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Eric Kreszl

Videos of NJ Transit trains X232 and X233

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Hello Everyone,

 

I have videos of the NJ Transit trains X232 and X233 which are the fueling trains that run on the North Jersey Coast Line on the weekends. These are the trains that have 2 to 3 locomotives on it and speed through the train stations without stopping.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some photos I took of the X trains that I have taken as well.

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=696628

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=696626

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=784317

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=760688

 

 

Enjoy the videos and the photos,

 

Eric

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Nice videos Eric. One question, what exactly do these refueling trains do?

 

My guess would be that it pushes/pulls a refueled locomotive to the terminal or station that that needs it. Just a guess.

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Hey Guys,

 

 

NJ Transit started running these X trains about a few years ago. NJ Transit had to remove the fueling facilites from Bay Head Yard as part of the Yard improvement plan a few years ago. As a result NJ Transit runs these 2 X trains to take the locomotives up to the MMC or the Medowlands Maitenance Complex to refuel the locomotives and bring them back down the NJCL to Bay Head. The letter X in the trains designation means that the train is schedueled but it does not carry passengers.

 

Train X232 is the train going North and X233 is the train going south.

 

I have seen this train twice with 3 locomotives on it. The passenger cars are included on the train so that the train can run at the maximum authorized speeds. If it was just the locomotives the train would not be able to go as fast.

 

Eric

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How does the refueling process work? Please excuse my ignorance but what exactly happens? Sorry Eastman.

 

 

I'm not sure unfortuinately.

 

 

Eric

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