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by F23A4
Fri May 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion
Replies: 146
Views: 75394

Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Nice. Our train (3961) just went from Express to super local...and apparently it was the brain trust at Amtrak dispatching who decided this AFTER we’d already departed Newark. Nothing like a crowded train making 8 extra stops with hardly anyone boarding or getting off.
by F23A4
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: NYT piece: New Jersey Transit, a Cautionary Tale of Neglect
Replies: 34
Views: 11053

Re: NYT piece: New Jersey Transit, a Cautionary Tale of Negl

Fines are rather effective in enforcement actions against private enterprises. Fines against government agencies are rather ineffective since states and state agencies pay fines using someone else's money. As someone who works for a European investment bank with a large US presence having had many ...
by F23A4
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Why are NJ Transit trains so slow?
Replies: 54
Views: 18172

Re: Why are NJ Transit trains so slow?

I'll field this one. You were following a Coast Line down three while the Amtrak operated down four. You were held at Iselin, to follow the Amtrak down four. Why? Because unbeknownst to you, one of the reasons the schedule is slow is because there is a major, long term track outage between NBK-TRE....
by F23A4
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Why are NJ Transit trains so slow?
Replies: 54
Views: 18172

Re: Why are NJ Transit trains so slow?

Well, I ride between Jersey Ave and NYP on a daily basis and it definitely seems Amtrak has a good part in how slow we run many times. Tonight's commute takes the cake: I'm in the 6:12p Exp which departs 30+ minutes after its departure time. Then we creep along after stopping at Sec Jct. Conductor i...
by F23A4
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!
Replies: 22
Views: 3701

Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!

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Interesting follow up comments.
by F23A4
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Single Arm Pan on Arrow III #1463
Replies: 102
Views: 12701

Re: Single Arm Pan on Arrow III #1463

Indeed. I think I'm riding on that consist now as I type this post.

Hopefully I didn't miss any earlier mention of this but is there any performance advantage with installing these new pans on the arrows?
by F23A4
Wed May 26, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Quick NEC question
Replies: 28
Views: 2529

Re: Quick NEC question

There was a piece on the local evening CBS News a couple of weeks ago about residents in New York (Queens I think) being upset about the extent of Amtrak's tree clearing. Regarding Merril Park in Iselin/Colonia, I hope you don't mean they're moving the fence further back and claiming part of the pa...
by F23A4
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Is Metro North's M2 better built than the Arrow III??
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Is Metro North's M2 better built than the Arrow III??

Just as a sidenote: I really enjoyed riding in the railfan seat during my return trip from Stamford. That is a REALLY neat M2 feature!! (AIII operators so rarely have that "blast shield" lowered for rail fan view.) I'd totally forgotten that there was a lower level at GCT, to which our inbound train...
by F23A4
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Is Metro North's M2 better built than the Arrow III??
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Is Metro North's M2 better built than the Arrow III??

I know that's a loaded and subjective question. However, yesterday was my first time ever riding on Metro North AND on an M2 so, bear with me. When I boarded for my trip to Stamford (from GCT), I plopped in my seat, looked around and noted that this train was not exactly Comet V new. :P Anyway, I ne...
by F23A4
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: 3 Metropark expresses in 12 minutes?
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: 3 Metropark expresses in 12 minutes?

Before the last schedule change, I would ride 3702 out of Jrsy Ave and (depending on how badly we were held up before merging on to track 4) switch for the express (3812) at New Brunswick. I was always amazed at how quickly the platform would populate in the short span of time between both trains. F...
by F23A4
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: 3 Metropark expresses in 12 minutes?
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: 3 Metropark expresses in 12 minutes?

That gigundo parking deck sitting atop the parking lot @ Metropark s/b enough to answer the OP's question. :wink:
by F23A4
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: So, what just happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

Re: So, what just happened?

while I doubt it was because of the engineer po'ed the dispatcher, sometimes that is an issue! If a dispatcher knows that a crew isn't going to "dilly dally" around and will get the train moving, he will pull up the railroad for that train and give them "a good move" if they give him " a good move"...
by F23A4
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: So, what just happened?
Replies: 26
Views: 2587

So, what just happened?

Last night, I boarded 3979 @ Nwk Penn (6:54p Trenton Exp) for my trip to Jersey Avenue. It arrived only about 1minute or so late on track 3 but about 3 minutes after 3731 (6:56p Jersey Ave local)'s early arrival on track 4. 3731 leaves a bit ahead of us but we later pass it just west of Nwk Airport ...
by F23A4
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Edison NJ stop on the Keystone??
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Edison NJ stop on the Keystone??

I had no idea the easbound time gap was so great on the NEC.
by F23A4
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Edison NJ stop on the Keystone??
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Edison NJ stop on the Keystone??

While riding on a delayed NJT 3165 yesterday afternoon (loco problem-- ALP46 -- @ Metropark), we pulled into Edison where I noticed a very crowded eastbound platform. A few seconds after our arrival, and eastbound Keystone pulls in and proceeds to collect passengers. Having grown up in Edison, I've ...

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