How Metro North Tries to Keep Trains from Sliding as Leaves Fall on the Tracks: Talking Transportation
It sounds like a question on a kid’s quiz show: “How do you stop a train?” A) Hail it like a cab? B) Pull the emergency brake? C) Put wet leaves on the track? If you chose “C”, you were correct … and you must be a regular commuter on Metro-North. This is the time of year that tries train engineers’ souls and commuters’ patience.