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  1. I mean, we have to pay for LIRR employees massive O/T somehow.
  2. Engineers approach these stations at reduced speeds?
  3. Does this webpage, cover word for word the real-life definitions of signal indications found on the LIRR? If not, where can I find word for word signal definitions? For those who have taken the test, are you expected to know each rule number as well as indication names? How often do engineers forget an indication they're running up on, even if it's for a couple seconds or so?
  4. Whatever happened to the LIRR engineer that overran the block at Atlantic Terminal ?
  5. First three timers out of Franklin n/b on the Eastern Pkwy exp tracks now have the countdown feature.
  6. I'm probably late on this but I just noticed R142 1205 has LED headlights
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. *bump* because I've been wondering about this for years now.
  10. The 142s/142As seem to have the most solid sounding horns in the system. Perfect tone to it and rarely do they sound off.
  11. How old are some of the youngest LIRR engineers ?
  12. Not to mention he was already two minutes behind schedule with a train crawling directly behind it at Franklin.
  13. "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.
  14. 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.

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