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  1. No. The last time I saw Burnside, I didn't see any indication that bases were installed there. I don't even think 183rd Street has it either.
  2. From my observation riding the train in the morning peak, there are no bottlenecks north of East 180th Street in the morning peak, as the and trains do not merge on each other from the Bronx. The point where it starts to get blocked are at Jackson Avenue and 138th Street due to the fact that the Bronx Park at that point becomes two tracks. Entering the direct junction immediately south of 149th Street has not been a problem, but getting to the Mosholu Junction has been. One early morning, when I got on an early train out of 238th Street that runs as the Bronx Park thru Express, there was not a train in the way at 138th Street; there have only been a few times where I have gotten them from 238th Street since I believe that those out of Dyre (the ones I've taken at more frequent levels being that its the main branch) have been rather problematic further south with merging. The midday train is quite interesting; the junction issue at 138th Street is not as bad and the Jackson Avenue portion seems to run very well when both are local, but the 180th Street junction has an issue since it becomes local from Eastchester Dyre only. I don't really like to take it that often, as I have taken the Express out of Pelham Bay Park without much trouble with merging, even with the train when running local. The last one I took early in the morning hauled through two different crossovers at about twenty two miles per hour where it would normally run slowly at about fifteen (a direct one to the local being that it departed from the east track and the local to express one just before East 177th Street). It felt like I was riding on the train when it came to those two switches. The Local as well as the Grand Concourse Express are better at timing since there is deinterlining at play there.
  3. How are Burnside and 183 not included with the base installations?
  4. On the Clever Devices front (Version 3), I saw 683 on the 32 use sentence case when it came to the stops, as opposed to all caps. Perhaps that is the only XN40 to have that, or there may be more that I have not found that were retrofitted as such.
  5. Neither does 149th, they have to do a makeshift crew quarter there, unlike East 177th for the Local, where there is a crew quarter.
  6. I noticed that the last time they turned the train at Burnside Avenue during a General Order, the crew was kept until Utica. Beginning with the train to Burnside, they decided to change the crew at 149th Street instead of Burnside (where I would imagine they would have begun to do so). I'm not even sure why the crew cannot simply be changed at Burnside Avenue whenever that General Order is done. The same thing began with the train this past weekend. I'm starting to wonder whether the crew was meant to go to 149th Street, because I'm not certain as to why the crew cannot simply be changed at Burnside.
  7. When it comes to being a senior member, it means that you've been there for a year. When it comes to being a moderator or even a senior moderator, I think the director has to make you one.
  8. They deem that the train can handle Continental by itself, even when the train runs to either Essex, Myrtle, or East Side - 96 Street. Because of constant General Orders along Queens Boulevard, it would be even slower for the train to run alongside it.
  9. So this was a matter of track work and supplement service, factors which caused the implementation of the train as the Broadway Seventh Avenue Local during the night and the Local going back to Brooklyn Bridge with the train. Does this sound accurate, @Union Tpke?
  10. For the 36-38th Street yard, they are trying to reconfigure it for revenue service on the train. It means that there would be a significant capacity for future service.
  11. I have passed by the Dyre platform of Gun Hill when I was on the Manhattan bound train and while I was on the Dyre train. I don't know why they never replaced the 1980's wall over there near the main exit. I really believed that it was going to be replaced, but I think that is more or less one of the disappointing renovations I have ever witnessed.
  12. I've known about that reasoning, but I really think this slowdown has to do with the train, since it bypasses the Mosholu Junction most of the time while going inside the Lenox Junction with the train. If that was looked into first, the train shouldn't have to suffer because of a bad interlocking.
  13. They wanted to have that done in 2000, but Dyre residents stopped those plans from coming to fruition. However, in light of the fact that the train has been getting more put ins than before, perhaps they should Look into reverting to the original alignment as has been mentioned before with the train being the Bronx Park Dyre Local and the train being the Bronx Park thru Express and Local to 241st Street, or Implement the plan that they wanted to use in 2000. There's just no reason why the train has to skip 138, knowing how the Mosholu interlocking there goes into trouble every morning, having it slow down the entire Lexington - 4 Avenue Express. It isn't as bad in the afternoon, which is quite surprising.
  14. No, its old. Each of them has about the same Hybrid sound to them.
  15. I got my first ten car ride on a night train that was going local from Fulton Center to Harlem - 145th Street. I almost didn't catch it because the distance from where I was to the train was a bit too long. One thing that I found to be an advancement in the set I was in (3247 to 3243 paired with 3238 to 3242, with 3238 being the conductor car and 3247 being the operating car) was at 50th Street, where the conductor of that train turned off the Flexible Information and Notice Display and in effect the AAS program. The side destination signs were still on and the interior displays only said the time as well as to listen for announcements from the train crew. He only announced that the next stop was 59th Street. When he got to 59th Street, he turned on the FIND system and the automated announcements came back on, pointing to the next stop which was 72nd Street. My first eight car ride was on the train and it was something given how it ran express after Canal Street - Holland Tunnel to 59th Street - Columbus Circle for service improvement work. Every step of the way,another conductor kept interrupting Campion saying that it was going to run express after Canal Street to 59th Street - Columbus Circle. He didn't interrupt her north of 59th Street. While I believe that your peeve concerning the announcement program is valid, I also have a peeve with a different part of the announcement program - its timing. I say that because it is timed a lot longer for the 179 compared to the 160. I would propose that the timing for each announcement should be reduced considerably to like a second, similar with the announcement program along Lexington on the 142/A and Canarsie on the 143. The one particular transfer announcement that I would want improved is the one for 42 Street, where the transfers are announced after about three seconds. On my train that got routed to the express, it still continued to say the rest of the transfers before saying that it was going to 168th, but it was better on the train because the operator came into the stop rather slowly before the conductor opened the doors there.
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