NJT/MN Football Trains

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by Otto Vondrak » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:32 pm

lirr42 wrote:I found a printed brochure in the GCT Stationmaster's office pretty easily last year.


Yeah 2012 brochures are out, and the actual schedule is buried in there somewhere, but I just find it odd that they don't print a *schedule* in the same manner as the Yankees service.

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by Clean Cab » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:43 am

The reason maybe that there are far fewer football trains than baseball trrains. Remember, this service is losing a lot of $$$ everytime it runs so I really can't blame MN for saving money by not printing a lot of schedules for these trains.
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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by RearOfSignal » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:01 pm

Those trains are light on ridership too.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:34 pm

That might change if "Tebowmaina" happens with the Jets.:)

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by RearOfSignal » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:12 pm

Backshophoss wrote:That might change if "Tebowmaina" happens with the Jets.:)


Jets sell out every game anyway(as do almost all NFL teams) so I doubt that. But good try on the Tebow joke! :)
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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:46 pm

Got very tired of the "Tebow" coverage when he was at Denver(around here,it's the 'boys or Bronco's,along with ESPN's hype!).
Figured on Coach Ryan finally giving in and make him the starter,turn the train and Giants stadium into SRO conditions.

I take it that the Meadowlands trackage is not "wired",therefore the "transfer" at Seacaucus Jct. is needed.

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by RearOfSignal » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:55 pm

The tracks are not physically connected, necessitating the transfer.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by Train2009 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:28 am

The last qualification runs will be tomorrow Saturday 09/08 and then the first revenue runs the next day Sunday 09/08.

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by Train2009 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Train2009 wrote:The last qualification runs will be tomorrow Saturday 09/08 and then the first revenue runs the next day Sunday 09/08.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP94LlL8WIM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-faLEm ... el&list=UL

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by truck6018 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Train2009 wrote:I saw the first Football train run this morning in Larchmont
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYEprOeVGxE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkPy7Sz9 ... el&list=UL



How did it look as far as passengers?

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2013

Post by ThirdRail7 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:03 pm

The test/qualification runs are starting up this weekend.
I want my road foreman!

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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by li7039 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:19 pm

If I have a New Haven to Grand Central is there anything stopping me from hopping on the football train at New Haven and taking it to Penn?
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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:00 am

no restrictions, you can do that
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Re: NJT/MN Football Trains 2012

Post by fl9m2004 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:59 pm

Any videos to test runs for this season

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