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Kevin-L wrote:Found this in an article here http://gothamist.com/2013/05/18/70_inju ... tro-no.php , Looks like an Insulated joint installed with angle bars. under the guy with the badge you can see the other joint and the side leads going to the bond box.Sounds like it wasn't the rail that failed, but the joint bars.
Lengthy detours and hours of traffic backups were likely as many daily train commuters take to the road, officials said...."The Monday commute will be "extremely challenging and I am activating the state's Emergency Management System. There will be serious disruptions all week, and I would encourage anyone who can, to stay home, if possible," Governor Dannel Malloy told a news conference.Link
Freddy wrote:I'm curious. From the pictures it appears Metro is doing the repairs themselves instead of using a service like Hulcher who show up, hit the ground on the run, remove the cars, bulldoze everything level, lay pallets, dump rock, tamp and pull a quick surface and start running trains with a slow order. It doesn't appear their doing that, to me atUsually Metro-North and the LIRR do their repairs in-house, and their crews do an excellent job quite quickly (just look at what they did following the hurricane). MNR and LIRR have pretty extensive track departments and can defiantly handle the work.
least, and I'd think it'd be faster and more efficient if they did. They might be and I've just not seen it from the pictures I've viewed.
Freddy wrote:it appears Metro is doing the repairs themselves instead of using a service like Hulcher who lay pallets.Actually, some of the photos labeled "Metro-North Railroad crews worked to repair tracks" show that MN is using Hulcher decals and insignia on safety vests, hard hats, and bulldozers. I doubt that Hulcher stocks pallets of panel track, and Metro North isn't a freight railroad, so they probably don't, either.