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Metro North Diesel At NJT MMC

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I saw a MTA metro-north painted diesel at the NJtransit MMC near harrison. Any ideas why it was there? No photos, because i was on PATH. Also saw some nifty NJT and amtrak diesels.

 

- Andy

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Nothing new. At times those locos go to MMC for better maintance work, or work that can't be done in Hoboken.

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The paint they use is so glossy, makes them look new. I really need to get to hoboken one of these days, and do some stuff at newark as well.

 

- Andy

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I saw a MTA metro-north painted diesel at the NJtransit MMC near harrison. Any ideas why it was there? No photos, because i was on PATH. Also saw some nifty NJT and amtrak diesels.

 

- Andy

 

There are 11 locomotives assigned to West of Hudson operations (GP40FH-2s 4900-4905, GP40PH-2A 4906 (just back from rebuild), and F40PH-2CATs 4191-4194), but they can and are used throughout the Hoboken Division. I'm not sure, but it wouldn't be surprised, if an Metro-North locomotive has run on the Raritan Valley Line or the North Jersey Coast Line.

 

Here are pictures of 4902 and 4192. 4192 (ex-Amtrak 382) is shown entering Wayne-Route 23 en route to Hackettstown, and 4902 (ex-Metro-North 4186, Union Pacific and MoPac 604, and Rock Island 344) is pulling a solid MTA consist on the NJ Transit Main Line. I have not seen or shot 4190, now 4906 (which is in the same grouping as 4145-4147 and 4149-4150).

 

th_4192.jpg th_4902.jpg

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The 4190 is en route to NJ and may even be in NJ as MNCR 4906. There is a pic of it on the Fallen Flags website traveling through IN as 4906 from a couple of weeks ago.

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Interesting information. What kind of paint do they use to be so glossy?

 

Hey ken, can you whip me up a ROIC red bus for avatar use? :D

 

- Andy

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Hey ken, can you whip me up a ROIC red bus for avatar use?

 

 

I drew the RIOC NFI, it's been added to the list.

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Interesting information. What kind of paint do they use to be so glossy?

 

Hey ken, can you whip me up a ROIC red bus for avatar use? B)

 

- Andy

 

They may just be newly painted, Andy and not all "sandblasted" yet B)

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There are 11 locomotives assigned to West of Hudson operations (GP40FH-2s 4900-4905, GP40PH-2A 4906 (just back from rebuild), and F40PH-2CATs 4191-4194), but they can and are used throughout the Hoboken Division. I'm not sure, but it wouldn't be surprised, if an Metro-North locomotive has run on the Raritan Valley Line or the North Jersey Coast Line.

 

Here are pictures of 4902 and 4192. 4192 (ex-Amtrak 382) is shown entering Wayne-Route 23 en route to Hackettstown, and 4902 (ex-Metro-North 4186, Union Pacific and MoPac 604, and Rock Island 344) is pulling a solid MTA consist on the NJ Transit Main Line. I have not seen or shot 4190, now 4906 (which is in the same grouping as 4145-4147 and 4149-4150).

 

th_4192.jpg th_4902.jpg

 

Yes you are correct. The real reason behind the West of Hudson Service to begin with is because once you get out of NJ the Port Jervis Line and the Pascack Valley Line are automatically owned by the state of New York. To show that NJ Transit and Metro-North both share the routes the locomotives and passenger cars are painted for Metro-North as I have said in a prior post.

 

Eric

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Yes you are correct. The real reason behind the West of Hudson Service to begin with is because once you get out of NJ the Port Jervis Line and the Pascack Valley Line are automatically owned by the state of New York. To show that NJ Transit and Metro-North both share the routes the locomotives and passenger cars are painted for Metro-North as I have said in a prior post.

 

Eric

 

More interesting info! Thanks!

 

- Andy

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There are 11 locomotives assigned to West of Hudson operations (GP40FH-2s 4900-4905, GP40PH-2A 4906 (just back from rebuild), and F40PH-2CATs 4191-4194), but they can and are used throughout the Hoboken Division. I'm not sure, but it wouldn't be surprised, if an Metro-North locomotive has run on the Raritan Valley Line or the North Jersey Coast Line.

 

Here are pictures of 4902 and 4192. 4192 (ex-Amtrak 382) is shown entering Wayne-Route 23 en route to Hackettstown, and 4902 (ex-Metro-North 4186, Union Pacific and MoPac 604, and Rock Island 344) is pulling a solid MTA consist on the NJ Transit Main Line. I have not seen or shot 4190, now 4906 (which is in the same grouping as 4145-4147 and 4149-4150).

 

th_4192.jpg th_4902.jpg

 

Here are my photos of the Metro-North Locomotives.

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/locolist.aspx?id=MNCR&search=search

 

These locomotives are technically nothing more than NJ Transit diesel locomotives in Metro-North paint.:(

 

Eric

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It was a cowl unit with obviously fresh paint & what looked like new lighting fixtures (they were covered in that blue packing film).

 

- Andy

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