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INDman

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  1. It is possible to take power while holding a brake. A standing brake test involves dropping your straight air to 30lbs and taking 2 points of power. If the train doesn’t move, your brakes are good. Sometimes when you need to make exact movements when spotting a train, you hold a brake so that when you knock off power, the train will stop on a dime.

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  2. 40 minutes ago, RailRunRob said:

    Not saying we're not but again Amazon is getting a $ 2.6 Billion break on our dime and 99.2% of us won't see anything for it. Not a station upgrade, a bus stop nothing! Petty crimes should be handled no doubt quality of life issue. But on the list of things to be passionate about there's for sure afew things that top the list before this issue. Albany Looting Raping and pillaging is number 1 with a bullet in my book volume 1.

    I don’t have the time to type out how much I hate the Amazon deal. I work in Jersey City which sold its soul to corporations and crippled the commute of millions from western Jersey and PA by giving billions in tax abatement s to developers for next to nothing in return for the added strain to the already burned infrastructure.


  3. On 11/16/2018 at 6:32 AM, R68OnBroadway said:

    A felony? Are you nuts? It should be just a fineable offense.

    It’s theft of services, should be a class A misdemeanor at the very least. It’s a willful act to use the service of the MTA and not pay. Not any different from a persons failure to pay for a meal at a restaurant or a cab fare. In fact, this is worse in my opinion as it’s the general public who really pays for it.


  4. On 9/4/2018 at 10:05 AM, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

    They might as well eliminate them.  Most of them are useless anyway and rude.

    Usually I’d love to say you’re wrong, but I find RR Clerks to be some of the worst people. Yeah, I know it’s a very broad statement and I’m sure there are 1 or 2 nieces ones out there. Sadly they are the reason why I give TA people a hard time when they ask for a ride where I work.

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  5. On 10/29/2018 at 7:59 AM, Eric B said:

    It's not “malfunctioning“; it seems they calibrate them that way, just to be “extra safe”. The posted speed is like the “ideal”, and for many of them, it is set to clear right when you are on top of it, and would have no time to stop if it did happen to malfunction. So we're taught to stay back from it and “let it clear in front of you”.

    It can be a malfunction since the relay, over time can become out spec over time. But yes, almost all timers are set wat too low.


  6. On 10/26/2018 at 6:26 AM, Lance said:

    Thing is, people really don't care that much. The train was stopped because the brakes were activated. Whether it's the e-brakes or the regular ones is a matter of semantics to most riders when you get down to it.

    Not true at all, if a train is brought to a stop by the T/O because of a red signal, it’s most likely to begin moving in relatively short order. If a train lost its air for an unknown reason, depending on the location, in can take a very long time before that train is in the move. If a train loses its air for an unknown reason, the T/O must investigate and if it’s a area where they can not walk around the train (river tube) they must descend to the roadbed between each car, on both sides to look for a raised stop arm, debris, parting of the train, straight air or brake pipe rupture, or body. So year, the method of break application does matter.

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  7. On 10/8/2018 at 1:10 PM, RR503 said:

    The only station I can think of where a new crossunder would be useful is Bergen on Culver. Most — if not all — Manhattan bound (G) riders transfer to the (A)(C) at Hoyt regardless of their destination, as you really have to ride to Smith 9th before you have a convenient crossover to the (F) (Carroll has, but it’s at the extreme end of the platform, a good distance from where the (G) stops). Putting one in at Bergen would allow a convenient connection — and could be done with little construction impact on traffic, as the LL is OOS. 

    At the very least, an out of system transfer between sides would be appreciated.   

    An underpass at Bergen Street would be a total waste, way too many stairs when you can just go to Carroll Street.

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