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NJ Transit's New Locomotive  
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1255 times:

Whoa... I never thought I'd see one of these puppies in other than Amtrak or VIA paint. Click the pic once or twice to enlarge it.

http://www.railpictures.net/images/images2/p/P40F13SEP07.jpg.59617.jpg

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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1245 times:

Very Nice, would you happen to know what lines they will be running on?


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1239 times:

Perhaps they are for use on the non-electric 'mainlines' of NJ Transit, (former Erie main line, Bergen County lines)

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1239 times:

Nice...speaking of locomotives and railroads, what happened to EWS and Traindriver?

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1224 times:

Does not look to different from the ones currently used, but I prefer the older ones.
I have family in NJ and stayed in Bergen County for 4 months this year and traveled with NJ Transit every day to 34rd Street in NYC. Changed every day in Secaucus.



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1215 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 3):
what happened to EWS

Aliens abducted him and took him to drive class66's around Mars!



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1210 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
Does not look to different from the ones currently used

Doesn't look too different? Are you daft? It's the first and only General Electric P-series locomotive for NJ Transit. That's like saying a Volvo looks like a Volkswagen.

[Edited 2007-09-14 21:35:29]

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1180 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Doesn't look too different? Are you daft? It's the first and only GE Genesis locomotive for NJ Transit. That's like saying a Volvo looks like a Volkswagen.

Well since when are this locomotives in use ? I have been in NJ from April till July and traveled on the Bergen County Line every week day and every second day I got a engine looking very similar to that one.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1173 times:

Quoting Columba (Reply 7):
I got a engine looking very similar to that one

I should have mentioned the one I posted is the railroad's first P40DC. I assume the ones you saw were PL42AC's.

[Edited 2007-09-14 21:46:39]

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1164 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
I assume the ones you saw were PL42AC's.

Could very well be, I have no idea about trains either German or American. I just clicked on the thread because it mentioned NJ Transit which I traveled nearly every day for 4 months  Wink



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1151 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Doesn't look too different? Are you daft? It's the first and only General Electric P-series locomotive for NJ Transit. That's like saying a Volvo looks like a Volkswagen.

nope...... looks just like a train to me...



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3305 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1125 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):
Whoa... I never thought I'd see one of these puppies in other than Amtrak or VIA paint. Click the pic once or twice to enlarge it.

Very nice.

But...

Quoting Columba (Reply 7):
Well since when are this locomotives in use ? I have been in NJ from April till July and traveled on the Bergen County Line every week day and every second day I got a engine looking very similar to that one.

I agree. I use the Pascack Valley Line every day in the summer and the ones they use now on most trains don't look any different than this one. Will these eventually be used to replace all the other old ones?

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 11):
I use the Pascack Valley Line every day in the summer and the ones they use now on most trains don't look any different than this one. Will these eventually be used to replace all the other old ones?

The PL42AC locomotives are different in their engines, horsepower, drive systems, traction motors, and appearance. Here's What one looks like...

http://www.railpictures.net/images/n/NJT4002_-_Roster_-_Re-edited.jpg.54059.jpg

Compare it to the P40DC...

http://www.railpictures.net/images/images2/p/P40F13SEP07.jpg.59617.jpg

Here's more info on both models:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GE_Genesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PL42AC


User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

I have been on NJ Transit's older trains that aren't very comfortable. And I was in the front and every time the horn blew I jumped (I have sensitive ears).

The new trains look nice.



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Those trains look too clean. They need a little graffiti to liven them up.


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User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Yeesh!! I'll take the Flared "40's" currently still in use on NJT. ( I'd rather take the long gone U34CH's, but I'll admit that's asking too much )

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
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Quoting N231YE (Reply 3):
Nice...speaking of locomotives and railroads, what happened to EWS and Traindriver?

He was a very naughty boy



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 958 times:

Why did Amtrak get rid of that loco anyway?



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 17):
Why did Amtrak get rid of that loco anyway?

Amtrak doesn't use many of the P40's anymore. They have been replaced by P42's, which are bascially a more advanced (and reliable) version with the same exterior dimensions.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 16):
He was a very naughty boy

Who? EWS or Traindriver? I never knew EWS much, but Traindriver seemed like a nice guy, and his posts on railroads were pretty good.


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