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Standers at Hoboken

What do all these people do that stand around at Hoboken? They are obviously on the clock, what is their job function?

I've heard tell of these "bosses" that watch the trains come in. What else do they do? How much are they paid? Why is their job needed?

Seriously, NJT needs to cull some of these "idiots" to save some money and not raise our fares for ever worsening service!

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Restricted speed past Harriman

So NJT decided to do some track work just north of Harriman, and the trains have been rolling at restricted speed. Thats all well and good, since men are down on the tracks, but WHY does that speed continue until WELL past the construction? We didn't pick up speed until we got all the way up by the 32 overpass. wth?

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Nailed a deer

Our train (#50) whacked a deer a mile or so north of Salisbury Mills this morning, got it stuck in the cow-catcher, and dragged it all the way into the station. The whole time it was trapped there, it was kicking up ballast that was making a gods-awful racket on the underside of the train! We ended up getting on our way eventually, but lost HEP, so no lights and heat. nasty bit of business.

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late midtown train

I just love how they always preempt a train from NYPenn thats late. Makes NO sense, we sit here ON TIME, and a bit early, to wait for a LATE train from nypenn.
do the dispatchers have the ability to do their jobs properly? obviously not. not sure if its incompetence, or lack of proper tooling. I guess one will never know without seeing that process work, and the tools they give them.

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you must be kidding

So, its not enough of an insult that I must spend 2+ hours going thru hoboken AS YOU RECCOMENDED, to get on a localized gladstone diesel.... you must preemt us west of newark for the only connection at summit in AN HOUR? Idiots. Would have been home half an hour ago if it weren't for this crappy company's bungling.

And yet another preemtion just went by while I type.

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