Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

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Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by Sid Farkus » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:55 am

Hey everyone. I was searching through the forum and didn't see anything of recent regarding the two Comet III's cab cars Metro-North purchased (or reacquired?) from NJ Transit, 5009 and 5010. The last photos I found of them date to 10/2008 at the Croton Shops. These were the only two Comet III's ever purchased by Metro-North, but were traded to NJ Transit in the 1990's for two Comet II cab cars, and ultimately returned to Metro-North in 2008. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:24 am

still in Harmon waiting to be converted to new inspection train
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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by Sid Farkus » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:14 am

Did they ever consider using these in passenger use like they did with the WOH Comet II's they brought over to EOH?
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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:30 am

incompatible, due to long doors and to much would need to be switched over, from door key's to locks to seats etc
rewiring of cab due to third rail switching and remote starting etc etc etc.
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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:36 am

DutchRailnut wrote:still in Harmon waiting to be converted to new inspection train
Any particular type of inspection getup (geo car, so they don't have to borrow the Corridor Clipper?)...or just a couple general-purpose cars covering the whole spread of in-house inspection tasks?

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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:32 am

it was to be combined use, geometry setup, training train,private rentals, inspection use. concept is view able on Vergara website:
http://vergarastudio.com/index.php/proj ... train.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by Sid Farkus » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:02 pm

Interesting, in the last photo it appears that they have at least started some of the transformation project on one of these cars. Is there any reason why this project has been delayed for 8 years now?
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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:04 pm

yes lack of $$$$$$$, the pictures are ok but check the animation posted under text.
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Re: Whatever Happened to Comet III's 5009 and 5010?

Post by Milepost 110 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:30 pm

I heard somewhere that they might replace the old Phoebe Snow cars.

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