ApproachMedium wrote: ↑Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:05 amNJT will likely NOT be replacing ANYTHING with dual modes. The dual modes will come in and fill the gaps for all the power they got rid of in the last few years that should NOT have been.
I hope you are right for the sake of all those people waiting for the train only to hear an announcement that it has been cancelled due to mechanical problems. I am not very optimistic though. I would not be surprised to see a number of the geeps parked immediately after the new engines are approved for revenue service. NJT has history of parking or disposing of equipment, which even though worn out, could still be used, especially in a pinch.
With Ray as VP of operations, I truly doubt the existing geeps will be parked after the duals arrive, unless there is a major failure with one.. In fact there are a few real railroaders who are high up in the ranks, and not just Ray..
Additionally, from what I was just told from a yardmaster the 4200's and a few 4100 geeps will continue to be used in revenue even after the tack on order of dual modes arrive... Believe it or not, there are even plans to bring the 4109 back to revenue service, amazingly!
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