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    mmacdDE, Wee Mama, BachFan, CoyoteMarti

    From what I understand, you can't just 'turn the trains off' on a dime either.  There are shutdown procedures they have to go through.  I assume the trains have to be secured and other precautions have to be taken to make sure that they don't become big missiles shooting down tubes of water in the event of tunnel floods.  ConEd probably has a whole series of procedures as well.  You don't just throw a big switch and call it a day.

    Meet me in Cognito, baby

    by out grrl on Sat Aug 27, 2011 at 08:51:40 AM PDT

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