• NJTransit to borrow from MARC

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

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  by blockline4180
 
TSTII wrote:Do we have any photos of these 10 cars either when active on MARC or in storage ?

If already posted please redirect me....thanks

Sully -

Are these cars limited to being hauled by only certain NJT locos ? Presume that a cab car or two are part of the lease ?
No Haven't seen them.. Who knows when they will arrive except that the stupid articles from recent press releases that say "very soon" !
  by mgdemarco
 
There are a number of MARC cars sitting at 30th Street now.
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  by blockline4180
 
Yeah those are probably for NJT... Thanks for sharing.
  by Silverliner II
 
Well, that slipped by under the radar.... haha!
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
ST214 wrote:If MARC does not have enough equipment, the MBTA has some very worn MBB’s available.
Too bad SEPTA scrapped the Comet I coaches, they could have come home to NJT. And SEPTA has a Comarrow cab (the last operable Comarrow cab unit as well).
  by Zuccaraillo
 
Just received word that the cars are on NJT property.
  by blockline4180
 
Zuccaraillo wrote:Just received word that the cars are on NJT property.
Yes, 10 at Hudson from a photo ive seen.
  by amtrakhogger
 
blockline4180 wrote:
Zuccaraillo wrote:Just received word that the cars are on NJT property.
Yes, 10 at Hudson from a photo ive seen.
MM yard crew at Hudson ready out of yard for MMC with the Marc cars around 730p tonight.
  by blockline4180
 
Erie Limited wrote:Here is a shot of 4619 bringing the first ten MARC coaches north...taken at Edison a little after 12 noon:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimited/41101039774/
Nice shot.
I think they are only getting 10 now cause there aren't any more available with Amtrak and LIRR are borrowing many as well... When they are available they may get 10 more, but who knows if or when that will be.

Also, there are no Cab cars in the mix so the train will have to have a motor on each end... sStill have no idea what line or lines they will be used on.
  by ALP45DP 4515
 
4619 looks really nice pulling those cars (which could use a scrub to look as clean as 4619). However, as long as the help ease crowding, appearance is minor.
  by trainbrain
 
They don't have long doors so they will most likely be used on the NEC where the platforms are all high level except Jersey Avenue. Otherwise it's very inconvenient and labor intensive to have to wait for the train to stop before opening the traps.

Having no cab cars makes sense because that way you don't have to worry about them being compatible with NJT locomotives, and you don't have to train NJT crews to operate them. I'm not sure what the conductors need to do to operate different types of equipment, but it's gotta be far simpler than what an engineer needs to go through.
  by Silverliner II
 
From what I am hearing from other groups, the ten cars are 7700-7708 and 7714.
  by blockline4180
 
And to be used on the RVL exclusively, probably on train 5445 or 5733.. MMC captive trains.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-se ... 27231.html
  by TSTII
 
So no truth to one rumor that 2 5-car sets would replace/free up existing equipment on the LB-Bay Head shuttle trains this Summer ?