CP 109 Gets Cut In This Weekend

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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby RearOfSignal » Sun May 05, 2013 9:40 am

Off the top of my head the only mainline switches with moveable frogs that are not high-speed crossovers are at CP 10 on the Hudson. Do the switches at CP 109 have moveable frogs or is this speculation? It's hard to tell while on moving train on another track.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby truck6018 » Sun May 05, 2013 3:16 pm

Fair enough.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby RearOfSignal » Mon May 06, 2013 6:40 pm

Upon further review moveable frogs are being used.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 06, 2013 7:25 pm

Correct Movable frogs track speed is 60 and crossover speed is 60 with normal cab indication.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby RearOfSignal » Mon May 06, 2013 7:30 pm

So high speed switches? Ok. It seems like I saw a switch being installed 2 to 1 going north? My eyes could have tricked me, but it was mentioned only switches from 2-4 and 1-3? I'll have to take another look tomorrow. I keep forgetting.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon May 06, 2013 7:37 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing this interlocking Saturday and Sunday
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 06, 2013 7:38 pm

your correct, I guess their diverting from original plan.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby RearOfSignal » Mon May 06, 2013 8:31 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:your correct, I guess their diverting from original plan.


Ok so I'm not seeing stuff, thanks.

I also looked somewhere on the MTA website about future capital budget and plans, it had mentioned a redesign of Woodlawn Jct. (CP 112), not just replacing parts. I wonder if this ever does happen if it would be possible to add another flyover so Eastward New Haven trains could go to the red line from Harlem track 1 and not have to crossover to track 3 and hold the NWP locals. But I'm putting the horse before the cart.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby RearOfSignal » Mon May 06, 2013 8:33 pm

fl9m2004 wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing this interlocking Saturday and Sunday
What's the cp so I know where to look


It will be CP 109 when completed, no signage yet, but it's just south of Botanical Garden station.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:35 pm

Okay thanks I'll look for it this coming weekend
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby Clean Cab » Tue May 07, 2013 2:14 am

RearOfSignal wrote:So high speed switches? Ok. It seems like I saw a switch being installed 2 to 1 going north? My eyes could have tricked me, but it was mentioned only switches from 2-4 and 1-3? I'll have to take another look tomorrow. I keep forgetting.



I had heard the original plan was to have a 45 MPH universal interlocking. But that was a few years ago and the plans could have changed.
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Re: New Interlocking Between Fordham & Botanical Garden

Postby fl9m2004 » Fri May 17, 2013 8:13 pm

So that's why track 3 is out between Fordham and Botanical Garden
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Crossover north of Fordham

Postby UpperHarlemLine4ever » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:56 pm

Several years ago, the railroad was building a crossover for all 4 tracks between Fordham and Botanical Garden. The work on it stopped and was never resumed. Any idea why?
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Re: Crossover north of Fordham

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:07 pm

to many other projects after FRA crackdown.
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CP 109 Gets Cut In This Weekend

Postby RearOfSignal » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:09 pm

The long delayed CP 109 will go into service very early this Saturday morning. I bet all the buffs will be out well before sunrise for this one.
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