West of Hudson Fleet Status

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Graeme Salt
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West of Hudson Fleet Status

Post by Graeme Salt » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:05 am

A recent UK visitor to the NYC area reports seeing very little of the WOH locomotive fleet active at Hoboken over the course of several days - specifically, only 4906 was sighted, and that didn't turn a wheel. By contrast my own visit in February 2018 yielded all of them except F40 4913 working. Are there a number of WOH locos still oos for PTC installation? Would it be possible for someone to post a fleet status update?

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Re: West of Hudson Fleet Status

Post by nomis » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Mod Note: For better visibility, I moved this to the NJT forum.
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Re: West of Hudson Fleet Status

Post by CNJGeep » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:01 pm

Graeme Salt wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:05 am
A recent UK visitor to the NYC area reports seeing very little of the WOH locomotive fleet active at Hoboken over the course of several days - specifically, only 4906 was sighted, and that didn't turn a wheel. By contrast my own visit in February 2018 yielded all of them except F40 4913 working. Are there a number of WOH locos still oos for PTC installation? Would it be possible for someone to post a fleet status update?
Yes. Most if not all are held from service awaiting PTC installation. As of earlier this year, the work was being held up owing to a dispute over who was responsible for the cost of the installation. I do not know if this has been resolved. I do not have a current fleet status.
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Re: West of Hudson Fleet Status

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:43 pm

Most of the WOH fleet is pooled with NJT's fleet,Cars and power could be anywhere on the Hoboken side. :(
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Re: West of Hudson Fleet Status

Post by Graeme Salt » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:07 am

CNJGeep wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Graeme Salt wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:05 am
A recent UK visitor to the NYC area reports seeing very little of the WOH locomotive fleet active at Hoboken over the course of several days - specifically, only 4906 was sighted, and that didn't turn a wheel. By contrast my own visit in February 2018 yielded all of them except F40 4913 working. Are there a number of WOH locos still oos for PTC installation? Would it be possible for someone to post a fleet status update?
Yes. Most if not all are held from service awaiting PTC installation. As of earlier this year, the work was being held up owing to a dispute over who was responsible for the cost of the installation. I do not know if this has been resolved. I do not have a current fleet status.
Thanks - that explains the lack of visibility.

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