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by Jtgshu
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Gaming & Simulations
Topic: What If Amtrak Had Bought the ALP-46 and Beefed It Up?
Replies: 23
Views: 13714

Re: What If Amtrak Had Bought the ALP-46 and Beefed It Up?

Lets not forget Amtrak DID run the '46 back when they were new, they leased i believe the last 5 or 6 of them for Clocker service after the E60s were retired or sent out for rebuilding and never came back... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMSPPwrR1ew" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Th...
by Jtgshu
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Time for a Swim, Anyone? (Gladstone Washout in Peapack)
Replies: 27
Views: 6923

Re: Time for a Swim, Anyone?

As an FYI, they are planning on having service restored to Gladstone by Monday Morning.
by Jtgshu
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns
Replies: 579
Views: 155772

Re: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns

sixty-six wrote:
Let the Hoboken Divison guys worry about Hoboken...hahaha :-)
Lets just keep the Hoboken guys on the hoboken side, I know the cool thing these days is to work and qualify the Newark side, but............ :P
by Jtgshu
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: More crossovers at County interlocking?
Replies: 43
Views: 6601

Re: More crossovers at County interlocking?

Wow, talk about buried in the archives!!! I love venturing into those deep dark pages where things are covered in cobwebs and long forgotten screenames and people lurk! For even more fun, go to "wayback machine" and pull up the various versions of RR.net before this one!!! Some GREAT stuff in there ...
by Jtgshu
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns
Replies: 579
Views: 155772

Re: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns

Yes, 66, both pans are live at all times (as far as I know - must assume they are anyway) Its just that one is in contact with the wire, the other isn't. There is no chance of arc'ing with a '46 because the way to change pantographs is to raise the one that was down, so they are both up, once that ...
by Jtgshu
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns
Replies: 579
Views: 155772

Re: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns

Max power from diesel engine - 2828MW With 6 MLs, average HEP consumption is about 300kw, sometimes higher sometimes lower, depending on temperature, if AC or heat is on, number of open cars, etc Often shows "traction horsepower" of around 4050HP on average (it fluctuates). Something does not add u...
by Jtgshu
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns
Replies: 579
Views: 155772

Re: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns

This is where things get a little confusing..... I can only speak for the PLs as thats what im familiar with right now, but on the various computer screens its shows real time ratings of horsepower from the engine/traction alternator. It also shows real time "traction horsepower" - Im going to give ...
by Jtgshu
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns
Replies: 579
Views: 155772

Re: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns

Yes, 66, both pans are live at all times (as far as I know - must assume they are anyway) Its just that one is in contact with the wire, the other isn't. There is no chance of arc'ing with a '46 because the way to change pantographs is to raise the one that was down, so they are both up, once that o...
by Jtgshu
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: One-Seat Ride to NYC on Raritan Valley Line
Replies: 189
Views: 51305

Re: One-Seat Ride to NYC on Raritan Valley Line

Watching the various readings on the loco, the hardest pull out of a station is actually out of Union station on the LL going west. The loco gets to the highest tractive effort there when starting out. I don't have the track charts memorized, but from my own experience the steepest grades (other tha...
by Jtgshu
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns
Replies: 579
Views: 155772

Re: ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns

Yea, the 46's panto sits up on top, the highest point, while the 45 the panto lowers below the top of the roof. I dunno if arcing is an issue! :) The problem isnt' so much the roof line or where the pan sits when its lowered, but rather how close the pan is to the wire when its lowered. There isn't...
by Jtgshu
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: One-Seat Ride to NYC on Raritan Valley Line
Replies: 189
Views: 51305

Re: One-Seat Ride to NYC on Raritan Valley Line

But NJT just spent a bazillion dollars on Dual Mode locomotives! That means they dont' need to run any new wire anywhere ever again! HAHAHAHAH (as a loco runs into Hoboken in diesel mode after changing at Broad St Newark.....)
by Jtgshu
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Penn Station, Madness and Train Boarding
Replies: 206
Views: 27108

Re: Penn Station, Madness and Train Boarding

When they are short an ALP set, they will steal 3200's train set, which arrives in NY around 200am. Also, 3800 sometimes is a push pull set. There are several trains that arrive in NYP inbetween 1245am and 2am which will go to sunnyside to yard, but if they need the equipment they will turn it and r...
by Jtgshu
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Penn Station, Madness and Train Boarding
Replies: 206
Views: 27108

Re: Penn Station, Madness and Train Boarding

I can only imagine what the rush must be like for the last trains of the night. Speaking of which, what exactly would happen if the last train of the night was canceled for some reason? The last train is never cancelled! They would cancel the second to last train and make it the last train. Or if t...
by Jtgshu
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Multi-Level Cars—Delivery/Status
Replies: 4336
Views: 765214

Re: Multi-Level Cars—Delivery/Status

CNJGeep wrote:The 4213 with four Multilevels went to the Meadowlands today.
3 of those cars (not the cab car) are brand new cars - they were okay'ed and put in service last night in Raritan...first revenue trip was this morning on probably 2406
by Jtgshu
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: "Bookie" pulling the pin....
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

"Bookie" pulling the pin....

Probably the last actual Erie guy working anywhere........Not EL, the Erie!! http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/americas_oldest_train_dispatcher_retires_at_age_85.html#incart_river_default" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Its a shame health issues are making him retire, as he wou...

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