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PL42 4020

Postby Martin Baumann » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:44 am

Has 4020 been officially retired? Has not run since the crossing accident at Garfield 6/21/2013
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Re: PL42 4020

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:46 pm

Might be under a legal Dept Hold untill all the court cases are settled. :(
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Re: PL42 4020

Postby steemtrayn » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:39 am

Occasionally gets dragged into the shop when a part is needed to be stripped off. With Alstom out of the locomotive business, there's no one left who knows how to make a new nose.
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Re: PL42 4020

Postby EuroStar » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:51 am

steemtrayn wrote:Occasionally gets dragged into the shop when a part is needed to be stripped off. With Alstom out of the locomotive business, there's no one left who knows how to make a new nose.


So the PL's are one fender bender away from permanent retirement? Alstom is still in business and given that they are making the new Acelas it is hard to believe that they are unwilling to make a new nose. My guess is that NJT is not willing to pay for it. Given the lack of money at NJT someone likely decided that NJT could live without one of those engines.
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Re: PL42 4020

Postby SecaucusJunction » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:52 am

No big loss there...
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.
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Re: PL42 4020

Postby steemtrayn » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:52 am

I was told today that 4020 will be the first PL to be sent out for overhaul.Don't know when, or where.
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