• NJT to lease AEM-7s and ALP-44s from SEPTA

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

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  by ThirdRail7
 
sammy2009 wrote:I am nervous for this move....I am just wondering can these cars from SEPTA keep schedule and keep the speed.
I'm nervous for another reason. Weren't these engines unreliable since they've never been overhauled?
  by CNJGeep
 
Let's stop and think for a moment.

NJT needs to boost their PTC-equipped engine count.
Suddenly, seven engines with working PTC are available at bargain basement prices.
Nowhere does it say the engines with working PTC need to be out on the road...

All I'm going to say is, anyone's who's getting tight in the trousers for these engines to turn a wheel may want to release that breath they've been holding.
  by CNJGeep
 
ThirdRail7 wrote:
I'm nervous for another reason. Weren't these engines unreliable since they've never been overhauled?
Unreliable would be one of the few family-friendly phrases I would use, yes.
  by NorthPennLimited
 
I wonder if the AEM-7 lease is for cash or SEPTA will exchange the horse power hours for some diesels from NJT to cover SEPTA’s work trains and gel trains.

I’m also skeptical the SEPTA motors will see revenue service to NYP from Morrisville. They could barely keep time running 6&7 car express trains on low mileage trips at 50 - 70mph. And they are as reliable as a flashlight from the dollar store.
  by CNJGeep
 
NorthPennLimited wrote:I wonder if the AEM-7 lease is for cash or SEPTA will exchange the horse power hours for some diesels from NJT to cover SEPTA’s work trains and gel trains.
Probably $$$$. I've heard nothing to indicate Transit is going to trade a diesel a la MARC. But maybe one of the MP20s could head down. Those are probably the only things that fit through the tunnel, and SEPTA is NOT going to lease an engine that doesn't fit through the tunnel.
  by boomer
 
ThirdRail7 wrote:
sammy2009 wrote:I am nervous for this move....I am just wondering can these cars from SEPTA keep schedule and keep the speed.
I'm nervous for another reason. Weren't these engines unreliable since they've never been overhauled?
There is plenty of life still left in the old girls. Frazer shops have been working around the clock getting them ready and up to date as far as calendar inspections and other FRA requirements. If NJT chooses not to run them thats one thing, but even though they ain't so pretty any more they're not all basket cases.
  by blockline4180
 
CNJGeep wrote:Let's stop and think for a moment.

...

All I'm going to say is, anyone's who's getting tight in the trousers for these engines to turn a wheel may want to release that breath they've been holding.


That's really a Damn shame... Here am I sitting here thinking the only reason NJT is leasing them is so they can use them on revenue trains on the opposite end(Instead of cab car) with the ALP45/46 doing all the work... It's too far fetched to believe that??
  by NorthPennLimited
 
Have they Moved since being delivered to NJT? Or are the wheels growing rust up in Morrisville Yard?
  by blockline4180
 
NorthPennLimited wrote:Have they Moved since being delivered to NJT? Or are the wheels growing rust up in Morrisville Yard?
Growing rust, and will probably continue to do so!
  by ConstanceR46
 
So apparently the plan is to let them sit in Morrisville because them being leased means the required portion of the roster has PTC.
  by lensovet
 
ConstanceR46 wrote:So apparently the plan is to let them sit in Morrisville because them being leased means the required portion of the roster has PTC.
is this a joke?
  by sammy2009
 
ConstanceR46 wrote:So apparently the plan is to let them sit in Morrisville because them being leased means the required portion of the roster has PTC.
Atleast SEPTA is making a profit so they can put to that $63,000,000 Million gap they facing. lol