turning trains/engines at GCT

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RearOfSignal
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Re: turning trains/engines at GCT

Post by RearOfSignal » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:55 pm

lirr42 wrote:I know the LIRR likes to keep all of their MU's facing the same way (every odd number facing west, every even number facing east) and strongly discourages looping or wyeing trains. Does Metro-North have a similar policy?
Yes, but on occasion you'll find a pair or two or even an entire EMU train reversed.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

spidey3
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Re: turning trains/engines at GCT

Post by spidey3 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:14 am

truck6018 wrote:The main purpose of the loop is to yard trains. Inbound trains come into GCT, unload at the passenger loop tracks (38-42), then go around the loop into the yard. The opposite happens to take trains out of the yard.
So, trains are looped from tracks 38-42 over to tracks 1-3. Do they just hang out there, or are they brought into the Lex yard (51-65)?

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Re: turning trains/engines at GCT

Post by truck6018 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:03 pm

Penn Central wrote: MAS on the loop is 6 mph.
MAS on the lower level loop was 6 mph, MAS on upper level loop is 4 mph.

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Re: turning trains/engines at GCT

Post by truck6018 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:18 pm

spidey3 wrote: So, trains are looped from tracks 38-42 over to tracks 1-3. Do they just hang out there, or are they brought into the Lex yard (51-65)?
Brought into the Lexington Ave yard via track 1. Can not get there from tracks 2 or 3.

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