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
 
Jeff Smith wrote:Why would the FL9 not be able to lead or trail as an end unit? I'm not sure why you'd need a P32 at all? It seems the P32 is the problem here; no nose door, no egress.
check check?
  by DutchRailnut
 
It was explained in previous post, they no longer have third rail capabilities .
Metro North does not allow revenue trains to run in on diesel , except emergencies.
Amtrak has been planning for this for nearly a year, hardly a emergency in any book.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Thanks, that makes sense now. Not sure why I wasn't getting that. CRS disease? LOL.
  by Allouette
 
MAS around the few grade crossings in the Corriidor was 80, even for Metroliners. When the BOS-NHV section was upgraded, the remaining grade crossings were equipped with quad gates.
  by Patrick Boylan
 
I haven't read this entire thread, but in another thread viewtopic.php?f=46&t=167162" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Empire Service this summer
AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer wrote:Empire trains will be routed to GCT this year for an entirely different reason than last summer. Last year Empire trains were rerouted to GCT to alleviate congestion in NYP due to track outages during track repairs. This year, Empire service will be returning to GCT due to the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge being replaced.
Did Amtrak really run to Grand Central last year? Why can't they use whatever they used last year?
  by DutchRailnut
 
last year it was only three inbound and three outbound, which could easily be accommodated on center tracks only.
this year it will be all Empire service (but not Lake Shore Limited) which is not only s**t load more trains but also for a much longer time.
no guarantee to use inside tracks for all those moves .
  by GirlOnTheTrain
 
Patrick Boylan wrote:Did Amtrak really run to Grand Central last year? Why can't they use whatever they used last year?
Yours truly shot this last year: https://flic.kr/p/XyUFbL
  by DutchRailnut
 
read previous post it explains why not.
  by Railjunkie
 
A little birdie just told me the FL9s have been cleared for movement. But as usual on the RR only believe half of what you see and nothing you hear.
  by blockline4180
 
Obviously this is not in line with the current talk about possible reactivation of the NH FL9s, but does anyone know the exact date the last run of the Fs on the branch lines took place? I had read 2009, but when exactly in 2009 and anyone have photos ?
Thanks!
  by blockline4180
 
Oh and yes, I know I can probably find the answer on this thread, but what page exactly??
  by Noel Weaver
 
I checked back maybe a couple of weeks ago and it appreared to me that the last run was sometime maybe in February, 2009 or just about 9 years ago. I got that from research on this thread.
Noel Weaver
  by blockline4180
 
Thank you!!. I guess it was just one of those here one minute gone the next without much fanfare.
  by NaugyRR
 
Ehh, I wouldn't say that, people knew they were on the way out. There was a farewell tour in 2005, see http://www.erie-lackawanna.com/MNRTrips.pdf.
  by ConstanceR46
 
Pretty sure they were Work Motors by the end, deshoed. A farewell tour that early makes sense as they'll probably never see GCT again.

edit: i'm a idiot. i meant at the time nobody thought amtrak would grab em
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