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    The Schoolcar Experience

    Ivory Tower was cool but fire school was a lot more informative. I think I'll install a smoke detector in my home now lol... Another R46 road ops on Monday followed by a midterm exam on Friday. My weakest area is equipment knowledge...keep forgetting the circuit breakers and which cars have/don't have compressors. I think I got the signals down more or less. Had 1 wrong on the 3rd simulator quiz...I thought it was a GT auto while it was actually a repeater... But then the TSS asked me if I could define the 4 points, and I was able to. He said I was good to go. The funny thing is that I triple checked and still couldn't see the REP plate on the signal... I guess I'll be mindful going into the final quiz
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Rendon is AWESOME, you're in good hands. I also had him as a sub and he was just pouring advice left and right. Also try his elixir, it burns like acid lol I'm not liking the fact that Khan gets upset over people knowing he's a new TSS. So what man...someone who gets upset over something trivial like that shouldn't be fit for an instructor.
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I'm not in Jay-Oh's class but I had Roberto twice as a sub. I'm in TB-07 from the Nov 26 induction.
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Roberto? That guy is awesome
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    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    There is a number but you'll never get through. Just follow this thread for updates from people like yourself.
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    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    I'm 29xx and took the OPA in November 2017, got my results in March 2018
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    Transit electrical helper exam 8611 results

    There's a new Electrical Helper 9624 exam coming out soon. Apr 5 - 23, 2019 is application period
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    The Schoolcar Experience

    Road day on the R46. So far it's my favorite train to operate! Took the quiz afterwards, got 2 wrong! Tomorrow I will be visiting RCC in midtown followed by fire school on Friday at Coney Island.
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    The Schoolcar Experience

    First practical today...I thought I failed because I coupled from 1.5 feet. I made my last 2 feet safety stop. I didn't realize that I was going up the grade so when I took power and knocked it off, the train only moved up like 4-6" inches. Then it started rolling backward so I took another point. However the second point had less delay AND more explosive acceleration. I thought I was gonna move another 4-6" inches be good at the 1 foot mark but no that train just exploded forward and coupled. Turned out that wasn't an autofail? Cuz I didn't get to check the 3 Cs at the 1 foot mark...what if the couplers weren't compatible? I guess the TSS was lenient...
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    yea and that's how they threw me off and i end up getting 1-2 wrong every time. But I'm catching onto their games. Third time's a charm, going in next week. I should be good by the 4th and final visit at the end of the month.
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I don't appreciate how the answers on the simulator quizzes aren't verbatim like we're supposed to learn them. It's hypocritical.
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    dont worry ya'll get 2 more shots at it
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    The Schoolcar Experience

    everyone in the class does it differently. Some are trying to memorize them but it doesn't work (1-2 people are not doing well). The ones who are on track to passing are all writing them out every night. You gotta test yourself every night, write them out. Otherwise they'll never stick. Our TSSs try to give us unofficial signal quizzes every other day. But really, you should be quizzing yourself every night. Some people in the class study together but for the most part everyone is solo.
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    The Schoolcar Experience

    Today was flagging operations, got to flag trains coming into the 1 track at 7 ave (brooklyn). Felt like a field trip but I rather be cutting/adding and more dry runs for the practical on this Saturday. It's been 3 weeks since I've touched a 68 and I don't know how I'd react on the practical.
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    The Schoolcar Experience

    Today for my second simulator visit, I finally got to simulate train operation after 3 real road ops which makes no sense. Shouldn't it be the other way around? I got motion sickness in the simulator while standing next to my classmate operate. I thought I would feel better by sitting but I was about to throw up. I totally wasn't even paying attention to the simulator and ran a red signal 👀 One more week until my first practical No one in my class got a 100 on the signal quiz, highest was 96 (1 wrong). I got 2 wrong which was the same result from my 1st signal quiz at the simulator.


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