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  1. 5 points
    At least 4 trains of R-42s on J (no Z) yesterday AM. Don't know afterward. Look for yourself. Many reports were to find transfers of R-160A-1s from ENY to 207 and R-32s from 207 to ENY last week. For however this lasts, the general idea seems to revert the B Div fleet to status as a year ago. Remember when that happened last time early 2019. So, as for the R179s some have to understand the essentialy difference between whether a screw simply "exists" versus how deeply it must be inspected for sufficiently "fastened within."
  2. 4 points
    That wouldn’t be the case as the Grand Concourse services are tied to 6 Avenue express capacity: 4 tracks along Grand Concourse feeding into 2 tracks down 6 Avenue. Suppose they switched it up and put the there, it’d be the same problem. The is constrained by Cranberry Street, and a lion’s share of its capacity goes to the . The is its other limiter along 8 Avenue. But what if the and went up there instead of the and ? The same problem occurs because of Cranberry Street. Grand Concourse and the Washington Heights branches essentially have a combined capacity greater than the Central Park West trunk. It’s not possible to use up all the capacity of either branch currently without depleting another branch of adequate service.
  3. 3 points
    Ridiculous how the dispatchers keep holding express trains station after station. held at Manhattan Bridge junction to let a go first. Connected with an at Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center and then waited for a second ! At 36 Street, it held again to connect with that first . Meanwhile, the second that was a healthy distance away caught up to the and was right behind in the tunnel. If the trains are quick, the MTA holds them back. If the trains are slow, they lean back in their seats and congratulate themselves for a job well done.
  4. 3 points
    They are vandals who happen to be interest in trains. These bad apples ruin things for everyone.
  5. 3 points
    Basically yes. They were a pilot group of the first R32s sent out for GOH and kept a few more original components than the MK cars.
  6. 3 points
    I’m on 4813 going express to Broadway junction
  7. 3 points
    I've been hearing through the grapevine that RCC has been getting calls all day about railfans on the R42s.... I hope none of you guys here did anything stupid.
  8. 2 points
    The mascot of Yukon depot is not a moose on the media but indeed is a raccoon. https://www.silive.com/news/2020/01/rocky-the-racoon-tries-to-board-local-bus.html?fbclid=IwAR2W55x5CLN75vOU0GoOIBzbk7yulf0OxoNyXP3GubHYKu5ISQ-7yUTIDmQ
  9. 2 points
    @ Deucey, @ CenSin Gotta remember that the mantra at is budget neutral or savings at all costs. That's why I'm so cynical about many proposals my fellow posters propose. Some of these ideas or variations of them have been proposed in-house over the years and have been shot down because of budgetary reasons solely or in part. $$$$ but no brains, IMO. If I told you that I took a SMEE train into Livonia Yard to be laid up and found a missing door panel glass somehow the budget word got thrown into the conversation. The line barn would have to charge the line budget to replace the glass. NO JOKE. The alternative was for me to take said consist back up to East 180th St yard and return with a new consist. Never mind that the barn at Livonia used to be a line barn and still had stacks of the door panel glass in the barn unused because the line was using R62A cars at the time. Of course if I did take the consist back uptown and return with another my O.T. would be charged to the line budget. Luckily the yard dispatcher, the barn chief and I were on friendly terms so the cost issue was squashed in-house and I used the same consist the next morning making an OT "special" trip up to East 180th St. That "cost" thing can sometimes end up biting the powers that be in the butt. Before budgetary concerns became such a big thing I've piloted transfers from East 180th St -Concourse Yard- Avenue X yard with most of the mileage in the "B' Division and OK'd and operated an IND Slant 40 from 207th St yard to Concourse Yard. No "B' Division personnel involved so no budgetary charge. Heck, the B Division Desk Trainmaster told me that I was " B" qualified although I was an IRT guy. No one brought up the budget word back then. Now that's all you hear, Subway, Surface, Railroad(s). Maybe common sense should be added to the conversation ? My opinion. Carry on
  10. 2 points
    https://imgur.com/IZKAYLU Car 3887 on the was missing it’s builder plates, on both ends of the car (like the R42s). I guess they were about to retire that pair until the R179 fiasco happened.
