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Truckie last won the day on December 3 2016

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  1. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    There are no more direct trains. Haven't been all season.
  2. Cameras on Metro-North Trains

    The cameras came around as a result of the FRA recommendations from the 2013 Spuyten Duyvil derailment for forward facing cameras and cameras in the operating cabs. The cameras started getting installed approximately spring of this year. The FRA recommendation was expanded upon to include passenger areas to be used as a tool to investigate other safety related incidents including gap incidents, other safety related mishaps and criminal activity.
  3. Metro-North Beacon Line may become bike trail

    You wouldn't even need that. With the highways in the vicinity,people are going drive where there is good service. Example, if I lived in Stormville, I'd drive the 15 minutes to Southeast than get on a infrequently running train from Stormville to go to Southeast by way of Beekman and Whaley Lake. It would be no different than the commuters that live in the Danbury area that choose to commute out of Southeast for the convenience of better service and no connections.
  4. M-9 Discussion

    This is over 3 years old and per that report MNR was to execute the option in December of 2016. Needless to say that did not happen.
  5. M-9 Discussion

    Correct, the diesel fleet is a priority. There are locomotives sitting collecting dust because of lack of parts. At least the electrics run. The M3's are going to be getting cameras. Originally there were talks of not putting cameras in them because they won't be around that much longer.
  6. M-9 Discussion

    You are taking my quote out of context. You were talking about Metro North, as was I. Now you are applying what I say about LIRR. I have no idea what LIRR needs or plans are so there is no basis for me to comment on them.
  7. M-9 Discussion

    Everything will need to be replaced in time. M3's are not the priority at the moment.
  8. M-9 Discussion

    Who said they were going to scrap them (or plan to scrap) in 5 years?
  9. M-9 Discussion

    First off, I would not say the M3's are "good" from an operational standpoint but that's a topic for another day. I'm talking about equipment sitting in the yard in an unusable state because of the lack of available parts.
  10. M-9 Discussion

    MNRR and LIRR are two separate operations. There is no taking money from one and giving it to the other. Just like MNRR can't take the money they get from CDOT and use it for NY operations. Regardless, if M9's are tabled for the time being there is still other rolling stock in need of replacement.
  11. M-9 Discussion

    The chance of MNR getting M9's this time around are slim to none. The M3's may need to be replaced, but they are still running. There is rolling stock that is not running with no replacement parts available.
  12. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    Trains were re-crewed at NY-Penn. A bunch of MNR crews (C&E) qualified from New Rochelle to NYP where the train was re crewed with NJT crews. Mind you, per NJT, it was only the 1PM games that ran direct service. NJT had an issue with equipment cycles for the night games.
  13. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    Not sure of the exact reason but heard it was something on NJT's end. Crew scheduling on MNR's side was covered on the extra list. I don't know how NJT handled their scheduling. It was their rolling stock used . Might have been something with equipment cycles. Again, can't say for sure.
  14. LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    Yes, direct service was quietly discontinued.
  15. From what I understand, a monthly etix is good on the first of the new month. In fact, I have seen September's still showing "active" yesterday morning (Oct 2).


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