Amtrak Grand Central Terminal Operations

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Re: Amtrak Grand Central Terminal Operations

Postby SouthernRailway » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:29 am

I'm glad that Amtrak at GCT is now showing up on departure boards/screens.

Usually Amtrak trains show up in Metro-North's "Train Time" screens, at Yonkers and other stations.

It was definitely not there last Friday in the GCT departure board or Train Time screen at around 5:40pm.
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Re: Amtrak Grand Central Terminal Operations

Postby chuchubob » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:23 pm

train 233 and train 235 Tuesday
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Re: Amtrak Grand Central Terminal Operations

Postby SouthernRailway » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:49 pm

Probably an inane question, but:

1. When Metro-North runs its push-pull trains with the locomotives at the rear, nobody seems to be in the locomotive. (Or at least I can't see the person.)

2. When Amtrak's Empire Service train arrived at GCT this afternoon, with locomotives on both ends, there were people in both locomotives.

So...is there a need to have someone in a locomotive at the rear of a train- never, sometimes or always?
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Re: Amtrak Grand Central Terminal Operations

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:01 pm

The functions of MN P32acdm are 100% controlled as trailing locomotive from cab car
on Amtrak trains the P42 in cab car mode can only handle direction and throttle in Emode , no resets , no computer resets etc
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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