  11. 2 points
    Well… somehow some things all seem to come from China even if the company’s public face is Canadian.
  12. 2 points
    You mean the people that yell over it and go insane? Those ain’t railfans...that’s a different breed of humans.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    Cuomo hasn't figured out a way to give his donors a cut of that yet.
  15. 2 points
    It's probably the crew reporting railfans for taking photos and videos
  16. 2 points
    Why haven’t eliminated “Skip-Stop” is beyond me. It’s useless. Just run trains at 4 minute headways during rush hours. The End.
  17. 2 points
    They are out. If only subwaytime was like bustime, with subway car numbers shown. It would make railfanning a lot easier.
  18. 1 point
    You don’t know that, in fact no one knows that for certain. If the issues aren’t resolved then the cars may be indefinitely removed from service.
  19. 1 point
    What is the purpose of removing the builder plates? Its such a minor detail that I don't see a reason for them to take them off.
  20. 1 point
    Whoops, no but, Damn. I thought to myself, what route is missing. Eventually, it may go artic but who knows. For now, the SB ports are off the quote.
  21. 1 point
    Q70+? Do they have USB ports installed on LaGuardia Depot’s 2015 Xcelsiors?
  22. 1 point
    9263-9267, 9453-9457, 9258-9262, 9473-9477 Coney Island to Jamaica as of today.
  23. 1 point
    5810-5813, 5758-5761, 5594-5597, and 5622-5625 Jamaica to Coney Island . Coney Island yard now has 64 cars of R46s as of today.
  24. 1 point
    It's enough that riders have to be told to stand clear of the closing doors - Now we have to be told to stand clear of closed doors also?! Anyway, after having been in a (packed) elevator where someone was leaning on the door that ended up becoming ajar, I don't lean on any doors of any kind anymore (nor do I bother getting on packed elevators)... Instead of trying to get first dibs on exiting the train, I now try to get that quick step around the person that's trying to get first dibs on exiting the train.... It's been more effective than I thought it would be....
  25. 1 point
    Try 6 5498, 6048, 6058, 6131, 6172, 6176
  26. 1 point
    The only way to fix the dilemma is to connect two tracks to a 125th Street/SAS line.
  27. 1 point
    http://www.mta.info/press-release/nyc-transit/transcript-new-york-city-transit-president-andy-byford-issues-update-r179 Look at the fail in the title: SUWBAY CARS
  28. 1 point
    For those who are interested, Byford held a news conference today that talks about the R179s.
  29. 1 point
    Some of these railfans are a bit too much. Some of them just don’t know how to act and now I can see why some T/O‘s, bus drivers and other MTA employees feel the way they do about them. There is nothing wrong with appreciating something but don’t act nuts and go to the lengths of committing crimes and such over the fact that you really love a particular train fleet.
  30. 1 point
    Warning message: For those who are getting pics of the R42s, TA is getting cautious as one of the plates and rollsigns were stolen on one of the sets.
