Post Game Plans and Locomotive power source

Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

ElliotCourtney
Posts: 178
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 9:59 pm

Post Game Plans and Locomotive power source

Post by ElliotCourtney »

A few Subway Questions:
I recently attended a Mets game and I unfortunitly did not ride the train home (I took the subway from woodside). A train was passing through the station and was tooting its horn. Was this cause the mets wont that nite (Mets 3 Phillies zilch) or was it cause of crowding on the platform? And how does the TA handle the Post game crowds as I thought I saw a few trains laid up on the express tracks. Would they run expresses back to the city or have a shuttle between Shea and woodside?

I recently had the chance to see a work locomotive and noticed the third rail beam and shoe on one of the trucks. Is this to take power and use the 750 volts instead of the desiel engine to power it?

Thank you very much for your time and info
Stay on the right 4' 8.5"

R36 Combine Coach
Posts: 5493
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:51 pm

Re: Post Game Plans and Locomotive power source

Post by R36 Combine Coach »

The NYCT work locomotives (yellow units) are diesels.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

Kamen Rider
Posts: 684
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:34 pm
Location: NYC

Re: Post Game Plans and Locomotive power source

Post by Kamen Rider »

S.O.P., two short blasts to signal the train is not stoping.
仮面ライダー / Kamen Rider
Rider JUMP! Rider KICK!

Return to “NYC MTA Subway and Rail, PATH and SIRT”