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 RearOfSignal
 
The sign was there on the platform Wednesday went I went by in the afternoon.
  by The Interloafer
 
#8700 prepares to depart at 5:49 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009 -- right on time

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  by AEGUY63
 
The Interloafer wrote:#8700 prepares to depart at 5:49 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009 -- right on time

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Looks great!
  by RearOfSignal
 
I'll be there today, but not to work or railfan, going to the game. After all, that's what the station if for isn't it?
  by oddball
 
i was there, as a ticket seller. i liked it, just wish i didnt forget my camera on the train on my way there....
  by RearOfSignal
 
The ticket seller booths, were like little soap boxes. I guess it feels different not being behind glass.
  by mntktagt
 
Speed limit on the wye track at MO ??

(for Harlem & New Haven line trains to the game)
  by RearOfSignal
 
10 mph or 16 km/h or 14.6667 ft/s
  by Fred G
 
Terrapin Station wrote:Besides riding the first train to make a revenue station stop at the new station, who is going to ride the first revenue Harlem and New Haven trains to make a stop at the station (and on the way, use the wye)? That's pretty significant.
I rode the first New Haven train in, plus had the railfan window to myself, other than a MN person who was accomodating to my photography. In New Haven our initial trainset crapped out so we pulled back to the platform and switched to the train that was supposed to be the trailing local. MN got the GCT riders another train.

Here are some shots from the first revenue MN train around the wye at MO

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And of the station, too

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Here's the album
  by Clean Cab
 
Shouldn't the station name sign read "Yankee Stadium- 153rd street"?
  by Fred G
 
capecodlocoguy wrote:Shouldn't the station name sign read "Yankee Stadium- 153rd street"?
Probably kept blank for a corp. sponsor, like Flonase or Viagra. :P
  by truck6018
 
RearOfSignal wrote:The ticket seller booths, were like little soap boxes. I guess it feels different not being behind glass.
Those look similar to the TOM's that they have at any other station. My question in this setup is the security of the agent and funds, mixed with potentially rowdy fans.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
The Shea Stadium/Mets-Willets Point LIRR ticket office is a wood building on the station promenade, for comparsion. It at least resembles a standard box office.
  by The Interloafer
 
Day 2 of station operation: Trains accepting fans departing the stadium after a Sunday afternoon 11-inning game. Pretty much the full range of Metro-North revenue equipment is on display.

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