Yankee Stadium Service

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

Post by RearOfSignal » Fri May 22, 2009 9:09 pm

The sign was there on the platform Wednesday went I went by in the afternoon.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

The Interloafer
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THE HISTORIC FIRST STATION STOP

Post by The Interloafer » Sat May 23, 2009 5:44 am

#8700 prepares to depart at 5:49 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009 -- right on time

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Re: THE HISTORIC FIRST STATION STOP

Post by AEGUY63 » Sat May 23, 2009 8:14 am

The Interloafer wrote:#8700 prepares to depart at 5:49 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009 -- right on time

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Looks great!
Eagerly awaiting the M8's and M9's :)

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

Post by RearOfSignal » Sat May 23, 2009 8:43 am

I'll be there today, but not to work or railfan, going to the game. After all, that's what the station if for isn't it?
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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

Post by oddball » Sat May 23, 2009 10:45 pm

i was there, as a ticket seller. i liked it, just wish i didnt forget my camera on the train on my way there....

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

Post by RearOfSignal » Sun May 24, 2009 7:35 am

The ticket seller booths, were like little soap boxes. I guess it feels different not being behind glass.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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

Post by gr8fuldog » Sun May 24, 2009 9:12 am

Another blurb, this one from the Stamford Advocate, on the new service: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/ci_12438149

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

Post by mntktagt » Sun May 24, 2009 9:30 am

Speed limit on the wye track at MO ??

(for Harlem & New Haven line trains to the game)

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

Post by RearOfSignal » Sun May 24, 2009 9:41 am

10 mph or 16 km/h or 14.6667 ft/s
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Fred G
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Re: Yankee Stadium Service to Begin 5/23/09

Post by Fred G » Sun May 24, 2009 10:19 am

Terrapin Station wrote:Besides riding the first train to make a revenue station stop at the new station, who is going to ride the first revenue Harlem and New Haven trains to make a stop at the station (and on the way, use the wye)? That's pretty significant.
I rode the first New Haven train in, plus had the railfan window to myself, other than a MN person who was accomodating to my photography. In New Haven our initial trainset crapped out so we pulled back to the platform and switched to the train that was supposed to be the trailing local. MN got the GCT riders another train.

Here are some shots from the first revenue MN train around the wye at MO

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And of the station, too

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Here's the album
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Re: Yankee Stadium Service to Begin 5/23/09

Post by Clean Cab » Sun May 24, 2009 1:02 pm

Shouldn't the station name sign read "Yankee Stadium- 153rd street"?
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Re: Yankee Stadium Service to Begin 5/23/09

Post by Fred G » Sun May 24, 2009 1:39 pm

capecodlocoguy wrote:Shouldn't the station name sign read "Yankee Stadium- 153rd street"?
Probably kept blank for a corp. sponsor, like Flonase or Viagra. :P
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Re: Yankee Stadium Service to Begin 5/23/09

Post by truck6018 » Sun May 24, 2009 3:41 pm

RearOfSignal wrote:The ticket seller booths, were like little soap boxes. I guess it feels different not being behind glass.
Those look similar to the TOM's that they have at any other station. My question in this setup is the security of the agent and funds, mixed with potentially rowdy fans.

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

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Sun May 24, 2009 4:32 pm

The Shea Stadium/Mets-Willets Point LIRR ticket office is a wood building on the station promenade, for comparsion. It at least resembles a standard box office.
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Re: Yankee Stadium Service to Begin 5/23/09

Post by The Interloafer » Sun May 24, 2009 5:20 pm

Day 2 of station operation: Trains accepting fans departing the stadium after a Sunday afternoon 11-inning game. Pretty much the full range of Metro-North revenue equipment is on display.

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