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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:37 pm

[quote="GSC]An ALP 45 and a GP40 (1000-something, hard to see the numbers) with an assortment of Comets and MLs in no apparent order, maybe ten or so cars.[/quote]

What you may have seen was either GP40PH-2 4100, or an MP20B-3, either way good catch. And yes, it was probably MM-08

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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:55 pm

In other words, did 4100 leave last night or are we going to keep it for the week?

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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by kilroy » Mon May 07, 2018 1:31 pm

Per Sully on the MARC equipment thread:
4100 is already gone. It left Sunday night.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:48 pm

Figures, the NJCL can never keep a GP40 through a weekend without it breaking or MM-08 stealing it. Oh well.

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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:29 pm

3363 is running with 4533 and 7033, nothing special, just the fact that they are both the 34th members of their fleet caught me by surprise.

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Post by NJT4149 » Wed May 09, 2018 4:31 am

4100 sitting in the yard as of this morning
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Wed May 09, 2018 2:20 pm

6004 is paired with a PL42AC on 2312, 6004 has a very nice K5LA.

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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by NJT4149 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:08 pm

MM-14 going to Bay Head tonight to pull out 4100; F40s are the power. They should be near the Matawan area now
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Post by NJT4149 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:55 pm

4100 is staying
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:42 am

Does 4100 still have its Solid Comet V set or did MM-14 or MM-08 replace that? Also what did MM-14 replace?

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Post by GSC » Thu May 10, 2018 8:21 am

I saw the 4-car Comet V set behind an ALP 45.

The long consist MM-08 I saw did have a Geep with a 1000-series number, although it went by so quick and the lighting was poor so I didn't catch the whole number.

I've seen videos with 1004 working Bay Head. Maybe that was it?
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:57 am

What you might have seen was an MP20B-3, MMC switcher locomotives rebuilt from GP40FH-2s that sometimes stray from the shops and run equipment moves. they have numbers 1001-1005 I believe.

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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by NJT4149 » Thu May 10, 2018 2:35 pm

MM-14 pulled out some shops that were already in the yard. MM-90 was in Bay Head early this afternoon with 1005 and 4217. 4217 replaced 4014, and 4100 was pulled out. The Comet V set was replaced in Hoboken
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by Yankees1 » Thu May 10, 2018 3:10 pm

Does anyone know if they will be running the weekend express service and hourly shuttle train this summer? They are not listed on the upcoming schedule. I know there is PTC work resulting in some cancellations, but I thought that was just during the week. It would be a shame if they didn't run those trains this summer.

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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Post by trainster78 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:16 pm

Well, at least I got it while it was here this past weekend. definitely one of my best catches of the year so far other than the two private cars I caught on the Crescent at Princeton Junction last month. Although I do have a question, wasn't 4217 on the RVL yesterday with the MARC coaches? I know now its 4200 with 4009 but I swear 4217 was with em yesterday.

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