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10/24/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Michael Sullivan
Dates:1/25/2017 - 8/26/2017
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Basking in the Dead Line
Title:  Basking in the Dead Line
Description:  One of NJ Transits MK rebuilds sits in the MMC dead line awaiting an uncertain fate.
Photo Date:  1/25/2017  Upload Date: 2/9/2018 4:27:27 PM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NJTR 4149(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4020(PL42-AC) NJTR 4145(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4102(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4104(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4147(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4208(GP40PH-2B) NJTR 4110(GP40PH-2)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
Elizabeth Trifecta
Title:  Elizabeth Trifecta
Description:  On Saturday, August 26, 2017 a trio of afternoon trains met at Elizabeth Station along Amtraks Northeast Corridor. Each train was powered by a different example of Bombardier ALPs (American Locomotive Passenger) demonstrating the three different models of electrified locomotives currently in service on NJ Transit.
Photo Date:  8/26/2017  Upload Date: 2/9/2018 4:17:52 PM
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4507(ALP45-DP) NJTR 4616(ALP-46) NJTR 4658(ALP-46)
Views:  133   Comments: 1
CNJ Sandwich
Title:  CNJ Sandwich
Description:  A pair of ex-CNJ GP40Ps bookend a 3-car train that is currently without a cab car. This is one of four trains currently in operation like this on the Hoboken Division alone due to a backlog of cab cars OOS for PTC fitting and testing. This small train is eastbound out of the Meadowlands Sports Complex as part of a weekday mid-day outage on the Pascack Valley Line for a series of crossing replacement projects. During this outage the Sport Line is being used as a place to stage the mid-day turns without having to stack up trains on main tracks at Secaucus after making bus connections.
Photo Date:  10/25/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:10 PM
Location:  East Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4105(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Balanced
Title:  Balanced
Description:  A pair of former CNJ GP40Ps built 49-years ago this month bookend a 3-car train headed east over HX Drawbridge.
Photo Date:  10/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:04 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4105(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
Morning Color at WC
Title:  Morning Color at WC
Description:  An eastbound train to Hoboken is lead by WC Tower with one of a handful of ex-CNJ GP40Ps that have made a temporary return to passenger service.
Photo Date:  10/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:21 PM
Location:  Waldwick, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4112(GP40PH-2) MNCW 4903(GP40FH-2)
Views:  109   Comments: 1
Rebuild Leader at Plank
Title:  Rebuild Leader at Plank
Description:  One of NJ Transit's 13 ex-CNJ GP40Ps leads Train #1630 east on the Pascack Valley Line. The locomotive is one of a handful of these thirteen 49-year old veterans to have been overhauled for non-revenue service. Thanks to a shortage of cab cars some of them have made a brief return to passenger service until more cabs are released from the PTC program.
Photo Date:  10/30/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:26 PM
Location:  East Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4106(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4520(ALP45-DP)
Views:  96   Comments: 1
Another Morning on the Rails
Title:  Another Morning on the Rails
Description:  Four veterans MUs arrive under a wispy sky at Hoboken as the sun rises for another day of service.
Photo Date:  11/4/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:12:57 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  21   Comments: 0
Terminal Sunrise Meet
Title:  Terminal Sunrise Meet
Description:  Shortly after sunrise a pair of "rebuilt" ex-CNJ GP40Ps meet each other on the east end of passing trains just west of Hoboken's Terminal Tower. On this day these were two of five GP40s being utilized as cab cars due to a shortage of equipment caused by PTC modifications.
Photo Date:  11/10/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:31 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4103(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4106(GP40PH-2)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
The Retirement Club
Title:  The Retirement Club
Description:  Under a milky morning sky a handful of NJ Transit's remaining Arrow III MUs layover in Hoboken's Pullman Yard for the weekend. One active set rolls by on 6 Main as it closes in on the end of its first round trip to Montclair for the day. It has been recently publicly announced that NJ Transit will be purchasing more ALP45 dual-modes locomotives, MultiLevel coaches and EMUs that will most likely strike the final nail in the coffin for these 40-year old veterans.
Photo Date:  11/12/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:37 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Work With Pride
Title:  Work With Pride
Description:  One of NJ Transit's two AquaTrain sets is parked in Hoboken's Engine House this weekend to avoid freezing in the tank cars and the water lines that run between them. The AquaTrain is essentially a gigantic pressure washer mounted on a flat car that shoots highly pressurized water at the head of the rail to remove leaf oils in an effort to reduce wheel slip during the autumn months.
Photo Date:  11/12/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:40 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  NJTR 4205(GP40PH-2B)
Views:  42   Comments: 0
Arrows Over Lower Hack
Title:  Arrows Over Lower Hack
Description:  One of two 5-car sets of MUs cross the Hackensack River via the 90-year old Lower Hack lift bridge. There are plans in different stages of executiion to replace both the Arrow MUs and the bridge. Time will tell what this scene will look like ten years from now.
Photo Date:  11/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:45:52 PM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  92   Comments: 0
Hudson Generating Station
Title:  Hudson Generating Station
Description:  Train #808 closes in on its destination passing by the iconic coal-fired Hudson Generating Station in Jersey City.
