|Subject: [Hangout-NYLXS] Hack the Subway
New!!! NXSYS, much improved, is now available for the Macintosh. Click here.
NXSYS, New York City Subway Signalling and Interlocking Simulator for Microsoft Windows®
A tool and toy and labor of love by Bernard S. Greenberg (contact Bernard).
NXSYS is an application for modern versions of Microsoft® Windows® (and now Macintosh Mac OS X - see below) that recreates for you the experience of controlling switches, signals, and trains in the New York City Subway system. Rather than conventional menus and toolbars, NXSYS presents to you the exact same user interface as so-called "Entrance-Exit" "pushbutton interlockings" present to New York City subway towerpersons, except that instead of pressing buttons with your finger, you click with the mouse. And instead of commanding real trains full of people, NXSYS simulates them cybernetically. You see the same display, get the same options and responses, must learn the same skills, and may enjoy the same pleasures as a towerperson at an "entrance-exit" interlocking.
There is no more comprehensive, detailed information source on New York Subway Signalling publicly available, or perhaps even to insiders. This is THE way to learn about New York City Subway signalling. And it's for free, fun, interactive, extensible, and assumes no prior knowledge. (If you wish to learn about NY City signalling right now on the web, and aren't interested in trying NXSYS, or don't have a Windows® machine, please visit NYC Subway Signals, written by the author of this program and its documentation.)
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