Lights out?

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milkyoreo27
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Lights out?

Post by milkyoreo27 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:12 am

Last night I got on at Stamford at 9:51 towards New Haven, and it was the first time I've ridden a Metro North train with the lights out (which was a much nicer experience). Does Metro North usually turn off the lights on the later trains?

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Re: Lights out?

Post by Terminal Proceed » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:19 am

In all likelihood the MA was down and therefore no lights. This is a frequent occurance.

DanD3815
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Re: Lights out?

Post by DanD3815 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:05 pm

hate that moement when it goes from a nice comfortable dark back to an obnoxiously bright light setting that the commuter coaches normally have.

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Re: Lights out?

Post by Noel Weaver » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:08 pm

DanD3815 wrote:hate that moement when it goes from a nice comfortable dark back to an obnoxiously bright light setting that the commuter coaches normally have.
You might like the dark car but when the MA goes down, you will have no blowers, heat or AC as the case may be so it might be all right for a short time but it could become pretty uncomfortable over a period of time.
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Re: Lights out?

Post by gregorygrice » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:04 am

I remember I was on a train to SONO and because the third rail shoe was broken, the lights were out till we got to Pelham and we switched to pantos

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Re: Lights out?

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:21 am

Each pair has 8 third rail shoes , So I betya it was something else.
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milkyoreo27
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Re: Lights out?

Post by milkyoreo27 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:58 pm

Couldn't have been the third rail, I travelled from Stamford to New Haven, and also, lights were out for the entire trip.

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Re: Lights out?

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:32 pm

seems like tripped inverter, most cars had MA replaced by inverters.
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Re: Lights out?

Post by Darien Red Sox » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:58 pm

I was on a M6 once that had the lights go out, we stopped at the Stamford Yard and they attempted to reset with no luck, according the conductor the Toshiba inverters are pieces of junk, apparently M6s have much more problems with the inverter falling than the M2s
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