Trackguy,Oport and all: Those PA-5 cars look good-I noticed some sitting outside at Harrison myself. I like the blue color scheme and the fact that PATH is retaining the "P" logo-but without the NJ-NY which made it very accurate.
I find it interesting that the PATH even intends to replace the 80s Kawasaki cars also in this order-I now wonder if ridership increases in the system will PATH keep them for use similar to how the Class K cars were used before their retirement?
Speaking of similar cars-with the MBTA now receiving their 0700 series Blue Line cars-the similarities between the two car types is quite interesting-I consider these cars to be PATH cars with pantographs-but the overhead roof apparatus probably would not clear the close confines of the Hudson Tubes. I can picture them using the overhead wire on the PATH tracks W of the Hackensack River Bridge if it was DC voltage-but as many know that wire is totally unused today-there are wires that have been placed in at least one spot UNDER it. For more insight on the MBTA 0700 cars look here:
and then go backwards from the last page for more up to date info.
Will PATH place the PA-5 cars on display someplace? I am sure that I am not the only one who would like to see them!
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS