Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

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Re: Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:15 pm

can we drop Marta as it has nothing to do with topic ??
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Re: Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

Post by MattW » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:47 pm

MARTA is what started this topic so I fail to see how MARTA can have nothing to do with the topic of MARTA started by an admin.

Plus, doesn't Metro North have a few short sections of that third rail lying around? Why not tell us about cold weather and the third rail instead?

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Re: Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:55 pm

MARTA is not even a railroad, its a transit system like a subway.
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Re: Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

Post by MattW » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:14 pm

So? It's still two rails that flanged wheels travel on, with a third-rail current collector. We have entire forums for PATH, the MTA NYC Subway, and Washington Metro. Should those forums suddenly disappear because those operators don't report to the FRA? (well, PATH is special, but my point stands)

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Re: Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

Post by runningwithscalpels » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:22 pm

MattW wrote:MARTA is what started this topic so I fail to see how MARTA can have nothing to do with the topic of MARTA started by an admin.

Plus, doesn't Metro North have a few short sections of that third rail lying around? Why not tell us about cold weather and the third rail instead?
You're in the Metro North forum, that's why.

The admin posted it in jest at all the whining going on by disgruntled MNRR commuters over stupid stuff.

"A few short sections of that third rail" - All of the Hudson Line to Croton-Harmon and all of the Harlem to Southeast. Snow piling up is the primary winter operational concern with that.
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Re: Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:27 pm

As for Marta there are appropriate forums to discuss them. as for what they have in common that is another issue all together.
I suggest you read this: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 67&t=16530" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Passengers Whining About Speed Restriction in Cold?

Post by Jeff Smith » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:32 pm

Ok, I think my joke post has run it's course and made its point!
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