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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:32 pm

That sounds like what I've read of FRA requirements: you may not have to have it, but if it's on the equipment it has to be in working order. If you want to do without it you have to remove it.
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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby sullivan1985 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:57 pm

There are only about 2 dozen cars. The expense related to removing the CSS likely isn't justified against the practice of just doing Field 92D inspections between 180Ds.
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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby ryanov » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:10 pm

They certainly seem to need them, though -- I wonder why not use the cars they have to mitigate the shortage. The reason they need those other cars worked on, presumably, is they need this equipment in the future. If they don't plan to use the IVs in the future for that purpose, it would seem like that is perfect. What do I know?
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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby ConrailRailfan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:35 pm

If they got a few of the Comet IV Cab Cars leading trains again, the AC Line would not have to be shut down for five months either.
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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby andrewjw » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:57 pm

ConrailRailfan wrote:If they got a few of the Comet IV Cab Cars leading trains again, the AC Line would not have to be shut down for five months either.

Not unless they find the crews for them.
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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby Zuccaraillo » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:47 pm

The IV cabs have “outdated braking systems” deemed “incompatible with the ALP-46 engines”, which quite frankly should be perfectly fine when paired with Geeps or any of the older diesels. IMO they should’ve remained while the Comet V cabs stay with the ALPs and PLs.
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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby EuroStar » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:59 am

Zuccaraillo wrote:The IV cabs have “outdated braking systems” deemed “incompatible with the ALP-46 engines”, which quite frankly should be perfectly fine when paired with Geeps or any of the older diesels. IMO they should’ve remained while the Comet V cabs stay with the ALPs and PLs.


And of course one has to ponder why NJT ordered engines that would make some of their cab cars obsolete without contingency planning when they bought the ALP46s ... I imagine the brakes on the IVs are not compatible with the ALP-45s either. Was there a plan for NJT to be buying more MLVs or some other cabs that did not come to fruition under the Cristie administration? I know there were options on the ALP-45s that did not get exercised after ARC was cancelled, but were there options on cars (and cab cars specifically) that went unused?
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Re: NJT Comet IV Cars

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:28 pm

EuroStar wrote:Was there a plan for NJT to be buying more MLVs or some other cabs that did not come to fruition under the Cristie administration? I know there were options on the ALP-45s that did not get exercised after ARC was cancelled, but were there options on cars (and cab cars specifically) that went unused?
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