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by nh chris
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: M-8 Cars - Delivery and Acceptance
Replies: 3101
Views: 494476

Re: M-8 Cars

I saw the trainset in GCT yesterday around lunchtime. They were doing tests down on Track 12. The train looks nice and new, I like how they put the red-orange stripe down the side. The corners look very boxy, though, with a weld going down the edge. Nice looking interior, large windows that are goin...
by nh chris
Thu May 29, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Hudson Line Crew Honored for Saving Life
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Nice story, Tommy. Thanks for sharing it.

NH Chris
by nh chris
Mon May 26, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Overhead clearance New Rochelle - New Haven?
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Overhead clearance New Rochelle - New Haven?

A simple question. What is the minimum overhead clearance between New Rochelle and New Haven?

How about between New Rochelle and NYP?

Just asking, is all.

NH Chris
by nh chris
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Another one back from gone (rebuilt gennie)
Replies: 34
Views: 6624

Saw 202 yesterday, it looks like it had mange with the peeling paint on its side. :(

NH Chris
by nh chris
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Fire at Southport Train Station
Replies: 28
Views: 5038

Southport Station to be restored

according to Gov. Rell, and an article in the Conn. Post: http://www.connpost.com/breakingnews/ci_8315672 "The majority of the original building, which is located in the Southport Historic District, appears to be in good, sound condition," Rell said in a statement released today. "Much of the damage...
by nh chris
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Cosmopolitan Brochure
Replies: 28
Views: 4371

Cosmopolitan Brochure

I just came across the brochure handed out on the first run of the M@ "Cosmopolitans" in April, 1973. Thought you guys might get a kick out of it: http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa266/cepey/Cosmo1.jpg http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa266/cepey/Cosmo3.jpg http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa...
by nh chris
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: No FL9's for a while... the end is near?
Replies: 57
Views: 8847

Any comments welcome, most of this is culled from this group: End of the Line for FL-9s – Really, this time. Even though Metro-North RR ran a “Farewell to the FL-9” fantrip in October, 2005, the last New Haven diesels in mainline service remained active on M-N’s roster as backup power. The FL-9s wer...
by nh chris
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: New Book "Forgotten Railroads Through Westchester Count
Replies: 25
Views: 5749

Just finished the book. Great Job! The only question I had was why include the section on the NH electrification? I understand how the Cos Cob Plant is gone, etc., but it seems a lot more people remember it than, say, the NYW&B.



NH Chris

Amazon
by nh chris
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Stamford Advocate Article-100 Years of Electrification
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

I thought the article was a pretty good piece, and it is nice to see local newspapers giving some attention to an historic anniversary. The second part of the article is here:

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/lo ... 4288.story

NH Chris
by nh chris
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Lionel offers M-7's
Replies: 20
Views: 5002

In light of the relative dearth of M-N models in O gauge, I think we should be thankful this is being made at all. Even with the traditional "O" issues, like large flanged wheels and enormous gaps between cars, this set should do well in sales, esp. in the metropolitan NY area.

NH Chris
by nh chris
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Catenary tower spacing in Rye
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

The original owner of the NH branch of M-N was of course the New Haven Railroad, which was known in some circles as just a large collection of yards. Some other now-gone yards were located at Mt. Vernon (East), Port Chester, Byram, Bridgeport, etc. The full list is much longer.

NH Chris
by nh chris
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: old 1994 shot of Stamford platform
Replies: 31
Views: 6542

Stupid

Passengers may not be as smart as you like, Dutch, but I agree with those who wish there were monitors with track info on the platforms at Stamford. I've frequently had to go up into the station to figure out where the train I was expecting was departing from. If you arrive a few minutes early, you ...
by nh chris
Tue May 15, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Mamaroneck Station - renovations
Replies: 90
Views: 23786

It's a shame that the Mamaroneck station is in disuse and bad repair. FWIW, the ownership of the station will have the most to do with its prospects. The Old Greenwich and Cos Cob stations, which I believe are owned by the Town of Greenwich (or maybe CT) were recently renovated, and are now quite ni...
by nh chris
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Who was responsible for beginning M1 and M2 design?
Replies: 11
Views: 2632

Who was responsible for beginning M1 and M2 design?

Knowing the corporate history of MNRR and its predecessors, as well as the timeframe when the M2s came on line, I infer that it was the PC that set the specs for the M1s and M2s, back around 1970. Is this correct?

NH Chris
by nh chris
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access
Replies: 1745
Views: 378959

I guess this is off-topic for the forum, but there is an extensive display of photos, maps, and tunneling information on the ESA plan outside the Transit Museum store in GCT. Very interesting stuff, looks like limited access to GCT from the new LIRR platforms (on one end of the dining concourse). NH...

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