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#261 jis

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:22 PM

I suspect that is a rhetorical question?

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:05 PM

Of course you might suddenly have trouble with Tribles ?



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:51 AM

Another week, another time-lapse video from Amtrak.  From the video description:

 

 

... crews install of 2 of 4 switch points with stock rails on 37 switch, a complex double slip switch which allows for possible directions through one switch. Typical switches allow for 2 possible directions.

 



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:16 AM

There's also another update video with Wick Moorman.

 



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:33 AM

I think we should start a poll. How long after the completion will it take

 

A) for the first train to hop the rail?

 

B) a train to run a stop signal and barge through the brand new switches?

 

C)  for switch failure  to occur and paralyze the station?

 

D) the severe congestion that has disappeared to return and paralyze the station?


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:14 PM

I think we should start a poll. How long after the completion will it take


We don't need a poll; we need a pool... :giggle:


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 12:12 PM

Two more time-lapse videos from Amtrak today.

 

 



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:38 AM

The schedules are being restored on Tuesday, 9/5. All in all, I'm actually sorry to see all of the trains return. It was nice to have breathing room and to see the railroads in the area maximizing their facilities and resources.  With spare capacity, there was room for error. It was nice to have recovery time.

 

Now, we'll go back to stuffing trains into a station that is operating at 120% capacity.

 

It's not too late to straight-rail Swift!  ;)  We see who the problem is! I've said it for years and I think the point is proven. Removing the Mid Clowns from the equation really helps the operation!


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:27 AM

I suspect that the Lackawanna Coalition would take issue with that. Not that I care or anything.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:49 AM

There are some nice photos of the work that was done in this article.

 

http://projects.news...k-penn-station/



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

There are some nice photos of the work that was done in this article.

 

http://projects.news...k-penn-station/

 

Why not use concrete tie for track ten. Strange to use wood ties and pour concrete around it. If it floods, wouldn't the wooden tie dry rot?



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 01:56 PM

 

There are some nice photos of the work that was done in this article.

 

http://projects.news...k-penn-station/

 

Why not use concrete tie for track ten. Strange to use wood ties and pour concrete around it. If it floods, wouldn't the wooden tie dry rot?

 

 

I wondered about that detail myself.  I do not think what they did was anything new however, and I am sure they know how to replace those ties without disturbing the concrete if it becomes necessary.  I thought they might have used a direct connection between the rail and the concrete the way it has been done on some recent tunnel and bridge projects, but for whatever reason they didn't.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

At first glance, those ties do look like wooden ones - but are they?



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:32 PM

I really wish Amtrak would just keep working there. Now that things are back to "normal," my NJ Transit trains are starting to come into Princeton Junction late again. :(



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:37 PM

They are wooden ties. Concrete ties are heavy, expensive and not really maneuverable so working with them inside the confines of Penn Station would have added more time to the project without a real gain. .


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

I'm a bit surprised they didn't go with the maneuverable, waterproof plastic/rubber ties which are being used in Chicago L's subway sections now, specifically because of their resistance to water damage.  They're not great for high speeds but that shouldn't be an issue inside Penn Station.


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