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Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun May 6 21:16:33 2012

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Botanical Garden station, 1973. Steve Zabel photo out of Joe Testagrose collection. Shoulda saved the public some dough and made all the platforms low, then made low doors on the M1As . . . (this is a brilliant shot though)



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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 6 21:34:23 2012, in response to Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Olog-hai on Sun May 6 21:16:33 2012.

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Nice shot!!! And yeah, if on Track 3 or 4, best NOT open them doors!!!! :-D

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Neil Feldman on Mon May 7 20:25:57 2012, in response to Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Olog-hai on Sun May 6 21:16:33 2012.

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I'm supposing this was a test train at that time, or only used for express service to North White Plains as low level stations used the ACMU's until every platform got elevated? Any suggestions?

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Olog-hai on Mon May 7 21:46:44 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Neil Feldman on Mon May 7 20:25:57 2012.

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Sounds correct.

Maybe the MTA should have invested in third rail versions of the Arrow/Shoreliner instead . . . ?

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by ClearAspect on Mon May 7 21:52:38 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Olog-hai on Mon May 7 21:46:44 2012.

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Cars with trap doors and stairs are outdated, the MTA going to all high platforms is forward thinking because the trains dont need the vestibules or worry about trap doors breaking. Simplified designs.

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Olog-hai on Mon May 7 22:16:23 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by ClearAspect on Mon May 7 21:52:38 2012.

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Nope. All a waste of dough. Platform extenders for when a track is OOS for any reason is also a tremendous waste of dough and time (since they have to be brought to the station and set up); way better if you can walk across the track to get on the train, as evidenced in that shot in the OP. There's a reason why SEPTA's new EMUs have long doors.

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Dutchrailnut on Tue May 8 04:17:54 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Olog-hai on Mon May 7 22:16:23 2012.

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At MNCR we keep the bridgeplates at the station, only if the big multiple bridgeplates are used for long term outages are they brought to each station in advance by truck.
As for SEPTA lets just say, them and NJT and LIRR are not number one ;-)


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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 8 04:32:57 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Dutchrailnut on Tue May 8 04:17:54 2012.

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Meh. Having a lock on both of the big Manhattan terminals got nothing to do with that? because it ain't the Metropolitans.

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Tue May 8 07:24:12 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Dutchrailnut on Tue May 8 04:17:54 2012.

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As for SEPTA lets just say, them and NJT and LIRR are not number one ;-)

Damn straight!!! :-D

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 8 11:32:22 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Tue May 8 07:24:12 2012.

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C'mon . . . Metro-North is #1 due to the conductors, not the high platforms . . . (right?)

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Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train)

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Tue May 8 11:35:24 2012, in response to Re: Uh-oh; can't get on the M1A (train), posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 8 11:32:22 2012.

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Metro-North is #1 due to the conductors

Abso-f**kin'-lutely!!!!!! F**kin' A!!!! :-D

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