NHL slow orders

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MP 0.1
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NHL slow orders

Post by MP 0.1 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:29 am

So what is it, the entire line from Norwalk draw to the Harlem River switch in NR slow-ordered? 30 mph? Really? Any chance MNRR might send out a track gang to, maybe, start repair work? What used to take 30 minutes at most is now 45, for weeks, with not a single TLM in sight. Thought no one would notice? Maybe if mgmt could take 5 minutes from sending out the monthly self-congratulatory notices about how great the OTP is on the Hudson and Harlem lines, they could assign some resources to the NHL. Just a thought.

ThirdRail7
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Re: NHL slow orders

Post by ThirdRail7 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:09 am

MP 0.1 wrote:So what is it, the entire line from Norwalk draw to the Harlem River switch in NR slow-ordered? 30 mph? Really? Any chance MNRR might send out a track gang to, maybe, start repair work? What used to take 30 minutes at most is now 45, for weeks, with not a single TLM in sight. Thought no one would notice? Maybe if mgmt could take 5 minutes from sending out the monthly self-congratulatory notices about how great the OTP is on the Hudson and Harlem lines, they could assign some resources to the NHL. Just a thought.
A couple of things on this. In the Metro North Issues Speed Restrictions, you'll note the overall maximum authorized speed has been dropped. Therefore, those wouldn't count as slow orders. The entire line is not slow ordered at 30. You have various speed restrictions littered among the multiple tracks along the route. Some tracks have more than others. If you monitor the existing thread, you'll see the over all amount of speed restrictions continues to drop. As for you seeing track work, Metro-North tends to perform their track work around the commission periods. So, unless you're out and about between 10a and 4ish or some nights, you're not going to see much action.

What you're seeing is related congestion due to the speed restrictions, traffic levels and block sizes. One hiccup and you have a snowball.
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truck6018
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Re: NHL slow orders

Post by truck6018 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:47 am

MP 0.1 wrote:So what is it, the entire line from Norwalk draw to the Harlem River switch in NR slow-ordered?
No, hardly the entire line.
MP 0.1 wrote: 30 mph? Really?
Nope. Most of the current speed restrictions are not even close to 30 mph. Where are you getting your information from?
MP 0.1 wrote: Thought no one would notice? Maybe if mgmt could take 5 minutes from sending out the monthly self-congratulatory notices about how great the OTP is on the Hudson and Harlem lines, they could assign some resources to the NHL. Just a thought.
So what do you think, management has nothing better to do than put the New Haven Line on the back burner while the Harlem and Hudson excel? Truth be told, the New Haven Line recently had in depth testing with specialized equipment to determine the integrity of the rail and rail bed. Harlem and Hudson Line testing is in progress.

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Re: NHL slow orders

Post by Travelsonic » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:46 pm

truck6018 wrote:
MP 0.1 wrote:So what is it, the entire line from Norwalk draw to the Harlem River switch in NR slow-ordered?
No, hardly the entire line.
He means "the entire line" as in "the entirety of the stretch from" I think. :P

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Re: NHL slow orders

Post by truck6018 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:22 am

Travelsonic wrote:
He means "the entire line" as in "the entirety of the stretch from" I think. :P
Doesn't really matter. He never revisited the post to find out the answer.

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