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Old 04-25-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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put something like this in an email bulletin:

The 3:21PM train from Penn due Babylon at 4:24PM, is operating 10 minutes late due to congestion caused by a late train head.

So what exactly is late train head?
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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put something like this in an email bulletin:

The 3:21PM train from Penn due Babylon at 4:24PM, is operating 10 minutes late due to congestion caused by a late train head.

So what exactly is late train head?
LIRR employees can't spell. The union requires that its member do not need to know how to spell
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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a late train "ahead" of the one you're on backing things up
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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LIRR employees can't spell. The union requires that its member do not need to know how to spell
And to be fat
And to be drunk off hours
And to fart up and down the aisles on punch days.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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Well worth the fares, eh LIRR victims?

Oh, that's right, Helena Williams says the LIRR has never been more punctual...

Ever notice how the LIRR is the LIPA of the railroading world?
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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put something like this in an email bulletin:

The 3:21PM train from Penn due Babylon at 4:24PM, is operating 10 minutes late due to congestion caused by a late train head.

So what exactly is late train head?
Sounds like a good time in my book.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Well worth the fares, eh LIRR victims?

Oh, that's right, Helena Williams says the LIRR has never been more punctual...

Ever notice how the LIRR is the LIPA of the railroading world?
Ironically LIRR leased some of its abandoned ROW to LIPA for use....
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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In the LIRR dictionary, "late train head" means "conductors who haven't finished their coffee and donuts."
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