Train Stop question

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lilbluefoxie
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Train Stop question

Post by lilbluefoxie » Sun May 20, 2012 2:26 am

I was wondering, how do the engineers on Metro North where to stop on the platform? I noticed they dont have the 6, 8, 10, 12 marker signs that the LIRR and the Subway have. Is there something in the cab signaling that tells them where exactly on the platform to stop?

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Re: Train Stop question

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun May 20, 2012 6:20 am

there are markers, on lamp post at New Haven line stations, plus there are markers for pulling cars off.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Train Stop question

Post by Fan Railer » Sun May 20, 2012 8:29 am

DutchRailnut wrote:there are markers, on lamp post at New Haven line stations, plus there are markers for pulling cars off.
Yea, if you look past the platform, there are markers for 1 car, and two cars off the platform. I should have gotten pictures of those yesterday =/

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Re: Train Stop question

Post by The Interloafer » Sun May 20, 2012 5:46 pm

I had the same exact question a while back. Here was the answer.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 67&t=72530
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