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How A Motorman Saved Lives On 9/11

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There is timers in the curve (starts at GT10 just outside the station) so he would have to slow it down basically as soon as he actually hit it. Of course he did the right thing by waiting to retire before telling his story, as TA will do stuff like go after him for reckless operation for that, yes even 10 years ago.

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Not particularly sure if they were there back then, but if u do it right you can speed through that curve, the last timer clears about 3/4 thru and it is possible to wrap it up while the entire train is still in there but City Hall has been a popular radar gun spot and a lot of 2 Broadway types typically are on those trains being that the main building is right upstairs from Whitehall St. It also throws the T/O around just like the passengers, the T/O isnt exempt to momentum and inertia.

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Of course he did the right thing by waiting to retire before telling his story, as TA will do stuff like go after him for reckless operation for that, yes even 10 years ago.

 

It's bothersome how right you are!

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Not particularly sure if they were there back then, but if u do it right you can speed through that curve, the last timer clears about 3/4 thru and it is possible to wrap it up while the entire train is still in there but City Hall has been a popular radar gun spot and a lot of 2 Broadway types typically are on those trains being that the main building is right upstairs from Whitehall St. It also throws the T/O around just like the passengers, the T/O isnt exempt to momentum and inertia.

 

Here's a nice one; one T/O I worked with on the (N) went NB over the switch to 1TK for Prince [from Canal] doing about 28MPH!

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It is a 20mph switch but of course they never bother to put up the D20 (plenty of other places in the system where they'll put a D20 or D15 or whatever on one side of the track but not the other).

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He did the right thing for sure, trying to save lives. Sure, they might have tried to discipline him for it years later, but if they did, I'm sure the tabloids would come right out at it.

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It is a 20mph switch but of course they never bother to put up the D20 (plenty of other places in the system where they'll put a D20 or D15 or whatever on one side of the track but not the other).

 

If nothing's posted shouldn't the T/O assume 10MPH?

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That's what the rule book says.

 

Plenty of TSSs always stress that Conductors are to pull the cord if the train is operating more than 10MPH over a switch while he can't make out if the Train Operator sees a D15 or D20 up there... :confused: c'est la vie.

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