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Old Posted Oct 1, 2022, 5:50 PM
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These Kawasaki R211 delays are bonkers.

On a side note did anyone read that absurd story about south shore Staten Islanders complaining about these radio poles? They talk about them like they are highrise buildings. People are so stupid.

yep — the news is mta backed down a bit with shorter posts — although nobody knows why they insist on that system instead of what lirr and mnrr use, which doesn’t require those kinds of poles:

https://www.silive.com/news/2022/09/...hborhoods.html
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2022, 9:21 PM
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yep — the news is mta backed down a bit with shorter posts — although nobody knows why they insist on that system instead of what lirr and mnrr use, which doesn’t require those kinds of poles:

https://www.silive.com/news/2022/09/...hborhoods.html
Staten Island Railroad isn't heavy rail, its just a subway line.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2022, 10:21 PM
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Staten Island Railroad isn't heavy rail, its just a subway line.
It looks like a subway line at first glance, but it is regulated by the FRA like freight and commuter railroads (and PATH).

I don't know why they don't bring it over to FTA jurisdiction like the subway - I assume there is some backwards logic to keeping it in the weird limbo, but nobody's ever explained why except <historical reasons>.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2022, 10:29 PM
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^ I think it has something to do with the fact that up until relatively recently some freight was moved on the SIR. It also used to have multiple grade crossings. The FRA jurisdiction may also be a lingering leftover from when the line was part of the B&O. In any case it's obviously time to transfer reg authority to FTA.
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^ yes afaik that is the reason -- its just legacy.

as for the new sir communication system, obviously somebody sold that to them and they arent backing out of it to use the system the others use and which works just fine. that would be smarter and more consistent. of course mta and sir would say well they won the bid, but sorry to be cynical its probably corruption.

the resident complaints are overblown though. its not like staten doesnt have antenna towers and monopoles:


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