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by Bill D
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service
Replies: 323
Views: 75400

Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Then as the heavy industries closed or moved out things really went to hell fast. Take a ride through the various neighborhoods in Waterbury and you will find some very nice areas to live in that are still decent. The floods in 1955 caused a lot of damage and problems but the biggest hit wasn't the...
by Bill D
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service
Replies: 323
Views: 75400

Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

I happened to attend the CT Commuter Rail Council meeting Wednesday evening in Derby. This meeting was (according to Council members) the highest in attendance that they could remember. Passengers from all towns served by the branch were in attendance, as well as several local politicians and repres...
by Bill D
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS
Replies: 451
Views: 2035

Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Good news for those who have to go. The FRA will allow one restroom on each Hartford Line train to be unlocked, starting Monday. The reason given is the same as the original decision to lock them, complaints filed by people with disabilities. Link to Harford Courant article: http://www.courant.com/b...
by Bill D
Sun May 29, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: WALK Bridge South Norwalk (Replacement, Status, etc.)
Replies: 123
Views: 53234

Re: Walk Bridge Stuck (Again)

Here is a video clip I made while passing the disabled train last evening. The pantograph on 9300 was torn off. This train was short turning at South Norwalk due to the Walk bridge failure. As you can see, the train stopped just west of the Washington Street bridge, fouling the crossovers between tr...
by Bill D
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro North Pictures and Video's Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 21788

Re: Metro North Pictures and Video's Thread

Some pictures taken Saturday during the snowstorm: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1691/24487521881_4bce6d1b45_z.jpg At South Norwalk. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1582/24202023409_1c57cc4712_z.jpg At Danbury - The 110 began experiencing technical difficulties during this run and was swapped for an...
by Bill D
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR
Replies: 183
Views: 70754

Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

OK, I admit that a set of M-8's sitting on track 12 at New Haven Union Station on a Sunday morning is not an unusual sight, but the assignment was. Due to mechanical issues with NJT equipment, this set departed New Haven as train 3137, the Meadowlands train, with the destination signs reading New Ro...
by Bill D
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Red trains banned from the lower level?
Replies: 23
Views: 6801

Re: Red trains banned from the lower level?

Here is a link for GCT departures, showing track assignments. As I type this, the information shows (as Kurt stated) that Harlem line departures are operating from the lower level, while New Haven and Hudson line trains are on the upper level (New Haven line using the 20's tracks and Hudson line usi...
by Bill D
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service
Replies: 323
Views: 75400

Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Rumor has it, good old Blumenthal was supposed to grace this meeting with his presence so now I'd love to know what transpired. First the good news, Blumenthal was a no-show. This meeting was calmer than some of the previous ones. CDOT commissioner Jim Redeker did most of the talking, touting the s...
by Bill D
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR
Replies: 183
Views: 70754

Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Train2009 wrote:GP35R #103 was towing M2s #8726 and #8727 into New Haven this evening as per The Unofficial Metro-North Railroad Facebook group.
Pictures of the move through West Haven here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/billonthe ... 4649611044
by Bill D
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread
Replies: 744
Views: 178935

Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

A set of M2's, headed by 8735, on train #1541 at Grand Central Wednesday morning.

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by Bill D
Sun May 10, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Change at 'Devon Transfer'
Replies: 35
Views: 15831

Re: Change at Devon

I rode train #6542 yesterday, which makes the connection at Devon (I did not transfer there, though). Some observations: There was at least one paper sign posted at GCT by the platform doors indicating the transfer point. The conductor made numerous announcements before and after departing Grand Cen...
by Bill D
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Change at 'Devon Transfer'
Replies: 35
Views: 15831

Re: Change at Devon

This is what the platforms look like approaching westbound on track 1.

Bill

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by Bill D
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker
Replies: 104
Views: 51433

Re: 2015 Delays & Service Disruptions Tracker

Took train #6925 from Waterbury to Bridgeport this morning - ran right on the money - but things went downhill from there. Connecting train #6425 from New Haven arrived at Bridgeport and was cancelled at that point. An announcement was made that due to wire damage further down the line, the number o...
by Bill D
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service
Replies: 323
Views: 75400

Re: MNR Assigns Manager To Improve Waterbury Branch Service

Let's not forget the narcissists who think the deadheading train from Stamford to Bridgeport should still pick them up, even though it was explained three different ways that it would tie up FIVE OTHER trains with 800-1000 people on board each of those trains and that the needs of the many outweigh...
by Bill D
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service
Replies: 323
Views: 75400

Re: MNR Assigns Manager To Improve Waterbury Branch Service

(from the Danbury Branch Improvements and Study thread) It's not only politicians, I went to another one of those Waterbury service is awful, let's rally meetings last night in Naugatuck and 5 people were screaming for electrification of the branch because they think that because they got charged t...

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