Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Rockingham Racer
Metro North owns the tracks on the Hudson Line as far as CP 75, so do they ever venture up that far to make a passenger train move of any sort? Used to be that trains did that before the advent of the Budd cars and the push-pulls. I guess it was to run the diesels around the train, but I don't know.

  by DutchRailnut
some of the trains still go up past cp75 to back into the yard, nice 2 mile shove.

  by Alcochaser
Amtraks and Sometimes even freights will use the crossovers at 75 if the CSX dispatch wants the train on a certain track.

  by DutchRailnut
yes thats what crossovers are for, but question was about MNCR trains.