The developer has released a new version of NXSYS, Signalling and Interlocking Simulator for the Apple Mac OSX operating system. NXSYS/Mac is a port of NXSYS Version 2 which allows for unrestricted two-dimensional track and panel layouts and comes with four sample interlockings: Version 2 ports of Progman St. and Islington from Version 1, and full implementations of two actual fairly complex New York City interlockings, Atlantic Avenue on the IRT (Division A) and Broadway-Myrtle on the BMT (Division B). Full HTML documentation of the new Macintosh features as well as a thorough upgrading of the extensive Version 1 helpfile are included. (The Microsoft Windows release of NXSYS Version 2 is not ready yet).
Been a long time since I wrote a blog post, sorry to say. What's new around the site? Brian J. Cudahy sent along an article detailing West of Hudson Passenger Terminals, in other words, a brief description of the Hudson River waterfront railroad terminals in New Jersey. He included many photographs to illustrate the article. Brian also supplied descriptions and photos of transit operations in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and a railfan's-eye view of London Main Line Rail operations (no great detail but handy for a visitor).
I posted a lot of photos from a Museum tour of City Hall station in 2013. Imagine what it would have been like to have a modern digital camera on opening day of the subway in 1904!
Today's the birthday of the Washington Metro. Construction on the Red Line began with a groundbreaking ceremony on December 9, 1969. The first part of the Red Line opened on March 27, 1976, between Farragut North and Rhode Island Avenue (5 stations opened on 4.6 miles of line). Passengers rode for free for the first two days of service.
Photos from the first month of Metro.
The Shore Line Trolley Museum is one of the few organizations actively preserving the transit history of New York, and many contributors to nycsubway.org are members and volunteers. The Museum needs your help! The museum and its cars have been hard hit by hurricanes Irene and Sandy. So they have embarked on a campaign called Elevating the Collection, which intends to build new car barns above the 100-year flood line on their property. You can help by "Buying a Brick". When you buy a brick, your name or that of someone you choose to honor will be etched on a brick paver, and will display your support of the museum's collection in perpetuity. It will be a permanent legacy, reminding future generations of members and visitors at the Shore Line Trolley Museum of your dedication.