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Juelz4309

Rain Effect On Wheels

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I Noticed In Particular This Weekend Cuz it was So rainy But also In the Past that When It Rains The Elevated trains Make Much Less Noise Fr some Reason...In Particular I was On The 2 Train...It seemed to Glide into Pelham Parkway Without hardly a Sound...And then on the Curve at Tremont There was little to No Screeching at ALL! Ive been around that curve dozens of times and It Always Screeches...So Im Guessin The water acts as a sort of Track Lubrication? Jus somethin I Notice alot...Must be nice for folks who live Along the Els lol

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Eh proper vocabulary next time?

 

The water could be conducting electricity from the third rail. Though I am uncertain so if someone can prove me wrong by all means do so....

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Crude, natural form of track lubrication. A good thing in some ways (less sound, etc.), but bad when the brakes get wet and it takes longer to stop

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Crude, natural form of track lubrication. A good thing in some ways (less sound, etc.), but bad when the brakes get wet and it takes longer to stop

 

That's probably 99 percent of it. 

 

Also, I'd imagine that, even though the ties are creosoted, some water might get in and cause the wood to expand a bit, "snugging them up" in the elevated structure and causing less banging around. Maybe. That's pure speculation. 

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