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Post by Volkonski » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:20 pm

LIRR Service Suspended On 6 Branches
BREAKING: The nasty weather has led to service suspensions on six LIRR branches during the evening rush.


https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/s/ ... ult-widget
If you need to take the Long Island Rail Road home this evening, you are going to want to take a few deep breaths.

Service on the Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Hempstead branches is currently suspended due to weather-related signal trouble near Queens Village, the railroad said. Additionally, Babylon and Montauk branches are suspended due to fallen utility wires across the tracks near Freeport.

"Customers are advised to delay traveling at this time," the LIRR said on its website.

No estimate has been given on when service may be restored.
And that's most of the LIRR. :(


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:09 am

The Railroad Muesum of Long Island has a new website-

http://rmli.us/


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:57 am

Volkonski wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:09 am
The Railroad Muesum of Long Island has a new website-

http://rmli.us/
That looks like a nice museum. We toured a great one in Sacramento last summer.



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Post by Volkonski » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:17 am

AndyinPA wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:57 am
Volkonski wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:09 am
The Railroad Muesum of Long Island has a new website-

http://rmli.us/
That looks like a nice museum. We toured a great one in Sacramento last summer.
It is a nice museum. It is run by soley by volunteers who do everything from sweeping the floors to repairing the cars and engines.


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:42 am

Volkonski wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:17 am
AndyinPA wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:57 am
Volkonski wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:09 am
The Railroad Muesum of Long Island has a new website-

http://rmli.us/
That looks like a nice museum. We toured a great one in Sacramento last summer.
It is a nice museum. It is run by soley by volunteers who do everything from sweeping the floors to repairing the cars and engines.
Most of the train museums, and even some of the scenic railroads, are run by volunteers, as I'm sure you know. It's pure love that drives them. :)



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:12 pm

LIRR Train Strikes Car
BREAKING: Service is suspended on three LIRR branches after the fiery collision Friday night.


https://patch.com/new-york/mineola/lirr ... trikes-car
According to Nassau Police, a non-passenger LIRR train struck the car at the Mineola train station located at Main Street and Willis Avenue at 7:50 p.m. The car and part of a nearby building caught fire.

The driver of the car was able to escape before the collision. News 12 has reported that the car stalled on the tracks.

:snippity:

LIRR service is temporarily suspended east of Mineola in both directions on the Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches, the LIRR said on its website at 8:50 p.m. Commuters are urged to use alternate branches such as Hempstead or Babylon/Montauk if possible.

The Mineola station is likely to be out of service through the weekend due to extensive track damage caused by the crash, police said.


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Post by Bill_G » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:35 pm

We just get cars driving into the train tunnel two miles before getting the stuffing knocked out of them so badly, they can't run anymore. I haz pitchers sumplase.



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:23 pm


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Officials are still working to determine the extent of an oil spill that happened in Iowa when an oil train derailed.

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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:27 pm

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Officials are still working to determine the extent of an oil spill that happened in Iowa when an oil train derailed.

1:16 PM - 23 Jun 2018
Nice pileup. Somebody ought to have checked out the situation prior to the crossing.
About 31 cars derailed after the tracks reportedly collapsed due to saturation from flood waters from adjacent Little Rock River.



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:59 pm

The Latest: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled
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June 23, 2018 05:15 PM

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The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters, with some making its way to nearby rivers.

BNSF spokesman Andy Williams confirmed the details Saturday. He says nearly half the spill had been contained with booms near the derailment site and an additional boom placed approximately 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) downstream. Williams had earlier said 33 oil cars derailed.

Williams says oil will be removed from that containment site with equipment to separate the oil from the water.

The railroad will focus on environmental recovery. Williams says "ongoing monitoring is occurring for any potential conditions that could impact workers and the community and, so far, have found no levels of concern."


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:11 pm

These LIRR Trains Are Canceled This Evening

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... aign=alert
The Long Island Rail Road has canceled seven trains for the evening rush Monday as repairs continue on tracks damaged when a non-passenger train derailed over the weekend in the West Side Yard in Manhattan.

