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DOB2RTO

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  1. I hope the TA hurries up, and swap the R32 and R42 with the Atlantic Ocean, and get their R179's in, as they suppose to be doing soon. I hate seeing the rust lines and spots around the top of the R42's. I do love the R46s on the A line though. For something from the mid 70's, it is wayyyy better, and the heating is wayyyy better, still yet, than something from the mid 80's (R68,R68A)............
  2. Ok. It would have been nice if ENY got some new buses, not swap me downs. Thought it was new, until I sat in back, and seen the dirt, graffiti, and scratches in the seats......
  3. Right now, I am on 4848 New Flyer Xcelsior, on the B82 leaving Coney Island. End of RTS is truly nearing. Bus has ENY Depot stickers on it.
  4. I know I might be a day, or several days late, but I noticed I havent seen any NovaBus LFS at Ulmer Park anymore. Where does these buses be?????
  5. Wow, so the Bx9 changed where you have to just sit at times. From West farms to 225 wasn't a problem, Riverdale bound. It was from 225 to Riverdale, where the running time wasn't real, especially during the rush hour, when I was there. In December, I will be under the Concourse for 6 months, 5 days a week. By the way, I like the NovaBus LFSA over that XD60 now. The NovaBus FLSA doesn't have plain bus look, as to me the XD60 does. When things don't look so new to one so much anymore, one can judge which looks better to oneself . VIVA VanHool AG300 still my fave though. That won't change........ The Bx36 was suppose to be an articulated line. Its day will come, where it will be. Remember two 60ft artics can do the job of three 40fters. I really feel MTA will put those Orca buses on that heavy ridership line......
  6. Congratulations to those who are coming off the street, and into the subway. Hopefully I will get to see some of you all, and some become my student(s) on the PM tour. I had three in the A Div, and no one made me squeeze my cheeks tightly together yet. Don't need to explain why I have a dirty uniform. On thing I do, is teach how to go through timers, without braking at every one. That is one thing I learn when I get on a line. Makes it easier, to know where you are working, and if you get a student. Important things to do is, get plenty of rest, be alert, listen and learn. You will be taught alot. Signals are a must pass, and they aren't playing around. Sadly lots of promos, got sent back, for failure to write down correctly, what a signal aspect means. Don't fly through yellows, and brake hard before reds. Once you see yellow, start braking, and if a train is in front of you, start pacing, and gaping yourself. Try to get that yellow to go green. As a Superintendent in schoolcar said, and I live it to this day. "Keep riding yellows, and one day, you WILL hit a red........"
  7. After listening to a Cummins ISL with an Allison tranny, in a NovaBus LFX (basically same as LFSA), and then a New Flyer D60LFR (basically same as XD60) with same engine to tranny combo, and given I did ride a few times on the XD40 on the B6, I would prefer the New Flyer XD60. Reason. I LOVE that driveshaft whine the New Flyers make. Even the 2011 C40LF (I ride the B103 also), make that "New Flyer whine". The NovaBus engine is alot louder with that engine to tranny combo. Has a mans growl. The New Flyer has a just starting puberty young mans growl. Again, LOVE that whine the New Flyers driveshaft and I guess axles make. I forgot the New VanHools don't offer alot of seats. It is more meant for BRT runs, which you wouldn't want alot of seats for....... New Flyer XD60 wins with me. My new favorite looking bus. The drivers here, will keep us informed on which articulated performs better, when they come in......
  8. Maybe the C will now become a 10 60ft car line, and the 40 cars that will give us 5 trains, will replace the rust buckets on the J/Z lines. Last time I counted, which was a few months ago, they had between 5 to 6 trains of R42's for the J/Z lines, which I usually only seen two to 3 actually used for service. The others were spares........
  9. This is the master controller of the R188

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    R188 console

    This is the console of the R188 (former R142A)

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    R188

    This is one of the first converted R142A from the 6 line, now an R188

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    R160 E/F/R

    Cab of train we took from Jamaica Yard

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    R160 E/F/R

    R160 at Jamaica yard. The A to b transfers in my group, got R160 qualified with this train.

