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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby chuchubob » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:25 pm

Bridge repair continues. Crossing over to track 1, passing over River Road bridge, and departing Pennsauken TC station.
Bridge work Thursday morning.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby johnnyloco » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:14 pm

The bridge strike in Pennsauken forced NJT to combine engine 4206 and 4213 last week. 4206 had a traction motor problem and 4213's HEP wasn't working so the two were combined to get the job done (although they still had a few annoying minor problems) since they couldn't get them up to the MMC for repairs. Here's the pair directly over Rt. 70 (without a half mile of heat distortion) and again the following day in West Berlin.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4769179

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4769194
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:27 pm

-NJ Transit Atlantic City Line #4620 crossing over to Track 2 at DIVIDE due to the ongoing bridge repair work at River Rd:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4769834

-Comet IV cab car #5015 in the middle of Atlantic City Line #4620's consist:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4769836

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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby glennk419 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:43 pm

liftedjeep wrote:-NJ Transit Atlantic City Line #4620 crossing over to Track 2 at DIVIDE due to the ongoing bridge repair work at River Rd:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4769834

-Comet IV cab car #5015 in the middle of Atlantic City Line #4620's consist:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4769836

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Comet IV's are no longer permitted to lead on NJT but can certainly be used as coaches.

From another thread: The Comet IV's are equipped with EPIC 3102 which includes a very old EPIC computer and other components of the air brake system which are no longer available. This and a few other things prevent them from leading but does not effect them from trailing at this time.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby chuchubob » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:44 am

Transit operated Extra 4517 on Wednesday for the Atlantic City Air Show.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:56 pm

Three sequential shots from this afternoon (10/16) of Atlantic City Line #4620, taken at the North Philadelphia station along the Northeast Corridor.

-Head on shot of GP40PH-2B #4201 on the point of AC Line #4620:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4821595

-Broad side of train #4620 on the grade at North Philadelphia:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4821597

-Cab car #6010 trailing through the station platforms:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4821598

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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby adamj023 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:58 am

Was thinking of heading to Atlantic City by train from NYC area. Cheapest train route seems to be NJ Transit Northeastern Corridor to Septa to NJ Transit Atlantic City line. Another route seems to be Amtrak Northeastern Corridor to NJ Transit thruway train which I presume is a connection to Atlantic City line from Philadelphia.

Which train sets are currently on Atlantic City line? I am thinking using Amtrak on one leg with the New Jersey Transit connection. Bus route has more traffic apparently.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:42 pm

adamj023 wrote:Was thinking of heading to Atlantic City by train from NYC area. Cheapest train route seems to be NJ Transit Northeastern Corridor to Septa to NJ Transit Atlantic City line. Another route seems to be Amtrak Northeastern Corridor to NJ Transit thruway train which I presume is a connection to Atlantic City line from Philadelphia.

Which train sets are currently on Atlantic City line? I am thinking using Amtrak on one leg with the New Jersey Transit connection. Bus route has more traffic apparently.


You have a few options to get to Atlantic City from NYC. As mentioned, Amtrak or NJ Transit to Trenton. From Trenton, either Septa or remain on Amtrak to 30th St Station in Philadelphia and then onto NJ Transit to Atlantic City. OR, from Trenton take NJ Transit's RiverLINE to the Pennsauken Transit Center and board NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line from there (I would think that would be the most "direct/easiest" route).

Currently, all of the trainsets on the Atlantic City Line consist of a GP40PH-2(B) with four or five coaches including a cab car.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby adamj023 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:55 pm

The river line connection can be quicker at times or slower than regular trains from NYC to Atlantic City.

I wil say the river line is a good connection that provides more options but seems to be more meaningful for connections from other cities actually on the River line itself as a local commuter rail feed.

For me the least amount of passengers, the better rather than a light rail with constant stops or even an NJ or SEPTA with constant stops.

Amtrak has less of those and business class or even first class option on Acela or North eastern Corridor. The Atlantic City line route does have stops however.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby chuchubob » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:23 pm

It looks like the off-season three-car trains are back: train 4620 with Comet II coach, Comet IV coach, and Comet V cab car.
The same consist went out as train 4627.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby chuchubob » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:54 am

Saturday train 4669 had three cars while train 4668 had four.
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:59 pm

-NJ Transit Atlantic City Line #4670 northbound at DIVIDE Interlocking in Pennsauken this afternoon, with GP40PH-2B #4213 on the point. #4213 is the Geep with the "non-traditional Disco Striping" along its side:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4834787

-Cab Car #6080 leading NJ Transit Atlantic City Line #4673 through the fall foliage, south of JORDAN in Pennsauken. (Shot taken from the trestle of the abandoned former PRR's "Back Road" (Camden to Long Branch):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4834789

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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby Zuccaraillo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:12 pm

Isn’t 4205 the only other Geep with that livery? 4213 has a unique bell though
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:32 pm

Zuccaraillo wrote:Isn’t 4205 the only other Geep with that livery? 4213 has a unique bell though


-Whereas I can't speak for #4213's bell (to me, they all sound the same), #4205 does have the same "non-traditional Disco Striping" as #4213. As a matter of fact, the last time I saw Geep #4205 was in 2015 on the NJT loaded rail train in Elwood on the ACL. It was paired up with the two remaining active F40PH-2CATS.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4317170

I wonder why only Geeps #s 4205 & 4213 have that particular paint scheme?
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Re: The Atlantic City Line Thread

Postby blockline4180 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:19 am

liftedjeep wrote:
I wonder why only Geeps #s 4205 & 4213 have that particular paint scheme?
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I believe those two geeps were sent out west somewhere a few years ago( Maybe Idaho?) and came back rebuilt with that new paint scheme. Why the others weren't sent out like that is beyond my understanding.
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