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Railfan 007

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  1. Its been a while since I have rode the buses, but I got this transfer combo on an Eastbound B82 SBS that was hilarious:
  2. To be fair, comparing any fleet to the R62s is quite foolish, as the most of the R62s are in some yard at night (except for a few sets doing the late night run the ), which is why they have a high MDBF.
  3. Even though it's been here for over a month now, it needs a wash more than some of the current sets on the C, which is weird. In other news, some folks that love tagging trains in ENY made their way over to the C...
  4. 3287-3296 is running in revenue service. Couldn't take a photo, however it is currently running to Lefferts Blvd.
  5. From my travels today: 3238-3247 is coupled with 3238 and 3247 in the middle of the train, probably going through the same testing 3010-3019 did, but running in service Also, I caught 3253-3257 testing on the flats. Its possible 3248-3252 has moved on to simulated stop testing, no clue as I didn't see it
  6. This is why I try to refrain from making idea about where equipment will go, and if I do, at least give multiple options of where equipment will go, as what might make the most sense in terms of benefits/future plans may not be what the MTA will do AT ALL. Also, when you make an idea known to everyone, with or without reliable sources, once you have a little support, the few obsessive fans that read the forums will jump off 1 WTC with it and shout it from the rooftops. Making plans for where car equipment will go isn't a bad thing, as it promotes discussion. However, a healthy bit of skepticism needs to be kept until such ideas are acted upon, and that what some fans fail to do. ---- With the R179s coming in for the , would it be possible that the same or lower number of R46s would move to Jamaica or is it too soon to tell?
  7. It seems like the R32 set that was running on the from Rockaway Park to Far Rockaway showed up to the test track after the weekend. Idk why, but here is a video of it:
  8. Its not that I know better lol. I have learned a lot through studying system, reading committee meeting pdfs, (I skim them unless something catches my eye that I like. They are wild long lmao) and from touring the system as a hobby. You live, you learn, you grow. There is always more to learn, and we all have to be open minded to it. Not everything will be correct, but we have to learn to differentiate what makes sense and what doesn't, and why such things the MTA does/doesn't do are the way they are, and remember to add a mix of common sense. That's all lol. A thorough clean can change that. Like anything that needs maintenance to run optimally, over time it needs a bit of TLC. Hopefully the Deep Cleaning Program can encompass the entire fleet, and in the future, it gets rolled into the SMS program for subway cars. Plus, once the R211s come in, the R160s will be outdated lol. Are you going to dislike them then too? When the 68s were built, they were built for the needs of that time in the 1980s. They still serve them well today, just not as well as other cars (dwell times are higher with them compared to 60' cars). Still, they serve there purpose, and will continue to do so for the next 10-15 years. With the amount of signals you can see on the L from Broadway Junction to Livonia Av, I doubt its one big block. It also means there would need to be a 10 min gap in service, which I know is untrue, as I remember one day I got off at Canarsie Rockaway Pkwy and a 32 was pulling into Canarsie yard like it was running right behind. It only happened once, so I'm not sure, so someone who has inside knowledge would need to clarify further.
  9. Did you read what I quoted? Seems like you missed what I quoted here is the piece I was referring to: This isn't the first time subwayfan1998 has said this, so please read the quotes to understand why I said what I said my post. Obviously. It's a SMEE, not an NTT train that can be equipped with CBTC equipment. Does the run on 8th Avenue between 59th St and Jay St? No they do not. Do the 68/As need to leave the then? No they do not, as they won't be affected by 8th Avenue CBTC. In case an issue happens on 6th Avenue, and s have no choice but to run via 8th Avenue, can they still run via 8th Avenue? Hell yes. A MAJOR misconception of CBTC is MTA is installing it in a way that prevents trains that are not CBTC-compatible from running. R179s have already visited Canarsie Yard for a wash, hell even 32/42s were a common sight to see heading to/from Canarsie Yard during off-peak for a wash, and they are not CBTC-equipped for the . The garbage train on the ? A set of 62As, and the entire line has CBTC active. So yes, 68/As should be able to run on 8th Avenue after CBTC has been installed and activated, especially during emergencies. Trains not equipped with CBTC still have to use the track anyways, whether they are revenue service trains or maintenance trains. Lastly, what is CTBC? For someone who quotes Communications-Based Train Control over and over again, and uses it as their evidence to support their point constantly, you would think you can spell the acronym correctly by now.
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