WOH inspection train?

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DutchRailnut
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Re: WOH inspection train?

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:39 pm

only if NS has got high and wide cargo. If non is present or other way for high and wide to travel the route, the High platforms would not be obstruction.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: WOH inspection train?

Post by Jtgshu » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:11 am

Gauntlet tracks could also be installed to solve the high and wide problem with high level platforms. Thats whats on the Lehigh Line through NJ in Union and Roselle Park, the route NJT Raritan Valley Line trains take.
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Re: WOH inspection train?

Post by SecaucusJunction » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:19 pm

Unless NS is REALLY planning on using the Southern Tier as a major route, I think that hinged platforms should work just fine on the off chance that they need to use it for a high and wide. NJT already has them down their line.
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.

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