PRR Station
Title:  Ex-PRR Station
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Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 8:39:58 PM
Location:  Oxford, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Views:  17   Comments: 0
GMTX 2179
Title:  GMTX 2179
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Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 8:40:00 PM
Location:  Pocopson, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  GMTX 2179(GP38-2)
Views:  16   Comments: 2
GMTX 2179
Title:  GMTX 2179
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Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 8:40:03 PM
Location:  Pocopson, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  GMTX 2179(GP38-2) GMTX 2173(GP38-2)
Views:  20   Comments: 1
PRR 478080
Title:  PRR 478080
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Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 8:40:07 PM
Location:  Pocopson, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Views:  20   Comments: 0
GMTX 2173
Title:  GMTX 2173
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Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 8:40:09 PM
Location:  Pocopson, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  GMTX 2173(GP38-2) GMTX 2179(GP38-2)
Views:  17   Comments: 1
GMTX 2173
Title:  GMTX 2173
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 8:39:49 PM
Location:  Pocopson, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Locomotives:  GMTX 2173(GP38-2)
Views:  15   Comments: 1


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