Jonathan Lee

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New Jersey Transit (NJT) 28th August 2012

Despite staying in Poughkeepsie and needing to be in Utica that night, it would have been rude not to have a short bash on New Jersey Transit (NJT) in New York, wouldn’t it? Our “little” bash also allowed us to use Metro North to get into New York as well, which was a bonus, stepping off at Beacon on the way in. Note we had to buy separate tickets though as there are no tickets that allow a break of journey en-route.

GE P32 209 – 836 0703 Poughkeepsie – Grand Central

GE P32 205 – 838 0712 Poughkeepsie – Grand Central

We had just enough time to walk from Grand Central to Penn, get a ticket and fall onto the platform, once we’d found it, with 2 minutes to spare, to get round to Secaucus Junction.

We were hoping for some “old” GM’s on our bash and we weren’t disappointed. We didn’t really go far but our 4 hour bash too us Secaucus – New Bridge Landing – Secaucus – Ridgewood via Bergen County Line – Clifton – Patterson – Secaucus before returning to Penn. As with a lot of US commuter lines there are no “rover” tickets and every ticket has to be bought individually, with a levy being charged on board trains, where there is a ticket machine or booking office. Our jaunt cost us $33 each including tickets from/to New York Penn. Workings were as follows:

Passack Valley Line

4111 (GM GP40PH-2) – 1607 0956 Hoboken – Spring Valley

4027 (Alstom PL42AC) – 1611 1113 Hoboken – Spring Valley

4018 (Alstom PL42AC) – 1652 1053 New Bridge Landing – Hoboken

Main/Bergen County Line

4150 (GP40PH-2A) – 1255 1135 Hoboken – Ridgewood

4124 (GM F40) – 1113 1138 Hoboken – Suffern

4000 (Alstom PL42AC) – 1115 1238 Hoboken – Suffern

4907 (GM GP40FH) – 1259 1335 Hoboken – Waldwick

4031 (Alstom PL42AC) – 1117 1343 Hoboken – Suffern

4901 (GM GP40FH) – 1106 1044 Waldwick – Hoboken

4010 (Alstom PL42AC) – 1110 1216 Suffern – Hoboken

4902 (GM GP40FH) – 62 1131 Port Jervis – Hoboken

We also saw GM GP40PH-2’s 4107 & 4102 along with Alstom 4018 on a transfer move through Secaucus

Electrics 4622 & 4625 were our conveyances between NYP & Secaucus on the NE Corridor trains.

Luckily we didn’t have to walk back to Grand Central from Penn and could just wait around for our Amtrak “Lake Shore Limited”, getting our gen up to date as we did so………


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