Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by kitn1mcc
 
i saw that same train when i was Eating Lunch in Stratford on Seymour ave Cul-d-Sac and i saw 2 loco and 2 cars just flying down the tracks

and the Bruce AVE bridge work really messed things up as well
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Just observed the inspection train roll eastbound through South Norwalk with two Gennies and MN 1, MN 2, and MN 3 in tow.

  by Otto Vondrak
 
Well, I guess they were out taking the Pheobe Snow for a spin- inspection train just went west through South Norwalk.

Next time they do a quick spin around the block, can I ride? :-)

-otto-
  by L'mont
 
MN 1, 2 and 3 were track 34 yesterday morning being cleaned and loaded with some good looking food!! The 213 and the 220 were back to back leading the consist. (Sorry, no camera)

2 locos, for reliability? Certainly must be more than enough power for 3 coaches. How does MNRR spare the locomotives from normal service? At any given time, how many P32's are available for use outside of a scheduled train?

  by Otto Vondrak
 
Two locos back to back- when they get to the end of the trip, they just run the engines around to the other end and you're ready to go. No turntables, no wyeing of locomotives. Dig?

  by L'mont
 
Ah yes, I should have thought about that. Makes sense.

  by FL9AC
 
They ran as far as Waterbury where they ran the engines around the consist. They headed west past Stamford on the return trip early in the afternoon.

  by Terrapin Station
 
Yeah, saw them yesterday morning, but didn't have time to stop to take pics.
  by MTASUPT
 
Engines were the 213 & 224

  by L'mont
 
Must be a nice ride. Do they generaly get priority and move right through? I can't imagine the Insp. train sitting and waiting for Amtrak, for instence.
  by DutchRailnut
 
For picture takers tommorow(Fri) there is a Harlem Inspection train with both engines in new paint scheme, engines 201 and 203.
Leaving GCT 0930
passing NWP at 1008
arrival Wassaic 1125
leaving Wassaic around 1205
back under big top at 1400.

  by Terrapin Station
 
Thanks. Based on this hot tip, I found the train on Track 34 this morning and got many shots. I will post said photos tonight.

  by ajp
 
so GCT to the 138st bride - 15 minutes?
that would be a nice photo op there

  by DutchRailnut
 
Nice pictures Brian.
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