  31. 1 point
    So of the 234 surviving Phase I R32s, that means we have 208 in active revenue service (including the 4 work motor cars that were reactivated yesterday), 6 in work motor service, and 20 out of service (the 16 from last week, 3878/79, and 3786/87). Is this right? 3354/3355 - NYCT - In Service 207 3360/3361 - NYCT - In Service 207 3376/3377 - NYCT - In Service 207 3380/3381 - NYCT - In Service 207 3383/3890 - NYCT - In Service 207 3384/3385 - NYCT - In Service 207 3388/3389 - NYCT - In Service 207 3394/3395 - NYCT - In Service 207 3396/3397 - NYCT - In Service 207 3400/3401 - NYCT - In Service 207 3404/3405 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3406/3407 - NYCT - In Service 207 3410/3411 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3414/3415 - NYCT - In Service 207 3416/3417 - NYCT - In Service 207 3419/3740 - NYCT - In Service 207 3424/3425 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3426/3427 - NYCT - In Service 207 3428/3429 - NYCT - In Service 207 3430/3431 - NYCT - In Service 207 3432/3433 - NYCT - In Service 207 3436/3437 - NYCT - In Service 207 3438/3439 - NYCT - In Service 207 3440/3441 - NYCT - In Service 207 3442/3443 - NYCT - In Service 207 3444/3777 - NYCT - In Service 207 3445/3468 - NYCT - In Service 207 3446/3447 - NYCT - In Service 207 3448/3449 - NYCT - In Service 207 3452/3453 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3454/3455 - NYCT - Emergency Service 207 (OOS when?) 3460/3461 - NYCT - In Service 207 3471/3658 - NYCT - In Service 207 3472/3473 - NYCT - In Service 207 3476/3477 - NYCT - In Service 207 3484/3485 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3488/3489 - NYCT - In Service 207 3494/3495 - NYCT - Emergency Service 207 (ex-Work Motor 38) 3496/3497 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3500/3501 - NYCT - In Service 207 3510/3511 - NYCT - Work Motor 207 3512/3513 - NYCT - In Service 207 3514/3515 - NYCT - In Service 207 3518/3519 - NYCT - In Service 207 3520/3891 - NYCT - In Service 207 3522/3523 - NYCT - In Service 207 3548/3593 - NYCT - In Service 207 3550/3551 - NYCT - In Service 207 3552/3553 - NYCT - Work Motor 207 3574/3575 - NYCT - In Service 207 3578/3579 - NYCT - In Service 207 3586/3587 - NYCT - In Service 207 3590/3591 - NYCT - In Service 207 3606/3607 - NYCT - In Service 207 3610/3611 - NYCT - In Service 207 3614/3615 - NYCT - In Service 207 3618/3619 - NYCT - In Service 207 3621/3644 - NYCT - In Service 207 3624/3625 - NYCT - In Service 207 3628/3669 - NYCT - In Service 207 3642/3643 - NYCT - Emergency Service 207 (ex-Work Motor 38) 3646/3647 - NYCT - In Service 207 3650/3767 - NYCT - In Service 207 3654/3655 - NYCT - In Service 207 3660/3661 - NYCT - In Service 207 3664/3665 - NYCT - In Service 207 3670/3671 - NYCT - In Service 207 3672/3673 - NYCT - In Service 207 3682/3683 - NYCT - In Service 207 3688/3689 - NYCT - In Service 207 3694/3695 - NYCT - Work Motor 38 3698/3699 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3706/3707 - NYCT - In Service 207 3708/3709 - NYCT - In Service 207 3714/3715 - NYCT - In Service 207 3716/3717 - NYCT - In Service 207 3718/3719 - NYCT - In Service 207 3726/3727 - NYCT - In Service 207 3728/3729 - NYCT - In Service 207 3730/3731 - NYCT - In Service 207 3732/3733 - NYCT - In Service 207 3736/3737 - NYCT - In Service 207 3738/3739 - NYCT - In Service 207 3770/3771 - NYCT - In Service 207 3772/3773 - NYCT - In Service 207 3774/3775 - NYCT - In Service 207 3778/3779 - NYCT - In Service 207 3780/3781 - NYCT - In Service 207 3782/3783 - NYCT - In Service 207 3786/3787 - NYCT - Re-Railing Training CIY (OOS when?) 3792/3793 - NYCT - In Service 207 3798/3799 - NYCT - In Service 207 3804/3805 - NYCT - In Service 207 3806/3807 - NYCT - In Service 207 3810/3811 - NYCT - In Service 207 3818/3819 - NYCT - In Service 207 3820/3821 - NYCT - In Service 207 3822/3823 - NYCT - In Service 207 3828/3829 - NYCT - In Service 207 3834/3835 - NYCT - In Service 207 3840/3841 - NYCT - In Service 207 3856/3857 - NYCT - In Service 207 3864/3865 - NYCT - In Service 207 3870/3871 - NYCT - In Service 207 3872/3873 - NYCT - In Service 207 3876/3877 - NYCT - In Service 207 3878/3879 - NYCT - OOS (when?) 3886/3887 - NYCT - In Service 207 3888/3889 - NYCT - In Service 207 3894/3895 - NYCT - In Service 207 3896/3897 - NYCT - In Service 207 3900/3901 - NYCT - OOS Week of 12/30/19 (which day?) 3912/3913 - NYCT - In Service 207 3924/3925 - NYCT - In Service 207 3928/3929 - NYCT - In Service 207 3932/3933 - NYCT - In Service 207 3938/3939 - NYCT - In Service 207
  32. 1 point
    3494-3495, 3642-3643: CI work reactivated to 207 for passenger service
  33. 1 point
    3976 from Flatbush to Fresh Pond (again).
