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    Default Trains on the Port Jervis Line

    Last week, while I was on vacation in New York state, I had the opportunity to ride on the Port Jervis line and also take a few pictures. Both Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit use these tracks for commuter trains. One thing that caught my interest -- at least in relation to modeling -- was that some of the stations weren't big enough to accommodate the whole train (usually 5 passenger cars as you can see below) so the announcement would indicate where to exit. In fact, my stop had room for only one exit door, so everyone had to move to the middle of the train to get off.

    I wasn't awake enough on the way into NYC to remember the details, but on the way out of Secaucus Junction, heading back home, the train was pulled by a GP40FH-2 up front. When I got a picture of it the next day, the locomotive was pushing from the rear of the train.





    A couple of days later I got a good picture of a GP40P (or it might have been a GP40PH2) pulling the NTJ 99 special from Port Jervis back to Secaucus.


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    Nice shots. In all liklihood, #4903 is an F40PH.
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    I'm pretty sure that #4903 is a GP40FH-2, basically a EMD GP40 rebuilt with the cowl from a F45 and used for passenger service. You can see it better in the blurry picture below.


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    OK, thanks. I was not aware of the rebuild and I didn't look awfully close. A disadvantage of being primarily a "steam-head"! LOL The front end is a definite give-away.
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    Very nice pics!
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