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Lirr Speeds.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rob39, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Rob39

    Rob39 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2018
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    This might be purely down to route knowledge. Ive just started out on the LIRR (bought in the sale this week). Driving without the HUD. Im satisfying the ATC, it hast stopped me yet. On reviewing performance, noticed there was a lot of speeding. Is there any warning I need to look out for? Speed boards, signals? Or is it route knowledge?
  2. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2018
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    First off, oddly enough, there are only 2 speed limit signs on the whole route in TSW. I think there are more in real life, but in TSW... well, you'll know when to slow down to 30 MPH after East New York on the Atlantic branch.

    And yeah, ATC has a few problems.
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  3. johnnycat1961

    johnnycat1961 New Member

    Aug 22, 2019
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    Also there should be a “W” sign appropriately a quarter mile away from a grade crossing! This warns the engineer to blow his or her whistle. Long long short long
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  4. Reeon1999

    Reeon1999 Active Member

    Feb 13, 2018
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    ATC doesn't show you the line speed. It shows you the maximum permitted speed in that signal block based off track signals which can be lower or higher than the routes speed limit. It still seems odd to me for it show a speed higher than the speed limit though. I think there's actually another piece of technology that shows the driver the speed limit in the cab but at the time the route was in development it wasn't implemented on the route in real life. So you have to use route knowledge (the actual speed limits) and ATC together to know what speed you should be doing.
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