Van Wagenen to Newark Avenue
Footbridge
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The Van Wagenen to Newark Avenue Footbridge: About half a mile west of the Journal Square Station is a red footbridge that connects the dead end of Van Wagenen Avenue with Newark Avenue (parrelell and at the same level as the tracks) across from Senator Place. (Map) This red, slightly graffiti covered bridge with staircases up at each end is covered in mesh that has enough space to stick a camera through and get photos of the Newark to World Trade Center trains as they enter the long aboveground stretch through the freight and intermodal yards along the southern New Jersey Meadowlands. The line hear also still has the supports that remain when it was shared with the Pennsylvania Railroad and was electrified by catenary wires. I visited in June 2011 when PATH was still in the process of phasing in its new fleet of PA5s (all of the old PA1, PA2, PA3, and PA4s were retired in late 2011) In this photo set I have photos of both the current PA5 trains in PATH operation as well as the old trains of different PA1-4s. Unfortunately all the end cars appear to be PA4s.

Journal Square Station|Nearby Footbridge
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The entrance to the footbridge
2 June, 2011
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A middle view of the footbridge, there is quite a bit of graffiti
2 June, 2011
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A modern WTC-bound PA5 approaches
2 June, 2011
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PA5
2 June, 2011
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PA5s
2 June, 2011
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A months away from passenger service retirement PA4 #864 with a few older PA1-3s in the consist
2 June, 2011
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PA4 #864 approaches
2 June, 2011
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PA4 #864 with in incorrect front destination sign of Hoboken prepares to go under the footbridge
2 June, 2011
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PA4 #859 is the last car of an 8 car train of different generation PA1 to 4s
2 June, 2011
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A train of PA5s for WTC approaches
2 June, 2011
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A PA5 train heading to WTC
2 June, 2011
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A view of the bridges across the Hackensack River off in the distance as a PA5 train
2 June, 2011
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A Train of PA5s continues into Journal Square
2 June, 2011
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PA5s continue into Journal Square
2 June, 2011
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A Newark-bound train of different PA1-4s approach
2 June, 2011
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A PA4 heading towards Newark with an previous generation destination sign approaches
2 June, 2011
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PA4 #876
2 June, 2011
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A train of PA1-4s heads towards Newark
2 June, 2011
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A train of PA1-4s continues heading towards Newark where it will cross one of the swing bridges who's towers are off in the distance
2 June, 2011
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