Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by Liquidcamphor » Sun May 26, 2019 6:46 am

MARGE I'm giving you the opportunity to think about what you wrote and either delete the post or clean it up. This is an active thread and the Admins are going to wind up locking it. Will you do this please?

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by 452 Card » Sun May 26, 2019 1:28 pm

Dump it! Dump it Marge! Before you screw this all up!
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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by Kelly&Kelly » Sun May 26, 2019 1:39 pm

This is pretty funny stuff.
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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by SPEONKNY » Sun May 26, 2019 2:51 pm

Do any of you know how many bi-level coaches were in the consist when 511 derailed?

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun May 26, 2019 5:08 pm

the dead head train was Cannonball so 12 cars 2 engines . other train don't know.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by 452 Card » Sun May 26, 2019 5:13 pm

I don't think that 14 units fit in that siding. But then again, I' gone 14 yare.
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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Sun May 26, 2019 6:29 pm

The LIRR site is now reporting "Service Change" rather than "Suspended". This would suggest that they will operate some service tomorrow.

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by Marge s » Sun May 26, 2019 7:11 pm

Holy cow! it's a farcical exchange between fictional people. I apologize and ask the moderator to remove it.

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by Liquidcamphor » Sun May 26, 2019 9:10 pm

Marge thank you for the response and its deleted. The Admins have a zero tolerance policy for racially charged comments but i'd prefer to leave it to the adults on here to police themselves. Im editing my post to delete the quotation and suggest that others on here consider the same. Its up to you guys.

So now, if we can get back to the derailment?

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Mon May 27, 2019 9:31 am

A review of the LIRR webpage now states "Good Service" on the Montauk Branch.

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by edflyerssn007 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:35 pm

I read elsewhere that they just straight rail repaired at Speonk and bypassed the switches. Do you think they'll take the opportunity to lengthen the siding so as to avoid this happening in the future?

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by BuddR32 » Tue May 28, 2019 2:03 am

The entire cleanup should have been done on straight time. Think that would get the message across?

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by Backshophoss » Tue May 28, 2019 2:22 am

That must be a "Quick Fix" to get the Hamptons crowds home for work.figure on an "outage" to replace the busted Switch(s) during this week.
Not sure if yard track 1 is long enough for a "Cannonball" consist to clear up on.
NY&A uses a Controlled siding south of the Montauk ML at CP SK 2,good for up to 20 freight cars.
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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by EuroStar » Tue May 28, 2019 1:23 pm

edflyerssn007 wrote:I read elsewhere that they just straight rail repaired at Speonk and bypassed the switches. Do you think they'll take the opportunity to lengthen the siding so as to avoid this happening in the future?
The news reports seem to imply that the work train was in the siding and the eastbound passenger train sideswept it when passing on the main. This seems more like a failure to clear the switch than too long of a train on the siding.

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Re: Service Disruption - Montauk Branch

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue May 28, 2019 2:48 pm

if train was not in clear, how did train on main get signal????
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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