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Long Island Rail Road Signal Guide (unofficial)

Discussion in 'Community Submissions' started by cActUsjUiCe, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. cActUsjUiCe

    cActUsjUiCe Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys!

    I've created a comprehensive signal guide for Train Sim World: Long Island Rail Road! I thoroughly explain and dissect all the signal aspects that you'll see in the route, how to interpret the cab signal indicator, and how to operate the train in response to the signal you receive.

    This guide should be everything you need you learn how the Long Island Rail Road does their signaling in this area. I hope you're able to learn a great deal and that this enhances your overall experience in the simulator!

    You can view some sample images below and download the full PDF if you wish.

    Let me know if you have any questions,
    Brandon

    CHANGE #1 (11/18/2018) - Replaced the signal photos for Advance Approach. It was incorrectly using the photo for another signal.

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  2. Gordon7000

    Gordon7000 Active Member

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    Hi Brandon,
    Thank you for this very comprehensive explanation of the signalling system on the LIRR. I intend to study the document carefully before the release of LIRR. Thanks again for taking the time to produce this aid.
    Gordon
     
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  3. 333talgo

    333talgo Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much! It will be very helpful!
     
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  4. PlatChap

    PlatChap Well-Known Member

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    This was quite the undertaking! I appreciate your diligence in this for the betterment of the community. I will certainly look this over in detail and learn as much as I can!
     
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  5. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your great work in creating this guide for all to use.
     
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  6. Daniel Bloch

    Daniel Bloch Well-Known Member

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    Thx for that! I like how you put the screenshots in the background, great work and very usefull.
     
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  7. USRailFan007

    USRailFan007 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Job Brandon. Thank you for this.
     
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  8. Juan Manuel Luengo

    Juan Manuel Luengo Member

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    Thank you. While waiting for the arrival of the route, it is a good idea to read this guide and thus the wait is shorter.
     
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  9. cActUsjUiCe

    cActUsjUiCe Well-Known Member

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    Very true. Studying this will make the wait much less painful. Plus, you'll be much more prepared!
     
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  10. cActUsjUiCe

    cActUsjUiCe Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone noticed that this signal guide has helped them while playing the game?
     
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  11. Sintbert

    Sintbert Well-Known Member

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    It certainly made the first drive to not be a constant emergency application. ;)
     
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    LeadCatcher Well-Known Member

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    I just want to add my thanks for you taking the time to provide this guide -- I too felt pretty good on PRR and Amtrak signals, but the LIRR was proving a bit frustrating, now after reading your guide I understand the system better and having a fun time with the DLC
     
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  13. cActUsjUiCe

    cActUsjUiCe Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for this response. It means a lot. Let me know if you ever have any questions.
     
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    xD 2Bad4You Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for putting this guide together and all the work you put into it.
    It really gives me a better idea and understanding about the signals in LIRR and how to react to them. Good work.
     
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    Great, thank you for your work you put into this document :)
     
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  16. Rudolf

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    Thank you for sharing. I have one question. What does the blinking 15 Mph mean, as oppose to the constant 15 Mph in cab ATC signal?
     
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    Sintbert Well-Known Member

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    You are either in de same block with an other train and have to drive on sight, or the ATC does not pickup a signal, which happens in yards and you also have to drive on sight.
     
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  18. Rudolf

    Rudolf Well-Known Member

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    :cool:Thank you very much!
     
  19. cActUsjUiCe

    cActUsjUiCe Well-Known Member

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    In regards to ATC not picking up a signal...if there is an area of track with absolutely no signal current flowing through it, the fail-safe behavior of ATC automatically sets cab signal to Restricting (or 15 flashing in this case)
     
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  20. ghall59

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    Great piece of work cActUsjUiCe, thanks for the effort and sharing.
     
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  21. kingus.uk

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    Thanks Cactus. I did a service on LIRR the other night, and found it most frustrating. I'll read your guide a few more times, and hopefully I'll understand what's going on a bit better next time.
     
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    Race day scenario is still bug’s on my computer.
     

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