12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:03 pm

That would work in Mamaroneck where the NYW&B track overpass was... not sure if it would fit on the other side. I’ve thought of that before, surprised as often as it gets hit, or something jams, they haven’t done it yet. I think one side is h8gher than the other, so they fit at first, then wedge as the street comes up. The street is not level.
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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Postby Jenny on a M2 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:55 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:you can check it by zooming in on platforms in this document : https://assets.documentcloud.org/docume ... Charts.pdf

New Rochelle is 9 / 8 / 7 cars
White Plains is 10 cars
williams Bridge is 4 cars


Thanks for that link, Dutch! Super interesting and answers A LOT of the random questions that have popped into my head over the commuting years. :-D

One question: On the track chart pages, there's a line with semi-circles on them with numbers next to the semi-circles. I'm guessing that line denotes placement, direction, and length of curves in the track, correct? If so, how do I read it more in detail (i.e. What do the numbers mean?)

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:19 pm

The track charts gives you at top a bar with instal dates /weight / etc for tracks
a bar with speeds for each track
the number in pointed square are mile post
Track map
Track curvatures
grade
elevation
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