Railfanning Hudson Line - Electric Zone

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Re: Railfanning Hudson Line - Electric Zone

Post by MNR's #1 Conductor » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:59 pm

District D RTC wrote:This really is not the correct forum for this thread, AND I'm pretty sure that farther back in this (Metro North) forum there have been threads about freight on MN. But I'll answer just to put this CSXT B749 issue to bed. The job works 5 days a week. So they CAN go to Oak Point as many as 5 days per week. Those days being Monday-Friday. They do not "go to Oak Point" on any certain day, and sometimes it will be a week or more (sometimes its been 3+ weeks) between trips to O.P. for the B749. Again --- CONCEPT: FREIGHT TRAINS DON'T RUN ON SCHEDULES. Passenger trains do. The only schedule B749 has is going on duty at the same time every day 5-days a week -- that is of course to say that 07:00 is when the crew GOES ON DUTY - not when they depart Croton (if they do) or where they will go. Get it??
Oak Point work is as needed. Having seen their schedule and routing, they do, by schedule, make Oak Point a normal part of their work assignment whenever they do have to come into the city limits, but they basically come and work on an as needed basis only, and there is no set time or set number of times a day or week that they will come. For a period they might NEVER come to Oak Point, and there are times they can come each of the 5 normal work days of their assignment. But for the record it is a part of their regular assignment.
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Re: Railfanning Hudson Line - Electric Zone

Post by Train2009 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:36 am

When did B749 ended their Old Yonkers Yard dutys?

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Re: Railfanning Hudson Line - Electric Zone

Post by RearOfSignal » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:59 pm

Train2009 wrote:When did B749 ended their Old Yonkers Yard dutys?
I believe Yonkers yard was gone way before CSX, so ask in CSX forum or NYC forum.
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Re: Railfanning Hudson Line - Electric Zone

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:22 pm

yonkers yard was down to one track in/around 1990.
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Re: Railfanning Hudson Line - Electric Zone

Post by Train2009 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:13 pm

I know I posted this early this week on the CSX Forum:
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... &start=510

But no one reply me back on if CSX B749 will be on duty on the day after Christmas this Monday 12/26 for the trip from Croton West to Oak Point.

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Re: Railfanning Hudson Line - Electric Zone

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:44 pm

With Christmas on Sunday, Monday is deemed a federal holiday so I think not ...
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