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  1. Given that 3242-38 was spotted heading to Pitkin late Thursday night, I wouldn't be surprised if 3247-46 arrived Monday, with the same deliveries happening like last week, to end up with 3247-43 heading to Pitkin next Thursday as well. If that indeed happens, I'd assume 3238-47 would be on the test track in the near future.
  2. I tested it at 33 St (obviously it didn't accept), but it read my phone immediately. I think once they open it from employee-only testing to the general public at the end of May we'll be able to see just how nicely (or not nicely, but more likely nicely) tap-to-pay works. Also, I feel like we've all had the time when you've swiped, thought it went through, and gone to go through the turnstile and been whacked by the bar...
  3. On Sunday, I went up to Woodlawn to catch some Metro-North action. Due to track work, southbound New Haven Line trains had to use Track 1 to merge with the Harlem Line, which was quite interesting to see. Enjoy! Phone photos: A southbound M7A makes a stop at the station Looking south Across the tracks Looking north towards the junction And looking at the switches south of the station Outdated signage! Some more station views A northbound Harlem Line train of M7As at the station Some MOW equipment making moves through the station Two M7As coupled A southbound New Haven Line train heading through Woodlawn Junction Another view across the tracks Stills taken while filming: A northbound Harlem Line train speeding through Woodlawn A southbound New Haven Line train of M8s switching over Another New Haven Line train about to switch off of Track 3 Northbound Harlem Line train MOW equipment next to a northbound New Haven Line train Some more shots of MOW equipment A northbound Harlem Line train approaching the station Leaving the station with MOW equipment passing MOW equipment again A southbound New Haven Line train making the switch from Track 3 to Track 1 A northbound train of M8s Another southbound train switching tracks Photos taken with my camera: A closer look at Woodlawn Junction A little more perspective The tracks south of the station MOW equipment north of the station in Woodlawn Junction A southbound New Haven Line train rounding the corner to merge with the Harlem Line The southbound New Haven and Harlem Line connection Looking south again A northbound Harlem Line train speeds through the station and past Woodlawn Junction A southbound Harlem Line train arriving at the station
  4. Last night I was able to catch a nice variety of trains at 86th Street, including R179 3230-37 doing simulated stop testing, and a Yankee special. Enjoy! An R32 And an R179 Approaching the station And departing A just having arrived on the uptown platform Checking that everything's clear to close the doors Heading uptown One of the first uptown local trains of the night Pulling away uptown Southbound local with a dead motor About to board Long ride Heading off to 81st Street Yankee special
  5. Really a shame that this is even a thought. So far, Byford's done some great work (like Save Safe Seconds and SPEED), and it'd be pretty sucky to lose him over petty politics, especially considering how much he's tried to avoid getting caught up in it. One can only hope he can reason with the State and/or Governor himself.
  6. On the way back from Woodlawn, I stopped to catch some trains at Harlem-125th Street. Enjoy! Shoreliner Car - "Poughkeepsie" Southbound M7A missing some lights! Looking south down the Park Avenue Viaduct, with midtown shrouded in mist A southbound train of M7As arriving on Track 4 At the station Another southbound train of M7As arriving on Track 2 – I recall it was from the Yankees game that had just ended A New Haven Line train approaching in the rain Facing down Park Avenue A southbound train of M8s approaching on Track 2 Another southbound train with a diesel on Track 4
  7. Hasn't that issue been fixed? Also if they ran via the it'd be via the Bridge...
  8. I've never seen that used before. I've always wondered why they never used it for disruption reroutes!
  9. Thank you! It was really cool to be able to get a look under the car and see all that's going on in person
  10. I mean...to give at least a little credit, the looped stanchions they add are good for passengers, since they effectively double the space to hold on each one
  11. I went back to 207th Street with my friend, and this time I was actually able to witness them taking 3240 off of its trailer. I also was able to get some cool photos of the underbody and components on 3239. Enjoy! 3239 following 3240 down 215th Street Build plate on the truck – 3241 had its truck assembled later! View of wheel assembly. Note the trip arm on the left More shots of the trip arm Factory fresh body View of the trip arm on the other truck, on the other side of the car View under the carbody. It looks like this pipe went into the brake valve relay Main switch box? Self-explanatory: battery breaker box (battery is off to the right) This had the caution symbols for heat and high voltage, I believe. My guess is some sort of heatsink for electrical components Sorry for the blur, but this is the valve relays Close-up of the air ride suspension and where the third rail contact shoe will be attached (the bright red assembly) Looking at what's above the truck - that black arm-like truss seems like it's part of the suspension Close-up of the wheel. Notice the wheel is shaped inwards. Tried to get a better view of the flange The best shot I got – the motor and axle in full view Wheel, bearing, and truck assembly Another angle of the truck and suspension
  12. Given that it's already about 7 cars long, and they've removed the crossover south of the station, would it be possible to extend it an extra three cars (even if it might have to go slightly north?) Or would ridership simply not warrant that much effort?
  13. I believe a section of one of the tunnels has a middle trackway that was intended to be used for maintenance under the 1970s SAS project.
  14. I mean, they still will have to bore tunnels from 105th to 110th, and 120th to 125th/Lex.
  15. 3240 and 3239 arrived tonight at 207th Street. I got to see them actually unloading 3240, and saw 3242 and 3241 just behind it, ready to be linked up with tonight's deliveries. 3240: 3239: 3240 being winched off the trailer, with 3241 in the background (maybe 3242 if you look hard enough!)

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