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by mp15ac
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: C1 and C3 Bilevels
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: C1 and C3 Bilevels

I rode the C3's a few ties. They are very comfortable, and quieter than the MU's.

Stuart
by mp15ac
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
Topic: Serious Talk of a Monorail Line in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Serious Talk of a Monorail Line in Florida

Interesting, but my question is this: Is there enough business for another "rail" line between these two cities, considering that there already is Amtrak (yes, I know not too many people take Amtrak for such a short trip), TriRail, and Virgin Train (BirghtLine). Maybe if the monorail line is run ver...
by mp15ac
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: ** LINKS TO MODEL RAILROAD CLUBS **
Replies: 4
Views: 8794

Re: ** LINKS TO MODEL RAILROAD CLUBS **

West Island Model Railroad Club, Hicksville, NY Home of the Allegheny & Western Railroad. HO scale layout, 80x60 feet, DCC operation using NCE DCC system. New members are welcome, no experience needed, except a love of trains. Open Tuesday and Friday evenings, business meeting second Friday of Month...
by mp15ac
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Ruffle Thy Feathers - "The Hobby is Dying"
Replies: 54
Views: 21205

Re: Ruffle Thy Feathers - "The Hobby is Dying"

I don't think that the hobby is dying. But I do feel that these forums are dying. I've been part of these forums for years. There seems t be less and less new content in the various topics in the Railroad.net forums.

Stuart
by mp15ac
Sun May 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
Topic: Tri-Rail Trains with Lead BL36PH on North End
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: Tri-Rail Trains with Lead BL36PH on North End

Apparently the problem with the Hyundai-Rotem cab cars has been resolved, as the leading BL36's have been removed from the north end of the trains.

Stuart
by mp15ac
Sun May 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railroad
Topic: E-44 Trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: E-44 Trucks

Neither. Those are speed recorders, used for wheelslip control circuits. Some diesel and electrics had them on each axle, usually on one side of the engine, others only had a single one, usually underneath the cab.

Stuart
by mp15ac
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Northwest Short Line Closing
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Northwest Short Line Closing

I just read the following on the Northwest Short Line Facebook page: This is the post I don’t want to make but the time has come. I just can’t do this without Lynda. Following is the notice I sent to all the magazines. ======= After 60 years in business, NWSL will cease operations effective August 3...
by mp15ac
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Congratulations Otto, and best of luck. I saw the announcement on Facebook.

Stuart
by mp15ac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
Topic: Tri-Rail Trains with Lead BL36PH on North End
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Tri-Rail Trains with Lead BL36PH on North End

I noticed last night that Tri-Rail is running its trains which have the Hyundai-Rotem cars with a BL36PH on the north end in front of the cab cars. I understand that the problem is that there are issues with the pilots on the cab cars, so they are running a lead BL36PH on the north end in front of t...
by mp15ac
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: American Locomotive Company - ALCO
Topic: "FA-2/4"
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

Re: "FA-2/4"

I might be wrong, but I believe that CN re-engined four FPA-3 with 251 engines, and then used the four 244 engines in the four RSC-24 units.

Stuart
by mp15ac
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: [PHOTO] What The M-7 Was Originally Supposed To Look Like
Replies: 25
Views: 9049

Re: [PHOTO] What The M-7 Was Originally Supposed To Look Lik

I'm curious as to why they never designed the M-1 through M-9 with diaphragms on the cab ends of the cars. Considering that the C-3 cab cars have diaphragms and the amount of between car traffic you would think they would have them on the MU's.

Stuart
by mp15ac
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railroad
Topic: Steam on Madison Incline
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Re: Steam on Madison Incline

CarterB-- Thanks for the comprehensive (and very quick!) answers! I'llhave to compare the photo of 8329 you linked (thanks!) to other photos of H6 to see if they hint at the special equipment these two Madison Hill assigned locomotives had. -- If two H6 consolidations could handle the traffic, wasn...
by mp15ac
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: AT&SF 2926 is finally hot
Replies: 3
Views: 3051

Re: AT&SF 2926 is finally hot

That's good news! Though crude in comparison to the New York Central's Niagaras (Grin!), the 2900s were a good example of the final flowering of American big steam designs: ATSF's last new steam, and one of BLW's final efforts(*). They were (all? most? some?) oil fired. My guess is that, tank truck...
by mp15ac
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: MetroNorth M-3's at Arch Street
Replies: 1
Views: 1697

MetroNorth M-3's at Arch Street

I've noticed that there are some MetroNorth M-3's at Arch Street. Are these being prepared for disposal like the LIRR M-3's?

Stuart
by mp15ac
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Different Third Rail Material?
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Different Third Rail Material?

I've noticed that the new third rail being installed at Jamaica other location appears to be Aluminum instead of steel. Is this the case?

Stuart

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