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by DaveBarraza
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: New freight track east of Pine Aire
Replies: 0
Views: 187

New freight track east of Pine Aire

Has anyone heard about the east end of Pine Aire being extended (I know they just installed a brand new interlocking hut, but...) Or perhaps there might be plans for a DEF track east of there? Between Brentwood Station and 111?

Just curious, thanks.
by DaveBarraza
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Signals at Stony Brook
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Signals at Stony Brook

The Agency plans to use only Reduced Aspect Signals going forward. Sad.
by DaveBarraza
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: LIRR Dispatching
Replies: 25
Views: 3850

Re: LIRR Dispatching

Does Divide have a Train Director?
by DaveBarraza
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: LIRR Cab signal Indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: LIRR Cab signal Indicator

I always believed that when the wayside signal displayed Approach Medium the track contained the MAS code up to a code change point farther along in the block, where it dropped to 30. Was that the case, and is it still? LIRR liked to put code change points in mid-block, to keep the trains moving fa...
by DaveBarraza
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: LIRR Cab signal Indicator
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: LIRR Cab signal Indicator

Can't answer the why part but my 1954 rule book says the cab signals would display 281, 282, 285, and 290 with "aspects, indications and names the same as for fixed signals shown in these rules" From here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse_code_cab_signaling : 282 in the cab was speed controlled to...
by DaveBarraza
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system
Replies: 38
Views: 6972

Re: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system

I like 409 as well; heck I like position lights for that matter. I think once LIRR went to Color Light that was the right way to go - the underlying signal rules did not change and it lined up almost exactly with Zone A. If they were going to change to RAS, it should have been done *instead* of goin...
by DaveBarraza
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system
Replies: 38
Views: 6972

Re: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system

This is the fruit of the political environment that government ownership and political patronage brings to the system. An idea comes to the table, maybe from India, maybe from a consultant who never did railroad work before. Rerhaps from some guy who ran subways. It's adopted and installed in a new...
by DaveBarraza
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system
Replies: 38
Views: 6972

Re: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system

Thanks workextra! LIRRs traditional signals (PRR PL/ Color lights) are based off the speed signaling logic. Most aspects gives 2 prices of information to the engineer. 1) condition of the block 2) speed to do at that signal or at the next signal Agree. The cab signaling enforces those speeds. LIRR e...
by DaveBarraza
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system
Replies: 38
Views: 6972

Re: Newsday - LIRR brings on new signaling system

OK so I have a question for the transportation crowd: The Newsday article says that the additional speed information conveyed by the older signal aspects adds a margin of safety which is lost with the Reduced Aspect system. They don't go into specifics. So I'm curious what the extra margin actually ...
by DaveBarraza
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: NYAR Train Sighting Thread
Replies: 1515
Views: 313956

Re: NYAR Train Sighting Thread

Today 11:50 A.M. 2/19/19 RS70 eastbound at YA with 271 7 cars and 270 headed to Riverhead. Saw them tied up in LD siding to meet No.250. They must have already worked Paraco, since they high tailed it west. They still had a center beam full of lumber, but I don't know where they spotted that... May...
by DaveBarraza
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: Abandoned Track
Replies: 18
Views: 8782

Re: Abandoned Track

Why does Jamaica ash east of Westbury still have a switch? I have not seen a car or any signs of use in years and I am surprised the switch has not been pulled. Anyone know when they last had service? The switch is there, with very little track existing beyond. Consensus is that it will probably go...
by DaveBarraza
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: New Hyde Park Biodiesel
Replies: 16
Views: 7267

Re: New Hyde Park Biodiesel

Yeah I think they got "3rd tracked". Maybe they moved their operations to another location, like the Hicksville Team?
by DaveBarraza
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: Pinelawn Trash Transfer
Replies: 182
Views: 58980

Re: Pinelawn Trash Transfer

AlKaLI wrote:anyone know if the turnout at the west end of (formerly) double ended freight (DEF) siding will be replaced?
Asked some people where were working on the project recently. The plan is to put it back, probably done by the holidays.
by DaveBarraza
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: WATCO on NYAR
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: WATCO on NYAR

gregorygrice wrote:WATCO operates at both Varrick Ave (Brooklyn) and Review Ave (Queens) Waste Management facilities. They shuttle empties and loads between the nearby staging yards to the loading facilities. While this is occurring, blue flags and derails are put up by the WATCO crews locking them.
Thanks!

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