NJTransit to borrow from MARC

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by Defiant » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am

Any idea why MARC has such an abundance of train cars to loan? What is the reason they have this excess, seems a bit unusual...

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by STrRedWolf » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:36 am

Defiant wrote:Any idea why MARC has such an abundance of train cars to loan? What is the reason they have this excess, seems a bit unusual...
Hi from the DC/MARC forum! MTA Maryland's MARC division is slowly replacing their MARC IIa/b single-levels with the MARC IV's, so we got spares. MARC's leasing them out for extra cash while they're still viable to run on the NEC (and some LIRR lines).
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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:07 pm

How far along is the MARC Kawasaki car overhauls? How long before that project is done?
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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by STrRedWolf » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:30 pm

Backshophoss wrote:How far along is the MARC Kawasaki car overhauls? How long before that project is done?
I haven't heard anything since 2016 when the contract landed. Bombardier has 65 MARC III's to go and refurb, so I'm betting it'll take a good decade to get through them all. Besides, they're also working on the HHP-8 rebuilds that are producing results.
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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by trainster78 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:00 pm

JamesRR wrote:
mtuandrew wrote:
trainster78 wrote:Not a chance. The Comet III's NJTR still have are rusting away at Bay Head Yard (NJCL) with graffiti all over. I saw that first hand not to long ago. However, bringing the Comet IV's back wouldn't be a bad idea.
I thought the IVs were still in service. Where did they go?
Me too? I know I've seen some in morning consists. I assume they're put in for accessibility reasons.

The IV cab cars are in service but are not allowed to lead services, similar to the occasion of now the NS Conrail D8W fleet.

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by BVERailer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:23 pm

When are they coming? I'm hoping we get some up on the Pascack Valley Line!

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by BVERailer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:57 pm

NJT Rider wrote:Can a PL fit into the Baltimore Tunnels?
If a multilevel can fit, then a PL42 can fit.

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by STrRedWolf » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:44 pm

BVERailer wrote:
NJT Rider wrote:Can a PL fit into the Baltimore Tunnels?
If a multilevel can fit, then a PL42 can fit.
If it's under 15' 6.5", it'll fit.
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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by blockline4180 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:28 pm

BVERailer wrote:When are they coming? I'm hoping we get some up on the Pascack Valley Line!
Your guess is as good as mine... Hopefully before the summer! The silence is deafening!!
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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by BVERailer » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:29 am

Hopefully so, then I will have more time to go out and catch them!

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by trainster78 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:43 pm

BVERailer wrote:When are they coming? I'm hoping we get some up on the Pascack Valley Line!
Most likely these coaches will be used to relieve the ALP-45DP fleet on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Lines which have been stuck on the end of trains which would usually have an ALP-46 for power, if your on the PVL, most likely you'll be seeing more DP's. That's what I've heard, anyway.

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by irtredbirdr33 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:54 pm

Monday, March 5, I rode Port Jervis LIne train No.44 from Salisbury Mills to Hoboken. The train had a full consist of NJT equipement (as opposed to MN Comet V). The consist was 5044 (cab)-5587-5520-5592-5530 and 4525 (eng). It is the car numbers that concern me. I checked several sources and I cannot find them on any roster. The numbers 5520 and 5530 are assigned to Comet III coaches but I believe that all of these cars are laid up out of service. The cab car was 5044. I believe that only Comet V cab cars can lead trains. All the cars were in NJT livery and all had the general appearance of a Comet IV.

Has there been some change in the roster with cars being re-numbered? I would appreciate any information from those of you familiar with NJT operation. Thank you

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by Zuccaraillo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:57 pm

Correct. There is no such thing as a 5044 but there is a 6044. You might’ve meant 5220 and 5230.
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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by irtredbirdr33 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:42 pm

Gentlemen (and ladies)

Please disregard my post about the train consist on the Port Jervis Line. All of the equipment was MN Comet V's. It time that I bought some new glasses.

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Re: NJTransit to borrow from MARC

Post by blockline4180 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:06 pm

trainster78 wrote:
BVERailer wrote:When are they coming? I'm hoping we get some up on the Pascack Valley Line!
Most likely these coaches will be used to relieve the ALP-45DP fleet on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Lines which have been stuck on the end of trains which would usually have an ALP-46 for power, if your on the PVL, most likely you'll be seeing more DP's. That's what I've heard, anyway.


Heard the same thing, but I doubt anything has arrived yet so it may be some time.

I did see a ALP46 and DP locomotive on each end today at Denville. There are a few NJCL and Corridor sets that make their way up to Dover and possibly MSU during the midday hours, but don't know the exact assignments.
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