Danbury service suspended due to high water.

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:47 am

Noel Weaver wrote:I have been following a and participating on railroaddotnet for quite a while and this is probably one of the MOST USEFUL topics to ever come up anywhere on here. Actual news of an actual event in time for anybody interested to get out and get some pictures or even just watch this interesting move. What a relief from some of the nonsense that gets posted.
Many thanks "Dutch" for the heads up and to all of the lucky ones who got to follow, photograph and post their photos here.
Again, sincere thanks to all.
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Noel, you are absolutely correct. We have a pretty good bunch on this forum. When I say that, I don't mean to imply other forums don't; it's just different styles, both in posting and in moderation.

Great job to MNRR, Dutch, Rick A at HRRC, other employees not named here involved, and to all the railfans for getting some awesome shots of the non-fan move that turned into a fan move. It really makes me miss living up there.

As much as I wish there could be a fan trip, I think with maintenance issues on the line, and no bucks for fixing those issues, it won't happen for a while. Shame; now that Dutch and others are qualified again, you have a ready crew. Still, the necessity of this move can't hurt by drawing attention to getting the line back in shape.
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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:48 am

DutchRailnut wrote:We went right into GCT and to track 38(loop) all 3 trains went around the loop to. Be turned.
So the Brookvilles got some rare mileage, I guess.
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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:55 am

Yes yesterday was first time BL20's ran on beacon line.
As for GCT they have been on every track many times
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by HBLR » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:16 am

How are repairs coming along? Also, thread name change to reflect the washout, vs high water which has since gone away?
No I'm not a railroad professional, but that doesn't mean I can't provide first hand observational comments.

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:21 am

It's only been a day or two, give them some time.

Dutch, I thought the BL20's weren't allowed in GCT, even in work service.
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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by Kurt » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:39 am

joetrain59 wrote:On the Trains Mag website, the newswire said they moved the stranded equipment out of Danbury via the Maybrook line. I have a girlfriend who lives up that way. I'm not that familiar with area rails. Is Maybrook line what parallels Mill Plain road? Goes by Rosy Tomorrows, then behind Agway, Stop and Shop, etc? This line runs to Brewster, right? It didn't look in such great shape when I took a close look last Summer, at tracks behind supermarket. Anyone have any pics of movement?
Thanks,
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Page 6 and 7 of this thread have some photos and a link to a video

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:33 pm

The BL20's have no restrictions, Mncr does have a restriction on diesels in revenue service.
This move obviously whas not a revenue move.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:55 pm

Okay, revenue service restriction makes sense.

How was the condition of the track? Did you see a lot of work that needed to be done?
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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by theozno » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:48 pm

Hi from amtrak's 55 with Mike at the helm :)
a Few quick questions.

how is mid day service being handled? full bus?
I have to get up there tomorrow to run my usual radio show on the college station.

in the event of severe flooding Is My monthly good from Stamford to white Plains on the I-bus, Train to Brewster and Bus to Danbury that way?
my car is currently enjoying a full tank of gas in Bellows Falls Vermont train station.
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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by Amtrak7 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:18 pm

Your rail monthly is not good on the I-Bus. It is good on the Harlem Line/Danbury-Brewster Shuttle.

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by mgbcab » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:18 pm

Was on site today, the pipes are in. A road is being built with a ballast crossing and a ramp to the other side.
Tilcon will start bringing riprap again tomorrow. Still have a long way to go.

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by pnaw10 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:52 pm

theozno wrote:in the event of severe flooding Is My monthly good from Stamford to white Plains on the I-bus, Train to Brewster and Bus to Danbury that way?
I think you've been told at least a few times before -- questions like these really shouldn't be asked here because they can't officially be answered here. Your best bet is to go to mta.info or read the Metro North Facebook page... in both places, MTA has posted information about which services are cross-honoring tickets. I'm not saying anyone here would purposely give you bad information, but they could accidentally give you the wrong answer. Situations like these can also change at any time, so an answer that was right yesterday could be wrong today. If a question about policy can be answered by taking 1 minute to read the official site at mta.info that's better than taking 2 minutes of your time (and a few seconds of everyone else's time) asking an already-answered question here.
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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by theozno » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:09 pm

pnaw10,
Very true. Although, it did not hurt to ask.
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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by Amtrak7 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:45 pm

pnaw10 wrote:I think you've been told at least a few times before -- questions like these really shouldn't be asked here because they can't officially be answered here. Your best bet is to go to mta.info or read the Metro North Facebook page... in both places, MTA has posted information about which services are cross-honoring tickets. I'm not saying anyone here would purposely give you bad information, but they could accidentally give you the wrong answer. Situations like these can also change at any time, so an answer that was right yesterday could be wrong today. If a question about policy can be answered by taking 1 minute to read the official site at mta.info that's better than taking 2 minutes of your time (and a few seconds of everyone else's time) asking an already-answered question here.
What's with this prohibition on discussing fare matters on RR.NET? Amtrak I understand, because the fares change all the time, but commuter fares don't change all too often. This isn't formally a policy either. (not mentioned in "rules" threads)

Anyway, it seems that all off-peak service is being handled by shuttle buses to South Norwalk. Most ridership on the Danbury Branch is from Danbury, there's no need for shuttle trains for off-peak. All through trains should probably be running to/from Branchville though.

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Re: Danbury service suspended due to high water.

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:38 pm

Cause any fare questions answered here, are not binding and if different from official policy can get people in trouble.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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