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Old January 29th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #41
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HSR would really only make sense in regions (like Florida, Texas, California, Midwest), not coast-to-coast service.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 05:49 AM   #42
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detroit to new york by train

hello everyone, i am going to be in detroit durring december and i was planning a quick trip to new york to meet some people i know. it would have to be by train. so i am wondering if anyone knows how long that could/would take. thanks!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #43
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So far as I know you would have to cross over into Canada (Windsor, Ontario) and take a train from Toronto or Montreal.

The train from Windsor to Toronto is about 5 hours, from Toronto to New York about 12 hours.

Windsor to Montreal about 12 hours (give or take) and then 8 hours from Montreal to New York.

Coach options or flying would give you more choices.

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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:15 AM   #44
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according to www.amtrak.com the trip is $110 each way

you go from Detroit to Toledo Ohio and from there on to New York

the Detroit - Toledo looks to be a bus which is 1h50m and the train portion from Toledo to NY is 13h15m hours

they also show routes from Toledo - Pittsburgh - New York 14+ hours
or Toledo - Washington DC - Nw York - 16+ hours
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Old October 19th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #45
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Wow...can't call that a 'quick trip'.
Take a plane. It's cheaper, faster and of course more polluting.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 06:48 PM   #46
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alright... guess no train. thanks everyone
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:01 PM   #47
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New Jersey Transit Commuter & Light Rail Photos

Show us your New Jersey Transit Commuter & Light Rail, Stations Photos.

Heres some of some of mine.

New York Bound Train @ Broad Street Station in Newark
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NJ Transit Tracks over Route 21 & The Passaic River
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PATH Train Yard in Newark
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Northeast Corridor in Newark
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Gladstone & Morristown Line Train heading west over the Garden State Parkway
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 01:08 AM   #48
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wow cool photos Corey ma' darlin'
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Old September 24th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #49
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Heres some more from me.

Secaucus Junction


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NJ Transit Bi-level waiting in the station ready to head to New York's Penn Station

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NJ Transit Bi-level entering Secaucus Junction from Penn Station.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #50
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Old September 26th, 2009, 05:59 AM   #51
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I am going to post a useful link here.

http://www.nyctransitforums.com We have a whole forum section dedicated to NJT rail operations!

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Old November 15th, 2009, 07:32 AM   #52
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Heres sum More NJT shots

Morristown Line Train going West over the Garden State Parkway in Push Mod

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A NJT Train in Push mod headed towards New York Penn Station

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Old November 15th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #53
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They always say that the best place to set your watch is at the train station. {giggle}
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #54
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I was wondering if the bi-levels are ever used on the NE corridor? Is there a height restirction on this line?
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Old November 15th, 2009, 08:38 PM   #55
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The Bi-Levels are used on the NE corridor. They were designed specifically for the NE corridor, if I recall.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #56
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Double-stack freight cars are prohibited as they would not clear the power lines. But the bi-level cars lower and they're OK.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #57
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Some stuff:

They are MLV, not bi-level cars. They are cleared for operation on all routes. The wires are taller in some areas than others, to allow freight train clearance. They have fixed the clock on the tower, a broken linkage caused the hands to slip out of sync with the master timepiece inside, the one facing the trainshed was the accurate one till it was fixed (not sure bout the other sides). Wow, hoboken's yards are empty, what time of day were those photos taken?

Aside from that, lovely photos, please post more in the future!

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Old November 16th, 2009, 02:57 AM   #58
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Quote:
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Some stuff:

They are MLV, not bi-level cars. They are cleared for operation on all routes. The wires are taller in some areas than others, to allow freight train clearance. They have fixed the clock on the tower, a broken linkage caused the hands to slip out of sync with the master timepiece inside, the one facing the trainshed was the accurate one till it was fixed (not sure bout the other sides). Wow, hoboken's yards are empty, what time of day were those photos taken?

Aside from that, lovely photos, please post more in the future!

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How many levels are there in the MLVs?

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Quote:
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Some stuff:

They are MLV, not bi-level cars. They are cleared for operation on all routes. The wires are taller in some areas than others, to allow freight train clearance. They have fixed the clock on the tower, a broken linkage caused the hands to slip out of sync with the master timepiece inside, the one facing the trainshed was the accurate one till it was fixed (not sure bout the other sides). Wow, hoboken's yards are empty, what time of day were those photos taken?

Aside from that, lovely photos, please post more in the future!

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That was on a Saturday or Sunday Afternoon , i forgot what time it was but the area was Queit , which is odd for Hoboken and Jersey City.
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That was on a Saturday or Sunday Afternoon , i forgot what time it was but the area was Queit , which is odd for Hoboken and Jersey City.
That is weird, i guess all the trains were parked at the MMC or at the other various yards waiting for the monday AM rush. I literally have never seen it that empty.

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