Original NH Catenary Replacement Progress

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Post by checkthedoorlight » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:44 pm

sorry if this question is too off topic, but what is the deal with the "passenger yard" in Stamford? I didn't even realize there WAS catenary in it, and the name sounds misleading since all I've ever seen in that yard are freight cars and occasionally M/W equipment.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:21 pm

its only used for wire train and freight so the wire could be removed if need be.
Yup the freight yard is used for passenger cars, the passenger yard is used for freight, Stamford has loop track thats straight as arrow.
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Post by Clean Cab » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:08 pm

Track #4 between CP 261 and CP 266 was returned to service Saturday (8/5/06) thus completing all catenary replacement in area "D".
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Catenary tower replacement

Post by nh chris » Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:44 pm

I suppose this is on a slightly different topic, but are the old New Haven catenary towers in the New Rochelle area going to be dismantled once the new towers are completed? What's there now includes a few new towers just a few feet from the 100-year-old ones.

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Post by Clean Cab » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:49 am

The new catenary towers will be mixed with the old. However a few old catenary towers will be removed and replaced with new ones in slightly different locations.
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Catenary work between South Norwalk and Stamford

Post by Lackawanna565 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:05 am

Does anybody know how much work Metro North did on putting in the new wire between South Norwalk and Stamford?

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Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:29 am

Only one track completed (track 3) but un-usable due to bridges being out.
And untill track 3 is back the project with wire is on hold, why delay with bridges, somehow the steel needed has not been produced yet.
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Post by Howiew » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:47 am

Dutch...living in upstate New York, one doesn't keep up with what's happening downstate.
What bridges are out?
Wish list...would like to get a small piece of original cat when it's replaced.
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Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:08 am

One at east end of South Norwalk platform over monroe street.
One at Darien over Boston Post Road (rt1)
The one at Rowayton is finished (Rowayton Ave)
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Post by Clean Cab » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:02 am

This is only the first stage of "Catenary Project B" (CP235 to CP 241). It is being held up by the track 3 bridge at South Norwalk which is running a year behind schedule. The contractor who got the bid to provide all the steel for the South Norwalk project got bought out by a larger steel company and the re-organisation has meant many late steel deliveries. It should be back in service by late June 2007.
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Post by Howiew » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:11 pm

Thank you for the replies. One more question. Will they still be using the original catenary towers? I know the bow towers by Glenbrook will be if not already history.
I hope that someone will post pictures of the project.
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Post by Clean Cab » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:48 am

Yes, they will use as many of the old catenary towers as possible. There will of course be quite a few new ones installed around curves and through interlockings. Unfortunately the experimental "Bow Tie" catenaries are going to be removed. I'm hoping that at least one of them could be salvaged and displayed at a museum.
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Post by L'mont » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:22 am

Anyway we could see a picture or read an explaination of what a "bow tie" cat is?

I don't believe I'm familiar.

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Post by Howiew » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:58 pm

L'mont wrote:Anyway we could see a picture or read an explaination of what a "bow tie" cat is?

I don't believe I'm familiar.
I have couple of pictures but don't think that I can post them due to bandwith. Plus not sure how to upload to this site anyway.
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Post by Otto Vondrak » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:22 pm

Here's a pic I shot in 2002:

http://www.railroad.net/photos/nycarea/media/ov-04.jpg

You can see the curved catenary tower right behind the MU.

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