Dcell wrote: ↑Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:06 am
Why wouldn't these units idle on electric power while on layover? In diesel only territory, why wouldn't the units be plugged into wayside power?
Because you cannot run in and out of hoboken on electric, because putting pans up or down can cause PI in the termainal which damages the concrete from the booms. Raritan sets only switch to electric if they run to NYP, they dont bother for layovers. Same with the bayhead shuttles, the mechanical locks the pans out so you cant even mode change for the layover. . The only time they will put them on wayside power is for overnight layovers, of many hours or more. typical day time turns that are only an hour or two they do not plug in.
Until they run the wire out to Secacus you will not have dual mode trains destined for hoboken running on electric of laying over on electric.
No good deed goes unpunished.