njt/mnrrbuff wrote:While looking at pictures of AMT commuter trains, I see that the engines generally face Montreal. I have also seen pictures of engines on both ends of the consist. How often do AMT trains have engines on the east end of the consists, especially on the line to Hudson? Thanks.
On the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Candiac and Blainville-Saint-Jérôme lines, locomotives are always pointing towards Lucien-L'Allier (Downtown). Some trainsets have two locomotives. On most of these trainsets, there is one loco at each extremity of the trainset. Sometimes, but not regularly, it happens to have two locomotives on the same side of the trainset (double header).
On the Mont-Saint-Hilaire Line, locomotives are pointing towards Mont-Saint-Hilaire, except, once again, for trainsets that have two locos.
On the Deux-Montagnes line, well... there are only MR-90 EMU's.
Here are AMT's consists as the look like now (number of cars may change during summer)
Downtown ---> Suburbs
Loco - 8 MLV's - Loco (4 or 5 trainsets)
Loco - 5 MLV's (2 or 3 trainsets)
Loco - 5 MLV's (3 trainsets) (this may have changed since the partial closing of Mercier Bridge and additional commuter train service on that line to compensate)
F59PHI - 10 MLV's - F59PHI (2 trainsets)
F59PHI - 7 MLV's - F59PHI (2 trainsets)
GP40FH-2 - 9 MLV'S - F40PHR (2 trainsets)
7 MLV's - F40PHR
Which neighborhoods should I avoid while railfanning, in terms of crime, in Montreal? Thanks.
Quebec City will be done another time.
Crime rate is really low in the Métro, the buses, commuter trains and other transit agencies in general.
I have often been told to avoid Montréal-Nord and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve at night. But I believe the overall crime rate in Montreal is not that high, compared to other big cities.