Photo Date:  11/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:45:58 PM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4103(GP40PH-2)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
Kingsland Passengers
Title:  Kingsland Passengers
Description:  A morning that started sunny and somewhat warm quickly turned cloudy and chilly. Passengers waiting to escape the cold air watch as a 49-year old ex-CNJ GP40P leads their train into the station. The rail in the platform below are some of the remains of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western's Kingsland Wye. At one point these old buried rails routinely saw local freight trains and shop moves from the Kingsland Car Shops run across the platform. Trash trains to North Arlington in the '80s to the early '90s were the last regular run through traffic to polish these old strings of steel. Today the track is mostly forgotten except for occasional MoW equipment storage.
Photo Date:  11/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:46:11 PM
Location:  Lyndhurst, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4105(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4520(ALP45-DP)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
Meeting Under the Tower
Title:  Meeting Under the Tower
Description:  Three ex-CNJ geeps meet below Terminal tower just as the sun rises above the Manhattan skyline. Pulling in on 9 Depot is Train #1148 rolling in along side Train #1070 arriving on 13 Depot. Train #1070 has one ex-CNJ on each end with the leading engine out of sight.
Photo Date:  11/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:14 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4105(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
Rutherford Passengers
Title:  Rutherford Passengers
Description:  Another crowd of passengers looking to escape the cold morning at Rutherford wait on Train #1160 to arrive with another 49-year old veteran on the east end.
Photo Date:  11/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:46:21 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4102(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4511(ALP45-DP)
Views:  42   Comments: 0
CAPY 10475 GAL
Title:  CAPY 10475 GAL
Description:  AquaTrain tank car at Curtis-Wright MoW facility.
Photo Date:  11/15/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:46:28 PM
Location:  Wood-Ridge, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  33   Comments: 0
In the House
Title:  In the House
Description:  Late at night in Hoboken Terminal and the cool air is filled with the sounds of two 49-year old veterans rumbling away under the sheds of the Lackawanna Railroad's 110-year old waterfront terminal. These two locomotives are part of a fleet of 13 GP40Ps that were ordered for the Central Railroad of New Jersey and have been providing passenger service in the Garden State since October of 1968 under the banners of three different operators. The entire fleet has seen two major rebuilds over their long careers with some recently receiving their third.
Photo Date:  11/15/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:46:05 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJTR 4103(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4102(GP40PH-2)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
Non-Potable Water Only
Title:  Non-Potable Water Only
Description:  AquaTrain tank car at Curtis-Wright MoW facility.
Photo Date:  11/15/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:46:35 PM
Location:  Wood-Ridge, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  37   Comments: 0
The Scoot at Wesmont
Title:  The Scoot at Wesmont
Description:  The "Bayonne Scoot" rounds the curve at Wesmont Station with a 3-car train bookended by ex-CNJ GP40Ps (CNJ 3683 and CNJ 3672). This is the 4108's first day in passenger service since July 24th, 2014. It has since been "overhauled" and converted into a non-revenue locomotive. Today it is filling in as a cab car along with four of its sisters on other trains across the Hoboken Division. The train is passing the mostly empty and quiet grounds of the former Farmland Dairy facility.
Photo Date:  11/15/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:46:27 PM
Location:  Wood-Ridge, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4108(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
A Rumble in the Depot
Title:  A Rumble in the Depot
Description:  At the peak of the AM rush Train #1070 arrives in the depot with a locomotive on its east end. The depot that is usually filled with the sounds of hurried footsteps as commuters rush to make their connections is drowned out by the rumble of the 645 at the heart of this 49-year old beast.
Photo Date:  11/16/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:45:38 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4200(GP40PH-2B)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
Arrows on the North Side
Title:  Arrows on the North Side
Description:  A 3-car set of MUs is tucked away under the depot shed on 1 Depot. It's not too common to see MUs on the north side of the but for a good part of the morning the shortest track in the station provides this set of MUs shelter before heading back out over the Lackawanna lines to Gladstone.
Photo Date:  11/16/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:45:44 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  26   Comments: 0
Arrows on the South Side
Title:  Arrows on the South Side
Description:  Under a threatening sky one of two 5-car MU sets from Gladstone arrives on Hoboken's south side under the iconic Lackawanna Clock Tower.
Photo Date:  11/16/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:45:48 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJTR 4009(PL42-AC)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
Passenger and Industrial
Title:  Passenger and Industrial
Description:  An eastbound Bergen County Line local to Hoboken arrives at Wesmont Station rounding the curve at Curtis Wright. The train is lead by one of 13 ex-CNJ GP40Ps (one of six sets like this on the Hoboken Division). The train passes through the industrial landscape of Wallington and Wood-Ridge. This area was at one point one of North Jersey's industrial strongholds with the massive Curtis Wright complex being one of the major manufacturing sites for the war effort during the second World War. Today much of these industrial properties have either been converted to warehouses or have been cleared to make way for retail and townhouses. The Farmland Dairy facility to the left of the scene was one of the more recent facilities to close its doors in December of 2013 resulting in the loss of over 300 North Jersey jobs. What the future holds in store for the vast property is uncertain but it wouldn't come as a surprise to learn of expanded retail and residential construction.
