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m2fwannabe

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  1. m2fwannabe

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    Well, it's NOT official: I am informed that the above move was strictly for storage purposes because of a lack of parking space at the East New York facility or on the entire "Eastern Division." Again, there are 718 cars currently assigned, an all-time high by far. "No decision" yet on future assignments for the MK R-42's, but they operationally healthy and are not being retired at this time. Oh, well!
  2. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    There are 12 trains assigned to East New York (96 cars) and 4 to 207 Street (32 cars). Seven R179's were running on the on January 18. Same date, there were 28 unaccepted R-179's on NYCT property. 156 total.
  3. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Looks good except for two things: 1) I have a VERY reliable update (including a new inventory list, dated January 11, 2019) that now shows 318 cars total, 130 5's & 188 4's. 2) Deliveries projected for completion in mid August, not September. Not sure which is correct, but in any event there are still short term troubles. Still no movement on restoring more of the C train fleet to service.
  4. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Upon further review: a better question is when or "if" the R-179's at ENY will be used on the someday in the foreseeable future to relieve that part of the equipment crunch? So far, quality issues suggest not.
  5. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    R-179's on and , January 18: Six for the road, one in reserve. About a half dozen R-160's & four wandering R-143's. Three MK R-42's. The R-143's are used to fill holes in the requirement, just like the R-42's. Not enough R-160A-1's to stretch among all three lines, but more R-143's than needed just for the Canarsie Line. Especially so given there are only those "special" (CBTC) 64 that can run on and the can only use R-160's. DCE approved their use as an exception a few years ago, understanding that the interior strip maps have to be disregarded by Conductors.
  6. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Still just one R-179 train on as we close the week, but NO R-46's (plus one R-160, beau coup R-32's). Several R-179's on and .
  7. m2fwannabe

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    There were three R-42 sets (24 cars) in the cycle for the yesterday and today. Don't know which one you saw. An educated guess would be that more R-42's can be transferred any time now, but ENY is clearly using them as a "crutch" against NTT unavailability. The R-160 fleet at 207 Street for stands at 20, but there's still just one 8-car consist out there, with the one same old lone R-179 and LOTS of R-32's. No R-46's at all right now on .
  8. m2fwannabe

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    It is now official: MK R-42s 4802/03-4791/90-4808/09-4834/35 arrived at Pitkin Yard early on January 18. Laid up for inspection prior to service until the next batch can make at least one 10-car train. Their "last" stop. Here we go!....
  9. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Well, I guess I lost my bet, for now. The R-42's might not stay on the though, once the 5-car R-179's do show up. Speaking of which, there's word the R-179 order has been modified again, one more 10-car train+one less 8-car train?
  10. m2fwannabe

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    R-160A-1's 8609-12, 8621-24, 9947-50, 9963-66 207 back to ENY. Still one train on . MK R-42's still on and . ENY now all-time high at 718 cars (!) Where are they hiding them all?
  11. m2fwannabe

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    On January 9: R-160A-1's 8597-8600, 8617-20, 9955-59 207 to ENY. Only one R-160A-1 on January 10. Looks like this could be their last week? (One R-179 back on C January 10)...
  12. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    For the first weekday since their November introduction, there were Zero of 32 R-179's on the . Several on J and Z though. Reported for various technological boo-boos. Lots and lots of R-32's plus some R-46's out there, though!
  13. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    That would be a little strange since they usually don't travel through the Bronx to get to 207 Street. Nominally they go up Broadway to the 215 gate.
  14. m2fwannabe

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    Things are moving fast, all of a sudden. Transfers 207 to ENY have been completed for 8585-8592 (since about December 24) and 8641-44 with 8649-52 on January 7. In addition, there are three more sets of R-160A-1's set out at 207 Street for transfer to East New York as of today (January 8). There remain 48 R-160A-1's still assigned to 207 for C service, just 36 for the road, including a spare set. 324 now assigned to East NY. Lots and lots of R-32's roaming around today.
  15. m2fwannabe

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    It's a 3-way process, dependent on how quickly the R-179's can overcome their technological boo-boos and enter revenue service. And not necessarily or concurrently 1-for-1 either. Step 1: An R-179 train enters service, Ostensibly from 3150-3245 or thereabouts. Step 2: A set of R-160A-1's is transferred from 207 back to East NY . There were 80 at the beginning of November; now there are 64. Step 3: R-32's then R-42's are removed from ENY. The R-32's all went to 207 Street; it looks like the MK R-42's will be going to Coney Island. (Speculatively, Step 4 would be R-42's on , more R-68/68A's on and and [probably] the first batch of R-160's to Jamaica for the CBTC conversion job.) In spite of the non-tunnel closure, depending on what permanent service improvements are implemented on , there could be some R-32's going to Coney Island, too, as will one species of R-46 or another, sooner or later...

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