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Showing content with the highest reputation on 01/20/2019 in all areas

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    Starting off the year with recent photos. Enjoy. 1/1/2019 1/2/2019 The first southbound Train for 2019 And New Years Day Portraits Created this 10 years ago on 1/7/2009 Forever Photography
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    Sit back, relax, and enjoy this RFW view of the , from Hunters Point Av to Junction Blvd. Going through 90 St-Elmhurst Av, we hit 50(!) MPH. Filmed 1/18/19.
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    Here's some stuff from earlier in the month. Despite having a B/O at White Plains (that was in the crew room, and not even operating a bus) act annoying and try to intimidate/incriminate me away from taking pictures of buses, I still got my desired shots. You might briefly see him in the third video when the bus departs the transit center, but then goes back after he sees me videotaping. Guess he prefers to act tough off camera. 2006 Orion V 695 on the 20 (Westchester Bee-Line) at Jerome Avenue & Bainbridge Avenue by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2002 Neoplan AN460A 563 on the 20 (Westchester Bee-Line) at Jerome Avenue & Bainbridge Avenue by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 New Flyer "Xcelsior" Articulated XDE60 306 on the 5 (Westchester Bee-Line) at White Plains TransCenter by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 New Flyer "Xcelsior" Articulated XDE60 310 on the 40 (Westchester Bee-Line) at White Plains TransCenter by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 New Flyer "Xcelsior" Articulated XDE60 319 on the 62 (Westchester Bee-Line) at White Plains TransCenter by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 New Flyer "Xcelsior" Articulated XDE60 304 on the 40 (Westchester Bee-Line) at White Plains TransCenter by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 New Flyer "Xcelsior" Articulated XDE60 325 on the 20 (Westchester Bee-Line) at White Plains TransCenter by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr Enjoy! I will go back for some more eventually...
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    IMG_3603 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3615 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3801 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3815 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3825 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3832 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3835 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3841 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3851 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3855 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3857 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3859 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3861 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3863 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3867 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3870 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3874 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3876 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3877 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3880 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3881 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3884 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3886 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3887 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3889 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3891 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3892 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3927 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3941 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3943 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3944 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3948 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3951 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3955 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3960 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3961 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3967 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3968 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3970 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3976 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3979 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
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    I can name a few: B39 (Lowest ridership in the system) - Brings ADA riders from Marcy Ave to Essex Street because there are no elevators at Essex Street. S55/56 - Tottenville HS students. S54 - School kids for the most part. S57 - School kids for the most part. Faced weekend elimination but was kept to provide 7-day service to Seaview Hospital.
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    I decided to go out and fan the R42s today. And when I was on the , I saw a lot of R160s when compared to just three R42s. Crazy how it was the exact opposite just a few months back... They're still out there, but they won't around at ENY for much longer...
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    'aye, if tumblr got an algorithm now for banning images showing "female presenting nipples", I mean what the hell.... MTA may as well go for the gusto with that..... Speaking of which, what would it be trained for, for female turnstile jumpers... Lol. I guess on water... Nah, seriously though, the usual culprits in this category are the in Brooklyn & Queens, the past Grand Army, the @ Far Rockaway, the between Euclid & B'way Junction, the 's entire stint in the Bronx, etc. etc..... None of these ever moved me one bit.... If I was interested in the media (photos/videos) posting side of this hobby, I would make it a habit to shoot pics/vids anywhere where the consensus tend to not venture to.
