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by MNRR_RTC
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro North Rail line faces fines over bridge delays
Replies: 53
Views: 6981

Re: Metro North Rail line faces fines over bridge delays

This is exactly the reason why I left the New Haven for greener pastures. No bridges or b.s. :-D I now resume my retirement from RR.net. :wink:
by MNRR_RTC
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Harlem River Lift Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Harlem River Lift Bridge

MNCRR9000 wrote:Is the Harlem River drawbridge controlled remotely from the operations center or is there a bridge attendant stationed there?
We unlock the bridge from the control center, then the bridge tender on site would open the bridge. Since I have been there, tha bridge has open maybe 4 or 5 times.
by MNRR_RTC
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: NHL Dispatching 1568 7/23/09 CP 223-230
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: NHL Dispatching 1568 7/23/09 CP 223-230

It could of been that the RTC was routing your train around track circuit problems, signal problems, wire problems, or even a disabled train. When we do our jobs, we can't always follow a script. We need to be flexible and sometimes, creative, to get our trains over the road on time. There are times...
by MNRR_RTC
Mon May 25, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Yankee Stadium Service
Replies: 138
Views: 19357

Re: Yankee Stadium Service to Begin 5/23/09

Believe it or not, we have a method to our madness. This was an example of controlled chaos... :-D
by MNRR_RTC
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Work planned on riskiest Metro North train crossings
Replies: 60
Views: 5718

Re: Work planned on riskiest Metro North train crossings

A simpler idea is an emergency phone that is connected directly to the RTC desk to lessen the amount of time it takes getting in touch with the RTC by dialing 911. The only thing I don't like about that plan is if you get some kids playing a prank, sooner or later someone will get killed. It's like...
by MNRR_RTC
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Operations, Facilities, Maps and Resources
Topic: Dispatcher question
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Dispatcher question

Yes, I was aware of the track car situation. I'm wondering about stuff like the Sperry Rail Car, rail grinder trains, and geometry car trains. Though the vehicles you mentioned are self-propelled, I still have to apply track car rules when they travel. If they are working, then I would take the tra...
by MNRR_RTC
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Operations, Facilities, Maps and Resources
Topic: Dispatcher question
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Dispatcher question

Another dispatcher question: do rail grinders, geometry cars and the like shunt, so that they show a track circuit occupied; or do you have to "block behind" them? Some track cars shunt and some don't. That is why you always block up the track that they are either traveling or working on. They are ...
by MNRR_RTC
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Danbury Branch Signalization
Replies: 100
Views: 15820

Re: More Danbury Stuff: Op-Ed

I now know Waterbury is manual block, but since there are no sidings, there are no switches. Not true, sarge. There is a siding just south of the Waterbury station known as the Lower Waterbury siding. It has been used for the inspection train when it travels up that way to get i the clear for the r...
by MNRR_RTC
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro North operations lower level Grand Central
Replies: 16
Views: 2713

Re: Metro North operations lower level Grand Central

Tracks 102 to 114 are used for passenger service. Tracks 116-west are out of service and no longer a part of the lower level as it is being used for the LIRR EAS project. Those tracks haven't been used in over a year. You do have a work train that does come down into the out of service area to bring...
by MNRR_RTC
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North Shops and Yard Facilities
Replies: 45
Views: 7604

Re: MNRR Yards

Otto Vondrak wrote:
RearOfSignal wrote:Mt. Vernon Yard
This is the yard on the Harlem Line where MOW cars are stored?
Yes. Also, CSX has a customer there.
by MNRR_RTC
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Another speed restriction - CP 223
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Another speed restriction - CP 223

Otto Vondrak wrote:Can they transfer local control of 223 to my house? I can take care of everything from here... Or better yet, can I move into the old PIKE tower? :-D
Ahhhh, no. I can just imagine all the trains you would hold to get their picture... :-D
by MNRR_RTC
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: GCT Lower Level Track Work
Replies: 12
Views: 2581

Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Also, 136 track is a storage track, though you can run from 102 through 136 up track A to track B as an alternate route. It is very useful to have during the rush.
by MNRR_RTC
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Southern Tier Time Lapse (HD Reshoot)
Replies: 17
Views: 1771

Re: Southern Tier Time Lapse (HD Reshoot)

Hey Sully, I loved what you did for the Port Jervis line. it was really good. I also liked the song you used so much, I downloaded it for my ipod and I listen to it when I ride the train. Merry Christmas and enjoy your holiday.
by MNRR_RTC
Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Tool's Disability Outrage
Replies: 491
Views: 98630

Re: Tool's Disability Outrage

The reason why there are a lot of senior personnel at MNR still is because once 2013 comes (30yr anniversery) there is going to be a massive amount of retirements happening. Still quite a lot of people from Conrail and Penn Central whom work for MNR. While your statement is true for the most part, ...
by MNRR_RTC
Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: GCT Lower Level Track Work
Replies: 12
Views: 2581

Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

RearOfSignal wrote:No new tracks in GCT, added storage is in Highbridge yard in the Bronx. Trains are deadheaded to and from Highbridge as needed.
They did add new storage tracks in the lower level and also North of the lower level platforms.

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