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  1. For that matter, I would like to see 68's get the blue treatment. That would fit a lot better than for the 46's, where the orange seats fit in with the brown faux-wood scheme (along with the tan, and what inspired the scheme painted into the other cars)


    The Arrow IIIs on NJT are worse with the faux-wood paneling. It makes you feel like you're sitting the 70's. It's gotta go. And for the one person that said, the R68s might not get automatic announcements, That's probably happening within the next year or two. I think if I remember correctly, MTA already awarded the bid to a company and they had a preview of it in APTA.


    And the system might go in every other class of car cept the 32s and 42s. So that leaves the R62, R62A, R68A, R46, and R44-SIs. But now that's a maybe. Right now I heard ONLY 68s.

  2. I rode the 103 from my old Project in Canarsie (E108) to the Junction in Command days when the (L) was always out for construction during the CBTC construction. At the Junction, it was DROP OFFs only in the AM. A few would try to get on but were turned away. The 103 used nothing but CNG RTS in those day. *Pigeon crow*. Idk how 103 works now. I kinda miss the soft comfy seats on the Command RTS so it may sound dumb but the hard plastic seats of MTA bus is the only thing that held me reriding it. (and the fact I don't live in Canarsie anymore.)

  3. NO!!! It runs to Secaucus not via catenary, but via LIRR third rail at where the frequency changes from 60hz to 25hz. It can only go as far as the NJ tunnel portal.


    No, the M8 will only use the LIRR third rail inna event of emergancy. It will use overhead cat in the Penn. Please don't fight with me. I'm in no mood to break it down to a machinical level.

  4. They have to handle 2 voltages of catenary, plus LIRR over-running third rail, plus MN under-running third rail. However, the LIRR functionality isn't functional yet, and they have to install it. If it weren't for weight restrictions, they could've installed a 25hz transformer instead of the LIRR third rail functionality and run to Secaucus, not just NYP.


    Mechanically, if it can run to Penn, it can run to Secaucus. END OF STORY.


    The only reason why it won't ever see Secaucus cuz it's a Metro-North trains and only MNs at Secaucus are 46 steps down from where an M8 could go.

  5. The IRT Main can NOT handle a 60 foot car anywhere underground. The (4)(1)(7) and (5) Dyer Avenue can theoretically operate a 60 foot car outside. Platforms shaved back of coruse.


    Shit....The Dyer Avenue Line can handle Shoreliner cars and Genesis's if properly converted.

  6. yes it does. During electrification, Penn and New haven opted for cantenary. LIRR went 3rd rail like the subway(which is how NYCTA was able to speed test R44s on LIRR tracks). New York Central went 3rd rail but opted for an under running rail. Engineers have yet to design an effective shoe that can adjust for height. the best option(for now) would be a retractable shoe since M8s if they start Penn Sta service would use Amtraks cantenary.


    Think about it, why else when cars are ordered for LIRR (M1, M3, M7), instead of adding more cars to the same order, MNR gets their own order (M1A, M3A, M7A [besides signal system differences of course]).


    But the M8 are approved to run into Penn under catenary!

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