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by Wayside
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Rail crew Transportation
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Rail crew Transportation

Long hours, low pay, round-the-clock, lots of down time.
by Wayside
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: Engine Cab ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Engine Cab ID?

ElectroMotive nameplate on the stand indicates an EMD unit. Can't tell much more than that.
by Wayside
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
Topic: Engine Cab ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Engine Cab ID?

Looks like an AAR standard control stand on a unit not equipped with dynamic brakes. 26L brake valve. Digital display of some kind.
by Wayside
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Class I and II Discussion
Topic: Cab signal suppression
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Cab signal suppression

Prior to Conrail's departure from electric ops on the NEC, electric motors were equipped with speed control. In subsequent operations, up until the Chase incident, cab signals were pretty much just indicators in the cab that demanded acknowledgement of signal drops from "clear" in order to avoid pen...
by Wayside
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Topic: Locomotives and Tornado Safety
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Locomotives and Tornado Safety

I would say it depends on the size of the tornado. I recall a 3/4 mile-wide F5 that practically wiped Jarrell TX off the map, leaving a wide swath of slabs where there were once homes and businesses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Central_Texas_tornado_outbreak I don't believe the average run-of...
by Wayside
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Big boy etymology
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Big boy etymology

Yes, Wasatch is correct.
by Wayside
Wed May 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Class I and II Discussion
Topic: Cab signal suppression
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Cab signal suppression

1. A penalty application is a service rate of reduction. 2. I can't answer that one. 3. An automatic cab signal system without some kind kind of speed control only requires acknowledgement of the signal change within a specific amount of time. This is accomplished by pressing a button, moving a leve...
by Wayside
Sun May 26, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Why is the ride so rough between NYC and DC?
Replies: 40
Views: 3099

Re: Why is the ride so rough between NYC and DC?

Well said Arborwayfan.
by Wayside
Thu May 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: News, Announcements, FAQ and Help
Topic: ADMIN NOTE: Grade Crossing Safety
Replies: 15
Views: 11560

Re: ADMIN NOTE: Grade Crossing Safety

This reminds me of the tragic event on NYC main at Oneida, NY in 1963. Same thing happened -- they waited for the first train to clear then pulled in front of the second. They weren't as fortunate as the Texan. Old heads talked about the sad Oneida story years later. https://www.fireengineering.com/...
by Wayside
Thu May 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad NYNH&HRR
Topic: Noel Weaver's Collection and Memorial
Replies: 61
Views: 32810

Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

While I never got to work with Noel on the same crew (we were both engineers on the Conrail River Line at one point, but worked from opposing terminals) I 'm sure I passed him on several sidings, and always enjoyed his perspectives here in these forums.
by Wayside
Sun May 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Faux FDR Car Removed
Replies: 19
Views: 1802

Re: FDR Car Removed

CarterB wrote:Baggage car had nothing to do with FDR, was a conrail tool car parked at the Waldorf mail/baggage express track.
Truth.
by Wayside
Sun May 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: Fewer manned helpers at Altoona
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Re: Fewer manned helpers at Altoona

fcqjx wrote:"Do the best you can" is often heard on the radio.
So, Precision Scheduled stalls? Dogs wagged by tails. Preventable stalls on the mountain are short-sighted and hazardous for crews. I'm wondering if they have pitched the brake sticks as endorsed by EHH.
by Wayside
Tue May 14, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Class I and II Discussion
Topic: Class 1 Merger Speculation
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Class 1 Merger Speculation

Looking at the current regulatory environment, I would not anticipate any restrictive changes forthcoming. Industry foxes are watching DC hen houses these days, in case one hasn't noticed.
by Wayside
Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Conductor from another RR going to Amtrak... keep pay/vaca?
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: Conductor from another RR going to Amtrak... keep pay/va

While historically there have been "flowback" agreements between Amtrak and some railroads (such as Conrail on the NEC) for employees with prior seniority rights, I don't believe that would apply to a newly hired employee.

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