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Old July 1st, 2017, 06:23 AM   #1241
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Old July 1st, 2017, 06:51 PM   #1242
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Leased MARC cars entered service on LIRR yesterday; will be run on trains 613/664 for the foreseeable future. Will also be expanded to a 7-car consist starting Monday. Enjoy:


Other LIRR action from yesterday:






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Old July 2nd, 2017, 11:49 AM   #1243
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Old July 5th, 2017, 07:19 PM   #1244
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An image of Grand Central from the book “The Gateway to a Continent.”

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Old July 6th, 2017, 03:36 AM   #1245
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A full-size version of that picture!

IN COLOR!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old July 6th, 2017, 04:08 AM   #1246
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The published schedule shows the Amtrak trains that will serve GCT. It will be interesting to know how they will be announced, shown on departure boards, boarded by passengers, etc.





https://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/537/512...r-071017,0.pdf

Interestingly, not all of the diverted trains are during rush hour, when PSNY is under the most intense pressure.

So next week, NY will join the likes of Boston and Stockton as some of the few US cities with multiple Amtrak stations.
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Old July 6th, 2017, 05:01 PM   #1247
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(also Philadelphia)

I hope that they'll re-open the waiting room, and put the benches back in. That's the only thing that's missing from the restoration.
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Old July 8th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #1248
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The Grand Central Terminal was built as the best railroad terminal in the world but its capacity was permanently constrained by its terminal layout.

The Pennsylvania Station was built as the through station of the Cross Manhattan Railroad and its construction required razing several city blocks, causing some disruptions to the neighborhoods.
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Old July 8th, 2017, 03:45 PM   #1249
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The above New York Penn Station track map highlights one of the most complex interlockings on the Northeast Corridor – A Interlocking – the critical sorting mechanism that routes trains entering and exiting Penn Station from the Hudson River tunnels and the Long Island Rail Road’s West Side Yard across 21 tracks. A Interlocking, the area shaded in orange, is where the infrastructure renewal work will take place this summer.

Source: https://media.amtrak.com/new-york-pe...newal-program/
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Old July 10th, 2017, 07:06 PM   #1250
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Looks like Amtrak trains are showing up Hudson Line green in GCT departure screens.



http://as0.mta.info/mnr/html/bigboard.cfm/
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Old July 11th, 2017, 01:48 PM   #1251
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how do you get to these departure boards, is there one for every station?
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how do you get to these departure boards, is there one for every station?
yes - you just go here: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/mstations/default.cfm
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Old July 15th, 2017, 07:22 AM   #1253
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Penn Station Repair Work Ahead of Schedule After First Week
Officials remain focused on completing work by Labor Day

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An eight-week program of extensive repair work to tracks at New York Penn Station, which has disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of commuters, is running slightly ahead of schedule.

Amtrak’s chief operating officer Scot Naparstek said during a conference call Friday afternoon that the national passenger railroad has completed all of its...
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Old July 16th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #1254
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Old July 26th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #1255
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Drawing of Grand Central Terminal with street level cutaway to subway tracks (1912). From the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / New York City, NYPL Digital Gallery

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Old July 27th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #1256
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Memories of Penn Station

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Re “Penn Station Now and Always,” by Zach Gross (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, July 10): In the 1940s, my father was contracted to decorate New York’s Pennsylvania Station for Christmas. Seventy-two years have passed, but I remember his taking me with him and his crew when I was 4.

He pulled his trailer, piled with wreaths, roping and the other decorations he had created, down the ramp to the plaza between the Seventh Avenue subway and what was then the U.S.O. His crew unloaded the trailer, lugged the decorations into the main station, climbed and hung the wreaths and roping from the iron columns into the hushed vastness, with me asleep on a burlap bag of spare princess pine...
Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/o...n-station.html



A layered image of Penn Station showing both past and present. Credit Zach Gross for The New York Times
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Old August 11th, 2017, 10:12 PM   #1257
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Old August 12th, 2017, 07:44 PM   #1258
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Man Threatened to 'Kill All the Americans' in Penn Station, DA Says

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MANHATTAN — A Staten Island man was arrested for threatening to "kill all the Americans" in Penn Station, prosecutors said.

Mohamed Nasar, 37, was riding in a car outside 2 Pennsylvania Plaza about 12:20 p.m. when he signaled to a passenger in another car to roll down his window Monday, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office...


Mohamed Nasar was arrested for threatening to massacre Penn Station straphangers, officials said.

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Old August 12th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #1259
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Penn Station project shows Amtrak's efficiency, and need for infrastructure investment

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I am a loyal Amtrak rider. And I am proud of it. That’s why I am pleased to see that, in spite of great initial fears, the Infrastructure Renewal Program underway at New York City’s Penn Station has been going smoothly.

The Renewal Program consists of Amtrak removing the equivalent of six football fields’ worth of track and installing new track and switches all before Labor Day. That’s no small feat. The mere thought of it — and the possible disruption that some thought would occur — caused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to dub it “the Summer of Hell.” I am pleased to see that several weeks into the program, the governor’s prediction has not come true, thanks in large part to the planning by Amtrak in conjunction with Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit...
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