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Eric Kreszl

New Photos and Videos from Red Bank NJ 5/23/2008

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Hello Everyone,

 

I was in Red Bank today and took some photos. It was a very interesting day.

 

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Here are some new videos I made today as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy as always,

 

Eric

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Great catch there! I never seen a PL42-AC in those parts. How rare is a PL42-AC on the :njc:?

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Great catch there! I never seen a PL42-AC in those parts. How rare is a PL42-AC on the :njc:?

 

 

This is the first time I have ever photographed ANY PL42AC diesel locomotive on the NJCL. I know that there have been several test trains in the past but not just to tow 2 ALP-44M electric locomotives.

 

Eric

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Nice photos!! You know, this past thursday just outside the MMC i saw from a path train a alp-44 and a diesel hooked together, it wasn't a pl42ac though. Looked like a gp40 of some sort.

 

- Andy

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Very nice photos and videos!

 

I take it NJT had nothing else available to move them ALP-44s. Wait, that PL42AC was heading northbound?

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Very nice photos and videos!

 

I take it NJT had nothing else available to move them ALP-44s. Wait, that PL42AC was heading northbound?

 

I think it is heading northbound from the view of the tracks..but don't hold me to that.

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I think it is heading northbound from the view of the tracks..but don't hold me to that.

 

Hello Everyone,

 

PL42AC Locomotive #4022 was puling both ALP-44M locomotives north.

 

Eric

 

 

P.S. There are a LOT of Multi-level trains on the NJCL.

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Hello Everyone,

 

PL42AC Locomotive #4022 was puling both ALP-44M locomotives north.

 

Eric

 

 

P.S. There are a LOT of Multi-level trains on the NJCL.

 

Sounds like i should get down there for a beach trip asap. Last time i caught a comet 2 on my way to belmar.

 

- Andy

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Sounds like i should get down there for a beach trip asap. Last time i caught a comet 2 on my way to belmar.

 

- Andy

 

All the Comet II Cars are now Comet IIM cars. There are no longer any Comet II Cab Cars. All were rebuilt into coaches.

 

Eric

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All the Comet II Cars are now Comet IIM cars. There are no longer any Comet II Cab Cars. All were rebuilt into coaches.

 

Eric

 

You know i was wondering about that. The consist was comet 2 and 3 and i believe 5 cars long.

 

- Andy

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You know i was wondering about that. The consist was comet 2 and 3 and i believe 5 cars long.

 

- Andy

 

Here is some general information on NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line trains.

 

Electric Consists

 

All NJ Transit electric trains will have either a ALP-44 or ALP-46 pulling 6 to 10 cars average depending on the time of day.

 

Diesel Consists

 

All NJ Transit Diesel consists consist of GP40PH-2 locomotives #4145-4150 and GP40PH-2B locomotives #4200-4219, or F40PH-2CAT locomotives occasionally, and fewer and fewer GP40FH-2 locomotives. GP40PH-2 locomotives #4100-4112 are not allowed on the :njc: because they are considered to heavy to run on the :nec:. They used to be common but not anymore. As for PL42AC locomotives they can operate on the :njc: however for some unknown reason NJ Transit continues to not assign them there except for Non Revenue trains like the one I took a photo of the other day in Red Bank or test trains.

 

Arrow III MU Cars are only allowed on the :njc: up to Aberdeen-Matawan because of the Catenary Voltage increase from 12KV to 25KV just south of Signal/Milepost 7.9 as they can not change voltage automatically at the phase gap located there.

 

Most NJ Transit Multi-level trains I have seen will have a ALP-46 electric locomotive pulling them and those trains average 8 to 10 cars.

 

Hope this helps

 

Eric

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Here is some general information on NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line trains.

 

Electric Consists

 

All NJ Transit electric trains will have either a ALP-44 or ALP-46 pulling 6 to 10 cars average depending on the time of day.

 

Diesel Consists

 

All NJ Transit Diesel consists consist of GP40PH-2 locomotives #4145-4150 and GP40PH-2B locomotives #4200-4219, or F40PH-2CAT locomotives occasionally, and fewer and fewer GP40FH-2 locomotives. GP40PH-2 locomotives #4100-4112 are not allowed on the :njc: because they are considered to heavy to run on the :nec:. They used to be common but not anymore. As for PL42AC locomotives they can operate on the :njc: however for some unknown reason NJ Transit continues to not assign them there except for Non Revenue trains like the one I took a photo of the other day in Red Bank or test trains.

 

Arrow III MU Cars are only allowed on the :njc: up to Aberdeen-Matawan because of the Catenary Voltage increase from 12KV to 25KV just south of Signal/Milepost 7.9 as they can not change voltage automatically at the phase gap located there.

 

Most NJ Transit Multi-level trains I have seen will have a ALP-46 electric locomotive pulling them and those trains average 8 to 10 cars.

 

Hope this helps

 

Eric

 

Yes it helps and makes sense. The multilevels seem to have greater HEP requirements, and are obviosuly heavier, so i think the only alp-44's with multilevels will be on the :nec: also it seems they can get away with shorter consists during non peak hours. I have noticed (NJT) favoring the new single levels and multilevels when it comes to using the alp-46. The alp-44 seems to be relegated to older rolling stock and reverse peak service, with EMU filling in the gaps between alp-46 runs. You can especially see this when you are at newark and get to see jersey ave, :njc: and full :nec: trains.

 

 

- Andy

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