R44 5212 A Train wrote:Don't they lease the cars from NJT?
No. All Metro-North equiptment on the West-of-Hudson service are owned by Metro-North, but operated by NJT crews out of Hoboken.
Yeah now and then MN equiptment will be in odd spot (I rememeber people saying they had been spotted in Penn Station and the High-Line a few times when they where new), but if you think about it, wether or not a MN car is on a Port Jervis train or not, that train will still run with what ever other equiptment is available. Some times you still get a Metro-North F40, a consist of NJT CV's and a MN CV cab. For each MN car running in a differant spot, an NJT car takes it place.
Like Dutch said before, all the railroad cares about is having seats available for commuters. They dont care about how you would like to see their trains.
O/T a bit: How come MN never got CV's for its own East-of-Husdon service? I know they got all the old CI's and CII's, but never understood whey they didn't get some new CV's too for that side.