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 MTASUPT
 
Ouch, CC, not always true!
  by Clean Cab
 
MTASUPT wrote:Ouch, CC, not always true!

Of course there are exceptions!! :)
  by northjerseybuff
 
Will Metro North be running an inspection trip this year?
  by Backshophoss
 
Better question-does NJT maintain any "Business cars" to use?
Not cost-effective to send MNR's cars to MMC.
  by DutchRailnut
 
MNCR does send all 3 inspection cars over via Hellgate every year to MMC for west of Hudson inspection trips.
I have not heard anything about one scheduled, but that may still be in making.
  by Backshophoss
 
Forgive the "dumb"question-Now that the "Football specials" are up and running,would NJT be willing to tow MNR's "Inspection Fleet"
to MMC for this "annual inspection"? Allows you to skip the "middleman"(Amtrak) this way!
  by DutchRailnut
 
nope, the NJT footbal trains turn for a regular Trenton Local at NYP if im not mistaken.
And i am sure that the Amtrak trackage agreement with NJT, prohibits NJT from stealing the butter of Amtrak's bread.
  by Train2009
 
This afternoon before 1:30 PM The Flu train went by White Plains headed southbound from Brewster to MO in The Bronx with P32AC-DM #201 and #214.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blYLbS8PmoI
  by northjerseybuff
 
How come they never ran a WOH trip this year?

Is it still scheduled to be replaced? or is it still on the back burner?
  by Backshophoss
 
There are more pressing problems due to Sandy's aftermath,NJT in worse condition currently,
an inspection train can wait till later on after restoration work is done on MNR and NJT.
  by northjerseybuff
 
I wasn't suggesting running it NOW! I just meant in general. And when will the old ex Phoebe coaches be replaced?
  by DutchRailnut
 
not being replaced for while due to funding problems
as for inspection train there is no mandate to run one.
Some officials have had rides on MNCR rebuild locomotives and feel no need to run a seperate Inspection train.
  by lilbluefoxie
 
I remember reading somewhere that around december they park the inspection train in GCT, is there a possibility of that this year?
  by Train2009
 
Is this year's Hoilday train schedule the same?
  by expbusop
 
Saw MN inspection train NB at HigH Bridge yard with back to back P32's. could not tell numbers from Harlem River Drive at 12:46pm about 5 min after CSX 2804 and 2724 NB running light
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