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 Otto Vondrak
 
While sitting in traffic in Harrison this morning at 9:15, I saw MN 222 and 221 back-to-back and they sailed through Harrison station eastbound with the three-car MN inspection train in tow. I caught a glimpse of people in the rear obs, so it didn't appear to be an equipment move. Were we just taking the train out for a spin today?

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Last edited by Jeff Smith on Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:11 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Repurposing Thread - Admin
  by H.F.Malone
 
They were taking the CDOT officials out for an inspection of CT lines.

  by Nester
 
I saw them in GCT this morning and there was a Car Dept. employee on-board setting something up -- I would think the trip is planned if they were hauling them around like that (the back-to-back Gennie setup seems to be the norm for planned trips so that they can run-around and head back to GCT).

  by DutchRailnut
 
It was planned and went to New Haven than Danbury and back to GCT.

  by Clean Cab
 
It broke down just east of Larchmont!!! Apparently an air hose between the 2nd Gennie and MN2 broke and it took a few minutes to get it repaired. I guess the VIPs on board got a taste of real life situations!!!

  by DutchRailnut
 
A few years back at least a few of VIP's would have helped to change the hose, today they would debate if we realy need the hose to begin with ;-)

  by L'mont
 
Who was on the train, and what would they have been doing there?

  by Clean Cab
 
The "Inspection Train" usually has line superintendants, chief operating officers and other guests on board to inspect various parts of the MN territory, or to check on the progress of various projects. Yesterdays trip went from GCT to New Haven, then up and down the Danbury Branch, then back to GCT.

  by Noel Weaver
 
DutchRailnut wrote:A few years back at least a few of VIP's would have helped to change the hose, today they would debate if we realy need the hose to begin with ;-)
Either that or they would all be out there telling the train crew how the job
is done.
Noel Weaver

  by JuniorMan24
 
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh dont give em any more ideas to take jobs.

  by Rockingham Racer
 
DutchRailnut wrote:A few years back at least a few of VIP's would have helped to change the hose, today they would debate if we realy need the hose to begin with ;-)
I hope there were cocktails. :P
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Observed 209 and 219 pulling the inspection train (MN 1, MN 2, MN 3) westbound on the New Haven Line around Mamaroneck today around 4:00pm.

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  by DutchRailnut
 
Not inspection train, MN health department visiting outlying points to give flu shots and other health info

  by StevieC48
 
Thats a unique way to deliver flu shots. I heard of vans in the communities but that is unique.
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