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Everything posted by Enjineer

  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. 6347 is almost guaranteed a write-off
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Whoops, I was quoting @Coney Island Av in your also-quoted reply
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The first R211 is expected to arrive this July.
  15. Thank you! I was really lucky with the timing – didn't have to wait an hour for a Regional to show up!
  16. Ahhhhh I misunderstood what you were asking haha. Yeah, I got it from the very north end of Astoria Blvd
  17. I realized...nobody's said anything about the 68/As being on Astoria. The R46s are somehow a crime, yet the 68/As slide through unquestioned? lol
  18. I, for one, think it's fun to see the 46s where they haven't been for practically my whole life. Just the other day I managed to snag a great shot of 2 R46s under a Northeast Regional at Ditmars!
  19. Oh, good, then I expect to not see any more complaining about 46s on Astoria, or asking where 160s are.
  20. My bad, misremembered the Fast Forward CBTC 5-year plan. Regardless, the R46s are nearing the end of their lives.
  21. Just let it die already... Whine all you want, sue the MTA, hell, go down with pickets and march outside of 2 Broadway. They're still putting them in Coney Island Yard whether you like it or not. Astoria will be getting CBTC in the next five years, so you're guaranteed your tech trains back in due time. Plus, the R46s should be retired by then, so it's not even that big of an issue. Sheesh!
  22. @RR503 finally, someone put money where their mouth is and pulled up the facts. Now maybe we will stop having people claiming the R46s can't hold a schedule on the or whatever such nonsense was happening!
  23. He can let them pass, but to complain here about it and say the MTA is at fault? That's nonsense. He can wait all he wants for the train, in whatever weather, for whatever car he wants, but it's ridiculous to then say how the swap is bad when he's bringing this upon himself.
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