"LIRR personnel have made significant progress in repairing the damage caused by the derailment of a non-passenger train at West Side Yard on Saturday," the LIRR said on its website. "However, we anticipate seven trains will be canceled during the PM Rush today as their efforts continue to restore full service."
The West Side Yard is a 26 acre site between 30th and 33rd Streets used to store, clean and do light repair work on (mostly) LIRR trains overnight.

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:26 am


Lightning Strike Causing Painful Commute On LIRR
BREAKING: It's another rough day on the rails for LIRR commuters.


https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/s/ ... =riverhead
Long Island Rail Road commuters were dealing with headaches on the rails Wednesday morning as weather-related issues led to service suspensions and delays.

Signal trouble near New Hyde Park has caused major problems on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay branches. There were delays averaging 45 minutes on those branches, the LIRR said on Twitter at 8:42 a.m.

"PSEG is on scene troubleshooting the power issue, which is affecting our signals," the railroad said.
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Post by AndyinPA » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm

We had a train derailment here a week ago. My sister called me in Chicago to let me know about it in case it was tracks that our train would be coming in on the next morning, but it wasn't.

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city ... 1808050144
A westbound freight train traveling along the Norfolk Southern Railway main line near Station Square derailed Sunday afternoon, forcing Port Authority to suspend light-rail service at that station and close the Smithfield Street Bridge and the nearby section of Carson Street.

Emergency crews said no one was injured when seven intermodal rail cars carrying double-stacked shipping containers went off the tracks shortly after 1 p.m. and tumbled down the hillside, with some cargo containers dangling just above the road used by Port Authority’s light-rail and bus lines. No hazardous materials were involved in the incident.
This is a very busy part of the city, and it could have been much worse.



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Post by tek » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:29 pm

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Post by AndyinPA » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:56 am

The T station from the derailment last week is still closed. No one knows what happened yet in the accident in Pittsburgh last week.

I heard a few things about train tracks in PA this morning on the news that surprised me:

The state has 5600 miles of track, more than any other state in the country.

There are 64 railroads operating in PA.

There are 256 accidents a year in the state, 46 of which are derailments.

(I've always lived within hearing distance of a train, which I love! When I hear a train whistle, I want to be on it.)



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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:10 pm

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:56 am
The T station from the derailment last week is still closed. No one knows what happened yet in the accident in Pittsburgh last week.

I heard a few things about train tracks in PA this morning on the news that surprised me:

The state has 5600 miles of track, more than any other state in the country.

There are 64 railroads operating in PA.

There are 256 accidents a year in the state, 46 of which are derailments.

(I've always lived within hearing distance of a train, which I love! When I hear a train whistle, I want to be on it.)
PA is full of limestone, coal, and ore, all of which is best moved by train. I used to go camping in the PA mountains and loved the sound of distant train whistles in the valleys.


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:29 pm

Yep!

When you are riding on the train, you hear the whistles all day and all night long. I love it!



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Post by Volkonski » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:17 am

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Trespasser on Tracks in East River Tunnel Causing LIRR Problems

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... =northfork
The Long Island Rail Road is canceling and diverting trains at Jamaica Station Thursday morning due to a person on the tracks in one of the East River tunnels.

It's unclear why the person is on the track, but the LIRR says they are "unauthorized" to be there.

Westbound commuters can transfer at Jamaica for LIRR service to Atlantic Terminal and then 2/3 service into Penn Station.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 am

Volkonski wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:17 am
:shock:

Trespasser on Tracks in East River Tunnel Causing LIRR Problems

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... =northfork
The Long Island Rail Road is canceling and diverting trains at Jamaica Station Thursday morning due to a person on the tracks in one of the East River tunnels.

It's unclear why the person is on the track, but the LIRR says they are "unauthorized" to be there.

Westbound commuters can transfer at Jamaica for LIRR service to Atlantic Terminal and then 2/3 service into Penn Station.
Wouldn't it be easier to just make the person move?



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Post by neeneko » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:52 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
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Wouldn't it be easier to just make the person move?
Guess it depends on how willing the person is to move?



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Post by Volkonski » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:24 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 am
Volkonski wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:17 am
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Trespasser on Tracks in East River Tunnel Causing LIRR Problems

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... =northfork
The Long Island Rail Road is canceling and diverting trains at Jamaica Station Thursday morning due to a person on the tracks in one of the East River tunnels.

