PVL freight power...

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PVL freight power...

Post by airman00 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:54 pm

I know that there is a very limited amount of freight left on the PVL, just 2-3 customers? Why don't they just use a switch engine like a sw 1500? Weren't they designed as a road switcher anyway?

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Re: PVL freight power...

Post by gp80mac » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:26 pm

What is the PVL?

SW1500s don't have bathrooms in them, and many of those switchers don't have ditchlights.
Yep.....

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Re: PVL freight power...

Post by Kaback9 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:38 am

Pascack Valley Line is what he is referring to, freight on the line in based out of Croxton, but the line in owned by New Jersey Transit and Metro North. Airman not everyone on this site is from the NY Tristate area, keep that in mind when posting.
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Re: PVL freight power...

Post by airman00 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:36 pm

I apoligize for not expounding on my question. What I meant was on the Pascack Valley line owned by NJ Transit and Metro North railroads, Norfolk Southern operates any remaining freight on that line. (this is in bergen county NJ) my guess is since it's basically like local freight since there's so few customers left on that line, just 2-3?...and no customers north of emerson, NJ, why not just use an SW1500 to do the jobs. Save the bigger engines for heavier and longer transports. It would be nice to see a sw1500 around here, since there are so few in NJ. (and none in bergen county, NJ)

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Re: PVL freight power...

Post by Kaback9 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:43 pm

airman00 wrote:I apoligize for not expounding on my question. What I meant was on the Pascack Valley line owned by NJ Transit and Metro North railroads, Norfolk Southern operates any remaining freight on that line. (this is in bergen county NJ) my guess is since it's basically like local freight since there's so few customers left on that line, just 2-3?...and no customers north of emerson, NJ, why not just use an SW1500 to do the jobs. Save the bigger engines for heavier and longer transports. It would be nice to see a sw1500 around here, since there are so few in NJ. (and none in bergen county, NJ)
As noted there are no bathrooms in the units, also the work of an SW can be done by a Geep just as well not to mention I think its safer to be in a GP38-2 than an SW if there was a collision or incident of some sort.
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