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by mark777
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Westbury Wreck 02/26/2019
Replies: 110
Views: 14863

Re: Westbury Wreck 02/26/2019

K & K:

Thank you for your post. I was eluding to this fact that the media was not willing to report on, but so that I don't put a few people in jeopardy for revealing that info early on after this accident occurred, I merely mentioned it as a possibility. -REDACTED-

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by mark777
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Westbury Wreck 02/26/2019
Replies: 110
Views: 14863

Re: Westbury Wreck 02/26/2019

Head-end View: you are correct, Schumer didn't say anything about PTC preventing this accident although he has made a point to bring up the topic after every rail accident occurs around the country along with other members of congress, but you have to wonder what his mind set was to conveniently inq...
by mark777
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Westbury Wreck 02/26/2019
Replies: 110
Views: 14863

Re: Westbury Wreck 02/26/2019

Chucky Schumy wants to know whats the delay with PTC but hey, PTC won't prevent this kind of accident which is what I precisely been saying for a long while about what politicians don't understand or possibly don't care about in order to push their agenda or special interests. PTC in general would e...
by mark777
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore
Replies: 160
Views: 24258

Re: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore

Dutch: DE/DMs operate at 80 mph in electrified territory wherever there are no speed restrictions. 65mph on diesel territory, even less on the mainline east of KO. mtuandrew : Actually, what I was getting at is more in the way of, "leave it the way it is now." BUT, you have a point that actually cou...
by mark777
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore
Replies: 160
Views: 24258

Re: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore

Again, I'm gonna run by that question again as to why Amtrak service to Long Island would be a huge benefit to anyone as opposed to hoping on an LIRR train into the city and switching over to an Amtrak train? We touched on the subject of equipment, and this leaves us with Amtrak using their GE DMs d...
by mark777
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore
Replies: 160
Views: 24258

Re: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore

I will echo Dutch on this that this is nothing more than politics. But lets dig deeper into this. Lets back track. Lets pick any Empire service train. It must travel down the west side into Penn station because unless they (the politicians) are planning on creating some new connection via MNR to Hel...
by mark777
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore
Replies: 160
Views: 24258

Re: Amtrak to Long Island: MTA agrees to explore

This makes an excellent conversation over coffee or even at dinner. At the end of the day we can explore, dream, etc... but this has little point in going further than that. Monetarily, this would be a grand waste of tax payer dollars. Then again, when we have a Governor who is hell bent on creating...
by mark777
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Tri-Rail, BrightLine experience
Replies: 3
Views: 5700

Re: Tri-Rail, BrightLine experience

Nice to hear that the F40s are coming back. I still have picks of me in my younger days on 808 and 802 from back in the late 80s and early 90s. Back at a time when F40s ruled the roost. The new BL-36PHs are sharp looking and surprisingly quiet, and have a pretty good acceleration. still very nice to...
by mark777
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: PURCHASE ORDER For New Locomotives
Replies: 142
Views: 27183

Re: RFP for new locomotives

Actually you do have a point with MBTA's HSP46 and as long as we are on the subject, The customization of Locomotive orders also yielded LIRR's DE/DM30AC's which had too much of what we call "growing pains." I still see it as a GE rebuild vs the Charger order. This is my personal opinion, but I actu...
by mark777
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: PURCHASE ORDER For New Locomotives
Replies: 142
Views: 27183

Re: RFP for new locomotives

I can see them going for the Chargers on this considering that they are using them on state sponsored trains across the country. Although the cheaper route might be a rebuild. I'm not sure how successful and efficient the rebuilt GEs are but if a rebuild is only gonna buy some time before a replacem...
by mark777
Mon May 28, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Tri-Rail, BrightLine experience
Replies: 3
Views: 5700

Tri-Rail, BrightLine experience

I'm down visiting family here in south Florida for two weeks and decided to take both Tri-Rail and the new Brightline service. I used Tri-Rail on a round trip from MIA to Ft. Lauderdale last week. I actually rode on Tri-Rail when it first started back in 1989 and was amazed to see that it has been v...
by mark777
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18
Replies: 304
Views: 44241

Re: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18

On a side note, an article from the Associated Press today revealed that Amtrak typically pays all Legal claims from crash victims regardless of whether Amtrak had any responsibility in the cause of the accident or not. That's rather interesting and screwed up to hear. I would think that if in this ...
by mark777
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18
Replies: 304
Views: 44241

Re: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18

I don't think that I would be surprised if the trainmaster would have been questioned. I would expect that anyone that had anything to do with the movement of either train would be questioned by the FBI or the NTSB. On a side note here, and correct me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression th...
by mark777
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18
Replies: 304
Views: 44241

Re: Amtrak 91 - CSX Collision Cayce, SC - 2/4/18

I'm gonna speak on what is my personal opinion and experience. Any employee who has been qualified to operate or work with the train equipment out on the main is theoretically aware and familiar with their surroundings including sidings, switches, and rules. If a situation arises where you either qu...
by mark777
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Cascade Wreck 18 December 17
Replies: 657
Views: 99058

Re: Cascade Wreck 18 December 17

ApproachMedium:: The LIRR is not lucky to be in that position. It actually says a lot when it hasn't happen since then, and even so, it's not to say that nothing has happened since then. They had the Atlantic Terminal crash recently, they have had a few occasions where trains have side swiped each o...

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