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  1. First three timers out of Franklin n/b on the Eastern Pkwy exp tracks now have the countdown feature.
  2. I'm probably late on this but I just noticed R142 1205 has LED headlights
  3. So you guys are allowed to go straight to full throttle from a standing still on any locomotive hauling passenger cars? I always assumed you had to ease your way up to prevent in-train forces (like freights). Also are you guys allowed to use dynamic braking in passenger service?
  4. wow where have you been? Browsing railroad forums, many of the retired engineers shared their "stretch-braking" stories. Seems to be a popular technique many of them used to keep the slack from running in. Not sure how popular this method is nowadays since the railroads or big on fuel consumption. Maybe @INDman can enlighten us on that.
  5. *bump* because I've been wondering about this for years now.
  6. The 142s/142As seem to have the most solid sounding horns in the system. Perfect tone to it and rarely do they sound off.
  7. How old are some of the youngest LIRR engineers ?
  8. Not to mention he was already two minutes behind schedule with a train crawling directly behind it at Franklin.
  9. "Take the test" was a smart comment that wasn't needed. For the most part we're on this forum to gain knowledge on the system..that's why I asked. Of course I'm seeing operations from a different perspective being that I don't work for the system.
  10. Unless it's rush hour when trains are bunching, 99% of the time trains are moving at max speeds between stations along that stretch (30-40 mph). Which is what I would consider decent. There was no chance of him hitting a signal as I stated before, his leader was 10 mins away - all greens. Maybe you thought I was being sarcastic with the school car and 12-9 comments but I wasn't. Those are literally the first two things that come to mind whenever I'm on a train that's running alot slower than usual despite greens ahead. Braking into stations at 20 mph right at the start of the platforms - I'm pretty sure anyone would question that.
  11. Had a t/o that was running around 20-25 mph between stations from Flatbush to President. Its leader was roughly 10 mins away so I didn't understand why he was running so slow. He was even braking at the start of platforms at those speeds.. Maybe fresh out of school car ? Or traumatized by a 12-9 in the past ? I'm just trying to make sense of this.. Living near the Brighton as well I knew I should've just taken the .
  12. http://openbveconnect.com//index.php has newer editions of some of the NYCT lines. Does anyone mind sharing the objects for the line? I've downloaded it from openbveconnect though many objects such as timers are missing in many areas.
  13. Can confirm, definitely remember seeing that set at 14th St during the AM rush that day. I never bother looking/ jotting down car numbers in my head unless there's something interesting about that particular car/set but for some reason I decided to look at this one..
  14. Earlier this week while waiting near the front of the Jamaica bd platform at the Junction I did notice a Manhattan bd train crawling out of there. I didn't hear any horn but I still passed it off as maybe some track work going on. Now that you brought it up I'm wondering what the real issue might be..

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