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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby lensovet » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:00 pm

worth noting that sending rescues is also out of the question when there's barely enough equipment to run the existing schedule as-is…
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:47 am

I'm usually around the NJCL around evening parade time, west of Long Branch, so I see a lot of it, or try to.

Most, if not all, MLs out of NY Penn ran locomotives on the west end. Eastbound morning trains I see are usually in push mode, in pull mode coming home.

Lately, a few of these MLs are running push mode westbound. Wasn't the operation keeping the locos on the west ends of these NY trains? Does it really make a difference? I was told once that trains leaving NY had to have the power on the west end. Has the equipment and personnel shortage and other problems caused a change in operations?
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby NJT4149 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:43 am

Here’s the rotation for 4120 today, 11/24/18:

4724/4729/4740/4745/4756/4761/4768/4773/4780/X472/4705

Expect 4120 to lead trains 4745, 4756, 4773, 4780, and 4705
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:29 pm

I think I saw 4120 tacked onto the back of a pushing ALP eastbound the other night.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby NJT4149 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:35 am

Here’s my video from 11/23/18 of a NJT F40PH-2CAT in revenue service. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/5A7nxS9TbSo
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:58 am

Former Comet 4 (?) cab car 5023 has been tacked to the back of ALP 4513 last few days. Strobes are still on the roof, but no horns. 8-car train with the usual Comets and Comet 5 cab car. Are other old 5000-series cab cars still in use as regular coaches? I haven't seen one in some time.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:15 am

NJT4149 wrote:Here’s my video from 11/23/18 of a NJT F40PH-2CAT in revenue service. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/5A7nxS9TbSo


Great video. Is the F40 in revenue, or rescue service, towing the PL42 and train?
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby CNJGeep » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:55 pm

GSC wrote:Former Comet 4 (?) cab car 5023 has been tacked to the back of ALP 4513 last few days. Strobes are still on the roof, but no horns. 8-car train with the usual Comets and Comet 5 cab car. Are other old 5000-series cab cars still in use as regular coaches? I haven't seen one in some time.

5000-5008 have been sitting stored in Bay Head since 2010 and went swimming in Sandy.
5011-5031 have slowly been having their horns and controls removed and the windows plated over as they are only used as buried coaches.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:01 pm

Saw former cab car 5029 in service last night.

Last night (Fri Dec 21) I noticed westbounds through Bradley Beach were left-hand running. I presume they crossed back over at Shark. One westbound stopping at Bradley went toward Shark and I noticed an eastbound headlight holding at Belmar.

Just wondering why the wrong-side running.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby NJT4149 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:42 am

NJT MM-08 should be nearing Spring Lake at this time (1:39 AM) heading east. Consist is 4112 LHF and a Comet IV coach
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:52 am

Another former Comet 4 cab car spotted in service as a coach. 5022 was seen tacked behind ALP 4502 last night in an eight-car shuttle.

So far, 5022, 5023, and 5029 are seen west of Long Branch.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby NJT4149 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:41 pm

Everything is running on track 2 west of Long Branch right now due to a disabled train fouling track 1 at BATH Interlocking
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby NJT4149 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:48 pm

As of Tuesday, the engines assigned to Bay Head were 4500, 4502, 4506, 4528, and 4532. There were two Multilevel sets and one eight car Comet set, as well as two five car Comet sets. Also, there was no Long Branch protect
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:11 pm

Noticed another old cab car converted to coach use last night, behind ALP45 4511. 5021 joins the ranks, along with 5022, 5027, and 5029. All still have strobes in place and one of them still has the horns mounted.
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