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@ AARR « Sun 6:13:17 pm »
has started a new topic: Michigan Northern
@ AARR « Sun 4:21:34 pm »
Tough wind going south to north then east to west
@ AARR « Sun 4:21:02 pm »
Yes ~Z~, all on the MOT :)
@ AARR « Sun 4:20:39 pm »
40.1 miles, 2’30"55’", 2,083cal, 15.9 mph
@ 9xs « Sun 2:08:27 pm »
at one time the crossings were radio keyed to the tratfic signals similar to rural airport lighting
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:35:53 am »
I haven’t been able to ask why yet, but it appears as though NICTD only uses one track circuit per crossing, no island at the crossing itself
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:35:17 am »
The rails are the ground for the 1500V DC so the equipment simply won’t work. So they’re stuck with fixed-length approach circuits. So if Franklin’s circuit was the correct length to the east, trains stopping at 11th street would not foul Franklin but cause the crossing (which is just traffic lights) to stay lined for the railroad
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:33:47 am »
The challenge with grade crossings on electrified territory is that they cannot use the predictor circuits like most railroads do now, which are able to figure out the speed of the train and adjust accordingly using impedance and other fancy track circuit stuff
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:32:44 am »
So departing trains are instructed to depart when the light at Franklin is red, and creep up until they get green, as the circuit knocks down the light for Franklin St
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:32:03 am »
Basically the approach circuit for the crossing is really short, so that the train does not cause the crossing to go off during their station stop, and ends after eastbounds clear
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:31:13 am »
@Jetlink the traffic light thing is for Westbounds at Franklin Street, which if the first street west of the 11th Street stop
@ AARR « Sun 11:22:47 am »
LOL
~Z~ wrote: with the weight training, AARR will remain more buff than Joe Satriani.
@ SD80MAC « Sun 11:10:27 am »
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:27:15 am »
Alex?
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:27:07 am »
or maybe it is and I just didn’t perceive it properly.
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:26:42 am »
I was a little surprised the trains had to stop at the traffic lights, that they weren’t some how interlocked to the block occupancy of the train to cause traffic to yeild to the train.
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:25:59 am »
and rode through it once
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:25:49 am »
I saw the srteet running a few times
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:25:20 am »
Wakey
@ LansingRailFan « Sun 10:00:51 am »
Hmmm. Better make my way down one last time?
@ ~Z~ « Sun 9:55:23 am »
per MQT3001 below: "I’ll get to deal with it enough to start but it may start coming out by the end of the summer, depending on what the contractor wants to tackle first"
@ LansingRailFan « Sun 9:50:36 am »
When are they getting rid of the street running in Michigan City?
@ ~Z~ « Sun 9:29:39 am »
with the weight training, AARR will remain more buff than Joe Satriani.
@ DaveO « Sun 9:28:45 am »
Life is dangerous to your health. My lips seem to have taken the wrecking bar smack pretty well. Hope your foot does the same.
@ AARR « Sun 8:50:43 am »
Dropped a 25 lbs weight on my foot this morning...that’ll leave a mark (ouch)
@ AARR « Sun 8:50:01 am »
I resumed weight training about a month ago. I feel stronger while biking but my overall speed is still about the same as last year.
@ SW « Sun 8:07:39 am »
Nice ride, AARR! Nice walk, Jetlink!
@ AARR « Sun 7:12:27 am »
#3 C III CMGN
@ 9xs « Sun 5:00:50 am »
now I have someone to compl3when I can’t get to the grocery store
@ Saturnalia « Sun 1:31:19 am »
West Lake only impacts the existing stuff at Hammond. Ultimately there will be major cutovers for realignments at Hammond, Miller, and the Amtrak Diamond in Michigan City
@ Saturnalia « Sun 1:30:33 am »
But will be involved most likely when those projects impact the existing stuff - which for double track will be basically always
@ Saturnalia « Sun 1:30:11 am »
I’m not on the Double Track or West Lake Projects from a project standpoint, since I’m more the regular day-to-day and program maintenance stuff
@ Saturnalia « Sun 1:29:33 am »
I’ll get to deal with it enough to start but it may start coming out by the end of the summer, depending on what the contractor wants to tackle first
@ Saturnalia « Sun 1:29:07 am »
One of my first tasks is to actually eliminate the streetrunning
@ Saturnalia « Sun 1:28:51 am »
Lol @Jetlink and @~Z~
@ Jeff L « Sun 12:46:00 am »
SW2099
@ Talk « Sun 12:23:22 am »
#2
@ Jetlink « Sun 12:21:01 am »
Live from Tampa....
@ Jetlink « Sun 12:13:04 am »
AARR wrote: 50 miles, 3’7"29’", 2,614 cal, 15.9 mph
Good Ride AARR!!
@ Jeff L « Sun 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ AARR « Sat 6:25:45 pm »
50 miles, 3’7"29’", 2,614 cal, 15.9 mph
@ Jetlink « Sat 4:20:08 pm »
Working Nashville-St Louis-Tampa. Pushing back at 5:15 pm Nashville time.
@ Jetlink « Sat 4:20:00 pm »
Walky to Jimmy Johns complet now. Got supper to eat on the plane later tonight.
@ ~Z~ « Sat 3:04:11 pm »
wifey is out walking with her friend
@ ~Z~ « Sat 3:03:42 pm »
I hear the wuuurrrrrrr of lawnmowers. it’ll be lawnmowing time soon
@ ~Z~ « Sat 3:02:58 pm »
nice wally. I took a nice nap after lunch.
@ Jetlink « Sat 3:00:03 pm »
4.72 miles.
@ Jetlink « Sat 2:59:54 pm »
Walky complete. Toured the grounds around the Tennesse state capitol and saw a couple of CSX Choos roll by as well.
@ Jetlink « Sat 2:47:42 pm »
Think he announced it on Vague Book (as you say) a week or so ago
@ Jetlink « Sat 2:44:11 pm »
I told him he needs to start with West Dunes hwy & US 12
@ ~Z~ « Sat 2:43:57 pm »
wendy’s consumed here after soccer time.
@ Jetlink « Sat 2:43:26 pm »
local bbq stand rib tips , coleslaw, mcn cheese
@ ~Z~ « Sat 2:43:21 pm »
exactly :) that and telling us how much better electric is than diesel powered.
@ Jetlink « Sat 2:42:59 pm »
lunchy lunchy
@ Jetlink « Sat 2:42:06 pm »
His number one priority for the southshore is going to be to expand the street running.
@ ~Z~ « Sat 2:41:40 pm »
ah neat. well good for him, getting some engineering job I’ve got to guess with electric trains. neato
@ SD80MAC « Sat 1:41:10 pm »
Yes, he works for NITCD now
@ ~Z~ « Sat 1:13:34 pm »
hey MQT3001, I see you mentioned living in michigan city? assume you landed a new job?
@ ~Z~ « Sat 1:13:08 pm »
enjoy the riding today AARR.
@ ~Z~ « Sat 1:11:30 pm »
ouch dave

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