PATH L1

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PATH L1

Post by atsf sp » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:36 pm

Today I saw work motor L1 for PATH. I was wondering if anyone could shed any light as to the make or model of this motor.
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Re: PATH L1

Post by 4400Washboard » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:55 pm

Since you say work motor, I'm thinking that it's a Kawasaki PA4. The only other 2 possible things it could be is a H&M K-car (But I'm pretty sure all those are scrapped now) or a specific locomotive that PATH uses every now and then. I remember seeing a photo of it at the NJT Hoboken Terminal with some PA cars and Comet 1s.
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Re: PATH L1

Post by amtrakhogger » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:08 pm

The L1 is dual mode work train train locomotive that can run as a straight diesel electric or run on 3rd rail. IIRC, it can also move on battery power. Path aquired the unit new in late 80's or early 90's. I do not remember who the built the loco.
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Re: PATH L1

Post by 25Hz » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:40 am

amtrakhogger wrote:The L1 is dual mode work train train locomotive that can run as a straight diesel electric or run on 3rd rail. IIRC, it can also move on battery power. Path aquired the unit new in late 80's or early 90's. I do not remember who the built the loco.
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Re: PATH L1

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:12 pm

L1 is based at Harrison Shop. It has appeared at the 2000, 2001, 2002 (and possibly 1998) Hoboken Festivals.

Most recently it has been coupled to a set of PA4s on the west side of Harrison Yard, next to the NEC main line.
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Re: PATH L1

Post by 25Hz » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:38 pm

When i've seen it, there were cars, often 3-5 of them hooked onto it. Two flat car, and an old pa1 was the usual. :)
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