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Loving this train. Serious this is a work of art.

 

You got better luck then me catching it, I was waiting for it at Metuchen once and a local pulled it. I didn't think anything of it until I saw the ACES rounding the curve. I try to run to the edge of the platform but no luck, the ACES was gone and the Trenton Local blocked the view even more as it was pulling out.

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Nice shots!

 

N-trizzy some advice on catching ACES:

 

Don't use Metro Park, Metuchen,Edison or New Brunswick as all 4 of those stations are the station where ACES is timed to meet and Pass when heading to AC. Your better off using either Rahway and stations North or Princeton Junction and stations South.

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Nice shots!

 

N-trizzy some advice on catching ACES:

 

Don't use Metro Park, Metuchen,Edison or New Brunswick as all 4 of those stations are the station where ACES is timed to meet and Pass when heading to AC. Your better off using either Rahway and stations North or Princeton Junction and stations South.

 

I noticed that too. I'd do hamilton as it is modern and has an enclosed area with a shop & (NJT) bus access.

 

- A

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Hamilton is nice but make sure your camera can get the shots with out making them come out to blurry, if you have different setting I would make sure to use them as they come through pretty quick there.

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Hamilton is nice but make sure your camera can get the shots with out making them come out to blurry, if you have different setting I would make sure to use them as they come through pretty quick there.

 

Correct, even trains that happen to be on track 1 and 4 that are bypassing the station go by at like 80. I think that's why they have the train approaching warning they way they do.

 

- A

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Correct, even trains that happen to be on track 1 and 4 that are bypassing the station go by at like 80. I think that's why they have the train approaching warning they way they do.

 

- A

 

Its 90! I have been setting up for a shot and been knocked down( I was unknowingly in front of the Yellow Line)! When they say Stand Behind the Yellow Line they really mean stand behind the Yellow Line. As for those signs they don't do a damn thing, if they were automated it would help there is always one person who I have to scream at to stand back.(for their safety and I don't think they want to be in my shot).

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Its 90! I have been setting up for a shot and been knocked down( I was unknowingly in front of the Yellow Line)! When they say Stand Behind the Yellow Line they really mean stand behind the Yellow Line. As for those signs they don't do a damn thing, if they were automated it would help there is always one person who I have to scream at to stand back.(for their safety and I don't think they want to be in my shot).

 

Yea i hear you on that one, was too close at levittown one time, got my rain soaked hair blown dry! :cool: :eek:

 

- A

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Very nice. But what's the point of a bi-level?

 

Offers 2 class service on every car vs separate cars. Only 4 of them. Basically it's like having 8 cars without taking up an additional 340 feet. Also the multilevels are heavier & give a much smoother ride.

 

- A

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The casinos wanted the newest of what NJT had to offer. All of these cars were rebuilt from NJT ML's that were in service.

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Nice shots! I saw ACES for the 1st time on Friday @ Harrison while waiting for the PA5 to come and the Bi-Levels look great with the ACES logos on it!

 

The casinos wanted the newest of what NJT had to offer. All of these cars were rebuilt from NJT ML's that were in service.

 

That is not true. Those cars came from the factory brand new as that order was done jointly between a group of casinos and NJT.

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Nice shots! I saw ACES for the 1st time on Friday @ Harrison while waiting for the PA5 to come and the Bi-Levels look great with the ACES logos on it!

 

 

 

That is not true. Those cars came from the factory brand new as that order was done jointly between a group of casinos and NJT.

 

The cars are from the end of the first delivery series. They were not re-numbered.

 

- A

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All of the cars saw service as commuter cars before being sent back to BBD for an overhaul and refurbishment into the ACES paint and configuration. All of the older ML's have been going back to BBD for a mini overhaul of sorts after Transit found out that there were some quirks. I know this as a fact as on my adirondack trip this past January I saw a CSX/CP train waiting in a yard in Northern New York with NJT cars headed back to BBD all of which were ML's from the first order.

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All of the cars saw service as commuter cars before being sent back to BBD for an overhaul and refurbishment into the ACES paint and configuration. All of the older ML's have been going back to BBD for a mini overhaul of sorts after Transit found out that there were some quirks. I know this as a fact as on my adirondack trip this past January I saw a CSX/CP train waiting in a yard in Northern New York with NJT cars headed back to BBD all of which were ML's from the first order.

 

Correct. They are adding cushions to the area where your head might hit going down the lower stairs, and doing some other stuff.

 

- A

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Correct. They are adding cushions to the area where your head might hit going down the lower stairs, and doing some other stuff.

 

- A

 

I thought I heard something once about a trainman on the :me: getting hurt after hitting his head going down the stairs.

 

I've passed :ac:(E)(S) twice. Once while it was testing on the :me: and yesterday when it was pulling in as I was riding the 551 from AC to Philly.

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Yea, that's what i heard too.

 

I think they are doing something with the brake lines too. They, along with most cars with more than one level, tend to hang low, and if there's a branch or something protruding, or a grade crossing that isn't adjusted over time for settling it can yank them loose. Likely new suspenders to hold them up.

 

- A

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