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  1. Operationally, this would make no sense. The 11th Street Cut dumps the onto the QBL local at Queens Plaza, so it'd be pretty pointless to have to make the and do a direct crossing move at Queens Plaza, which would make that already-bad bottleneck worse (with the and ).
  2. After being loaned to the LIRR for use inspecting the ESA tunnels, NYCT's Track Geometry Car 4 (TGC4) was returned to the system via the Lower Montauk and Bay Ridge Branches. I was lucky enough to be able to catch it at the 73rd Street Crossing on the Lower Montauk Branch in Queens. Enjoy!
  3. Heading back from Brooklyn, I spotted the R42s used on the R42 retirement run on a garbage pickup along 6th Avenue, so I hopped off the train with my friends to catch it at Bryant Park. Enjoy!
  4. During a thunderstorm yesterday evening, I decided to hop off of the train at Marcy Avenue and watch both the storm and subway action. Taken 7/22/20. Enjoy!
  5. Glad to finally hear they will be getting battery diesels. It'll be nice that they'll finally be using the R77Es, even if they're converted to essentially dual mode locomotives.
  6. So, San Francisco recently did a huge shake-up of their Muni Metro network. (You can see a summary of the changes here: https://www.sfmta.com/blog/big-changes-ahead-when-muni-rail-returns-august) Their general consolidation of through-routes in the Market Street Subway and slimming down the amount of interlined services through the tunnel, as well as replacing three lines terminating at Embarcadero with just one got me thinking about the rumors of the swap for the and on 53rd Street and 63rd Street. I feel like this should be revisited, especially as ridership picks up again, considering the crowding benefits on the and at Roosevelt Avenue with transfers to/from 63rd Street-bound trains. Of course, the real benefits here come from reducing the bottlenecks at Queens Plaza and 36th Street, which means you'd be able to improve service on the , , , and , just by virtue of cleaning up the merges alone. Curious as to what you guys think, especially when we now see another fairly large US transit agency reevaluating and changing the way it operates service to use their infrastructure more efficiently.
  7. Who knows? They may have already taken the T/O out and not informed that group of firefighters that he was deceased. It was reportedly over 100 people responding. I do agree and think that the photo should be taken down though
  8. Was just talking about this with some friends. They may have not known anyone had died at that point, and also, they're firefighters. They're probably proud of their own work and this is how they're documenting it. I think assuming whoever posted the photo originally found out the T/O died, it would be best to take that photo down, though.
  9. Whoops, I was quoting @Coney Island Av in your also-quoted reply
  10. I saw a video, from what it looks like, yes. Maybe some smoke damage, but they almost certainly will be able to come back into service. No, the was unharmed. Edit: there was also a video of someone who was on the scene, showing the rear half of the train in the station filled with smoke. Here's a screencap showing the end of the train
  11. The rubber on the doors peeled and there seems to be some water and smoke damage, but overall, considering the firebombed 4 train back in the day was repaired, this doesn't seem like they'll have to scrap other cars besides 6347. If they can salvage parts and equipment from them, I assume they will do exactly that.
  12. Not quite, you can see from photos from the cars around it that 6347 was the only one to be completely gutted from the fire. My guess is they may use less damaged cars as parts donors, or even use them for some mid-life overhaul mockup considering that with CBTC upgrades, the R142/A fleet is planned to also receive a GOH-type refresh. And yeah, I do expect them to now tack on an extra 5 cars to the R262 order.
  13. The first R211 is expected to arrive this July.

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