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  1. The commentary was so cringey. I hardly ever ride the so thankfully I don't have to deal with it.
  2. I'm probably late on this but what's with the extra enthusiastic automatic announcements on the ? "This is 40th St, I don't want to say it's my favorite street but its definitely top 40!"
  3. I have to start riding in the last car to see how severe it is ripping through Astor Pl on the express tracks n/b. Sometimes you can see the "I'm tired and just want to get home" look on some of the t/o's faces..slight slouch with their heads tilted to the side.. Slightly off topic but I noticed the 142As are a little more stable and quieter when going through curves at speed compared to the 142s.
  4. Plenty t/o's were wrapping it up out of Nevins as if there wasn't a speed restriction prior to the change anyway.
  5. You get the worst of it when bypassing ENY. That slight curve along with the rapid change in grade and the trucks start hollering like a pig. There has been a handful of times in which I've witnessed a reaction out of some passengers because of it. First time riding the M9s last week and was a little disappointed to hear some slight squealing. I'm guessing they'll be sounding just as bad as the M7s some years from now. ----------------------------------------------------------- Still beats me how engineers can remember every one of those signal indications. I remember talking with an engineer over the summer and he said he'd be lying if there wasn't a time he'd forgotten an indication for a quick sec as he was on the road. One of the things that really separates American railroads from railways outside the country - the complexity of our signals. In the UK it's literally pretty much the same as traffic lights with the exception of a double yellow. Also are you guys trained to brake with the lightest air just before coming to a complete stop or does the train do that itself? *Edit* I thought this was the LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread. Sorry for the bump lol.
  6. Why were timers ever placed on the Manhattan bd / exp tracks heading into Borough Hall?
  7. I like how relaxed the LIRR is when it comes to engineers not having to wear uniform. I've seen engineers dressed as if they could be in a biker gang at the controls. Compared to other railroads where it seems like a polo tee and blue jeans is the most relaxed fit engineers can wear. Not a sarcastic comment btw, one of the handful of reasons that has gained my interest in the LIRR lately.
  8. I mean, we have to pay for LIRR employees massive O/T somehow.
  9. Engineers approach these stations at reduced speeds?
  10. 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?
  11. Whatever happened to the LIRR engineer that overran the block at Atlantic Terminal ?
  12. First three timers out of Franklin n/b on the Eastern Pkwy exp tracks now have the countdown feature.
  13. I'm probably late on this but I just noticed R142 1205 has LED headlights
  14. 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?
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