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  1. Speaking of that. What would happen to a bus if its traveling at 35mph and the BO pulls the parking brake while in motion? Besides harsh breaking would it damage the bus?
  2. The Subway is going to have two types of cars. The NTTs and the open gangway R2XXs. Its going to be really bland since the post 90s cars are so similar. A Transit fan will tell the difference. But to the average person, they are nearly identical. The only main thing separating the NTTs are the Propulsion sounds. Other than that, they look the same on both the interior and exterior. Besides sound (and maybe some little things here and there) What's different about a R142 - R142A - and R188? What's different about an R143, R160A, R160B, R179. To me, they are all the same train. And the subway system is getting more stale by the day. There is a reason why people mainly fan on the and . There's mad diversity (R32, R46, R68, R179, R211 in the future) Compare it to the where it just has 1 car type. Liked it better when you could on any line and expect anything to show up. Now I don't hate NTTs, but when we got a fleet that has very cars similar on almost every subway line, its going to become stale. Like besides the noise it makes, what's the difference of catching an R160 Alstom vs a R160 Siemens on the . Or catching a R143 or R160 on the . Its all the same. 50 years from now I'm probably going to find the Subway Stations more interesting than the actual rolling stock we will have. (I love the newly updated 28 St, the stations in 50 years are going to look great). But the NTTs do their job, and I hope they last long, but you gotta admit that the subway is loosing its "charm".
  3. Aren't the 2003 Orion 7s close enough to retirement?
  4. Just for fun. What would happen If the R46s started having catastrophic problems forcing the MTA to retire the whole fleet (like the R44s did). How would you manage the fleet to provide service? Hopefully they hold up till 2022.
  5. What he wants is for every subway car to be a NTT, but it wouldn't make sense to retire fully functioning fleets (R62/A and R68/A) just to satisfy the luxury of having a 100% NTT fleet. He sees other countries and sees that they have a lot of tech that we don't have. But what works in Japan doesn't mean it will work in New York.
  6. How many miles do the Orion 7s Greens from Queens Village have? Those buses are 15+ and I know that those Queens Village routes are long. Manhattanville also has long routes but its alot of stop and go Manhattan traffic. I know that the RTSes can handle high mileage, but I'm curious to see how the Hybrids are faring with old age and mileage.
  7. Queens Village and Manhattanville have approximately 55 Orion 7 Greens a piece. And there's around 30 MCIs with the Flip dots. Those Orion 7 Greens are (very slowly) retiring and will completely gone when the 2020 XDEs come in. Imma miss all of that (RTS, DDS50, Flipdots). Those Orion 7s are the last remnants of old school equipment with the Green Destination Signs.
  8. Is it possible if they would retire the R62As before the R62s?
  9. Those 2004 Orion 7s are next. I'm guessing that they will be retired by the Nova LFS coming in, and the Next Gens will move into Manhattanville and Queens Village.
  10. Yeah, basically over. We are now in the era of Hybrids and Electric buses.

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