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Re: Village Voice Article Explains: The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down

Posted by randyo on Tue Mar 13 16:26:09 2018, in response to Re: Village Voice Article Explains: The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down, posted by Broadway Lion on Tue Mar 13 11:21:54 2018.

Track brakes arenít needed for parking trains. The current hand brakes of the older equipment and the self applying brakes that the NTTs have are just fine. As for the composition shoes vs steel shoes, I think that if the inshot valves that supply brake cylinder air to the brake shoes were adjusted composition shoed would be just as effective. The Willy B accident was a result of the signal system that was there at the time being the original one that was designed for shorter trains of el cars and never upgraded for the longer trains of steel subway cars that eventually operated there. wit signals properly spaced for the maximum length of trains operated on a line or division, trains wouldnít have to be artificially overslowed down.

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