Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

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Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by ENGR41 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:22 pm

Just wanted to know what the highest numbered pa5 railcar have you guys seen. So far the highest i've seen is 5640. For the non operating pair is 5125

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by OportRailfan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:47 pm

The highest I saw was either the 39, or 40
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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Fan Railer » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:50 am

According to this:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/sb/ra0110/#/50

140 cars have been delivered as of January 1st.

now i'm assuming an equal number of A and B cars, so that would mean about 5639 and 5139, which is about right...
i didn't know they were coming in this fast though...

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Head-end View » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:39 pm

I saw a train running today that included 5647 and 5129 for what it's worth. And I let it go and waited 15 minutes for the next old train. :-D I can't remember; has anyone said for sure if they're being delivered and/or going into service in numerical order?

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by MACTRAXX » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:10 pm

Everyone: Should we start a PA1/2/3 retirement thread? With the introduction of the PA5s are an equal number of these older cars being retired?
Will the Kawasaki PA4s be the last to be retired - retained or sold off to another transit operator? Will some of those become PATH's new work equipment?

I like the design and color of the PA5s-very similar to MBTA's 0700 Blue Line cars-but from riding them and giving them a good look-over I am sure that I am not the only one that will miss the head-end views...

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by kwyjibo007 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:27 am

Spotted 5663 on the east end of Harrison Yard.

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Head-end View » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:29 pm

A test train running in the Meadows today included car # 5787. So thats approx. 187 cab-cars. Anybody know how many cab-less cars are on the property?

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by OportRailfan » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:52 pm

Head-end View wrote:A test train running in the Meadows today included car # 5787. So thats approx. 187 cab-cars. Anybody know how many cab-less cars are on the property?
I wanna say something in the 60's like 5167 or 5168
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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Head-end View » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:12 pm

So that would mean roughly 255 cars (187 cab-cars + 68 cab-less) or 75% of the 340 car fleet. Okay............. Actually I'm surprised it's taking this long. I originally thought it was all going to be over by this past winter. I guess we're on borrowed time now (chuckle!)

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Head-end View » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:31 pm

And today saw car 5790 in the Harrison Shops yard, while taking still another PA-4 ride.

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Martin Baumann » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:03 am

5785 5187 highest numbers seen in service during my visit on 7/21 and 7/22

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by OportRailfan » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:29 am

Martin Baumann wrote:5785 5187 highest numbers seen in service during my visit on 7/21 and 7/22
5785-5600= 186 Cars
+ 5187-5100= 88 Cars
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There was an order for 340, and I think somewhere I saw/was told they ordered an extra 10, making it 350 cars.

So, that means that more than 75% of the order has been delivered.
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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Head-end View » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:57 pm

Have seen 5790 and just today 5199. That would be about 289 cars. Lucky again today; on the WTC-NWK run rode 837 and 859. I forgot to notice; are there any PA-1,2,3 cars still in service? It seemed like I was only seeing all PA-4 consists on the old trains.

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by OportRailfan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:06 pm

Head-end View wrote:Have seen 5790 and just today 5199. That would be about 289 cars. Lucky again today; on the WTC-NWK run rode 837 and 859. I forgot to notice; are there any PA-1,2,3 cars still in service? It seemed like I was only seeing all PA-4 consists on the old trains.
I've noticed that too. Of the NWK-WTC consists that I've seen, they've all been solid PA4 sets
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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Fan Railer » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:08 am

Just a couple of PA-5 Vids I thought I'd share. Credits to NYCREDBIRD for taking and uploading.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4F05lg9xcA - SIXTEEN car PA-5 move.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYrQ9bNP3Iw - Rare half cab PA-5 rearview railfan.

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