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The only open house I've been to was in 2008 and I believe it was the last one before they started replacing Harmon shops. I'm glad I went to it since the Fs were still around and it was important to the person I went with since he was from NYC territory and wanted the chance to walk around the facility. With more modern equipment around, a visit to the open house wouldn't be that important enough to drive down from VT. But that's just me...Kurt wrote:To be honest I was starting to get bored with the open houses. There is only so many times you can walk thru an M7. Sure it was nice to see how things are maintained, but I think thats what made those events special, they are not an everyday (Or year) occurrence.
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1) Move to Croton-on-Hudson,
2) Join the all volunteer Croton Fire Department,
3) Meet all training and other requirements of the Department to participate in firematic activities,
4) Attend the semi-annual Metro-North rail safety for first responders training classes with MNRR Deputy Director of Safety/ MNRR Fire Brigade Chief/ Croton FD ex-Chief/ Croton FD Deputy Chief Joe Streany.
5) Get to do a walk-through of the entire yards complex and training drills wayyyyy too early on a Saturday morning.
http://www.crotonfd.org/apps/public/new ... News_ID=51
That's what I did last spring and it was brilliant.
I'll go again next year, even if its just a repeat of the same thing and I despise early mornings.
5th generation from Harmon (Croton-on-Hudson, NY), home of the MTA MNRR Harmon Shops.
B.S. Elec. Eng. Tech., Rochester Institute of Tech.
"I have problems sleeping at night when I can't hear the idling of several GE locomotives reverberating off the hills."