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An all NJT consist owned by SEPTA

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Actually that's SEPTA's lonely ALP-44. It was actually a gift to repay the late delivery for the then-new fleet on the Norristown High Speed Line. SEPTA originally wanted an AEM7, but it was no longer in production so they gave a ALP-44 instead. But yes, the Comet Is were formerly owned by NJT.

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Very cool! I am seeing less and less of these on (NJT) tracks, soon all will be given away.

 

- A

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All the Comet I's are retired. They last ran end of March. Some are heading to new owners the rest will most likely be scrapped at this point.

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All the Comet I's are retired. They last ran end of March. Some are heading to new owners the rest will most likely be scrapped at this point.

 

I actually saw the last train of comet 1's sitting at hoboken back in march. Were hooked to a PL42AC.

 

- A

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I actually saw the last train of comet 1's sitting at hoboken back in march. Were hooked to a PL42AC.

 

- A

 

That was not them they had an F40 on them. I know the conductor who did the last run.

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That was not them they had an F40 on them. I know the conductor who did the last run.

 

Hmm. Maybe it was a different C1 consist? It was only 4 cars.

 

- A

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Then it was not the last set, the last set was 7 cars I believe and the F40. I'll get more when I talk to the conductor later.

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Mebe the one i saw was simply being moved out of the way before being taken to mmc? It was on track 18. Weird in any case. I think i got photos of it, if i do i'll post.

 

- A

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Interesting, as there also seems to be a multilevel consist behind the comets.

 

There were more than just 4 cars, and i could not see the loco, but i know it was diesel. The MNRR unit was off. These photos were taken from the HBLR platform. If it had not been in a hurry to go i would have investigated further. The photos date from march 25, a wednesday.

 

- A

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The Multilevel set is used on the RVL early in the morning then becomes a train to Waldwick during the day. The last Comet I set was 4114 and 7 CI's.

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The back looks like a cat, what do you think? Could they have simply moved these 4/5 out of the way?

 

I've tried to remember what loco this was, because i'm pretty sure i was on the next platform over...... All my visits to hoboken kinda blend together, aside from one where i photographed an old certain rebuilt CR clunker which makes runs to bay head... :cool:

 

- A

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