Moderator: Robert Paniagua
oddly, the Westbound Boston Section Lake Shore Limited uses the Old Colony/Franklin-Midland Line tracksI have noticed that both east and westbound LSL generally use Track 10 whenever possible. It's not odd at all... the LSL carries a baggage car, and where's the baggage room at South Station? Yup, next to Track 10!
Patrick Boylan wrote:Can't the engineer have some say about which platform to use? If they see they're lined up for a platform that's too short, or if they see that they're lined up for a stub end track but they know they're supposed to continue past the station, do they get in trouble if they stop and get clarification? Or if they continue into the misrouting, do they get to share the blame with the dispatcher?yes, well the engineer needs to know how long his train is and if he notices he is misrouted, he should stop and call the dispatcher. Of course, there are only certain times when you can't tell where you are going until it might be a little too late.
Are the Penn Station, or anywhere else, stub end tracks short? I bet it'd add insult to injury if if a long train got misrouted onto a short stub end track. Reminds me of when the fellow told me to take a short walk on a long pier.
Patrick Boylan wrote:Reminds me of when the fellow told me to take a short walk on a long pier.Better than the opposite.