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    Nice, there were used on R40/Ms as well I think, but wasn't there another version with a Neue Haas Grotesk , a Condensed (and possibly a with a Standard non condensed ) dating from 10/03/1986? Also, I made the black and white side signs for the R40M and R42, there was 2 versions: one modified version of the 1977 ones (both Northern and Eastern Divisions) with strip maps, and the other one had white bullets (like the front sign some R10 used in the late 80s), but I think I used the wrong fonts on this one, I'm waiting for someone to make the Standard Condensed and Neue Haas Grotesk Medium fonts to remake them and make R40 side signs. If you're planning to make them, then let me know. The 80s roll signs are a complete pain in the ass though, I have not much information except an old NYC subway video from 1988, including mixed consists of R40Ms and R42s on the B, K, J & M lines
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    I remember mentioning using adult-height faregates instead of turnstiles to help beat fare evasion. This is just more proof that they work as intended:
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    What I can add to what B35 stated is that the MTA is relying more and more on Metrocard data and less on traffic counters to determine bus passenger volume. The reason of course is that it is cheaper to do this. One problem with using MetroCard data is that it assumes all passengers make the same return trip and that no passengers combine two purposes in a single trip requiring three buses or using a combination of buses to save a fare. They have to make the assumptions they make since they have no way of knowing from Metrocard data where and when someone gets off a bus. This automatically leads to some inaccuracies in the data. I oppose short routes because although they may be more reliable, they lead to fewer trips being able to be completed using one or two buses. They also do not guarantee reliability. Last year there was a story how riders had extraordinary long waits for the short B42. You obtain reliability by having dispatchers who know how to do their jobs correctly. Often they make matters worse. Off course you also need better parking and road enforcement which DOT and the police are not doing. As I previously stated, the answer is long routes with many short services on those routes. That combines the best of both worlds. As far as drivers on split routes, the MTA doesn't see what you see because they plan asto what looks best on paper, not what works best in the real world. They assume that all drivers return to the depots on time so there is no delay on the second half of their run. It is this same type of paper planning that causes them to operate all those not in revenue service trips some of which can be ten miles long. They assume partial trips from the depot are not necessary because there is enough existing service to handle the crowding. The assumption is that all buses are on time. So the result is passengers waiting 20 or 30 minutes for a bus with a ten minute headway and them being overcrowded while a not in service bus passes after ten or minutes and doesn't stop. It makes absolutely no sense to have not in service buses at 10 PM at night when buses people are waiting up to 30 minutes and 10 seconds may be added to a not in service trip if the bus picks up a waiting passenger that could save them 15 minutes. One driver realized that and picked me up last year although he was not in service violating the rules. Bus Operators should not have to violate rules to do the correct thing.
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    But then at the same time, that would increase dwell times. Finally someone responded to my actual post. Seems like everyone got distracted on the R211 video, I only added that because hopefully my preferred announcements can start on the R211s, especially with the having three different terminals. Doing it LIRR style with a new short door announcement, it would go: "This is an train to Far Rockaway. The next station is 59st -Columbus Circle. Stand clear, doors are closing." "This is an train to Bay Ridge. The next station is Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Ave. Stand clear, doors are closing."
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    You are incorrect again. The proposed 65th Street route is not based on the gap between the B9 and B64 which is only nine blocks for the Bay Ridge Avenue portion. It is based on the gap between the B9 and the B4 which is 15 blocks. The purpose of extending the B2 or B31 westbound to make them more than a single purpose route of taking passengers to and from the subway for four hours a day. The rest of the time those buses are virtually empty. If they connected additional neighborhoods, there would be more of a reason for their use during middays, evenings and weekends which is much more than just four hours a day. You are implying that there is no need to connect Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach to any other neighborhoods because they have nothing in common with other neighborhoods so there is little travel between them by bus. Part of the reason there is little travel between them is because three buses or indirect subway travel through Downtown Brooklyn is required to make those trips so consequently auto use in those neighborhoods is very high. May I remind you that prior to 1978, I bet you would have made the same arguments against the B1 stating there is no need for a bus from Brighton Beach to Bensonhurst or Bay Ridge because those neighborhoods have little in common and there is little travel between them. That also was due the fact that three, four or five buses or long walks were required. That all changed by making a one bus trip possible and turning many three and four bus trips into two bus trips. Now those neighborhoods do have something in common and there is much travel between them. Also prior to 1978, there was little travel by public transit between Borough Park and Midwood because three buses were required. The B11 extension changed the entire complexion of Midwood turning into a primarily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. So available public