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Jchambers2120

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  1. Some things never change Me personally the is my favorite line to work in the A Div followed by the and . It definitely is a family environment at Lenox/NLTs. I was never a big fan of the deuce or the 5, and the 1 & 6 make me vomit. The crew office kept me at White Plains with 1 trippers on the or the yard jobs on the that paid. It was a give and take since I live in BK too and don't drive but a 1 tripper is a 1 tripper. I once had a TSS ask me was I XL west side because he always say me on the 2/5 lol, nope XX. Towards the end of my XX days in the A div the crew office kept me on the (Out of Lenox) which is perfect since I live on the in Brooklyn. Depends on the title and the and qualifications. I lucked out and got called for Conductor when I was 21 still in college. Just monitor MTA.info periodically and file for what you qualify for.
  2. I can’t see them holding out on classes for conductors for the remainder of the year. They’re extremely short C/R’s right now in the B division. I’ve had the crew office call my cellphone and the terminal I was working at to ask me to work an RDO for the next day it’s crazy. They're going to be short one less person come April 26. Back to the A I go.
  3. As a conductor absolutely. There's the obvious of not having to make announcements, along with the local recycle NTT's have, the adjustable seat and there's more leg room along with a bigger window which for me at 6'2 is important. I've banged my head many times on the R46's. With that said the R46's are the best SMEE equipment, or atleast my favorite to work on in the B div they're not terrible trains, but overall I'd take a R160 any day of the week. The R143's are hands down my favorite trains to work out of both divisions.
  4. "Quite a few" is a bit of a stretch. Most of the 160's left at CI are used on the on The other day on the line my partner asked the dispatcher if we would get 'lucky' and he laughed right in our faces. There was nothing but 46's on the road. @MarkGuy Thanks! I'm just as confused as you are it still hasn't sunk in fully haha.
  5. I’ve heard the line referred to Alpha along with Apple on the radio. And the line is referred to as George not Gulf. Random: I was so happy to snag a Siemens 160 on my last half on the Nancy today. I don’t mind the 46 equipment, but it’s nice to get a break on a tech train and they’re so much more comfortable. Well all tech trains except for the 179’s, I’d rather a SMEE
  6. As long as the NOE stated no work experience was required you should be fine. I started at 21 as a conductor with no prior work experience.
  7. As these trains come in road crews will be qualified on them, alot of people who work on the line have jobs on the line aswell. Hopefully the R142/262 fleet and the 7th Av/Lex CBTC systems are cross compatible and I'm sure the engineers behind those projects will look into this. It's almost expected for a train to run via the west side because of an incident on Lex. Looking at the train itself I'm not really a big fan of the mockup it'll probably look better in person, however I'm still ecstatic for these trains and wonder when can we realistically see them built/placed into service. I'm tired of the hot car situation every year on the along with how uncomfortable those cabs are on the way 62/a fleet. They've had their time...
  8. The cabs inside the trains are horrible too, I’ve ruined some of my shirts and coat from placing my arm on the windows.
  9. The train doesn’t have to be cleaned out at Bowling Green. It’s no different than the current setup at BB on the and provided the crew made proper announcements most people will be off the train at Fulton Street.
  10. Man those AM jobs that drop out at Burnside are the ish, those are usually the heavy hitter penalty jobs and the WAA is beautiful lol. Am crews atleast when I worked one of those jobs start up at Woodlawn make a trip down to Utica and on our way back we drop out at Burnside. Midnight crew go from WDL-NLTS and on their last half (2nd trip) from Utica they drop out at Burnside.
  11. More than likely you're going to the B division. Currently there's a shortage of conductors in the B, so much so that they've been recruiting conductors who don't have picked jobs in the A division to come over.
  12. C/R. I start posting on Monday & thanks.
  13. Thanks bro. I volunteered to come over as XX so we'll see, but I'm hoping they keep me AM's like I was in the A. Gotta little "seniority" under my belt so I hope they'll be nice lol. Haha thanks for your kind words, Trainmaster. Yes times have definitely changed, now the B div is the one with all of the dinosaur equipment. Also It definitely is like a big family in the A I've been down here for almost a year and a half now and I've built bonds with some of the crews and supervisors that are stronger than the bond I have with some of my blood relatives. I have to do over three decades until I can retire due to my age so I just want to learn as much as possible and move up. Hoping to retire as a schoolcar TSS. Oh yeah and I'm not even surprised about that story about that Supt making people walk his dogs. Nothing surprises me down here anymore lmao,
  14. Lol that's what I'm worried about, I heard stories about how they get down in the B div lmao it's like family in the A. Then to add icing to the cake when the TSS's were explaining drum switches on the 32's and BCO's my head started spinning. Hopefully stuff will start to kick in once we go into the field.
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