New Haven line schedule eff 9/30 (new thread)

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New Haven line schedule eff 10/2 (new thread)

Post by lirr42 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:03 am

MN's schedules page has been updated as of today to indicate that the current weekday schedule (representing ~65% of service) will be in effect through end of service Friday. This weekend's schedule is also posted, it's very similar to last weekend's (if not the same). Hourly electric trains from New Haven to Stamford, where you can transfer for a diesel express to HLM/GCT leaving at :55 past the hour or a diesel local leaving at the top of the hour. No electric trains through the affected area and substitute busing rears its head on the Waterbury Branch again.

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Re: New Haven line schedule eff 9/30 (new thread)

Post by ajp » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:01 pm

as I was going E/B on AMTK 174 I saw 1 westbound m8's on track 3 somewhere between new rochelle and port chester. A transfer move?

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Re: New Haven line schedule eff 9/30 (new thread)

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:02 pm

their still running electric for expresses and bomb's for locals.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: New Haven line schedule eff 9/30 (new thread)

Post by Stephen B. Carey » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:49 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:their still running electric for expresses and bomb's for locals.
Any reason for that? I would think that the electrics would be better for locals since they can get up to speed much faster.

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Re: New Haven line schedule eff 9/30 (new thread)

Post by lirr42 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Stephen B. Carey wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:their still running electric for expresses and bomb's for locals.
Any reason for that? I would think that the electrics would be better for locals since they can get up to speed much faster.
He's talking STM-GCT. Due to the heavily increased power loads on the system when an electric train is either accelerating or decelerating, the idea was to have the MU's operate nonstop through the affected area whenever possible. While what you said is true, in this particular application the maxi-bombs are better off for locals, as they won't affect the system at all when stopping or starting.

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Re: New Haven line schedule eff 9/30 (new thread)

Post by CTRailfan » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:51 am

lirr42 wrote:
Stephen B. Carey wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:their still running electric for expresses and bomb's for locals.
Any reason for that? I would think that the electrics would be better for locals since they can get up to speed much faster.
He's talking STM-GCT. Due to the heavily increased power loads on the system when an electric train is either accelerating or decelerating, the idea was to have the MU's operate nonstop through the affected area whenever possible. While what you said is true, in this particular application the maxi-bombs are better off for locals, as they won't affect the system at all when stopping or starting.
The MU train I was on Monday was accelerating slower than a full-size double decker diesel push-pull due to the limitations on acceleration. The Maxis' will do better for local with less chance of popping a breaker in the temporary substation.

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Re: New Haven line schedule eff 9/30 (new thread)

Post by Stephen B. Carey » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:02 am

Thanks, I didn't know about the power drain when accelerating. Its crazy to think how much powe goes into that system when its running at 100%.

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