It's unclear why the person is on the track, but the LIRR says they are "unauthorized" to be there.

Westbound commuters can transfer at Jamaica for LIRR service to Atlantic Terminal and then 2/3 service into Penn Station.
Wouldn't it be easier to just make the person move?
That takes time. There is a live electric third rail in the LIRR tracks that go under the East River. For safety the portion of the third rail that runs thru the tunnel has to be isolated and depowered before the MTA Police go in to apprehend someone.

A tunnel closure of even 20 to 30 minutes causes serious disruption during rush hour.

The LIRR runs a lot of trains (500 a day concentrated in the morning and evening rush hours) into and out of Penn Station via the East River tunnels. There are 4 single track East River tunnels, 2 westbound and 2 eastbound. If one westbound tunnel is blocked then the LIRR loses 50% of its capacity for inbound Penn Station trains.

To make matters worse, all but one of the LIRR's 11 branches run thru the Jamaica station which is 10 miles east of Penn Station. Trains that can't go into Penn Station would quickly block much of the system so they terminate them at Jamaica and then send them east again. They can't let them sit in Jamaica waiting for the tunnel to reopen.

As the article says, Penn Station bound passengers who have to get off at Jamaica can get on trains for the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn where they can get on the subway into Manhattan.


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Post by Volkonski » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:13 am

Derailed Amtrak Equipment Causing Problems on LIRR

https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/s/ ... =riverhead

This time a derailment in one of the Hudson River tunnels has backed Amtrak traffic back into Penn Station forcing the LIRR to cancel some train service this morning.

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LIRR not having a good day.
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Babylon Branch customers are advised to expect delays averaging 15-20 minutes and some cancellations as we operate via a single track past a broken rail east of Massapequa Park. LIRR track maintenance personnel are on scene.


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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:05 pm

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak's Northeast Corridor
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018 ... ium=social
By the middle of this century, climate change is likely to punch a hole through the busiest stretch of rail in North America. Parts of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor route, which carries 12 million people each year between Boston and Washington, face “continual inundation.” Flooding, rising seas, and storm surge threaten to erode the track bed and knock out the signals that direct train traffic. The poles that provide electricity for trains are at risk of collapse, even as power substations succumb to floodwaters. “If one of the segments of track shuts down, it will shut down this segment of the NEC,” warned members of Amtrak’s planning staff. “There is not an alternate route that can be used as a detour.”

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On a recent afternoon near Wilmington, Del., the danger already seemed imminent. North of the city, the distance between the tracks and the Delaware River was alarmingly narrow, even at low tide. Closer to downtown, puddles dotted the West Yard Substation, which powers this section of rail, as well as the Wilmington maintenance yard, one of the few in the country that can repair electric locomotives. Only a slender cobblestone footpath separated Amtrak’s Consolidated National Operations Center, which monitors and controls traffic along the corridor, from the edge of the Christina River. The single access road leading to Amtrak’s only training center for engineers was underwater on a day with no rain.

:snippity:

Christina Leeds, an Amtrak spokeswoman, said in an email: “Elevation or relocation of the infrastructure is likely to be expensive, disruptive, or impractical, and given the current levels of federal and state funding for Amtrak and the Northeast Corridor, well beyond our means.” She added that the company already faces “$40 billion worth of pressing—largely still unfunded—basic state-of-good-repair risks.”
This won't just affect Amtrak. Amtrak shares parts of the Northeast Corridor route with commuter trains operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


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Volkonski wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:05 pm
Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak's Northeast Corridor
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018 ... ium=social

Christina Leeds, an Amtrak spokeswoman, said in an email: “Elevation or relocation of the infrastructure is likely to be expensive, disruptive, or impractical, and given the current levels of federal and state funding for Amtrak and the Northeast Corridor, well beyond our means.” She added that the company already faces “$40 billion worth of pressing—largely still unfunded—basic state-of-good-repair risks.”
One big reason for the unfunded maintenance is PTC. Since no extra funding was provided for most of PTC creation, installation, and testing (you can't by a completely new system off the shelf), other revenue was diverted to pay for PTC in order to make the deadlines. Finding the funds to fix weather beaten infustructure will be very tough.


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