Fan Railer wrote:Revenue rolling stock on NYS don't have trip levers on both sides, so they MUST remain in their division unless hauled by a locomotive through another. The only cars that have trip levers installed on both sides are your non-revenue work service cars and locomotives.
According to a few other posters, New York subway rolling stock DOES have trip levers on both sides, just at diagonally opposite ends, so if a right hand car were to visit a left hand division it wouldn't engage the track tripping arm until the back of the car went over.
When I get a chance I'll have to pay attention to where Philly has its trip arms and levers. I had always assumed it was random, kind of necessetating that each car, or married pair, would have 4 levers, one on each side of each end truck.
Of course I'll also try to pay attention next time I'm in New York too, and will post a reprimand if I notice any of you have tried to pull wool over eyes.