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 milkyoreo27
 
Last night I got on at Stamford at 9:51 towards New Haven, and it was the first time I've ridden a Metro North train with the lights out (which was a much nicer experience). Does Metro North usually turn off the lights on the later trains?
  by Terminal Proceed
 
In all likelihood the MA was down and therefore no lights. This is a frequent occurance.
  by DanD3815
 
hate that moement when it goes from a nice comfortable dark back to an obnoxiously bright light setting that the commuter coaches normally have.
  by Noel Weaver
 
DanD3815 wrote:hate that moement when it goes from a nice comfortable dark back to an obnoxiously bright light setting that the commuter coaches normally have.
You might like the dark car but when the MA goes down, you will have no blowers, heat or AC as the case may be so it might be all right for a short time but it could become pretty uncomfortable over a period of time.
Noel Weaver
  by gregorygrice
 
I remember I was on a train to SONO and because the third rail shoe was broken, the lights were out till we got to Pelham and we switched to pantos
  by DutchRailnut
 
Each pair has 8 third rail shoes , So I betya it was something else.
  by milkyoreo27
 
Couldn't have been the third rail, I travelled from Stamford to New Haven, and also, lights were out for the entire trip.
  by DutchRailnut
 
seems like tripped inverter, most cars had MA replaced by inverters.
  by Darien Red Sox
 
I was on a M6 once that had the lights go out, we stopped at the Stamford Yard and they attempted to reset with no luck, according the conductor the Toshiba inverters are pieces of junk, apparently M6s have much more problems with the inverter falling than the M2s