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  1. they can fail you for off centered brake stem? wow. Yea handbrakes are pretty important. I heard over the radio today on the road that a train was in smokes at union square and the crew said a handbrake was partially applied. Whoever did that put in from city hall is gonna be trouble.
  2. The 32 controllers are stiffer to press down. And yes, I definitely suggest wearing protection especially dumping the 32s. If you get a chance, go to any terminal and ask for some earplugs. Even the release of air hurts me.
  3. unfortunately not many people give smooth stops cuz it takes more effort and is a bit slower. I noticed brakes on the R160 is more like car brakes where if you grab more brake, the stop will be jerky while R68/R46 brakes don't really grab hard. You can come to a stop using full service but the train doesn't jerk. Meanwhile the R32 will rock everyone with just minimum brake lol. Haven't been on a R179 since J road posting so I can't say
  4. Kelly is super cool, he’s a laid back type of dude. If he sees you struggling with something then he will help you. Or if you ask him questions about the job or anything he will answer them with no problem. If you ask him a question about certain equipment then he would take your question and flip it around to another question and try to make you think from a different perspective to see if you can figure it out
  5. just bite the bullet for the few times you have to come down to south brooklyn. The schedule will have you all over the system so sometimes you'll report to jamaica center or jamaica yard (kew gardens union turnpike) which I'm assuming will be closer for you?
  6. that's why operators get paid more than conductors
  7. one thing you'll learn in mta, everyone will say something different
  8. I didn't tell anyone to disregard the instructions, I just said gray isn't the color on our uniforms.
  9. gray is not even anything remotely close to what operators wear lol. Get a short/long sleeve white buttoned shirt with vertical lines spaced closely together like 2 cm. This might be too niche to find so the easier alternative is a long sleeve dark navy blue shirt, $5 from modell's you can buy a russell athletic. If you can get this with a turtleneck, even better.
  10. i use a regular adidas duffel and it's been fine
  11. yep that's it, 3 guys 1 room
  12. nah it was an earnest question. My story has nothing to do with my it. I know some of the conductor duties but not all, maybe there are some things that aren't as obvious like door operation that I wanted to learn about. And trust me, there is no operator vs conductor, that's just a myth to fuel the narrative.
  13. so what do conductors actually do?

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