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R1Toasty

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  1. Let's see, I've done the and all the way through and even got the ride on the both ways on video through the RFW... and I had hand problems for a few months after holding the camera that long.
  2. A reminder to those who drop their cellphones on the tracks. Better the train get the phone than you.
  3. It's also a budget thing. Multicolored seats are apparently too expensive for the MTA.
  4. The is the proposed route that will run along the Second Avenue Subway... if they ever finish it.
  5. As someone who raises chickens (though I'm no egg company), I agree that males are rather pesky. Either you kill them, or you watch them get maimed or killed fighting with other roosters. I'd love to keep them all, but there's a limit to space and noise. Of course, perhaps a grinder isn't the kindest way to dispose of them, but for large companies it's more effective than alternative methods and does provide a very quick death.
  6. Nice pics. I noticed you have the one out the R160 door up on nycsubway.org .
  7. I've got a lovely 1995 Corolla (sitting in the driveway with 243,200 miles and counting) that my aunt needed to get rid of when she got a "new" 1994 Camry (less miles). Of course, I've fixed most of the little problems it had, and therefore became the family mechanic, although becoming an actual one remains as a backup if I never get into the MTA.
  8. Thanks. @ Mark1447, I'll make them smaller, I didn't realize I forgot to change photobucket's import settings back to smaller pics after my last import. @ lilbluefoxie, the caged stairs go to Bowery's unused second mezzanine.
  9. Hey guys, it's been a while, mostly because it's also been a while since I've been to the city. As for this round's pictures, I did my best, but I realized too late that I forgot to charge my camcorder (ie, standing in DeKalb wondering why it wouldn't turn on), so most of these are the best of what I could get with my phone. Enjoy! Begin phone pictures... This next one is supposed to be a , not a The old (Q6)/(Q) mixup I've never seen the circles in person before...
  10. It's always a pleasure to ride past the factory. In fact, I saw the very one in your photo while taking the train home. When I passed there were at least two, one was just pulling away on the truck.
  11. I'm pretty sure you have to have a (good) reason to be there, or else they start to get suspicious.
  12. Personally, I'm rather fond of the sandwich shop at Far Rock. on the ... but that's probably because that's where I ended up around lunch time after a morning of riding the rails.
  13. Seems interesting. I'll definitely go see it. But a few things to answer as an amateur film maker... Why did they film it in the GC station? That's simple, it's because the one on the has thick support columns running along it which aren't desirable for scenes in a movie like this. Why did the side sign say Pelham 123? Because it's the name of the movie, they have to tell you somehow. Etc, etc, etc. There will be discrepancies in the film (like how the TO isn't on the left side of the train in real life... probably because they need a real TO to operate it in the film).
  14. I'd say throw the R110A on the 42nd St , upgrading to 5 car trains in the process and getting rid of the third one. Then take R110B and throw both sets on the Franklin . It would work that way, but they've both been sitting in the yards for close to a decade now. Apparently the R110A was damaged in a fire and never repaired and the R110B suffered from reliability issues, but they could be put back into service if the MTA put a little cash into them.
  15. Seeing those pictures again really makes me want to call the MTA's special events coordinator and get myself a tour. I wish the second system was completed, but at the same time I have to think that if it was we wouldn't think anything special of it.
  16. You scored a 93%... definitely passed. I'd expect to get called for a job in about 2 years.
  17. The center platform is going to be used like a transfer passage for the , I believe. Before being abandoned the platform was used for express trains that would open up the doors on both sides to allow easy transfers, but when newer trains arrived where the conductor's controls were in the train this practice was discontinued due to the conductor being unable to see and close both sides without walking between cars to the other cab and thus the center platform was abandoned.
  18. Most garbage trains I've seen use a set of redbirds and an older set, like R32s, R38s, R40s, or R42s, and occasionally another set of 'birds. As for the "modded" R62, I think you're thinking of the R127/R134...
  19. Not to mention the trip switches being on the opposite side...
  20. Perhaps it's just that I'm not close to NYC, but my love of the subway has more or less always been met with curiosity. After a brief explanation the person will generally tell me that they think it's really cool I'm that into the subway. I don't really talk about it frequently, but I still have the same passion for it. Don't get me wrong, I can certainly fit in with a crowd of transit lovers when the situation permits, but I never really talk much about it with my friends. I certainly get a little nervous taking videos and pictures when I'm in the city, but that's really only because the authorities (be it a TO, transit cop, etc) aren't very nice if they don't know it's allowed (but I do have my printed out code of conduct with me for those situations). Oh well, I love my trains regardless of what others may think of it.
  21. No, it wasn't even damaged by it. The tunnel to it was cut off by the debris and the MTA did a little bit of work on the SF loop during that period. The new SF station was not so much a result of 9/11 as it is SF being a somewhat useful station that can only have a train with half the doors open in it.

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