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Location / Name:
New York City NY

What's Here:
Subways, Subways, Subways
NJT and Metro North Regional Commuter Rail
Path (Heavy Rail/Subway)
Newark Subway/Light Rail
Amtrak

Data:
GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 212/Manhattan, 718/Bronx, 201/Hoboken NJ, 973/Newark NJ
ZIP: n/a

Access by train/transit:
Listed Above....

The Scoop:

My buddy John called up a few weeks ago and asked me if I wanted to go to New York City (again) via Amtrak, because they were offering a $29 one-way ticket between Baltimore/DC and New York.  Why would I turn that down? :-)

Acknowledgements:
Brother Augie Nicoletti

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PATH_(rail_system)
https://www.amtrak.com/stations/nyp


Map



Amtrak Lv Penn Station/Baltimore 07:04 Train #130 / car 71033
  Aberdeen MD 07:29-07:31  
  Wilmington DE 07:59-08:01  
  Philadelphia PA 08:28-08:30  
  Trenton NJ 09:00-09:03  
  Metro Park NJ 09:28-09:30  
  Newark NJ 09:48-09:50  
  Ar Penn Station NYC 10:07  
NYC Subway / IND A Train 34th St to 168th St 10:38-10:53 8th Ave Express
NYC Subway / IRT #1 Train 168th St to 242nd St 11:07-11:24 Car #2329
At Manhattan College   11:32-13:25 Beautiful Campus!!!
NYC Subway / IRT #1 Train 242nd St to 168th St 13:47-13:59  
NYC Subway / IND A Train 168th St to Canal St 14:06-14:35 Car #6234
NYC Subway / IND E Train Canal St to the WTC 14:36-14:37 Car #9204
Ferry 12th St to Hoboken E-L Terminal 15:11-15:19  
NJT Commuter / Morristown Line Hoboken Terminal to Newark Broad St 15:29-15:50 Train #485 / Car 1483
NJT Newark Light Rail Broad St to Penn Station 15:56-16:06  
PATH Penn Station to Harrison 16:22- Car #5801
PATH Harrison to Journal Square 17:01-17:08  
PATH Journal Square to 33rd St/NYC 17:17-17:38 Car #5719
  at Tir Na Nog for dinner 17:55-19:18 Great Food! Great Atmosphere!
Amtrak Lv Penn Station NYC 19:40  
  Newark NJ 19:57-19:59  
  Newark Airport 20:03-20:05  
  Metro Park NJ 20:15-20:17  
  Trenton NJ 20:39-20:40  
  Philadelphia PA 21:13-21:16  
  Wilmington DE 21:37-21:39  
  Ar Baltimore MD 22:27-22:50 Train in station for 10 minutes!??? / Car #71033 / Engine #656 / Engineer: Will



Pictures


Penn Station / Baltimore

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Penn Station NYC

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On the A Train

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168th Street / IRT Station

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242nd Street

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Manhattan College

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IND E Train / Canal Street Station

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World Trade Center

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The Ferry

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Hoboken Terminal

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Newark Broad Street

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Newark Light Rail

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Newark Penn Station

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at Harrison PATH Station

Harrison is one of the busiest places to be during the rush hour.  You have an Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, or PATH train coming by almost every minute.  The only thing missing is freight :-)... But if you're into electric powered trains, this is one of the best places to be!  Some of the NJT trains are diesel powered since they leave the NEC.














Do you know how many pictures I had to take in order to catch that arcing? :-)






PATH 33rd St Station

This is the last station in New York City for the BLUE and YELLOW lines... Unbelievable how busy this station is during rush hour!!!

 





     


Meanwhile, back at Penn Station / NYC

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Penn Station / Baltimore

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At the Harrison NJ PATH Station

It looks like you might have a slightly better watching experience for NB trains from the NB platform, due to the slight curvature of the line on both sides of the station. For SB trains, the SB platform looks like it might have the advantage for approaching trains coming out of New York (didn't get over there to test out this theory :-)

The first picture is looking south.  We have three Amtrak PCL signals and a standard dual head transit colorlight signal for PATH.  If you look close, there is a PL dwarf just to the left of the center of the picture - it's not very evident on this lower res picture.










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About PATH

From Wikipedia: Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a 13.8-mile (22.2 km) rapid transit system in the northeastern New Jersey cities of Newark, Harrison, Jersey City, and Hoboken, as well as Lower and Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. PATH trains run around the clock year round; four routes serving 13 stations operate during the daytime on weekdays, while two routes operate during weekends, late nights, and holidays. Its tracks cross the Hudson River through century-old cast iron tubes that rest on the river bottom under a thin layer of silt. It operates as a deep-level subway in Manhattan and the Jersey City/Hoboken riverfront; from Grove Street in Jersey City to Newark, trains run in open cuts, at grade level, and on elevated track.

The routes of the PATH system were originally operated by the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (H&M), built to link New Jersey's Hudson Waterfront with New York City. The system began operations in 1908 and was fully built out in 1911. Three stations have since closed; two others were re-located after a re-alignment of the western terminus. From the 1920s, the rise of automobile travel and the concurrent construction of bridges and tunnels across the river sent the H&M into a financial decline from which it never recovered, and it was forced into bankruptcy in 1954. As part of the deal that cleared the way for the construction of the original World Trade Center, the Port Authority bought the H&M out of receivership in 1962 and renamed it PATH. In the 2000s and 2010s the system suffered considerably from disasters that affected the region, most notably the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Sandy. Both private and public stakeholders have proposed expanding PATH service in New Jersey, and an extension to Newark Liberty International Airport may be constructed in the 2020s.

Although PATH has long operated as a rapid transit system, it is legally a commuter railroad under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); its trackage between Newark and Jersey City is located in close proximity to Northeast Corridor trackage and shares the Newark Dock Bridge with intercity and commuter trains. All PATH train operators must therefore be licensed railroad engineers and extra inspections are required. PATH currently uses one class of rolling stock, the PA5, which was delivered in 20092011.


Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.

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