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Old April 28th, 2016, 12:54 PM   #1121
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 07:05 AM   #1122
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Neat!

I've never heard of such a thing but I imagine they must have some advantages.
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 10:54 AM   #1124
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Neat!

I've never heard of such a thing but I imagine they must have some advantages.
A few agencies use them , but I think NJT is the first to use them for heavy rail.
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Old May 14th, 2016, 01:45 PM   #1125
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Some of the last Arrow 3 beasts roaming the Northeast Corridor


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Old May 22nd, 2016, 02:52 PM   #1126
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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:29 AM   #1127
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Some of the last Arrow 3 beasts roaming the Northeast Corridor


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Is NJT phasing out the Arrow III? What will replace them? What will happen to the old girls? I've always had a fondness for the Arrows since first discovering them in John Pawson's classic book Delaware Valley Rails.



On another note, SEPTA sometimes stores several consists on the siding above Jenkintown (where some of the early Metroliner pictures were taken) on Sundays in preparation for the morning rush. These consists are between two and six cars long.

This week, there is only one consist, but its eight cars long-four pairs of Silverliner IVs.

To put this in perspective, the vast majority of MU trains top out at six cars. The Bombardier push-pulls (the SEPTA staff calls them "bombers") are six or seven cars usually, and a seven car MU train may occasionally substitute for one. Eight cars is basically unheard of for a very long time.
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Some have been scrapped already , they were thinking about buying double Decker EMUs...but that plan was thrown out a while back... I think they plan on buy more locomotives and railcars... I would love to see M8s or M7 type EMUs roaming the NJT network or at least on the NEC..
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...they were thinking about buying double Decker EMUs...but that plan was thrown out a while back...
Oh no! Why was that?
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Oh no! Why was that?
Too heavy? Expensive?
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Too heavy? Expensive?
I guessed the expense...but I never would have thought they'd be heavier. I thought it is typically the other way around.

Oh well.
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EMUs will generally be heavier than coaches due to the motors, but they will still be lighter than a locomotive + coaches.

Why are they scrapping the Arrow IIIs? SEPTA could use some if they have any to spare.

(btw-can anybody get to Philly and take pics of the borrowed rolling stock, or note what they have?)
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Arrow IIIs are the best! They should be run into 2050s.
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Arrow IIIs are the best! They should be run into 2050s.
The Arrow III was built between 1976 and 1978. That would have them in service for about 75 years. Much as I love the old Arrows and Silverliners, even I know that that is somewhat impractical.
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EMUs will generally be heavier than coaches due to the motors, but they will still be lighter than a locomotive + coaches.
Right. Of course, that makes sense
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