NJT cars in LA Union Station

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NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby hi55us » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:32 am

I saw 10 cars of NJT equipment(Comet 3's?) twice in LA Union station last week and I was curious what it was doing there? They where not in revenue service, they where parked on a track in the station that had no platform. Did metrolink buy these cars? Are they just being serviced there?

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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby CNJGeep » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:44 am

They're not Comet IIIs, they're Comet Is. They were retired in March. Metrolink bought (leased?) them but hasn't used them yet.
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby cruiser939 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:23 am

hi55us wrote:I saw 10 cars of NJT equipment(Comet 3's?) twice in LA Union station last week and I was curious what it was doing there? They where not in revenue service, they where parked on a track in the station that had no platform. Did metrolink buy these cars? Are they just being serviced there?

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So that's where they ended up!? We've been looking for those cars for some time now. I guess you can chalk that up as a win for Metrolink in our ongoing prank war. Must be retaliation for making their representatives go to the MMC. :P
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby jz441 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:41 pm

They came on 2 different trains at BNSF's Hobart yard last fall. I worked the job that transferred them over to Amtrak's 8th st. yard... :wink:

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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby Aselver » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:00 pm

I sure hope they clean those up before putting them in service, especially with the cushions.
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby ExCon90 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:38 pm

I'm in LA this week, and Metrolink also has some cars painted and lettered for FrontRunner (Salt Lake City) marshaled next to the locomotive in some revenue-service trains (one per train). I was told they were also ex-NJT, and they certainly look like Comets, but I didn't know NJT had disposed of any to UTA.
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby Fan Railer » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:04 pm

ExCon90 wrote:I'm in LA this week, and Metrolink also has some cars painted and lettered for FrontRunner (Salt Lake City) marshaled next to the locomotive in some revenue-service trains (one per train). I was told they were also ex-NJT, and they certainly look like Comets, but I didn't know NJT had disposed of any to UTA.

check on youtube, there's actually some news recordings of them advertising the ex NJT comets on UTA.
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby Darien Red Sox » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:11 pm

NJT also sold some equipment to the AMT in Quebec although these were mostly Comet IB.
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby transit man » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:50 pm

While passing through LAUS on a Pacific Surfliner during mid-February, I observed ex-NJT Comet's in service including some painted in UTA colors.
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby GP40MC 1116 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:32 am

Does anyone have a listing of the Ex NJT cars that Metrolink has, as I understand it some of those cars are also the Utah Comet's as well
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Re: NJT cars in LA Union Station

Postby time » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:17 pm

Aselver wrote:I sure hope they clean those up before putting them in service, especially with the cushions.


I miss those seats! I started out commuting on these cars during their last days in NJ. Yes, they looked old. But I found "my" seat that I sat in most mornings (except when they switched the consist, mainly due to a mechanical malfunction). It was a well worn seat, and you sank 4 inches down. But, very comfy compared to the hospital antiseptic color/feel seats of the Comet 4's. These cars also have a noticeably nicer ride, probably because they're heavier.
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