CSX on morristown line

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CSX on morristown line

Post by blockline4180 » Tue May 22, 2018 1:50 pm

By chance I caught GP40-2 CSX 6228 heading west at Mount Tabor today 5/22... I looked elsewhere and some have said it was for PTC testing to Denville... Could someone please explain to me why they borrowed a CSX engine for this when they could have used their own or a NS one?? Never seen a CSX engine on this line before so it just strikes me as odd.
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Re: CSX on morristown line

Post by sullivan1985 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:47 pm

Probably testing power assigned to Conrail's Shared Assets pool that will operate over portions of NJT's Newark division to ensure the system is working properly.

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Re: CSX on morristown line

Post by Ken W2KB » Tue May 22, 2018 9:39 pm

sullivan1985 wrote:Probably testing power assigned to Conrail's Shared Assets pool that will operate over portions of NJT's Newark division to ensure the system is working properly.
I've also read that NJT has an equipment shortage due to installation of PTC requiring units in the shop so may not have had anything surplus to use.
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Re: CSX on morristown line

Post by sullivan1985 » Tue May 22, 2018 10:03 pm

Ken W2KB wrote:
sullivan1985 wrote:Probably testing power assigned to Conrail's Shared Assets pool that will operate over portions of NJT's Newark division to ensure the system is working properly.
I've also read that NJT has an equipment shortage due to installation of PTC requiring units in the shop so may not have had anything surplus to use.
This CSX unit was strictly on a test run to test PTC hardware on the engine. Nothing more.

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Re: CSX on morristown line

Post by CentralValleyRail » Wed May 23, 2018 9:58 am

Too bad no one caught a photo or video of it.

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Re: CSX on morristown line

Post by blockline4180 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:46 am

CentralValleyRail wrote:Too bad no one caught a photo or video of it.
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