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by Noel Weaver
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Joseph H. Boardman (1948-2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 2733

Re: Joseph H. Boardman (1948-2019)

Here was somebody who knew about AMTRAK but also CARED ABOUT AMTRAK. This is a huge loss.
Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
Topic: Trip reports
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

Trip reports

Thursday this past week I finally got a trip in on both Tri-Rail and Brightline, here are a few tidbits. Tri-Rail from Cypress Creek to Miami Airport was on time, clean and pleasant. we had a four car train, some trains are 4 cars and some are 3 cars. This is still a very good way to get out for a d...
by Noel Weaver
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Virgin Rail née Brightline/AAF Orlando - Miami FL FEC
Replies: 1743
Views: 323309

Re: Virgin Rail née Brightline/AAF Orlando - Miami FL FEC

Here's more good news at least for us.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/flori ... story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad NYNH&HRR
Topic: August 19, 1955 - August 19, 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 7957

Re: August 19, 1955 - August 19, 2015

Noel, Do you still have your time books for August and October 1955, especially the hurricane days? I have recently come into possession of many original and mimeo pages of "Unusual Occurrences " and stranded equipment reports for both storms and was wondering if any of your assignments might be me...
by Noel Weaver
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Who remembers this incident?
Replies: 16
Views: 4588

Re: Who remembers this incident?

I was there and remember the biggest issue between the UTU and the company was crew consist. Basically the UTU was afraid of losing more members with reduced crew consists. We all lost as a result of that job action. Everybody in train and engine service got a big increase in their basic day's pay a...
by Noel Weaver
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Who remembers this incident?
Replies: 16
Views: 4588

Re: Who remembers this incident?

Fishrrman wrote:Like Noel, I remember that conductor, too.
But I can't remember his name!

Lots of money to be made, particularly back "in the early days".
(J.Albert)
Initials "FL"
Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Who remembers this incident?
Replies: 16
Views: 4588

Re: Who remembers this incident?

"BLOOD MONEY" I remember this situation quite well, it took place while I was working for Metro North. I remember the conductor in question and there is no doubt he worked for every dollar he received. I believe the company figured they would rather pay out overtime than have more employees which of...
by Noel Weaver
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Pittsfield - New York City Service Study (via Albany)
Replies: 260
Views: 49850

Re: Pittsfield - New York City Service Study (via Albany)

We have to remember that in the period of early diesels (road switchers) a way or a turntable was not considered important at least not on the New Haven nor the New York Central either. I seemt to think the B & A had a wye at NA Junction, occasionally the New Haven sent up a steam engine from Danbur...
by Noel Weaver
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Virgin Rail née Brightline/AAF Orlando - Miami FL FEC
Replies: 1743
Views: 323309

Re: Brightline fka All Aboard Florida Orlando - Miami FL FEC

I am still in a recovery situation but I am all right. Here is the latest from the Miami Herald.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/busine ... 06725.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I see good things happening here.
Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Lew Catone (1932-2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Lew Catone (1932-2018)

Lew was a class act in every respect, a gentleman at all times and a great railroader. I remember him well at Oak Point.
Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service
Replies: 323
Views: 75375

Re: Waterbury Branch Improvements: PTC, Sidings, Service

i ran one or two detours over the Maybrook Line via Stevenson and although it worked, it took a lot of time, involved single track and a couple of extra trains will cause a lot of congestion. It is slow running as well. It could improve but it will take plenty of dollars that Connecticut does not ha...
by Noel Weaver
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Penn Central
Topic: LEW CATONE
Replies: 1
Views: 9160

Re: LEW CATONE

I remember Lew quite well, he was also a trainmaster at Oak Point. He was a great common sense railroader and an absolute gentleman at all times. He was well liked and respected by just about everybody.
Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: "Rock-Cut Railroading" Adirondack RR (video)
Replies: 3
Views: 2586

Re: "Rock-Cut Railroading" Adirondack RR (video)

Impressive to say the least, thank you for sharing this one with us.
Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Virgin Rail née Brightline/AAF Orlando - Miami FL FEC
Replies: 1743
Views: 323309

Re: Brightline fka All Aboard Florida Orlando - Miami FL FEC

Since the Brightline topic has been put on the passenger section I have not been able to access it, has anybody else?
Brightline National Operations
Noel Weaver
by Noel Weaver
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: CP 109 Gets Cut In This Weekend
Replies: 43
Views: 10469

Re: CP 109 Gets Cut In This Weekend

I remember the interlocking at BG from my early days firing. The crossovers were not used very much and at the end the tower was only open one trick a day Monday through Friday. The railroad did not have nearly the density of traffic back in the 60's that it has today so I think it can be a useful a...

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