• ALP-45-DP Usage/Service Patterns

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  by Fan Railer
 
I suppose if ridership didn't jump THAT much, they can relegate a few of the unneeded cars elsewhere.
  by ACeInTheHole
 
Fan Railer wrote:I suppose if ridership didn't jump THAT much, they can relegate a few of the unneeded cars elsewhere.
One of the PL sets also came from Hoboken it seems. The 4025 is in that round of pics I took inhoboken (Fan Railer you know what Im referring to), but yet also showed up yesterday at Roselle. Srock am I onto something here with the PL42s rotating between Hoboken and Raritan?
  by 25Hz
 
ThirdRail7 wrote:
CNJGeep wrote:
kilroy wrote:The RVL has six-cars sets and only one seven-car set.
I wonder how long that has been the case, since the line went to all 7-ML upon the start of through service. I know prior to that six cars and one seven was normal.
A cursory scan reveals most of the RVL trains run with 7 cars. I remembering NJT saying they were making them longer since the inbound Pulaski Skyway is closed for a few years. I also noticed a large amount of the trains are equipped with the Alp-45s.

I'm sure Srock can expand upon my findings.
Makes you wonder if this was planned to happen after the dual modes proved to be successful or just coincidence......
  by CNJGeep
 
It's the biggest conspiracy of the decade, and you've just cracked it.

A team of professionals has been dispatched to your location.
  by ryanov
 
I just saw something recently, maybe in FYI, that said that RVL trains had a car added. So my guess is if they were mostly six, they're now mostly seven.
  by srock1028
 
ThirdRail7 wrote:
CNJGeep wrote:
kilroy wrote:The RVL has six-cars sets and only one seven-car set.
I wonder how long that has been the case, since the line went to all 7-ML upon the start of through service. I know prior to that six cars and one seven was normal.
A cursory scan reveals most of the RVL trains run with 7 cars. I remembering NJT saying they were making them longer since the inbound Pulaski Skyway is closed for a few years. I also noticed a large amount of the trains are equipped with the Alp-45s.

I'm sure Srock can expand upon my findings.
At the March 2nd schedule change, ALL RVL trains (10 starts) were programmed to run with 7ML and ALP45-DP. This was because of the Pulaski Skyway closure.
Effective today, 7 RVL starts will go back to having 6ML sets and 3 will be 7ML sets. All 10 sets are still programmed to run with ALP45-DP locos.
  by ACeInTheHole
 
How is it that the 4504 is already missing its front number board?
  by philipmartin
 
First impression. I got the thrill I've been waiting for for a long time, right now at Anandale. An ALP45 (4528) in diesel mode. What a funny, undiesel like sound. It sounds like a giant vacuum cleaner. It reminds me of the sound the New Haven's ignitron rectifiers made when they were under load, (started moving,) the loud whining blowers.
Last edited by philipmartin on Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Dcell
 
Any reason why the ALP-45s have been running into Broad Street Station under diesel power? The pans have been down the last 2 weeks at least -- is there an issue with the locomotives?
  by Fan Railer
 
Had 4506 shoving a 10 car ML set on the NEC recently. Topped out at 88-89 mph running east towards NY on the fast part of the Corridor.
  by sixty-six
 
Fan Railer wrote:Had 4506 shoving a 10 car ML set on the NEC recently. Topped out at 88-89 mph running east towards NY on the fast part of the Corridor.
Which is what it's supposed to be doing.
  by F40
 
Fan Railer wrote:Had 4506 shoving a 10 car ML set on the NEC recently. Topped out at 88-89 mph running east towards NY on the fast part of the Corridor.
How I miss those "100 mph" days.
  by Fan Railer
 
sixty-six wrote:
Fan Railer wrote:Had 4506 shoving a 10 car ML set on the NEC recently. Topped out at 88-89 mph running east towards NY on the fast part of the Corridor.
Which is what it's supposed to be doing.
MAS for the MLs is still 90?
  by srock1028
 
Fan Railer wrote:
sixty-six wrote:
Fan Railer wrote:Had 4506 shoving a 10 car ML set on the NEC recently. Topped out at 88-89 mph running east towards NY on the fast part of the Corridor.
Which is what it's supposed to be doing.
MAS for the MLs is still 90?
No, MAS for the MLs is 100MPH. MAS for the ALP-45's is 90.
Oh by the way, just like some other people on here, I will no longer be posting all of the factual information as I've done in the past. Look at what happened in the NJCL Bay Head Express thread and thank two of the posters in there for it.
Last edited by srock1028 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.
  by train2
 
For someone outside the Transit area, and who doesn't watch this board daily, how are these dual powered loco working out? Any major issues?
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