Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by IBr8ke4ChooChoos » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:18 pm

C&S crews were spotted recently at a newly overhauled crossing (Oronoque Road) testing the gates. Also note the new freight customer on the repaired spur just past the now defunct Plains Road crossing. All locations are in Milford, CT.

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:25 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:Are those month-over-month or year-over-year increases?
From the chair of the Commuter Council himself, they were as compared to the same month the previous year.
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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by Scalziand » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:32 pm

What's with all the extra cars today? Just looked out the window at lunch and did a double take when it looked like the train had 6 cars, twice as many as usual.

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:16 pm

They've been running maxi-bomb sets because they're short of mini sets. AKA the Brookvilles are misbehaving. (Probably)
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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by Scalziand » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:47 pm

I guess that makes since with the bustitution that happened yesterday.

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by Rockingham Racer » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:58 pm

GirlOnTheTrain wrote:They've been running maxi-bomb sets because they're short of mini sets. AKA the Brookvilles are misbehaving. (Probably)
Could someone please explain the term "maxibomb'? TIA.

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:33 pm

Believe to be 5 coaches,1 cab car,and 1 P32DM,"Bomb" shorthand for BBD the builder of the cars.
"Mini Bomb" believe to be 2 coaches,1 cab car,and a BL20GH.
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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:55 pm

actually it has been MN slang since Bombardiers arrived in 1984 and when first mini bomb ran on train 844 in morning .
a lot of bombardier equipment including Brookvilles are out for wheel trueing thanks to our late season leaf events.
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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by jackintosh11 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:12 pm

Usually it's 6 coaches and 1 cab car
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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by Scalziand » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:40 pm

Pitched bills would expand rail service
http://www.rep-am.com/news/news-local/2 ... l-service/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The bills in question behind the paywall are SB 301 and SB 384.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:47 pm

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:54 pm

I guess I'll file this under "improvements": CT Post

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Waterbury train passengers will get a waiting room

Riders on Waterbury line trains will have an indoor waiting room for the first time in more than 60 years, when a renovation of a portion of the city’s old station is completed, according to the Waterbury-Republican American.

The city’s 1909 Union Station, featuring a tall clock tower visible from the highway and a red sandstone design by famed architects McKim, Mead and White, was purchased by the newspaper in 1952 and is used as the Republican-American’s headquarters.

A portion on the south side of the building, next to the current Metro-North railroad platform, will be renovated for about $1 million by the state Department of Transportion, with the new waiting room expected to open in the spring of 2018, the newspaper reported.
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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:43 am

That's genuinely good. Standing out on that windswept platform in sketchy part of downtown is a ridership self-deterrent, even when crime in Waterbury isn't so awful as it was 10+ years ago. Well-lit waiting room in an occupied building where there's with near-certainty going to be good security cam coverage is a big deal perception-wise. As cosmetic changes go, this will probably outslug its weight on encouraging ridership simply because of perception of enhanced safety and attention to enhanced creature comforts on a traditionally much-maligned branchline service.

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by GP40MC 1116 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:18 pm

Forgive me if this is the incorrect thread, but I was interested in some information on the Waterbury Brach's current operation. if anyone could describe in detail here or if need be link to other websites that describe the branch and service frequency that would be great.

With the first inbound service train from Waterbury to Grand Central at 5:44AM, does the crew deadhead from Bridgeport/Stamford? Having only been to Waterbury once a few years ago, I didn't notice any crew facilities, layover or anything of that nature.

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Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:50 pm

train and crew deadhead from Stamford as train 1186 originating in Stamford at 03:55

at night the last crew runs WB to ST as 1195 leaving WB ot 00:29
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