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  1. They must not be aware of the order modification or it could be true. Simply odd balls at Jamaica.
  2. Uniform purposes, completely forgot about the C full length thing
  3. Too far? Oh please I went from Bedford Park to Euclid daily think was late once when i attended TT in 2009/10 not bad of a commute because its one transfer and my buddy was coming from Gun Hill area on the 5 line. Just because they're reliable doesn't make them right all the time. As we know nothing is set in stone than death and taxes. And thats nothing against them but just because one may say something doesnt mean its 100% accurate or will happen. And to this I always thought the order of 5 csr sets should goto Jamaica to make QBL near or 100% NTT for potential CBTC meaning the 46s would be bumped to Pitkin and or CI in exchange for 160s/179 but we will see. The logic is keeping yards uniformed with one car type or two instead of having oddballs here and there for maintenance purposes.
  4. Good for the D! I always avoided the D during rush hours going home N/B because the crowding and headway the B was crowded as well but half the train cars clear out at 167th so it's pretty much an empty ride north of 167 to the terminal.
  5. Hands down the (4) To East 180th St. The (4) ran via the entire (5) route from 180th-Bowling Green. The (4) should have been the route suspended entirely.
  6. Jessica E is still the GOAT imo, very clear however aggressive when announcing certain stops such as Fulton St (LEX), and Pelham Pkway-WPR stop. The announcements get to the point without being too quick or dragged out whereas Cathering Cowdry seems a bit slower paced then a pause.
  7. The Excellence of the R-32 for B division, simply because they are true workhorses and have unique body grills. The R-142A for the A division, fast, propulsion is sweet, they buck, and they have LCD signs rather than LED.
  8. The rarest "catch" for myself out of plenty I would have to go with an R-46 via Brighton going Coney Island bound back in 2012 possibly. Aside from that I wouldn't count weekend G.O's that happen several times throughout the year as rare such as the to Euclid, to 2nd Av etc(which is my fav G.O btw) Going to school back in 2009 the train I was on wrong railed into Broadway Junction on the Manhattan bound track from the Queens bound exp track and terminated. R-160 entering C.I in 2010 train had no ads yet brand new set. R-32 rerouted to Bedford Park as well as an R-46 T/O took wrong lineup at 125th... R32 was rare but it ran nearly everyday in 09 and 2010. train re-routed to Queens Plaza, rerouted to 168th via local. Too many I can't recall without going through photos or videos. The rarest thing I've seen recently on YOUTUBE is the re-routed to Euclid Av and the via Culver Express that was a classy catch and photo wise an R-46 via Myrtle form the 70's.
  9. I just got home from working about 15 minutes ago which would be 0650 hours and a friend of mines friend works at Bombardier in CNY & Upstate NY, to keep a short story short and my friend isn't a buff at all but said the "NYCT order for new trains was modified." Can anyone confirm this? This conversation took place last evening before I started my shift at 2200.
  10. Not true, its possible just rare or uncommon. There have been R-160A-2's and R-160B Siemens coupled inservice recently(meaning aside from testing years back). I mean yes it is the same class but different builders as you stated the 142/A. Actually the R142A and 188 are completely different classes albeit being very similar.
  11. I've actually been vouching that for a year or two now because why have odd balls or an odd ball or two when the 179's for the can just be pushed to Jamaica thus making the QBL nearly 100% NTT, I mean isn't the QBL and Culver supposedly getting upgraded for CBTC. Totally agree, as much as I like seeing a 46 or two on the its logical to keep one specific R-type to one yard. But I could be wrong as well and we'll see.
  12. I'm just curious, is the "announcement lag" an issue involving the train set from properly operating in a timely manner? or are you guys/gals(buffs) making a deal out of it because it doesn't meet your needs for loading/unloading time? If its the second option just chill, we've all taken the subway during rush hour and some stations the doors stay open longer than usual for reasons of crowds, train connections, someone holding doors, or a train being held etc, but it seems as if this delay is accounting for an additional 5-15 seconds( being generous) per station please correct me if I'm wrong shouldn't be an issue. As for as the announcement lag the situation can be adjusted by the C/R making announcements the old fashioned way until the "delay" is handled.
  13. Glad to see these subway cars in service, however some of you are going nuts over things that will eventually be handled in a timely manner. Not sure if some of you read or can read but go back in history to the R-46's when they were constantly being pulled from service several times a week for cracks in their trucks a design flaw by Pullman during the first few years of service, obviously they aren't plagued with that issue anymore but look where the 46's are now 43 years later. The recent issue with the door chime and announcement delay issue, if you ride the R-142 or R-142A's sometimes the door chime goes off without the doors moving I've seen it for the past 16 years of riding those trains on the and . Another sometimes the announcement plays before the doors open(in a certain section of the train), or vice versa the announcements continue to play while the doors are open because they havent finished yet(ie. 59th St). Every subway car has their issue,iirc the R-143's had a very successful test and just a few years ago weren't some units moving a few inches while doors were opened in the station. Just need to chill they'll be fine and around into the next part of the century.
  14. Figured that, those excess amounts could be used on the or be used as spare sets. I would say less 46's on the road would be fine once the is fully NTT in a few years I mean shit the 46's are over 40 lol

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