• The Raritan Valley Line Thread…

  • Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

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  by mcmannors
 
Jtgshu wrote:I dunno Mc — if something happened and you wrote "cloudy" on your 1055, there could be a problem!!!
True, true. But as you know, it will be a cold day in July before I fill out a 1055! :-)

  by transit383
 
On the RVL today:
  • 4120 - C2M - C4 - 3 C2Ms - 6043 (first C4 coach I've seen on the RVL in a long time)
    4116 - 5 C2Ms - 6031
    4125 - 5 C2Ms - 6024

  by mcmannors
 
There are actually two Comet IV cab cars in Raritan today; 5020 and 5027. One of them is the cab for a seven-car set.

  by Wanderer
 
The shop train from hell ran last night. The entire 4143 + 6 set was dragged mercilessly by 4214 to the MMC. When it passed, it sounded like the 4143 was sufficiently dead in tow.

  by Ken W2KB
 
Presumably Train 5435's equipment that broke down at Westfield last night?

  by Wanderer
 
It appeared to be. I'm not 100 percent sure, but I would say yes.

  by ScottTheNiceGuy
 
There's a Geep on the RVL!

I saw 4145 pushing five C2Ms and a Comet V cab this morning around 8:30 at Union — couldn't get the cab number since I was in class.

  by Wanderer
 
There are actually three, then. GP40FH-2s 4142 and 4145, and GP40PH-2 4150.

  by ScottTheNiceGuy
 
4145 is also a PH-2, along with 4150.

I thought 4142, along with the rest of the FHs, are called "warthogs"?

  by Zeke
 
Most of us NJT ers call them widebodys or Fat bodies.

  by Wanderer
 
ScottTheNiceGuy wrote:4145 is also a PH-2, along with 4150.

I thought 4142, along with the rest of the FHs, are called "warthogs"?
Excuse the brain fart. I was typing faster than my head was thinking. But, yeah, fat-bodies/fat-backs/warthogs/dead weight/shop dragqueens/etc.

  by ScottTheNiceGuy
 
I personally like the call the FH's "crap". Haha

I also don't get why NJT doesn't do anything to "touch-up" the paint on the PH2's since they will be in service for quite some time and have chipped paint all over their noses.

  by Sirsonic
 
Several FHs are known as the anchor from the Titanic. Dont forget the MN FHs too, aka Metrocrap.

  by Wanderer
 
Sirsonic wrote:Several FHs are known as the anchor from the Titanic. Dont forget the MN FHs too, aka Metrocrap.
Let's also not forget the obscene nicknames which can't be repeated here, but are generally heard flying from the engine room while the engineer is attempting to troubleshoot an FH. You know, the kind also heard from engineers on the 4409.

  by Jtgshu
 
Unless things have gone down hill with the 4409 that used to be a hell of a motor - It always seemed that if the train was late for whatever reason, if the 4409 was powering it, the engineer would make up time!!!

Also, the 4135 is one of my favorites (with my limited experience of course :-) That sucker has great brakes and really moves. I was getting up to 80mph faster with that one than any other loco on the RVL.......the dynamics really howl on her too :-)
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