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Eric Kreszl

NJ Transit 4219

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Hello Everyone,

 

 

NJ Transit GP40PH-2 #4219 was originally numbered as 4148. The locomotive was damaged in the Secaucus NJ collision of 2/9/96 and was rebuilt and renumbered 4219. Does anyone know if the locomotive is still a GP40PH-2 or a GP40PH-2B?

 

 

Here are some photos I have taken of this locomotive.

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=731940

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=731945

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=735497

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=741791

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=844744

 

Here are 2 youtube videos I made of NJT 4219.

 

 

 

If anyone can give me a answer please let me know

 

Eric

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It's a GP40PH-2B. If it was rebuilt as a 2A, NJT might have renumbered it as 4151 or something.

 

Here is the catch though. The locomotive still has a GP40PH-2 designation under the road number.

 

 

 

Eric

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I've seen that loco before. Didn't know the story behind it.

 

Nice pics and awesome videos btw!

 

NJ Transit 4219 was originally NJ Transit 4148. The locomotive was damaged in a head on Collision on 2/9/1996 and the engineer was killed. The locomotive was repaired and renumbered as 4219 as it is now.

 

 

Eric

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NJ Transit 4219 was originally NJ Transit 4148. The locomotive was damaged in a head on Collision on 2/9/1996 and the engineer was killed. The locomotive was repaired and renumbered as 4219 as it is now.

 

 

Eric

OH yeah. I remember about that incident now. I heard about it as a child, but didn't get the full story til a few years later because I wasn't able to understand back in 96.....

 

Hmm....so it killed two engineers and then a passenger on the eastbound that crashed which was then train that had what is today 4219. Then 162 were injured, so I'm guessing then train had quite a load. Then more crashes occurred after that but not with NJT trains.....

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