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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:46 pm 

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Like the F7 units all either for sale or set for scrap at the present time. The Milw units in Noblesville being good examples of locos that went too long without work being done to them.

I am glad though that one NJT U34CH has been preserved. They came before the Amtrak F40PH. The U34CH having paved the way for Amtrak to develop it's own HEP equipped passenger locomotive at the time by proving the concept of main engine driven HEP being viable.

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:37 pm 

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NJT is still running some of the 1968 GP40P's that have been rebuilt a few times and were last in passenger service as GP40PH-2 motors. They are now GP40H-2. The "P" in 1968 meant a steam generator; one of the rebuilds converted them to HEP.

NJT has gone in for heritage units and has painted ALP-46A electric locomotive 4636 in PRR pinstripes and Tuscan Red, ALP-46DP Dual Mode 4519 in Erie Lackawanna grey, red and yellow.

For a CNJ unit they picked GP40H-2 4109, an original 1968 CNJ unit, painting it in its 1968 blue and yellow paint scheme with the Miss Liberty herald on the nose.

Here's the TrainsMag Newswire from 10-8-2019. No NJT news release yet.

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... tage-units

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:35 am 

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Here's a link to Railway Age on the NJT heritage motors:

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/co ... k-awesome/

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:13 pm 

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The photo of the E-L Lake Cities in the Railway Age webpage article taken in Kent, OH, credited to the Akron Railroad Club is by Bob Farkas.


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:20 pm 

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Thanks, Paul.

NJT did use EL E8's on the former Erie Suffern and Port Jervis trains.

In the Railway Age article, the GP7 painted Deep Sea Green and Gold and lettered as CNJ 1524 is the actual CNJ 1524 which was delivered in that paint scheme.

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:25 pm 

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Quote:
"NJT did use EL E8's on the former Erie Suffern and Port Jervis trains."


And on the Pascack Valley line ... pulling solid consists of prewar ATSF Budd cars.

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:41 pm 

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EJ Berry wrote:
In the Railway Age article, the GP7 painted Deep Sea Green and Gold and lettered as CNJ 1524 is the actual CNJ 1524 which was delivered in that paint scheme.

One of two URHS owned locomotives to make a guest appearance at the event. The other being the NJ DOT painted E8 unit.


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm 

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PMC wrote:
Copied and pasted from AOTT facebook:

Next Amtrak bid list is out...

CAR # DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:
#1159 1953 Heritage Baggage Car Beech Grove, IN
#1760 1950 Heritage Bag-Converted Coach Beech Grove, IN
#1761 1953 Heritage Bag-Converted Coach Beech Grove, IN

CAR # DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE
#1 1996 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN
#128 2000 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN
#141 2000 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN
#80 1997 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN
#178 2001 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN
#102 1997 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN
#809 1993 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN
#823 1993 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN

CAR # DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:
#795 1950 SW1000 Loco Switcher Los Angeles, CA

CAR # DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:
#10031 1955 Heritage Dome Lounge Car Beech Grove, IN

CAR # DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:
#8531 1956 Heritage TMI Diner Beech Grove, IN (built as: CB&Q 4737 "Silver Bit")

#1232 1953 Heritage Baggage Car Bear, DE


#15715 1952 Army Flat Car Bear, DE
#15720 1952 Army Flat Car Bear, DE
#15724 1952 Army Flat Car Bear, DE
#15666 N/A Year Army Flat Car Bear, DE
#15698 1954 Army Flat Car Bear, DE #16312 N/A Year Electronic Ride Car Bear, DE
#15188 1960 Electronic Traction Tower Car Bear, DE
#15193 1958 Electronic Traction Tower Car Bear, DE


BTW I believe these flat cars are six axle, used to move wrecks I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:51 pm 

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What's electronic traction?

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Surplus Rolling Stock Available, Incl. Last F40PH
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:01 am 

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I believe the Army flat cars do have 6-wheel roller bearing trucks.

I also believe they were built to move M48 and M60 tanks; the M1A1 tank is heavier and has its own fleet of flat cars. Amtrak got them as Army Surplus.

Electronic traction? That's a new one. Try Electric Traction if they're Tower Cars. They would be used to maintain the overhead wire.

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