Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Fan Railer » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:45 pm

Interesting twist... rode the system today to survey some things. They have cars 5813 and 5206 in service. In addition, it is possible to see the speedometer at your own risk through the cab door hinge. I clocked the PA-5 at 46 mph in the lower hudson tube and at 57 mph descending the lift bridge towards newark right out of jsq. Balancing speed is 55 mph.

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Fan Railer » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:05 pm

Fan Railer wrote:Interesting twist... rode the system today to survey some things. They have cars 5813 and 5206 in service. In addition, it is possible to see the speedometer at your own risk through the cab door hinge. I clocked the PA-5 at 46 mph in the lower hudson tube and at 57 mph descending the lift bridge towards newark right out of jsq. Balancing speed is 55 mph.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7-D9ooMfSg - Video from that day... more of a sound recording than not, with all those damn security cameras and PATH's anti cam laws.....

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Head-end View » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:11 pm

Just for the record, as I mentioned in another thread, I saw an all new consist in passenger service this week that included cars 5819 and 5219, meaning that the order is almost completed.

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Martin Baumann » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:03 pm

Have any numbers been skipped? If there are 340 cars then the numbers should end at 5219 and 5819 but every source I can find says they end at 5220 and 5820

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Re: Highest numbered PA5 you've seen

Post by Fan Railer » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:47 pm

Martin Baumann wrote:Have any numbers been skipped? If there are 340 cars then the numbers should end at 5219 and 5819 but every source I can find says they end at 5220 and 5820
no, but "every source you can find" was probably ripped off of wikipedia before the numbers were corrected. but we're still waiting for the 10 car option to come in, so those numbers will change regardless.

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