Harlem Line: 4 car trains and non-electrified tracks

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SouthernRailway
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Harlem Line: 4 car trains and non-electrified tracks

Post by SouthernRailway » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:52 pm

Out of curiosity, from a trip today on the Harlem Line:

(1) Are the non-electrified tracks to the west of the main line just sidings, and some spurs for rare freight trains to serve customers?

(2) I saw a few 4-car trains today (M7s); is that normal, at least on a weekend?

Thanks.

truck6018
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Re: Harlem Line: 4 car trains and non-electrified tracks

Post by truck6018 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:10 pm

Any non electrified tracks adjacent to the Harlem main line are sidings. The few I can think of off hand are Tulnoy Lumber in the Bronx, Tuckahoe Yard, Gas Co. in Mt Kisco, and King Lumber in Goldens Bridge.

As far as four car trains, it is not normal.

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Re: Harlem Line: 4 car trains and non-electrified tracks

Post by RearOfSignal » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:12 pm

SouthernRailway wrote:Out of curiosity, from a trip today on the Harlem Line:

(1) Are the non-electrified tracks to the west of the main line just sidings, and some spurs for rare freight trains to serve customers?

(2) I saw a few 4-car trains today (M7s); is that normal, at least on a weekend?

Thanks.


Yes, there are non-electrified sidings and spurs on both sides of the mainline.

No, 4-car trains are not normal(not anymore) perhaps a scheduled deadhead move.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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