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by bigK
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Beacon Line Maintenance / Current Status / Background
Replies: 323
Views: 40462

Re: Beacon Line Maintenance / Current Status / Background

Rail RFP: MTA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Beacon Line (Hudson Line Beacon to Holmes twn of Pawling Dutchess/Putnam border) Questions about this RFEI should be addressed to Alicia Biggs at (212) 878-7148 or abiggs@mtahq.org. DEADLINE:  Responses must be received by 3:0...
by bigK
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Beacon Line Service Proposals or Ideas
Replies: 154
Views: 39114

Re: The Beacon Line

everybody already knows this but here's the actual data: re: Moving Dutchess FIRST DRAFT chap. 5 The Council collects traffic count data for County and some local roads and also receives count data from NYSDOT for State highways. Based on a review of data from 2009-2014, the following roads have con...
by bigK
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Beacon Line Service Proposals or Ideas
Replies: 154
Views: 39114

Re: The Beacon Line

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in the above illustrations which one looks most like southern Dutchess of 2015?
by bigK
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Beacon Line Service Proposals or Ideas
Replies: 154
Views: 39114

Re: The Beacon Line

the D before the T - reverse TOD > RTOD http://tdr.bigk12603.com/images/TDRA_SS-presentation__David-Levinson_quote_700X400.jpg http://tdr.bigk12603.com/images/TDRA_SS-presentation_grn-BL-pic_BL-MAP_Fishkill_700X400.jpg BEACON LINE POPULATION SERVED the population data is from the US 2010 census cit...
by bigK
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Bikes on Amtrak
Replies: 55
Views: 6048

Re: Viewliner II bike racks

let's see... in 1979 I had lived in NJ and wanted to go to Washington DC via train with my bike - from DC I would ride to Harisonburg VA for a bike rally (GEAR 79) I would have to take an Amtrak train - I could not take the relatively high speed Metroliner train so I had to take a (very) slow moving...
by bigK
Wed May 13, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia
Replies: 1471
Views: 423104

Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

I had heard in one report that the engineer has refused to make any statements and that he had 'lawyered up'

ahhh... yes the 'sleep Apnea' defense
by bigK
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: SHARE CSX PICTURES HERE
Replies: 242
Views: 95179

Re: SHARE CSX PICTURES HERE

abandoned CSX peroperties - city and town of Poughkeepsie COP_CSX-ROW_at_Kitredge-Pl_n_Hud-line_MNRR-nrth-rail-yrd_HL-siding_last-trk-section_WA_400X300.jpg Here in the City and town of Poughkeepsie,property abandonment is taken to a grand scale.The largest of the abandoned properties would have to...
by bigK
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Major grade-crossing accident in Valhalla 2/3/15
Replies: 455
Views: 111357

Re: Major grade-crossing accident in Valhalla 2/3/15

I had read in the NBC report that the vehicle struck by the train was a Jeep Cherokee but in other reports I had read and heard it was a MERCEDES SUV - also there seems to have been several vehicles involved,but in other reports just the one vehicle was struck by the train It would seem that the dri...
by bigK
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Beacon Line Service Proposals or Ideas
Replies: 154
Views: 39114

Re: The Beacon Line

I hope that this is okay to ask on this thread, but does anyone know where I can view a map of the Beacon Line? I've already used Google Search, but had no luck there. I had done an annotated map of the Dutchess county section of the BL (with detail sub maps) for a presentation I had done - I took ...
by bigK
Fri May 23, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Sen. Schumer: Special Bicycle Cars For Upstate NY Trains
Replies: 67
Views: 9421

Re: Sen. Schumer: Special Bicycle Cars For Upstate NY Trains

I receive an e mail newsletter from Adventure Cycling Association - I am a member last week it was reported that Amtrak is / will be? testing bicycles on board trains in the NE does anyone know where this is taking place or will be? will this be (hopefuly) the Empire Corridor? I live in Poughkeepsie...
by bigK
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Poughkeepsie station 100
Replies: 4
Views: 2599

Re: Poughkeepsie station 100

RE: any links to Pok. station renovation

here is the link to the RR net post with pics I took of the restored station
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 67&t=94544
by bigK
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinter Discussion
Replies: 2833
Views: 671144

Re: ACS-64 Testing, Developments, & Sightings

is it my imagination or does #601 have a lower headlight out? - in the pic of #602 BOTH lower headlights are on - or ... do these lights flash back and forth and the camera got both headlights in the pic of #602 and only one in #601??

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