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Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by R36 #9346 on Sat Mar 3 23:40:08 2012

I took the Metro-North from 125th Street to Marble Hill. I took train #8753, the 7:08 PM train from 125th which made express stops and ended at Croton-Harmon. I was surprised to discover that the train was a diesel. Aren't GCT to CH trains primarily electric? Is that normal for a diesel to do a run entirely in electric territory under normal conditions?

Another weird thing this evening happened on the 1 line. A train passed through the 225th Street station on the middle track a moment before the train I caught arrived. That train caught up with the other train, which I saw do a wrong rail move, entering the 215th Street station from the north on the northbound track. Why would a train perform such a move?

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by Concourse Express on Sat Mar 3 23:47:11 2012, in response to Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by R36 #9346 on Sat Mar 3 23:40:08 2012.

Pertaining to the Metro-North deal; the locals to Croton-Harmon use M7s while the semi-expresses use diesels from what I've seen.

As for the (1) line event, dunno. Mayhap some incident further down the line required a "rescue" train to be sent in?

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by monorail on Sat Mar 3 23:47:32 2012, in response to Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by R36 #9346 on Sat Mar 3 23:40:08 2012.

'Why would a train perform such a move? '

the t/o convinced the train to do so...

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by monorail on Sat Mar 3 23:48:55 2012, in response to Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by R36 #9346 on Sat Mar 3 23:40:08 2012.


'Another weird thing this evening happened on the 1 line.'


it's the '!' line, practically everything there is weird...

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Mar 4 00:54:24 2012, in response to Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by R36 #9346 on Sat Mar 3 23:40:08 2012.

>>> entering the 215th Street station from the north on the northbound track. Why would a train perform such a move?

It could have been heading to 207th St. yard, couldn't it?

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Sun Mar 4 01:43:53 2012, in response to Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by R36 #9346 on Sat Mar 3 23:40:08 2012.

I took the Metro-North from 125th Street to Marble Hill. I took train #8753, the 7:08 PM train from 125th which made express stops and ended at Croton-Harmon. I was surprised to discover that the train was a diesel. Aren't GCT to CH trains primarily electric? Is that normal for a diesel to do a run entirely in electric territory under normal conditions?

As was said elsewhere, they do usually run these as Diesel. One benefit is they can use the express track that has no third rail.

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by Dutchrailnut on Sun Mar 4 11:17:33 2012, in response to Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by monorail on Sat Mar 3 23:47:32 2012.

LOL


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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun Mar 4 13:25:43 2012, in response to Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by Concourse Express on Sat Mar 3 23:47:11 2012.

The semi-expresses I've ridden (weekday and weekend) have all been electric. Maybe the train needed to get back up to Harmon and they just used it as a revenue train.

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by Dutchrailnut on Sun Mar 4 13:27:57 2012, in response to Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun Mar 4 13:25:43 2012.

Several semi expresses run to Harmon with Genesis/shoreliner equipment, reason we got to get them to Harmon for fuel and or engine swaps.


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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by r33/r36 mainline on Sun Mar 4 17:56:44 2012, in response to Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Sun Mar 4 01:43:53 2012.

Not all the tracks between CH and the Metro North/Amtrak split have 3rd rail?

Mind = blown.

I wish the LIRR had similar runs with their dual mode fleet. :(

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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by R36 #9346 on Mon Mar 5 09:52:04 2012, in response to Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Mar 4 00:54:24 2012.

Nope. There's a "do not enter" signal at the south end of 215th (foreground, center).



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Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight...

Posted by R36 #9346 on Mon Mar 5 10:17:17 2012, in response to Re: Weird Sightings on the Rails Tonight..., posted by r33/r36 mainline on Sun Mar 4 17:56:44 2012.

Apparently, it's just track 1, one of the two inner tracks, identified as follows:

To Albany
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 4213

To NYC

Track 1 has no power rail between MP32 (south of Croton River Bridge) and MP26.7 (north of Philipse Manor).
Track 1 has no power rail between south of CP25 (south of Tarrytown) and MP19 (south of Hastings-on-Hudson).



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