The Harrison Shop tour was attended by the 40 maximum and all were treated to a very informative walk-through of the facility. PATH was gracious to provide a shuttle bus from the PATH Harrison station, as single-tracking that day prevented direct access to the shop platform (and could have postponed our visit). The highlight of the visit was a close-up look at the PA-5 test train…
The N.Y. Division of the ERA, is pleased to announce a visit to PATH’s Train Shop in Harrison, N.J., on Saturday, November 1, 2008. We last toured these shops back in the summer of 2002 and felt that a return visit six years later would be appreciated by many of you. If lucky, we may even get to see the current PA-5 test train now on PATH property.
All attendees will meet at Newark Penn Station no later than 10:45 AM that morning. More specifically, you should be at the main turnstiles that lead from the Track 1 platform onto the platform from which PATH trains depart to World Trade Center. A Division member, most likely Sid Keyles, will be there to provide you with paid access through those turnstiles. We will all board, as a group, the first car of a regular service train, which train will drop us off at the employee stop for the Harrison Shop. In anticipation of the need for security clearance for all attendees, please make certain to have a photo ID in your possession.
It is expected that the visit and tour will last approximately one to one and a half hours. One or more representatives from PATH will be our hosts to point out interesting features of the Shop and its various subdivisions. PATH currently has 327 PA-1 through PA-4 cars on its roster, the earliest dating from 1965. See how these cars are kept in good repair.
Join us for a very special visit and tour of this maintenance facility. The ticket price for the visit and tour is only $20. Please note that there is a capacity limit of 40 people on this tour. Please send the form below and your money as soon as possible, as only the first 40 members responding will be accepted for this trip.
After the tour, you may opt to join us for a ride on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail from Exchange Place to Tonnelle Avenue, and back via Hoboken (at your expense). For further updates and information, please call 718-784-3643 evenings. This trip operates rain or shine.