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Eric Kreszl

NJ Transit locomotive Roster and information

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We are going to use this for a roster of all NJ Transit locomotives still in Revenue service on the railroad as a general guide to the locomotives. Information regarding the locomotives will be updated.

 

Electric Locomotives

 

ALP-44 #4400-4419

 

ALP-44M #4420-4431

 

ALP-46 #4600-4628

 

 

Revenue Diesel Locomotives

 

PL42AC #4000-4032

 

F40PH-2CAT #4113-4129

 

GP40FH-2 4134-4144

 

GP40PH-2 #4100-4112

 

GP40PH-2A (designated as GP40PH-2 on locomotive) #4145-4150

 

GP40PH-2B #4200-4218

 

GP40PH-2 #4148 was wrecked in Secaucus NJ collision on 2/9/1996. The locomotive was rebuilt to GP40PH-2B specifications and renumbered 4219. For some unknown reason 4219 does not have a letter B at the end of the GP40PH-2 designation on the locomotive itself.

 

Non-Revenue Diesel Locomotives

 

(These locomotives do not have Head-End-Power units (HEP) as a result they can not be used to pull passenger trains.)

 

GP40-2 #4300-4303

 

MP20-3B #1001-1005

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I was just looking at my Hoboken photos and was wondering if 502 is still there?

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I was just looking at my Hoboken photos and was wondering if 502 is still there?

Sure is. Sitting on Track 18 (heading towards HBLR).

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I was just looking at my Hoboken photos and was wondering if 502 is still there?

 

Yes 502 is still alive. When I was up there last weekend the locomotive was in the yard so I could not get photos of it.

 

Eric

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I saw it too, on PATH train tuesday morning.

 

- Andy

 

 

 

It wasn't on the train with me though.... :cool::D:(:eek::)

 

- Andy

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GP40-2 #4300-4303.. I regularly see these also from the :nec: and the PATH train by the path yard. Usually hooked to problem comet v cars going to wherever they go for the repairs & fixes they seem to require. I'm sad those cars seem to have such issues, they are comfy and pleasing to the eye. NJT seems to be favoring older cars & their EMU's for the last 3 months on the :nec: i've been seeing less and less of the comet v.

 

- Andy

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GP40-2 #4300-4303.. I regularly see these also from the :nec: and the PATH train by the path yard. Usually hooked to problem comet v cars going to wherever they go for the repairs & fixes they seem to require. I'm sad those cars seem to have such issues, they are comfy and pleasing to the eye. NJT seems to be favoring older cars & their EMU's for the last 3 months on the :nec: i've been seeing less and less of the comet v.

 

- Andy

 

The 4300 locomotives are MOW locomotives. As I have written they are not equipped with Head End Power Units. They are strictly work locomotives.

 

Eric

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The 4300 locomotives are MOW locomotives. As I have written they are not equipped with Head End Power Units. They are strictly work locomotives.

 

Eric

 

Yea, i think they are simply moving them though, not in revenue service.

 

- Andy

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Yea, i think they are simply moving them though, not in revenue service.

 

- Andy

 

Not a full set of cars, just like 2 of them.

 

- Andy

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It appears that 3-4 GP40FH-2 locomotives are still active, with NJT obviously intending to get whatever life is left out of their wheelsets, etc. until major expensive repairs are necessary. (It apears the locomotives that were laying over at Bay Head from January-July 2008 are on their way to Canada at a bargain price.) Recently seen active on the NJCL include 4142 (10/1/08 midday southbound at Point Pleasant Beach) 4138 (laying over at night in Bay Head yard over the past few weeks.) 4141 was also active into early August.

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It appears that 3-4 GP40FH-2 locomotives are still active, with NJT obviously intending to get whatever life is left out of their wheelsets, etc. until major expensive repairs are necessary. (It apears the locomotives that were laying over at Bay Head from January-July 2008 are on their way to Canada at a bargain price.) Recently seen active on the NJCL include 4142 (10/1/08 midday southbound at Point Pleasant Beach) 4138 (laying over at night in Bay Head yard over the past few weeks.) 4141 was also active into early August.

 

Thanks for the info. The October 2008 issue of Railpace Newsmagazine has a photo of 6 of the 7 locomotives on a CN freight going up to Canada. The trains agency AMT is leasing them. The one locomotive that was not on that train was NJ Transit GP40FH-2 #4140. I don't know where that locomotive is and that was one of the 7 stored in Bay Head.

 

Eric

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What were those rebuilt from?

 

- A

 

NJ Transit's MP20B-3 locomotives were built by Wabtec. they were built from NJ Transit GP40FH-2 locomotives #4130-4134.

 

NJT 1001 Ex NJT 4130

 

NJT 1002 Ex NJT 4131

 

NJT 1003 Ex NJT 4132

 

NJT 1004 Ex NJT 4133

 

NJT 1005 Ex NJT 4134.

 

Eric

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Ok, so the very oldest locos are either going to be rebuilt or sold? When are those other ones (4100-4112) going to retire, do you think they are waiting for them to have a catastrophic problem?

 

- A

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The 4100's the CNJ units are fine. They just have some crappy signaling system thats been phased out so they are restricted to the Hoboken routes sometimes making an odd appearance on the :njc:. How long they have know one knows, there was no second order for PL42's so my guess is they have time at least for now. The next units to go will probably be the 4300's the GP40-2's.

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The 4100's the CNJ units are fine. They just have some crappy signaling system thats been phased out so they are restricted to the Hoboken routes sometimes making an odd appearance on the :njc:. How long they have know one knows, there was no second order for PL42's so my guess is they have time at least for now. The next units to go will probably be the 4300's the GP40-2's.

 

The NJ Transit CNJ 4100-4112 series locomotives are still going strong and in my personal opinion are one of there best. The locomotives were equipped with NJ Transit's Experimental ACSES System which restricted their use to the hoboken Division routes. ACSES stands for Automatic Cab Speed Enforcement System. An advanced form of Cab Signaling and speed enforcement. Despite the fact that the locomotives are 40 years old I would personally expect NJ Transit to use these locomotives at least for a couple more years.

 

Eric

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I was hoping you would come explain it Eric, my explanation of the signal system would have been terrible. Long Live the CNJ geeps!!

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I was hoping you would come explain it Eric, my explanation of the signal system would have been terrible. Long Live the CNJ geeps!!

 

I'm not that familiar with the system.

 

Eric

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I can explain the system itself but do you really want me to bore you? And leave you all :confused:

 

No its not worth driving yourself crazy trying to explain it.B)

 

Eric

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