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  1. I guess the crew office disliked my name or something because I lived in brooklyn while I was XX and they kept me on the 1 and 6. Started getting the 7(one of my least favs) more often towards the end of the pick and rarely got anything out of brooklyn. Took it all in stride though. Just looked at it as me taking my rookie lumps.
  2. You need a maniac conductor to consistently make your time on the deuce. lol
  3. Congratulations to both of you. The 40 T/0's will break down into 4 separate classes. They actually ramped up the amount of T/O's they are bringing in per month. There were only 30 of us and 40 C/O, I think, when I came in. Broke down into 1 B Division and 2 A Division T/O classes.
  4. Exactly. I plan on picking the 3 as long as it's available to me. And yeah that deuce will jack up your waa and lunch for real.
  5. Yes, school car does indeed have am and pm classes. Unfortunately, you do not get to decide which one you want. AM one is like 7:30am~3:30pm and 10:30am~6:30pm. PM's are 3:00pm~11:00pm and 7:00pm~3:00am. These are the times you are with the instructors. Once you go to the yard for yx you work the shift of the job you are given. You will receive overnights(midnites) shifts once you leave your instructors to learn the yard and road operations. While in school car you will have sun-sat off. You may get a holiday off while you're still with your instructor but I don't think it's guaranteed. I think I remember getting Memorial Day off but not July 4th. Or we may have gotten both. Not sure. But like anything else in transit all of this is subject to change. Especially the times you meet with the instructors.
  6. You will find yourself stopping short a lot and having to do the "rookie roll" early on when trying to wrestle with those 62's. As Subwayguy mentioned, their brakes are ridiculous. Gets easier of course as you gain experience but some folks just don't want any part of them. They are indeed unforgiving. However, they have been refurbishing some of them and those are much smoother.
  7. Don't let em scare you Brownhornet! lol Yeah the 62's can be a little rough on you especially the ones on the 3 line(my favorite line at the moment); those make you work. I tend to switch between sitting and standing on them to alleviate some of the aches you get from operating them. Nothing like coming into a station busting 35mph standing up, taking a brake without having to adjust it and watch that mofo stop right at the marker. Then open your window and look out like a boss. Hey you have to fun with it or your day will drag and you will be miserable.
  8. Meh, give me a 62 any day. I have more fun on those. New-techs put me to sleep. ZZzzZZzz... And the 188's are terrible. I like to be able to switch hands so they don't get fatigued. Impossible on those. They did it because in the future when the 7 line goes CBTC like the L line you won't need the controller. But in the mean time it's very uncomfortable.
  9. People are retiring like crazy this year so, like RTOman said, they need bodies something awful down here.
  10. Thanks for the prompt reply LeonDoub. Yes, he has worked for at least two city agencies over the past 10+ years-- ACS and Dept. of Buildings(current).
  11. Question for the people who recently went for the DT. A good friend of mine just went down for his but he told me he didn't recieve the 21-page booklet to fill out his history. I remember getting mine the same day of the DT, allowing you the time to fill it out while your waiting for your call back. Did this process change as of late? Thanks in advance.
  12. Which is one of the numerous reasons why you walk your train before you move that sucker. Even a quick walk through would have prevented that.
  13. NYCT spends thousands of dollars training just one T/O. So yes, they invest a lot into schoolcar but they have to. You aren't getting trained to sit behind a desk all day. You, along with your c/o are in charge of some very expensive equipment and of course people's lives.
  14. A Division does 6 months in schoolcar with 3 of them being in the yard like RTOman said. B is longer due it being the bigger of the two divisions and it has more equipment to learn. Overall it's little more complicated while A is much more straight forward. And as for vets f'ing up, all I have to say is--- 15 cars in passenger service.
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