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  1. There was a rumor that there is or was an R32 with an R16 truck. No idea of what numbered 32s they might have been nor if it's one of the units that got reefed.. 



    I heard the museum R10 the one that's operational one of the trucks of from an retired R32.


    IDK if those R36s still in work service count but those still have the legit SMEE braking system, the other cars that went through GOH got an more modern variation of that braking system. So my guess would be those R36WF assigned to work service has the oldest mechanical gear.. 


    I think the R36s have controllers from retired R30 cars as well.

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  2. Forgot to post this yesterday, there was an MTA police SUV parked at Rockaway Parkway (L) station. First time I seen them guarding NYCT property, they usually only guard the two MTA commuter railroads.


    Rockaway Parkway is the easiest station to fare beat, just simply walk into the terminal where the buses enter. I wonder why MTA police was guarding that station as I don't think NYPD even bothers with farebeaters anymore.

  3. 25 minutes ago, Eric B said:

    Why would they use 32's and not 32's, since they have the more durable bodies. The 42's will continue to have the rusting problems.

    More reliable A/C? The R33WF has had rusting problems since the early 2000s and they are still being used in work service today. They even recently added two to R33WF to the museum fleet after being in work service for years.


    Perhaps the rusting problems on those cars aren't as bad as we think.

  4. 2 hours ago, RSMG106 said:

    I did not know that. As long as a depot have better maintenance, then probably those buses won't have problems, most of the time. Did you experience in the 1200s, and had any issues with it?

    The A/C on those buses is non existent. I rode one on the BX12 where it was hotter INSIDE the bus than it was outside! IIRC, the A/C on those units was weak when they ran on the M15 as well. Interior in a lot of them are raggedy as well.


    I remember when those buses were new, never did I imagine them to age so poorly.

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  5. There's no way to tell how many will be running on Monday.


    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the 32s will be treated like the 42s were when there was only 50 of them and ENY had all of their 160s. Vast majority run only during rush hour while a set or two runs off peak and weekends. 


    I predicted the 32s would be used this way and so far it looks like I'm right lol😁



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  6. Rode an Cuomo scheme Nova out of KB today and the A/C barely worked and every window was open on the bus.


    Do the Cuomo Nova 40ers in general have crappy A/C or I just got an defective bus? In my experiences of the current fleet the buses with the best A/C are the most recent batch of XD60s we have, most recent batch of XD40s and the Orion NGs.


    How's the A/C on those Novas on the SBS routes? I can't recall if I ever rode one during the warm weather months.


    I also seen an XD60 on the M60 today, was kinda bummed about that cause I thought about fanning the M60 today, but didn't. Been wanting to ride an XD60 over the triboro.. 


  7. 31 minutes ago, happy283 said:

    Is this the same for the R32 at ENY. Will they have to go back to 207 for inspection and maintenance or can ENY do that?

    When they did those summer swaps ENY usually maintained the 32s assigned to them. 


    It's funny as I would see R32 and R42 pairs hooked up doing yard moves but they never ran an mixed R32/42 consist in service even though it happened pre GOH.

  8. 2 hours ago, Collin said:

    Hypothetically, if Lexington Avenue CBTC happens before the R262s come in, I then there would need to be another fleet swap to make Lex 100% NTT.  Here's how I think it should happen if that is necessary.

    R62A from (6) to (2)

    R142A from (4) to (6)

    R142 from (2) to (4) and (6)

    I believe the (2) fleet is bigger than the (6) fleet, so some R142s would stay on the (2)

    Nah.. I doubt they would want to send 62As to the (2) cause of equipment swaps with the (5) at Flatbush terminal. 

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  9. 23 minutes ago, Calvin said:

    A zoom-ins lens would been an alternative from their cameras. But, scenario would've been the same plus social distancing is ignored. 

    You would get a poor quality video using a zoom in lens to film out of the RFW from a distance cause the movement of the train would make it hard to keep the camera still.


    Not defending these fanners, just saying why one would'nt film from a distance.


    EDIT: I wonder why the T/O didn't simply just tell those railfans to move from the restricted area, on the bus side of things these B/O's be straight calling people out who board the bus without a mask.

  10. 29 minutes ago, Coney Island Av said:

    i guess this means that they will replace the current R33WF redbirds in work service then...

    The R42s can't fit on the IRT though. So I would imagine those Redbirds would still be needed for garbage trains in the IRT. I think only four 62A's are used for work service only and I'm not sure if they do garbage duty on the mainline IRT.

  11. 4 hours ago, irongirl6128 said:



    Foamers will be like "tHe R32s aRe HeRe tO sTaY" "yAy fOr tHe R32s!" 


    1 hour ago, RailBus63 said:

    There is no reason for railfans to be rushing to the J/Z in the middle of a pandemic if the R32's come back - you've had since 2013 to get in all your RFW rides and take pictures and video of the 32's on these lines.  Respect the transit workers who are trying to do their jobs and stay healthy. Hopefully we can come out of this sooner rather than later and you can get your last R32 ride in during a proper farewell run.

    There's also videos on YouTube fliming the (J) line from end to end in both directions from the RFW.

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