  34. 1 point
    As others revealed, 3878/79 has been out of service already long term. 3454/55 was sidelined and "supposed" to be processed but evidently was hastily brung back to the rails yesterday. The other 16 cars (creating list of 20) were 3404/05, 3410/11, 3424/25, 3452/53, 3484/85, 3496/97, 3698/99, 3900/01. None were back in service as of yesterday's AM lists and would have been shocked to so noted. Time will tell for the others but at least 12 of those were already being stripped this week.
  35. 1 point
    3979 is back to Fresh Pond. It’s on the B52 right now
  36. 1 point
    Just be on the J line, they're guaranteed to run, 1 set ran all day
  37. 1 point
    True. I just wish they would inform the public when there is a final run for some sort of equipment, like with the R42s in late december
  38. 1 point
    The most interesting thing about the garbage train 32s returning to service is it might have 10+ year old ads in it. One of the best things about riding the museum trains is seeing the ads from the time period they ran, always was cool seeing early 2000s ads on the museum redbirds. I would imagine the ones in the museum R1-9's are replica ads..?
  39. 1 point
    I'm pretty sure that's confidential for a reason.
  40. 1 point
    You are right about that. In reality, this improvement alone would have only had a marginal benefit. If it could be built in conjuntion with other improvements to the iRT (Grand Concourse, Rogers), then we might actually be able to force more trains through there. The MTA should be given a little more flexibility with some of these pilot projects. Try it out for 3 months and see if it improves travel times. Who wins and who loses and by how much. Look at 14th st busway. A lot of naysayers, but once it was implemented it had proved to be quite popular.
  41. 1 point
    Can confirm, I am currently on 4826 on the there was also a service alert sent this morning, despite the appearing to run There is reduced J train service during the morning rush while we evaluate a mechanical issue that may affect J and Z trains. J trains will make all local stops and run approximately every 7 minutes, compared to every 5 minutes in the standard schedule. Z trains are not running. Expect longer wait times and crowding.
  42. 1 point
    I'm hearing 4 R42's are in service. 2 are running on the right now. So far no R32's were transferred to ENY as most of them are on the and with the having those 3 R160's from ENY
  43. 1 point
    The R42’s at 207/Pitkin may just enter service on the to save some late clears.
  44. 1 point
    3 R160A-1's ENY to 207th, 8648 being one of them. Credit to fan railer Looks like R160's going back to the with the R32's going back to the .
  45. 1 point
    just played catch-up since i havent posted in like forever: but damn, this is definitely a major blow to MTA. it proves that bombardier simply cant be trusted anymore with their contracts. i can see 42s MAYBE running on the unless they want them all on the and also they could send the 32s to ENY for the as well.
  46. 1 point
    Multiple swaps between CI, 207th, ENY and pitkin are happening right now The canceled a go on 8th ave because of this mess. Shit just got real
  47. 1 point
    adding on to @GojiMet86's post, the R42s are being reactivated.
  48. 1 point
    so this aint a move but... 6143 is on the B41 Local.
  49. 1 point
    The inconvenient truth the TA will never admit is that the Concourse Line should simply have been built as 4 tracks, out of sheer convenience for future capacity. The current 3-track incarnation has always been a pain in the neck service wise. Not expecting it will ever be rebuilt in this lifetime, though- about as hopelessly idealistic as having the moved over to University Avenue to better serve Highbridge and Morris Heights...
  50. 1 point
    Dude. Just quit while you're behind. Unless you're gonna take these ppls criticisms and inject a level of logic into your planning, you should just let this die. You're gonna get burnt to a crisp.
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