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trainfan22 last won the day on July 5 2016

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  1. 2018 Women's March Car Assignments

    Just checked on youtube, you're right! I must have missed that video when it first came out last year of it running on Concourse
  2. Relay/Termination Procedures

    Yes it is allowed, when the R142As ran on that line they had an announcement "This is the last stop on the downtown platform" or something along those lines implying that people can stay on the train though the loop.
  3. 2018 Women's March Car Assignments

    Didn't the 160 train end at WTC the last time they ran these "specials"? it ran local to boot. That isn't very fun IMO, I can see if they ran out to Far Rockaway or Lefferts but they don't even leave Manhattan. The via West End G.O happened so many times that's seeing 160 extras in BK isn't that appealing at all. Now if they went up on Concourse that would be but IIRC those train extras are always BK bound.
  4. Him riding the subway wouldn't make much of a difference when it comes to his weight. The average subway rider probably only burns like 20 calories a week using the stairs That's not a lot in the grand scheme of things, if you're still eating a lot of junk food, riding the subway isn't going to improve your fitness at all.
  5. Museum Car Discussion Thread

    The redbirds are my favorite cars but...... The R26/28/29 ones stored in Concourse shouldn't be added to the museum fleet, there's more than enough cars from the Redbird era in the TM fleet, I remember when these cars were in service, there wasn't much of a noticeable difference between them from a rider's perspective. I believe the popultion was different, some cars had Westinghouse where's some had GE, and some cars lights went on gaps where's other's didn't, that was about it in terms of differences. I'd be OK with another museum outside of the NY Subway system getting those cars, but the TM doesn't need them IMO. Plus the TA doesn't have a infinite amount of yard space, when their time comes I'd rather see an 62A from the TS shuttle pool saved for the museum.
  6. Just because you take the subway doesn't mean you'll be in shape, I'm a railfan so ride the subway a lot in addition to commuting and I'm a little on the chubby side since I was a teenager. I go to the gym now and used the stair stepper and from my experience, no way a subway rider will be in shape just from climbing the stairs in the subway system alone. I would imagine the average subway ride spends a minute at most climbing the stairs in the subway each day.
  7. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    I use the Canarsie Rock Park station regularly and rarely, if ever see people farebeat by walking though the B42 gate, people use it to exit the station though. To farebeat at that station you gotta wait by the entrance that leads onto E98th Street, as soon as someone uses the gate to exit the system, just walk right in I eat good off of that free transfer, so many times where I went to my destination and was done under 2 hours and swipe into the subway system and it says transfer rather than take another fare I ride the B42 fairly often but I didn't know it had reliability problems, I usually ride it weekday middays and it was always on time, coming home I rarely take it though due to crowds, rather walk. There has been times I walked down Rockaway Parkway and not ONE Pier bound B42 would pass me, and I live near the 3rd stop on the line Rock Park bound which is about a 20 min walk from the station. Weekends the B42 sucks, I just assumed it had longer headways cause it was the weekend a while back I would regularly see bunched 42's on Saturday afternoon, how does a route that short bunch on a Saturday!? I also seen people get flagged during off peak hours, I posted about that in this thread before.
  8. R179 Discussion Thread

    What exactly is wrong with the 10 car set that's holding it back from entering revenue service?
  9. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    If I was to guess, around 4 to 5 sets. Post GOH the vast majority of trains were R44s until they retired. I rode the train a lot in the early 2000s and there's was only a handful of R32s/38s on the most of the time when I rode the it was an R44. To compare, SMEE trains back then were like the 68 or R160 in current day.
  10. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    All the RTS I saw out this morning had chains on the rear wheels, however none of the Low Floor buses I saw did.
  11. Canarsie Shutdown fleet swap thread

    They had an 11 car 160 test train before, I believe it ran on the I don't think it ran in revenue service though.
  12. R179 Discussion Thread

    The is super busy between Broadway Junction and Wash Heights during rush hour, IMO there's more of a demand for 60 foot cars on the than the those trains be crushloaded during rush hour.
  13. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I rode 8277 on the today, other than the seats being more shiny than other 143 sets, you couldn't tell the car was in a major accident and didn't run for a decade.
  14. Catching the 10 car R179 at Lex-59th An R42 train via the West End Catching the R110A train
  15. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Tonight at Rockaway Parkway a car cleaner didn't get off in time and had to ride to E 105th the look on his face was hilarious


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