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Re: NY: Higher subway speeds worry NYC train operators -- and new report explains why

Posted by ftgreeneg on Sun Nov 17 05:18:29 2019, in response to NY: Higher subway speeds worry NYC train operators -- and new report explains why, posted by TransitChuckG on Thu Nov 14 16:44:39 2019.

The speedometer thing is absolutely true. Esp on 68, 68a's I'd about 50% of the speedometers don't work. A T/O will naturally approach timers more conservatively without working speedometers.

The timers are absolutely not designed to clear at their stated speeds.

The brake thing I dunno that seems to be an exaggeration overall. I will say on some older model trains I have operated a few with looong brakes(on a couple 42's, an infamous 46 out of JYD & a 46 in my experience) not often tho. Those I bang in but never braking bad enough I couldn't operate it. Of course there's the 68a's (less extent 68's) with their brake application delay but in all those cases I agree with Randyo any decent T/O gets adjusted in a stop or two just like a driver getting behind the wheel of a car rental.

I think many T/O's operate pretty quick but there's some who have likely with hit a signal or had close calls operate conservatively because challenging a timer and losing isn't worth the getting the 3rd degree and trouble from RCC and Superintendent like you murdered someone. Can't say I blame em honestly.

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