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Re: PL-42s

Post by sullivan1985 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:13 am

nick11a wrote:Yup.... At least Purrfect that engineers on the Hoboken side get more variety now (theoretically) with the PL42ACs more spread out.


Very true. At almost any given time you could show up in Hoboken and see maybe an ALP, a few MU's and anywhere between 8 to 12 PL's. Gets boring after a while.

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PL-42s

Post by purr-fect transportation » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:45 pm

Oh, the Ergonomics Committee did a fantastic job! I don't fault those guys at all! You should have seen those meetings- the Transit/ Chairdude representative would take these careful, detailed notes, repeat everything back to us, email us, have his secretary type them and U.S. Mail them to us, and then at the next meeting nothing had changed! And we'd repeat the process all over again. After a year I resigned. I applaud my Union Sisters and Brothers who toughed it out. "Mans GOT to know his limitations"

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Re: PL-42s

Post by nick11a » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:55 pm

purr-fect transportation wrote:Oh, the Ergonomics Committee did a fantastic job! I don't fault those guys at all! You should have seen those meetings- the Transit/ Chairdude representative would take these careful, detailed notes, repeat everything back to us, email us, have his secretary type them and U.S. Mail them to us, and then at the next meeting nothing had changed! And we'd repeat the process all over again. After a year I resigned. I applaud my Union Sisters and Brothers who toughed it out. "Mans GOT to know his limitations"


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Post by AMoreira81 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:56 pm

Train 652 was spotted with 4026 pushing it on the Morristown Line. Here is photo proof, at Dover.

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By contrast, about a month ago, this same train was being pushed by locomotive 4120.

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Post by transit383 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:31 pm

My first attempt at black & white photography, I didn't care much for the following shot at first. But its since grown on me. It is of train 5711 coming into High Bridge Station with a PL42 leading:

NJT 4031 at High Bridge
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?

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Post by thebigc » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:18 pm

transit383 wrote:My first attempt at black & white photography, I didn't care much for the following shot at first. But its since grown on me. It is of train 5711 coming into High Bridge Station with a PL42 leading:

NJT 4031 at High Bridge


Nice shot. Back in the day, I always had my X700 for K64 and my SRT101 loaded with Plus X.
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Post by Steve F45 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:58 pm

not sure what the loco # was, but while I was trying to put air in my tires at the shell station in hasbrouck heights a pvl e/b was approaching. As the cars started to pass I can hear a loud thump, thump, thump, thump and as the pl42 passed by the lead truck had a really bad flat spot on it. was very surprised by it.

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Post by Matt Johnson » Sat May 24, 2008 8:39 pm

transit383 wrote:My first attempt at black & white photography, I didn't care much for the following shot at first. But its since grown on me. It is of train 5711 coming into High Bridge Station with a PL42 leading:

NJT 4031 at High Bridge


You know, these things have grown on me a bit, but why can't they make a modern diesel locomotive that looks as good as this?

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Post by firthorfifth06 » Sat May 24, 2008 8:45 pm

thats a pretty sweet engine

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Post by NJT Rider » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:23 pm

The PL42 that was damaged is back on the road. It is currently roaming the Hoboken Division. I have a pic on my phone, I will try to upload later. You can visably see the damage on the car body.

Good to see they did not give up on it.

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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by purr-fect transportation » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:15 am

I like that- "....roaming the Hoboken Division...." like it has the freedom to go where ever it wants to. New engine, different set of problems.

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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Matt Johnson » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:02 pm

Are these things ever going to appear on the Coast Line?

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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by purr-fect transportation » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:33 pm

Amtrak has a problem with them going very far on their system and I can't blame them. The first problem was when paired with a Comet 5 they could be pulled but would not respond to the controls of the cab car when swapping ends to be run in the push mode. Then they had a nasty habit of just shutting down and the computer screen locking out...there are no resets like the older locomotives, so unless you can "reboot" the computer its call AAA (your friendly MM job) for a tow. The most recent problem is with a wire fraying on the PL-42 side of a train and sending a false signal to unintentionally open the doors of the train- of course there are no door controls on the Diesel locomotive but the electronics don't know that- so the crew must cut out the zone switch between the PL and the first car. I think you'll eventually see them systemwide (even AC), but it will be after a long period of time and the big shots are convinced that all the bugs are out. It is a shame though that one railroad can spend so much money on buying a new piece of equipment, only to have another railroad restrict its use or refuse to allow it on its property all together- I thought thats what the test track in Pueblo was for. " Senjiya- your goin' home"

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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Grump » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:17 am

Yesterday 8/4/08, 2309 had a PL42 on the point.... Not sure if this was the first revenue trip on the NJCL...
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Jtgshu » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:27 am

Grump wrote:Yesterday 8/4/08, 2309 had a PL42 on the point.... Not sure if this was the first revenue trip on the NJCL...


wonderful............there goes the rush hours
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