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Date: 09/16/23 06:27
NJT 4640 Heritage colors and it's Heritage
Author: thebluecomet

New Jersey Transit's newest Heritage wrapped unit is the ALP-46 4640.  Done in a scheme once worn by the former Amtrak E-60 electrics NJT picked up second hand after the AEM-7's arrived.  One thing I noticed is the middle stripe is a lighter pink than the original.  

1.  Pushing a train headed for New York at Princeton Jct.

2.  Amtrak Acela 2011 rushes past with train 2165.

3.  The real Heritage unit, NJT E-60 959 at Long Branch, NJ,  July 3, 1988.

A shout out to Mitch Goldman for his posting of this motor yesterday which gave me the incentive to spend the sunny afternoon train-watching at my favorite haunt.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/23 06:28 by thebluecomet.








Date: 09/16/23 09:04
Re: NJT 4640 Heritage colors and it's Heritage
Author: texchief1

Those are nice shots!

texchief1



Date: 09/16/23 09:41
Re: NJT 4640 Heritage colors and it's Heritage
Author: CPMorris

NJ Transit is to be commended for their Heritage units and for
honoring the predecessor companies, but why did they omit Penn Central?

If there is a PC Heritage unit, please advise because I have yet to see it.



Date: 09/16/23 11:50
Re: NJT 4640 Heritage colors and it's Heritage
Author: Pattenburg

thebluecomet Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
  One thing
> I noticed is the middle stripe is a lighter pink
> than the original. 

Here is a photo taken in October, 1983 in Dover, NJ of NJT's pink stripe for comparison purposes. 
 




Date: 09/16/23 13:11
Re: NJT 4640 Heritage colors and it's Heritage
Author: thebluecomet

Regarding the Penn Central question, NJT was born well after the beginning of Conrail, thus PC was no longer in existance.  But, like anything else, never say never. The CNJ unit, 4109, perhaps was done since it is a "Home Road" unit.  I applaud NJT for their efforts with these heritage units.  The only road missing I can think of would be the PRSL.  Unfortunately, their colors were basic black with simple yellow lettering, later replaced with nothing more than a round decal and lots of dirt.



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