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Date: 09/14/20 18:34
Grand Central Terminal
Author: CP8888

What is the longest continuous (no change) train trip possible
from GCT?  Not a quiz. I don't know. Is it Poughkeepsie?



Date: 09/14/20 18:58
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: PRSL-recall

Seems to me it's Wassaic NY on the Harlem line.



Date: 09/14/20 19:08
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: DavidP

PRSL-recall Wrote:
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> Seems to me it's Wassaic NY on the Harlem line.

Are there through trains to Wassaic?  Otherwise, it's Poughkeepsie at 74 miles, the New Haven at 72.

Dave



Date: 09/14/20 19:21
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: MattW

Do Amtrak reroutes into GCT count?



Date: 09/14/20 19:40
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: pdt

Is Montauk-Hunterspoint ave the longest commuter run in the country? 



Date: 09/14/20 20:11
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: NYCLV

Yes Poughkeepsie at 74 miles is the longest single seat ride from GCT.

Service to Wassaic requires change of trains at Southeast.



Date: 09/14/20 23:06
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: joemvcnj

pdt Wrote:
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> Is Montauk-Hunterspoint ave the longest commuter
> run in the country? 

There are Penn Station - Montauk direct trains.

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Date: 09/15/20 06:44
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: RevRandy

Of course, during the Empire Corridor shift to GCT last year, the greatest distance would have been 960 miles (Lake Shore), or the Maple Leaf to Toronto, the same trains from back when AMTRAK used GCT before the Empire connection was built.



Date: 09/15/20 06:59
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: CP8888

MattW Wrote:
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> Do Amtrak reroutes into GCT count? No

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Date: 09/15/20 07:17
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: Lackawanna484

It's a shame they can't run (won't run?) single seat rides from Wassaic to GCT



Date: 09/15/20 07:38
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: joemvcnj

RevRandy Wrote:
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> Of course, during the Empire Corridor shift to GCT
> last year, the greatest distance would have been
> 960 miles (Lake Shore), or the Maple Leaf to
> Toronto, the same trains from back when AMTRAK
> used GCT before the Empire connection was built.

The New York section of the Lake Shore Ltd was discontinued summer 2018 for that reason. GCT could not service the consist. Only the Maple Leaf and Adirondack did overnight.  



Date: 09/15/20 07:39
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: CP8888

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> It's a shame they can't run (won't run?) single
> seat rides from Wassaic to GCT Not sure electrics can travel to Wassaic. Diesel only?

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Date: 09/15/20 07:56
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: joemvcnj

North of Brewster is not electrified. Ridership is also very light. There has been dual-mode rush hour thru trains in the past. I don't know what the current situation is. 



Date: 09/15/20 08:27
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: nm2320

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> North of Brewster is not electrified. Ridership is
> also very light. There has been dual-mode rush
> hour thru trains in the past. I don't know what
> the current situation is. 

 Southeast-Wassaic is served M-F only since pandemic by Southest-Wassaic trains. Change at Southeast for other Harlem line stations. See schedules at mta.info

 



Date: 09/15/20 08:54
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: Mudrock

Penn Station to Montauk  Long Island  Railroad 115.8

San Bernardino to Oceanside   Metrolink 110.87 is second



Chris



Date: 09/15/20 08:55
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: Lackawanna484

Back in the old days, pre-pandemic didn't MN run a one seat ride with P32 units?

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Date: 09/15/20 11:37
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: DesertLine

Yes, I don't know what they are doing now, but when I lived in Northwest CT 5 years ago, they had some rush hour thrrough trains with dual mode P32's.



Date: 09/15/20 13:20
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: swirsk53

may not be running during COVID, but there are normally a number of through trains each day between GCT and Wassaic. 



Date: 09/15/20 17:02
Re: Grand Central Terminal
Author: Passfanatic

In pre-covid times, there are multiple through trains during the rush hour from Wassaic to Grand Central Terminal and back and on weekends, one through train in each direction. That's a very long ride-82 miles to travel in a little over two hours.



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