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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by transit383 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:37 am

It wasn't on 2304 or 2306 this morning.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by cruiser939 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:40 am

4014 was on train 2300 this morning pushing a 5 car c5 consist.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by transit383 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:57 am

cruiser939 wrote:4014 was on train 2300 this morning pushing a 5 car c5 consist.
Kinda figured it would be either the first or last train of the morning...
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by NorEasterNick » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:06 pm

So is the PL going to roam around the NJCL or go straight back to Hoboken?
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Kaback9 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:09 pm

2300 is a Hoboken train. So she might not be coming back for a while, which stinks b/c I missed my photo chance.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by transit383 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:19 pm

From the NJT Website:

Dec 22, 2008 11:52:56 AM
Raritan Valley Line train #5719 the 10:06am from Newark Cancelled due to Mechanical Problem.

5719 is the multi-level set on the RVL... I wonder if it was the multi-levels or the PL42 that was the problem.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by cruiser939 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:01 pm

From what I heard, it was the engine.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Kaback9 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:32 pm

Nice picture Kevin! I don't like them with a passion but I still have yet to catch them on the Coast Line and need to do that.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by ApproachMedium » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:35 am

They probably put the 4024 on it thru the wash.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by sixty-six » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:17 pm

NorEasterNick wrote:So is the PL going to roam around the NJCL or go straight back to Hoboken?
4014 was down in Bay Head due to an equipment manipulation screw-up. It was supposed to go to Raritan. It was not used on any shuttle trains and wasnt even listed on the yard paperwork. So those looking for pics didnt miss anything. They just used it on 2300 to get it back to Hoboken.

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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Kaback9 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:19 pm

jimzim66 wrote:
NorEasterNick wrote:So is the PL going to roam around the NJCL or go straight back to Hoboken?
4014 was down in Bay Head due to an equipment manipulation screw-up. It was supposed to go to Raritan. It was not used on any shuttle trains and wasnt even listed on the yard paperwork. So those looking for pics didnt miss anything. They just used it on 2300 to get it back to Hoboken.

It looks from the pic kevin took that it went around the loop? haha I'm sure they were happy to have it come back with the engine facing east.
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Jtgshu » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:17 pm

the locos are always on the east end so they can be plugged in to wayside. they go out the loop the "back way" aka ET move, in the AM for the Hoboken trains so its cab car east
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Kaback9 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:20 pm

I figured they would do something like that but I'm not crazy they have had the engine east before right? I don't like being crazy :-)
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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by sixty-six » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:56 am

Kaback9 wrote:I figured they would do something like that but I'm not crazy they have had the engine east before right? I don't like being crazy :-)
As Jt said, the engines are east out at night so they can be plugged into wayside power and shut down for the night. The crews turn the trains in the morning. Engines have gone to Hoboken east out before, but those are rare circumstances (like a cab car that has to be shopped with no replacement, or a cab with bad cabs).

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Re: PL42AC thread

Post by Kaback9 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:12 am

Thanks for clearing that up!
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