Photo Date:  11/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:46:16 PM
Location:  Wood-Ridge, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4112(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4021(PL42-AC)
Views:  97   Comments: 2
Portrait of a Tired Workhorse
Title:  Portrait of a Tired Workhorse
Description:  Millions of miles of service during a 49-year career moving the people of New Jersey to and from. Id be tired, too.
Photo Date:  11/28/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 5:45:25 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJTR 4100(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4102(GP40PH-2)
Views:  104   Comments: 1
The Morning Burn
Title:  The Morning Burn
Description:  A dramatic sunrise as seen from the top of Terminal Tower at Hoboken.
Photo Date:  11/29/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 5:43:56 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Yard,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4210(GP40PH-2B)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Dawn Colors
Title:  Dawn Colors
Description:  The annual Railmen for Children "Santa Train" is staged in the depot on Track 8 as the sun begins to rise over Manhattan.
Photo Date:  12/1/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:11 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4527(ALP45-DP) NJTR 4514(ALP45-DP)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Noisy Cab Cars
Title:  Noisy Cab Cars
Description:  A pair of GP40 "cab cars" east out at Hoboken Terminal add a healthy rumble to the air as the two of them idle in unison under the Lackawanna's historic train shed.
Photo Date:  12/1/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:38 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4104(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4106(GP40PH-2)
Views:  57   Comments: 1
Off Goes the Santa Train
Title:  Off Goes the Santa Train
Description:  The annual "Railmen for Children" Santa Train departs Hoboken for Newark, The Oranges, Denville and Montclair with a trainload of children from schools all across the area. The children aboard this train are treated with gifts, music, food and a visit from Santa. The entire trip is made possible by the employee operated Railmen for Children charity and cooperation by NJ Transit who has been providing a train to the event every year since 1983. The equipment used and the people involved have changed over the years but one thing remains the same: The Santa Drumhead. This hand-painted drumhead has been affixed to the cab car of every Railmen for Children Santa Train since the very beginning and will continue to make its annual appearance for many years to come!
Photo Date:  12/1/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:44 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4527(ALP45-DP) NJTR 4514(ALP45-DP)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
Kicking Fresh Powder
Title:  Kicking Fresh Powder
Description:  After a light overnight snowfall an eastbound train to Hoboken kicks some fresh powder as it arrives at Rutherford.
Photo Date:  12/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:33 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4104(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4527(ALP45-DP)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
Hanging Out
Title:  Hanging Out
Description:  A single geep is about to depart leading 8-cars and another engine for Woodbine Yard. The monster train holds down Track 9 at Hoboken Terminal hanging out well beyond the shelter of the depot sheds.
Photo Date:  12/16/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:23 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Night,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJTR 4207(GP40PH-2B) NJTR 4005(PL42-AC)
Views:  47   Comments: 0
Generational Gap
Title:  Generational Gap
Description:  Two generations of equipment share time together in the depot. A battle-scarred GP40 with nearly 50 years running and millions of miles of both freight and passenger experience from Penn Central, Conrail and NJ Transit rumbles away on Track 3 with the new generation of equipment staring it down from a distance. For now these tired old soldiers continue to provide service but for how much longer? With every passing year the equipment on New Jersey's commuter lines becomes less and less diverse. These tired old geeps won't be around forever. Especially with a recent announcement that NJ Transit has ordered an additional 17 ALP45 dual-modes from Bombardier. It feels like just last week I was coming to work in Hoboken for an afternoon assignment to a house with a dozen or more of them rumbling away ready for their westbound journey to wherever.
Photo Date:  12/17/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:16 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJTR 4206(GP40PH-2B) NJTR 4521(ALP45-DP)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
By the Tower
Title:  By the Tower
Description:  Lately one can almost count on Train #1160 to run with an engine east out asking as a "cab car." Like it has done for the last few months #1160 rumbles by BJ Tower as it arrives at Rutherford on the way to Hoboken.
Photo Date:  12/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:06 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4106(GP40PH-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
Junk Salad
Title:  Junk Salad
Description:  One of NJ Transit's four GP40-2s rumbles under the skylit sheds at Newark Penn Station on Track A. The 49-year old work horse was added to the lead of Train #5416 at Raritan Yard after a mechanical failure rendered the cab car inoperable. The mixed trainset is an odd one these days as much more care has gone into keeping Comet Vs all together out of Hoboken with Comet IIM and Comet IV coaches being used primarily on the Newark division.
Photo Date:  12/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:28 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4300(GP40-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 1
Grey Mornings
Title:  Grey Mornings
Description:  One of the eastbound "Super Express" trains from Trenton departs Newark for New York Penn Station. The long 10-car Multilevel train cuts through the scene just east of DOCK Tower on a dull, unseasonably warm winter morning.
Photo Date:  12/19/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:19 PM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4640(ALP-46)
Views:  82   Comments: 0


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