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Re: NY Senate Urges MTA To Reject Proposal To cut LIRR service into Penn Station

Posted by Broadway Lion on Fri Feb 10 21:06:26 2012, in response to Re: NY Senate Urges MTA To Reject Proposal To cut LIRR service into Penn Station, posted by 3-9 on Fri Feb 10 20:30:00 2012.

Assuming that AMTK/NJT would cede space to these trains, then there *are* some possibilities.

-- DM Locomotives are at the NORTH end of the train.
-- DM locomotives would have LIRR / Retractable shoes.
-- Train Arrives cab first at NYP: *maybe* that line could have more third rail installed to eliminate major gaps. [not likely given what they have to cross]
-- Perhaps a SINGLE pilot locomotive can be acquired and attached to inbound trains, and then detached to await the next train on the way out. The pilot locomotive could be a toaster with an overhead pick up.
-- Does not need space at Sunnyside, there is miles of space in the west-side tunnel. Pull a train in, discharge it and pull it back out again immediately to free both the track and the pilot locomotive.

xx Beyond this, it is too complicated for too little return. Remember West Side trains cannot access LIRR tracks, but only AMTK/NJT tracks.



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