amtrakhogger wrote: FWIK, Railfanning PATH is practically illegal since you can’t even take pictures.It is perfectly legal to photograph PATH where it operates above ground, from the tunnel portal in Jersey City to the end of track in Newark, as long as the photographs are not taken while standing on PATH property. So long as the photographer is on non-PATH property open to the public, such as a sidewalk, or on private property with permission of the owner, photography cannot be prohibited.
Martin Baumann wrote: ↑Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:07 pm PATH currently have an additional 72 PA-5 on order. How many A cars and how many B cars?According to
Martin Baumann wrote: ↑Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:31 amthe new cars will all be C cars (no cab). I incorrectly called them B cars.PATH has never had "B" cars. When the 162 PA1s were ordered in January 1964, the original order was 120 A-B pairs and 42 "C" trailers. The configuration was changed shortly afterward to 110 "A" units (single units, single ended) and 52 "C" trailers (motorized), to provide for operational flexibility and due to tight corners at Henderson Shop that might restrict paired sets.
R36 Combine Coach wrote: ↑Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:44 pm The first three pilot cars, A units 600 and 601 with C trailer 100 were built in late 1964 and delivered from St. Louis in January 1965.I believe those were used to confirm tunnel clearances (prior to the order, a wood dummy mockup was run through the tunnels and the bench sidewall chipped out in places like the Morton St. curves where there were impact problems). They didn't get them all - prior to CBTC if late-night service was running on the opposite track heading west into Grove St. and then crossing to normal toward the portal, if you proceeded at the speed allowed by the crossover signalling, the tail cars of the train could actually scrape the wall between the tracks (since the indication on the normal track was green, the train could speed up and have enough body roll to scrape).