transportation has a lot to do with the number of trips between neighborhoods. i disagree that Bergen Beach has no need to get to Avenue N. Yes the reason they use the Flatbush Nostrand Station is because they have no other choice if they live between Avenues J and Avenue M. How do you know they wouldn’t prefer the Brighton Line if that choice were available to them? You don’t. I am not saying that a connection to Flatbush Avenue should be completely severed. Perhaps rush hour service should be maintained. But I see no reason to keep the connection at other times. You also have to consider that if the B9 were extended, it is not only Bergen Beach residents and those going there who would use it. It would also make the B9 a usable route to residents of East Flatbush and those traveling there by providing a connection to the B46. Currently and in the past B46 riders cannot use the B9 without taking three buses and perhaps paying double fare which most riders will not do. I am not saying that a grid system works in all instances, but in this case and many cases it does. That does not mean the MTA should get carried away and not make exceptions. You remember we both opposed straightening the B36 to create an unnecessary walk to the Shedpshead Bay Station. But which do you prefer, a B36 along Ave is Z and a B4 along Neptune/ Edmond, or the pre-1978 Neptune /Z B36 and the Ave Z / Emmons route? Spaghetti like routes like that are confusing, make connections difficult and discourage occasional riders not intimately familiar with the routes which is why I changed it. The only thing I agree with on here is the planners need to get out more and ride the buses and talk to passengers. They only do that now after they design the routes, then they talk to passengers so they can select stateme to publicize that support their pre-drawban conclusions. if you don’t want to discuss this intelligently, I can understand a quick statement of dissmissal like you did this with my other comment. Even though you are incorrect regarding when Bay Ridge Avenue service was reduced.
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    Here are some reroute pics of the on Culver and via Fulton DSC_9346 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9365 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9371 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9390 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9388 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9400 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9412 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9419 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9427 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9447 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9453 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9455 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9459 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9474 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9483 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9510 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9521 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9541 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9552 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9568 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9569 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9577 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9585 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr DSC_9618 by Matthew Tanglao, on Flickr
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    I was waiting for you to chime in LMAO
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    Oh wtf, this is beyond admiration.... Let the man's nuts breathe for f***'s sake.... This d**kriding has long gotten annoying.
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    Just a few recent shots from yours truly Enjoy
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    Recaps: RECAP: End of 2018: To end the R62As on the : 3 11 car trains (5-car with 6 singles): end cars were 1934, 1942, 1954 and 1960 later selected as units with cabs , we are finished leaving 4 single units of the R62A pool at Corona pulled off to refuse (1906, 1907, 1908 and 1910) view of the selected single unit rear/front
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    Enjoy the last of this year
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    Auxiliary Wayside (legacy block with very long blocks) is primary signalling system, CBTC simply turns off block signals (green->flashing green) if a CBTC aware train tries to enter an empty legacy block, thus converting it to a CBTC block, or a CBTC aware train tries to enter a CBTC block (red->flashing green). A legacy train would get red until the last CBTC train leaves the next block, and then a legacy train may enter the block. The legacy block track circuits also need exercise sometimes. If its outside of peak, and the last CBTC train claims to have left the block, the block better not be occupied, if it is, it is a track circuit failure, but I wonder what NYCT's specs say happens if an AWS track circuit fails, CBTC trains run full speed through the block? legacy key by procedure/Form D, 1 train in the block? lock the trip cock down and stop on sight?
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    December 27, 2018 1988-1989 Kawasaki R68A Car 5150 on the at Beach 67 Street (Arverne-By-The-Sea) by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr December 28, 2017 1986-1988 Westinghouse R68 Car 2784 on the at Beach 67 Street - Arverne By The Sea by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr Enjoy!
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    MERRY CHRISTMAS 🙂 In the fifteenth anniversary of the holiday train run, the MTA and the New York Transit Museum, operated the R1/9 Arnines Vintage Train in both directions between (2nd Ave-Houston St Train station and West 125th St (A)(B)(C)(D) station). In this Railfan Window video, this train ran from Lower East Side to Upper Manhattan, via 6th Avenue Express for the very first time. Also featuring, a vintage twist to give this video a nostalgic feeling. Please enjoy and Merry Christmas.
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