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Geep Hunting

Post by liftedjeep » Wed May 15, 2019 8:04 pm

In a little less than three weeks when I'm on vacation, I plan to take a day trip up to North Jersey to try and get shots of some of the NJ Transit GP40PH-2B's I don't already have pictures of.

Of the 20 on the roster, I need pics of five:
-4200 (which seems to hang out at the MoW yard in Dover along the Morris & Essex Line)
-4204 & 4208 (I've have seen recent pictures from late 2018/early 2019 of both GP40s back in revenue service)
-4212 (last I saw, she was in the yard at the Morristown & Erie Railway. Not sure if she's off NJ Transit's roster or not)
-4218 (I believe she was in a deadline a few years back and possibly scrapped by now)

If anyone knows off hand where any one of these particular Geeps might be, great! Please do share!

Otherwise, which lines might I find these or any other GP40PH-2(B)'s in action? (I was told the NJCL is currently all ALP-45s & PL42s.)

I'm coming from South Jersey, and the Atlantic City Line (now back in service) is chock full of them. I am currently in the process of figuring out which Geeps are making the daily A.C. to Philly run.

"Fellow foamers of the North", help a brother out!!

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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by NJRAILNUT » Thu May 16, 2019 10:53 am

I can actually help you a bit here.

This morning I saw GP-40 #4208 pushing a solid Comet V into the Lake Hopatcong station. Based on the schedule it appears it was assigned to train #0808 out of Hackettstown. So that one is definetely in the area.

I usually pass this train every morning on the way to work and for the past few weeks it has been assigned a PL42 or an ALP-45. So it appears it is new to this particular assignment and thus may stick around for a bit.

We get a few Geeps now and again up here depending on the day. Also occasionally see a Metro North F40 or GP-40FH on occasion. I'll keep an eye out for you and let you know if I see anything good.

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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Thu May 16, 2019 11:28 am

There are many Geeps in North Jersey. They get around many of the diesel lines based out of Hoboken Terminal. When you come up here, maybe go to a spot along the Main & Bergen County Line. The Geeps like running on those lines and even out to Pt. Jervis. They show up on the old Lackawanna lines too.

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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by mcgrath618 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 am

There was one idling in the Hoboken yard a few nights ago. Don't know if it's still there.

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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by ALP45DP 4515 » Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 pm

I believe 4218 may be alive and well. I thought I had seen her running around the M&E last fall. Might be confused with 4219 though.

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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by CNJGeep » Thu May 16, 2019 7:55 pm

4218 has been out of service for a number of years. Reactivation is pending so keep your eyes peeled later this year.

4200 is not a passenger engine at this time. Last report K have of it was about two days ago, on a tie train on the NJCL. 4204 is also not a passenger engine currently.
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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by ACeInTheHole » Fri May 17, 2019 11:37 pm

CNJGeep wrote:4218 has been out of service for a number of years. Reactivation is pending so keep your eyes peeled later this year.

4200 is not a passenger engine at this time. Last report K have of it was about two days ago, on a tie train on the NJCL. 4204 is also not a passenger engine currently.
4204 is indeed back in revenue service and has been for awhile. It was on 46/61 today.

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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by CNJGeep » Sat May 18, 2019 10:34 am

Marvelous! Thank you for the update.
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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by liftedjeep » Tue May 21, 2019 1:20 pm

Guys,

Thank you all very much for the information shared! I really appreciate it!

I'll be making my trek up north in about two weeks. I have a few spots in mind to check out.

If any other Geep sightings occur between now and then, please do keep me posted!

Thanks again!
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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by blockline4180 » Fri May 24, 2019 5:15 am

FWIW, a bunch of geeps ( maybe 4 or 5) were spotted in M&E Morristown shops earlier this week.. Most were the work engines, but also spotted was 4101 which looked to be getting PTC.. Hopefully its back in action soon!
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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Fri May 24, 2019 8:06 pm

blockline4180 wrote:FWIW, a bunch of geeps ( maybe 4 or 5) were spotted in M&E Morristown shops earlier this week.. Most were the work engines.
Sounds like 4300-4303 (the non-revenue GP40s). I know they are assigned to Morrisville, Long Branch and Dover as switchers. Anyone keep track on which is where (when cycled around)?
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Re: Geep Hunting

Post by liftedjeep » Mon May 27, 2019 10:23 pm

As of Sunday, May 26th, there are three equipment sets on the Atlantic City Line. Providing the power are Geeps #'s 4201, 4210 & 4215.
I'm assuming there is a protect set at the terminal in Atlantic City, but I don't know which GP40 is assigned to it.

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