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Overhead cantenary

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Overhead cantenary starts in Conneticut I think where unprotected 3rd rail operations has been banned since the early 1900's. Even though they can use it they just never did. The rest of MNR uses 3rd rail and diesel electric where overhead is not used.

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I remember riding MNR New Haven line in the late 80's and always missed when the transition from 3rd rail to overhead occurred.

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I ride the Metro-North New Haven line on occasion to New Rochelle, and there have been a few times where the power transfer is delayed, and for about 5-10 seconds, the lights on the train go out just before reaching the Pelham station.

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Origially the crossover point was at Woodlawn Junction CP212 (CP 112 on the Harlem), but was moved back to Pelham so that if a train died on the tracks during crossing-over the train wouldn't be stuck in the middle of Woodlawn Junction delaying other trains. The catenary towers are still there today.

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