Thirty attendees were treated to an excellent tour of the PATH Harrison Shop. This is an exciting time at PATH, as the new PA-5 cars now make up close to 70% of the fleet, but there are still many older cars around. We were provided many terrific photo opportunities, and our PATH host also arranged for use to take Amtrak and NJ Transit photos at the Harrison station after the tour. As with most of our trips, a good time was had by all!
The NY Division of the ERA is pleased to announce a third visit to PATH’s Train Shop in Harrison, N.J., on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Our second visit last October 16 was sold out, so we thought another trip would be appreciated by many of you, particularly due to the current mix of old cars and new PA-5 equipment.
We will meet at Newark Penn Station no later than 10:45 AM All attendees 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 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 1 to 1.5 hours. One or more representatives from PATH will be our hosts to point out interesting features of the shop and its various subdivisions. Before the current delivery of PA-5s, PATH had 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. Note that there is a capacity limit of 30 people on this tour. Order your tickets as soon as possible, as only the first 30 members responding will be accepted for this trip.
After the tour, we expect to be able to conduct an optional excursion. A PATH employee will accompany us from the Shop to Harrison PATH Station, where we will have 30–45 minutes to photograph Amtrak and NJ Transit trains passing by. Any fares involving this option will be at your expense. For further updates and information, please call 1-201-684-9408. This trip operates rain or shine.