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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Tommy Meehan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:46 am

Where's the problem? They've been turning RVL trains at Newark for forty-four years! :-)
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby srock1028 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:01 am

Tommy Meehan wrote:Where's the problem? They've been turning RVL trains at Newark for forty-four years! :-)

True, only issue these days is some crews might be out of whack now.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Tommy Meehan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:15 am

Btw I wanted to add-

They have the Roselle Park track assignments up already for tonight's evening rush. There are three trains, all eastbound, shown arriving on Track 2.

    5742 from High Bridge at 4:23 PM
    5444 from Raritan at 4:53 PM
    5448 from Raritan at 6:17 PM

Interestingly, 5746 operating between 5444 and 5448 is shown arriving on Track 1 at Roselle Park. That's interesting because 5746 meets 5439 somewhere between Roselle Park and Union, and 5439 is shown arriving Roselle Park on Track 1. Both trains are shown arriving Union on Track 1. So apparently one of those trains crosses over from 1 to 2 and back to 1 between Union and Roselle Park.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Tommy Meehan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:45 am

The track assignments change too. Tonight 5448 is shown arriving at Roselle Park on Track 2 one minute before 5441 arrives on Track 1. Last night it was the reverse. I did a screen capture (which I still have though the image is too hard to see to be posted) and 5441 was shown arriving Track 2 at Roselle Park one minute after 5448 arrives on Track 1.

Tonight the track assignments are reversed.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby ThirdRail7 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:15 am

Tommy Meehan wrote:Where's the problem? They've been turning RVL trains at Newark for forty-four years! :-)


M&E trains went to Hoboken for more than forty-four years. The problem is, whether right or wrong, NJT passengers are notoriously whiny when they are diverted during disruptions even if it is for the greater good or their benefit.

It is quite easy to see the NY Raritan turns and there isn't a whole lot of time between them. As such, if they expand the scope of the one seat Raritans ( which as I previously adds to the congestion if there is a disruption,) I wonder what the deciding factor will be when it comes to terminate and turn, or operate through and shoulder the delay, which leads to initial terminal delay and possibly crew problems.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Erie Limited » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:51 pm

Interesting test train on the RVL today with 4005, 4139 and two MLVs, seen passing through Hillside around 12:20pm:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13592896535/

A closer view of 4139:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13593265584/
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby ACeInTheHole » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:28 pm

Erie Limited wrote:Interesting test train on the RVL today with 4005, 4139 and two MLVs, seen passing through Hillside around 12:20pm:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13592896535/

A closer view of 4139:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13593265584/

Uhh.. Srock, any details on this one?
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Erie Limited » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:25 pm

ACeInTheHole wrote:
Erie Limited wrote:Interesting test train on the RVL today with 4005, 4139 and two MLVs, seen passing through Hillside around 12:20pm:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13592896535/

A closer view of 4139:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13593265584/

Uhh.. Srock, any details on this one?


From what I was told, 4005 was recently out-shopped from the MMC.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Tommy Meehan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:53 pm

That's an interesting shot in more ways than one. I think the overpass in the background is the Park Drive leading to Weequahic Park in Newark. The third track in the background is the lead to the Irvington Branch, a former LV freight branch which I believe is now operated by CSAO. Busy Route 22 is just behind those trees though you wouldn't know it! :-)
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby srock1028 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:41 am

Erie Limited wrote:
ACeInTheHole wrote:
Erie Limited wrote:Interesting test train on the RVL today with 4005, 4139 and two MLVs, seen passing through Hillside around 12:20pm:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13592896535/

A closer view of 4139:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13593265584/

Uhh.. Srock, any details on this one?


From what I was told, 4005 was recently out-shopped from the MMC.


Correct Mr. Erie, test train for the 4005.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby ACeInTheHole » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:14 pm

srock1028 wrote:
Erie Limited wrote:
ACeInTheHole wrote:
Erie Limited wrote:Interesting test train on the RVL today with 4005, 4139 and two MLVs, seen passing through Hillside around 12:20pm:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13592896535/

A closer view of 4139:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/13593265584/

Uhh.. Srock, any details on this one?


From what I was told, 4005 was recently out-shopped from the MMC.


Correct Mr. Erie, test train for the 4005.

What was the power for todays train 5134? I never got a chance to look.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby srock1028 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:22 pm

ACeInTheHole wrote:What was the power for todays train 5134? I never got a chance to look.


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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby braves » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:40 pm

How have the 5 off peak midday through service been doing so far and any word on when off peak evening weekday through service will be added?
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Ken W2KB » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:29 am

Raritan Valley Train Line: Train delays due to Ongoing Infrastructure Repairs
April 17, 2014
Effective immediately and continuing until further notice, due to ongoing infrastructure repairs on NJ TRANSIT property between Raritan and North Branch stations:
•Eastbound trains originating at High Bridge may be delayed 5-10 minutes at all stations from Raritan to Newark Penn Station. Customers continuing to Secaucus and New York may be further delayed because connections at Newark Penn Station cannot be held, especially during peak periods.
•Westbound trains operating beyond Raritan may be delayed 5-10 minutes at all stations from North Branch to High Bridge.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

http://www.njtransit.com/sa/sa_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ServiceAdjustmentTo&AdjustmentId=10876

This had been happening for several days now, but the notice apparently posted today.
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Re: The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

Postby Erie Limited » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:38 pm

I have another sighting of a random light power move on the Lehigh Line...4145, 4303 and 4149:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=478173

I heard them hit the Townley detector around 11:50am westbound and then they returned around 12:30pm eastbound when this photo was taken.
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