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 Jeff Smith
 
Nice videos; one question, though: aren't the gates supposed to go down BEFORE the train crosses? (Yes, I see the person who climbed down to protect). :wink:
  by DutchRailnut
 
Track 6 is stop and warn only, the gates won't neccesarily work due to rusty rail.
No daily trains use that track south of were they park, so gates could potentialy even go up, while a train goes accross.
  by Ridgefielder
 
What are the business cars like inside? Are there any traces of their original Phoebe Snow interiors?
  by FL9AC
 
Not really...both ex-Phoebe Snow observation cars have been modded throughout the LIRR/Metro-North years to suit their needs.
  by Train2009
 
Can we change this topic to the "Inspection Cars Status" please?
  by Erie-Lackawanna
 
FL9AC wrote:Not really...both ex-Phoebe Snow observation cars have been modded throughout the LIRR/Metro-North years to suit their needs.
Actually, the interiors are strikingly unchanged from their DL&W/EL days. Even the chairs are the same chairs that were in them 50 years ago.

Jim
  by Jeff Smith
 
I'd pay good money to ride in one of them if they're that unchanged; just an idea :wink: next time you schedule an excursion or something.........
  by Ridgefielder
 
Erie-Lackawanna wrote:
FL9AC wrote:Not really...both ex-Phoebe Snow observation cars have been modded throughout the LIRR/Metro-North years to suit their needs.
Actually, the interiors are strikingly unchanged from their DL&W/EL days. Even the chairs are the same chairs that were in them 50 years ago.

Jim
That's really cool.

Anyone have any pictures?

And I also second Sarge's thought...
  by northjerseybuff
 
Doesn't it normally run in early sept? I am thinking sept 10th, based on past years..2nd friday in sept seems to be the way they do it. any thoughts?
  by DutchRailnut
 
scheduled for sept 17th
  by Train2009
 
Is it running on the all two west of hudson lines?
  by CNJGeep
 
Train2009 wrote:Is it running on the all two west of hudson lines?
Yes, it should be running on both of the WOH lines.
  by railmason357
 
Does anybody know if it will have the rebuilt 4908 on it?
  by DutchRailnut
 
They will try, the 4908 has to prove itself first, so answer won't be 100% till morning of 17th.
  by Train2009
 
What time will the Inspection train running?
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