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Re: Eastern Route questions

Postby deathtopumpkins » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:41 am

If I recall correctly there is a hold out rule at the station. Are you sure it wasn't just because of that?
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Re: Eastern Route questions

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:46 am

Yes, We are an express inbound train. We slowed down per usually when crossing the bridge then slammed on the breaks and stopped. Control car probably stopped on the bridge Then we inched forwarded again and hit the brakes again. We were stopped for a couple minutes then continued on.

The Outbound train was stopped exactly where their drawbridge starts on the south side of the bridge.

So we are already passed the riverworks station when we stopped / held
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Re: Eastern Route questions

Postby CRail » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:29 am

The engineer didn't "hit" or "slam on" the brakes, these are sensationalist terms that the modern media loves but they don't mean anything. You're referring to a hard application, and it sounds like it was caused by a PC hit (the noun, not the verb). A PC hit is a fault on the locomotive that results in a power knockout and an involuntary brake application. That would explain the second abrupt stop.
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Re: Eastern Route questions

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:15 am

Interesting. That makes since.

Still doesn't explain why the outbound train waited on the other side of the drawbridge for us to completely clear it before preceding.
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Re: Eastern Route questions

Postby nomis » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:21 am

If any part of the inbound train was still thought to be in the passenger station, the outbound train would have to wait until your train cleared the station.
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Re: Eastern Route questions

Postby 130MM » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:11 am

RenegadeMonster wrote:Interesting. That makes since.

Still doesn't explain why the outbound train waited on the other side of the drawbridge for us to completely clear it before preceding.


The reason is that by holding west of the interlocking he is looking at a clear signal. If he passed that signal, and then stopped to wait for the train in the station; he would have to, according to rule, proceed at Restricted Speed to the next signal. By waiting where he can see the signal, that requirement is moot.
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