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  14. R160 layups at Stillwell yard. Train to the right was my layup

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  15. I hated the old dawgs with just one rear door. Dwell time was wayyyy to long, as most came out the fron door anyways. My second favorite route to drive was Youngblaze Bx1/2 route. I had a pick over there, and really liked it. Favorite was my last worked picked jobs on the Bx7. The Bx9, oh hizza, fijizza, ell no. Same for the Bx3. At least when I was there from 2006 - 2008, unrealistic running times, especially during the rush hour............ I do like the XD60, and figured after the XN60 came out, New Flyer would have to come out with a diesel version. I still find myself liking the LFSA better, just because it still looks different, and I like the way the roof top is set up. The front section to rear section length, is different from what we normally see on artics here. The XD60 looks too flat and naked on the top. It looks just like a D60LFR, that got whacked across the front top of the head, and a bump grew......... The Van Hool Ag300 puller articulated is still my favorite though.......
  16. That in bold is what the TA will look at. Some drivers have learned to just let it be, and don't say anything. Now of course we don't know exaclty was said, but IMO nothing should have been said. TA says to just state the fare is $2.25, I say just don't say nothing. If you are getting a ride, and the supervisors says, "why didn't you state the fare is $2.25?, you just let them know, "it is unsafe to say anything about the fare, as you might get assaulted stating anything to a farebeater. But they can go and confront the farebeat, if they wish to do so"....... But still some drivers, are still confrontational about what isn't there's. I have rode buses where drivers do this, and I wanted to go and tell the driver, don't do that, it ain't worth you not getting home tonight....... Police can do something about farebeats, and should do more, but alot of these assaults are being bout on by the driver, saying anything about the fare. I was in that seat, on that line for a pick, and know that area, and those persons who get on in that area.........
  17. That is the reason why some got the list is terminated from DCAS. It is terminated from DCAS, but not TA, who is doing the hiring, and processing now. New hirees will have a different pension structure, that I don't think is part of NYCER's anymore. MTA will deal with everything now. Guess they realized that they belong to the State of New York, and not the City of New York........
  18. Like I said, the B6 needs artics, but you are correct. FLA needs them, for the B41, B44 and B46 lines. In Brooklyn, that should be the first depot with them. I asked an operator yesterday, and they are for the Q44. Is the route going to be split between WF and CS, is the question I have???????
  19. 5874 is now here. Just came in gate to facilities, as I have 3 days on 7 line, and seen bus up front. Hopefully they will find their way to Flatbush, and Ulmer Park, cause that B6 needs them terribly.......
  20. I don't really think there will be any full 11 cars trainsets of R188s made for TA. I think they will be R142As from the 6 line, with a CBTC compatible B car added to make 11 cars. People here sound as if they want to see a brand spanking new full 11 car train on the 7 line. As the pics I took show, the R188 will be both converted R142A, just renamed, and another CBTC compatible B car added, to make 11 cars. I don't think it will be nothing more, or nothing less. Hopefully they replaced those traction motors from the formerly named R142A cars, that are becoming the R188s, since WES yard didn't seem to care if the worked or not.........
  21. More pics....... Was on track next to them today, it was nice out, so I went in and got pics of interior. New passenger seats also, as they have a blue plastic covering, as they put on new seats. They will take protective covering off.....
  22. I think you meant, "IND Fulton Line. Fulton St. Flatbush. Stupid reporters make errors like that all the time."......... You put stupid in the wrong spot.........
  23. They are back at Corona Yard. Pics were taken yesterday. They are on 1 track, and I had to do a put-in, so I didn't feel like going inside for pics. Getting over a cold I had for over a week now.........
  24. Hi. I am the train operator who spoke to you yesterday, when you got off at Junction Boulevard. It was the express train to main street, you were on. I remembered your photo, from the pictures of yourself thread. I work that interval on Fridays, and I wasn't gonna call the police on you. Snap away, as I know it is legal to take pictures. Just was introducing myself (DOB2RTO)..........

  25. That means the working class, supports those without a job to ride for free. You did say through taxes, right? If you don't work, and I do, but the fare is free, I pay for your ride, and mine, but you don't pay for mine, or yours. I don't think that is fair......... Now those without a job looking for work, do get help from social services to use the metrocard given to them, to go take transit, to go look for work. I don't want some person using welfare as their job, getting free rides to go to non important places, while milking welfare.........

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