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Old Posted May 6, 2015, 2:06 AM
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Long Island Railroad Babylon Branch Yard in West Islip,NY


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Old Posted May 9, 2015, 12:12 PM
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Thoughts on this? YouTube video: http://youtu.be/jIq764NNf3c
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Old Posted May 11, 2015, 6:32 PM
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There are cheaper ways of doing it. You could reactivate the abandoned LIRR Rockaway Branch and extend it into JFK Airport for a Airtrain to Penn or GCT. For LI to New England access you need to build a flying JCT from the Bay Bridge branch near Elmhurst onto the LIRR Main Line which will give you access to New England via the Hell Gate line. I did place all those ideas onto this map which i'm in the process of expanding... https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...A.kQDtB3dU7TK8
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Old Posted May 14, 2015, 8:42 PM
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New Bridge Landing - Pascack Valley Line

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Opened : March 4, 1870
Daily Passengers : 465
Type : At Grade
Service Type : Hourly

Pascack Valley Line at New Bridge Landing in River Edge,NJ
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Pascack Valley Line at New Bridge Landing in River Edge,NJ
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Pascack Valley Line at New Bridge Landing in River Edge,NJ
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Nearby Passing Siding


Pascack Valley Line at New Bridge Landing in River Edge,NJ
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Old Posted May 14, 2015, 10:50 PM
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Glenwood - Hudson Line

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Opened : March 4, 1870
Electrification : 700V (DC) third rail on 3 of the 4 tracks
Type : At Grade
Service Type : Every 45mins

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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Metro North's Hudson Line at Glenwood Station in Yonkers,New York
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Old Posted May 15, 2015, 12:57 AM
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No Charges for Engineer in 2013 Fatal Metro-North Derailment
By BENJAMIN MUELLERMAY 14, 2015

The Bronx district attorney’s office said on Thursday that it would not file charges against the engineer who fell asleep at the switch of a Metro-North Railroad train in 2013, causing the train to hurtle off the rails in an accident that left four people dead.

The engineer, William Rockefeller, who was later found to have obstructive sleep apnea, nodded off as the train approached one of the sharpest curves in the region’s rail system at 82 miles per hour. The speed limit through the curve was 30 m.p.h.
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 4:32 PM
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Metropark Station - Northeast Corridor Line

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Opened : 11 November 1971
Daily Passengers : 7,447
Type : Elevated
Service Type : Every 15-30mins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropa...NJT_station%29


Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Northeast Corridor at Metropark Station in Edison,NJ
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 4:49 PM
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Seacliff - Oyster Bay Branch


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Opened : 1867
Daily Passengers : 602
Type : At Grade
Service Type : Every 60-90mins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Cli...IRR_station%29


Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Train to Oyster Bay


Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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Long Island Railroad - Oyster Bay Branch at Seacliff Station
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I'm sorry but those murals at Metropark are so cheezeball.
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 5:05 PM
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Mineola - Long Island Railroad Main Line


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Opened : 1837
Daily Passengers : 10,348
Type : At Grade
Service Type : Every 15-30mins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineola_%28LIRR_station%29


Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Eastbound Bilevel Express roaring through the Station


Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Westbound BiLevel Express roaring through the station


Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Nassau Interlocking Tower and old Substation


Long Island Railroad - Main Line at Mineola Station
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line in Mineola,NY
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Long Island Railroad - Main Line in Mineola,NY
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The Oyster Bay Branch splits off to the Left, while the Main Line Continues Straight


Long Island Railroad - Main Line meets Oyster Bay Branch in Mineola,NY
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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Some Metro North - New Haven Line - Walk Bridge Replacement estimates and diagrams...

http://walkbridgect.com/assets/publi...esolutions.pdf
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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 12:43 PM
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Meg Baker and her trusty Speed-O-Meter to the rescue!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

“First, Baker and her crew tested the equipment by calibrating and checking the technology. Baker tested the Speed-O-Meter app she was using for accuracy alongside the speedometer in a car—and found it to be pretty accurate. Using the app and a radar gun along multiple routes, CBS2’s Baker went out to test the rails of NJ Transit, following complaints. She clocked a 72 mph train zooming through Secaucus Junction, and a 69 mph train speeding through South Orange—a smaller station.”
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Typical US Fear Mongering reporting....

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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 1:05 PM
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Commuters lash into NJ Transit at first hike meeting


NJ Transit employees and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union demonstrate against NJ Transit's proposed 9 percent fare hike and service cuts at a public hearing in Freehold Township Monday night. (Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 19, 2015 at 7:53 AM, updated May 19, 2015 at 7:55 AM

A young homeowner told NJ Transit officials that a proposed 9 percent fare increase would drive his family out of the state.

Ken Ramsey of Matawan said he and his wife commute to New York, where they work for non-profits. They lived in an apartment, and saved their money to buy a modest house in which to raise their two-year-old son, he said.

The fare increase that the couple would pay would be a staggering blow to the young family's tight budget, Ramsey said, adding they live paycheck-to-paycheck.

"It's a struggle to commute this way. The fare is my highest monthly expense after my mortgage," Ramsey said. "It could be the final nail in the coffin. After doing everything right, we can't afford to live in New Jersey."
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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 1:06 PM
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I'm sorry but those murals at Metropark are so cheezeball.
Would you rather it be blank and dull...at least its something...
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Old Posted May 21, 2015, 1:18 PM
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Transforming Mobility on Long Island Requires the 'Third Track'

Nancy Rauch Douzinas
President, Rauch Foundation
Posted: 05/14/2015 8:32 am EDT Updated: 05/14/2015 10:59 pm EDT

Mobility is the key to revitalizing Long Island's economy: mobility within Long Island as well as to and from New York City and beyond. That includes far better reverse commuting -- to Long Island in the morning and back to New York City at night.

Despite being the birthplace of the magnetic levitation train, which just set a world speed record in Japan at 375 miles per hour, Long Island is served in the 21st century by a railroad whose system of tracks is essentially the same as it was when it was laid out in the 19th century. Long Island's population was 50,000 then; it's now 3 million.
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Old Posted May 22, 2015, 7:18 AM
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Dangerous Stamford railroad crossing gets gates
Alex Gecan
Updated 2:57 pm, Thursday, May 21, 2015

STAMFORD -- City and state officials prayed for an end to car versus train accidents Thursday as they unveiled a new safety gate at one of the Metro-North New Haven Line's most dangerous rail crossings.

The state Department of Transportation, the city and the Riverbend Center office park -- where The Advocate leases office space -- split the $1.27 million cost of installing the new gate arms and new signals at the crossing. The tracks run across one of three entrances to Hope Street office park in Springdale. The other two other crossings in the office park have had gates for some years.
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Old Posted May 22, 2015, 8:51 AM
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wow so it really costs over a million bux to put up crossing gates these days??! either something aint right or thats a damn shame.
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