New Flatcar for the subway..........

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New Flatcar for the subway..........
Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 2:49 AM

OK so this flatcar looks a little different.   Have to snicker at the grade crossing protection New York City style.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEIfAajOXa0

 

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 8:21 AM

What is MTA's business purpose for the flat car?

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Posted by caldreamer on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 8:26 AM

Maintenance Of Way.  They have a number of odd cars designed for maintenance service.

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Posted by 54light15 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 9:31 AM

Here in Toronto, the TTC has several flat cars for hauling equipment, tools and so forth. You can see them sometimes in use on the subway late at night. 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:00 AM

You see these used to pull bags of trash from the stations late at night. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:18 AM

CMStPnP

OK so this flatcar looks a little different.   Have to snicker at the grade crossing protection New York City style.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEIfAajOXa0

 

 

 

I'd guess that rail line is so lightly used it doesn't need much in the way of grade crossing protection.  Easier and cheaper to let escort vehicles handle it when needed.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:46 AM

   Is that locomotive battery powered?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:59 AM

Most of MTA's M/W locomotives are conventional diesel-electric, no dual-powers or battery locomotives.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 12:27 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH
Most of MTA's M/W locomotives are conventional diesel-electric, no dual-powers or battery locomotives.

What is that thing that looks like a third-rail shoe, then? (e.g. at 4:21)

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:45 PM

I thought the locomotive was either hybrid or electric as well given it's short height it looks like it could run in the subway and when it was waiting at the grade crossing for the, ahem, grade crossing protection..........it was very quiet, like it wasn't running at all, then just before it started to move it made noise like a startup.    I have doubts they could take a diesel into the subway....exhaust a little too close to the stack would result in oil residue on the subway roof that would drip down onto items with moisture.

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Posted by NorthWest on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 3:50 PM
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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 4:35 PM

From this photo, you can see the 3rd rail shoe on the truck under the cab. 

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?130625

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 5:12 PM

A 5 person crew ?  what a step back to the mid 1900s full crew laws ?

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 7:41 PM

blue streak 1
A 5 person crew ?  what a step back to the mid 1900s full crew laws ?

5 person and what 4 manned trucks?

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Posted by MidlandMike on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 9:57 PM

Overmod

 

 
CSSHEGEWISCH
Most of MTA's M/W locomotives are conventional diesel-electric, no dual-powers or battery locomotives.

 

What is that thing that looks like a third-rail shoe, then? (e.g. at 4:21)

 

Perhaps to activate signals, or detect if 3rd rail is live?

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Posted by zugmann on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:53 AM

blue streak 1
A 5 person crew ? what a step back to the mid 1900s full crew laws ?

Keeping their qualifications up?

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:47 PM

At $400,000.00/yr? Nice work if you can get it.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:30 AM

Electroliner 1935
At $400,000.00/yr? Nice work if you can get it.

Suspect $400K in Manhattan and the greater NYC area will provide you the living standard of $130K in Kansas City - high cost of living in NYC environs.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, July 12, 2019 10:04 AM

BaltACD
Suspect $400K in Manhattan and the greater NYC area will provide you the living standard of $130K in Kansas City - high cost of living in NYC environs.

I would also tend to think $400k is total compensation vs overt Salary.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, July 12, 2019 10:23 AM

You clowns are posting in the wrong thread and haven't even noticed it.  (Unless a potload of posts have "mysteriously" been deleted.)

This is the one about the flatcar delivery; I don't think it has anything about the bridge inspector (other than compensation for the 'five-man crews', Suburban drivers, etc.).  Has that 'other' thread been deleted without notice?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, July 12, 2019 2:33 PM

It's still there under "General Discussion."  Title is "I've Not Been Working On The Railroad,"  Electroliner had the last post two days ago.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, July 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Overmod
You clowns are posting in the wrong thread and haven't even noticed it.  (Unless a potload of posts have "mysteriously" been deleted.)

This is the one about the flatcar delivery; I don't think it has anything about the bridge inspector (other than compensation for the 'five-man crews', Suburban drivers, etc.).  Has that 'other' thread been deleted without notice?

We are all clowns and life is our circus.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:56 PM

BaltACD
We are all clowns and life is our circus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k71BCxOZwc

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, July 12, 2019 11:07 PM

Electroliner 1935
BaltACD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k71BCxOZwc

No, the effect is more like this... Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_RVzUHv1RA

(Could this be in the running for Euclid's theme song?)

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, July 12, 2019 11:50 PM

Music to weld by.

Well I was enjoying a jumbo freezie. 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:30 PM

Miningman
Music to weld by

Music to weld with.

(It should have been the Devo cover by the Firemen, Jocko Bozo, but I couldn't get the link to paste...)

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:37 PM

But the slang sounds so much better considering

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:37 PM

But the slang sounds so much better considering.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:38 PM

Double posting bullseye. Better get a lottery ticket.

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Posted by tdmidget on Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:44 PM

The wheels on that car look a bit odd and I don't mean new. Is their something diferent about them? Is that standard gage?

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