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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:03 PM   #161
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That's Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. That section is electrified at 12kV, 25 Hz. I don't know the reason for the multiple pantographs.
It could be the Heavier trains however they do non revenue moves with one or two pantographs... Ive noticed Japanese and Korean trains use alot aswell...
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:05 PM   #162
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Can someone help me find info on the Portal Bridge project, and the efforts to bypass Harold Interlocking for Amtrak?

Specifically, are the Harold bypasses going to by underground, above ground, flyovers, or what?

Also, what will happen to the existing routings? Will they be retained for potential future use?

Could someone link to another thread if that thread has it?
The Harold will just be getting a flyover bridge and a New Tunnel approach to the East Side Access from the Main line...

Nothing is changing , double the service will be added...
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 04:14 AM   #163
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That's Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. That section is electrified at 12kV, 25 Hz. I don't know the reason for the multiple pantographs.
The Arrows are married pairs and single cars. You need a power collector for every independent unit. So it makes sense that in a 12 car train, you will have at least 6 pantographs.....
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:25 AM   #165
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Two Metro North trains collided just over 1 hour ago on the Fairfield-Bridgeport line in Connecticut.


https://twitter.com/CTNotify/status/335526306903117824

These are both recently built M-8 trains, built by Kawasaki in either Kobe or Lincoln NE.

I could be wrong, but the last time there was a serious collision on Metro North was in 1988 in Mount Vernon NY
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/14/ny...rth-crash.html
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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #166
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Photos from inside one of the trains involved in the collision:


http://www.westportnow.com/index.php...omments/43494/


http://www.westportnow.com/index.php...omments/43482/
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Old May 19th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #167
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I guess no deaths (so far) speaks well to their quality.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:04 AM   #168
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Old May 20th, 2013, 03:27 AM   #169
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The worse nightmare possible:

Authorities allow Metro-North to remove commuter trains damaged in Connecticut collision that left more than 70 injured
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May 19, 2013

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Commuter trains damaged in a crash in Connecticut were being removed Sunday in the first step to making repairs and restoring service, the agency that runs Metro-North said.

Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, gave Metro-North the OK to remove the trains. Hundreds of feet of track need to be repaired, he said.

"We have a lot of work ahead of us, to restore signals and overhead wires," Donovan said.

Later Sunday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation will announce jointly with Metro-North a plan for the rush-hour commute beginning Monday.
Essentially, the entire Metro North line from South Norwalk to New Haven is essentially shut down, with the need to replace around 2,000 feet of track plus overhead wiring. This is a project that could take about a week to complete, which could cause a nightmare commuter situation for many New Yorkers which may not be over until after Memorial Day.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #170
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The worse nightmare possible:
wow, that's a dumb comment; how is getting stuck in traffic or on a crowded train worse than being seriously injured in a train crash?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #171
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Now the question is what happened? How the train derailed?
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 11:52 AM   #172
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Metro North Harlem line

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Old May 22nd, 2013, 04:01 PM   #173
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What is the difference between blue and red cars?
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 06:18 PM   #174
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Red has been traditionally associated with the New Haven Line and is reflected in paper schedules, departure boards, rolling stock livery, upholstery and station signage. It is not unusual these days to see New Haven cars used on the Hudson or Harlem lines, especially on their non-electrified portions.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #175
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Here is the nearly completed West Haven station in Connecticut from Wikipedia user Pi.1415926535.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Ha...-North_station)


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There was a fatal accident at this station about 2 hours ago - a construction worker was killed by a Metro North train

http://www.courant.com/community/wes...0,875615.story
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Long Island Rail Road derailment just outside Penn Station


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West Haven Metro North station opens August 18

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Is there any chance of MTA taking over or merging with LIRR and/or Metro-North and/or PATH?
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LIRR and Metro-North are already owned by MTA.
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