12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:03 pm

That would work in Mamaroneck where the NYW&B track overpass was... not sure if it would fit on the other side. I’ve thought of that before, surprised as often as it gets hit, or something jams, they haven’t done it yet. I think one side is h8gher than the other, so they fit at first, then wedge as the street comes up. The street is not level.
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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by Jenny on a M2 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:55 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:you can check it by zooming in on platforms in this document : https://assets.documentcloud.org/docume ... Charts.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

New Rochelle is 9 / 8 / 7 cars
White Plains is 10 cars
williams Bridge is 4 cars
Thanks for that link, Dutch! Super interesting and answers A LOT of the random questions that have popped into my head over the commuting years. :-D

One question: On the track chart pages, there's a line with semi-circles on them with numbers next to the semi-circles. I'm guessing that line denotes placement, direction, and length of curves in the track, correct? If so, how do I read it more in detail (i.e. What do the numbers mean?)

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:19 pm

The track charts gives you at top a bar with instal dates /weight / etc for tracks
a bar with speeds for each track
the number in pointed square are mile post
Track map
Track curvatures
grade
elevation
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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by Travelsonic » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:40 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:That photo has been floating around for a while... not sure of the source.
My older bro took that picture, haha - of course, as internet memes go, usually the person who originates the picture doesn't get the credit (right or wrong, it just happens - didn't stop him from being annoyed when the pic blew up). He was on a lunch break, running out to get some food while working for my parents at their office (which is a literal block from the station) when he saw it. I got less interesting pictures of the truck, from the other side, still quite a funny coinkidink that a truck did that with those words painted on the side. :P

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by ExCon90 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:01 pm

... and on the rear door--icing on the cake.

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Travelsonic wrote:... He was on a lunch break, running out to get some food while working for my parents at their office (which is a literal block from the station) when he saw it. ... :P
Sal's? Enzo's? Modern on the Rails? :-D
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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by Kilo Echo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:39 am

Walter's?
Mind the gap

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by Jeff Smith » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:21 am

Definitely Walters...
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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by Travelsonic » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:13 am

And the answer is … he went to Texas Chili, right on Halstead (but close enough to see the truck - and easily close enough to run around to get a pic or two :P )

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Re: 12-Car Platforms at Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Post by GojiMet86 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:36 pm

If you use Google Earth, you can measure the platforms with the ruler tool. Both come to about 850 feet.

850 feet/85-feet cars = 10 cars

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