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  1. Which subway car do you prefer?

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. R179 Discussion Thread

    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.
  4. R179 Discussion Thread

    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.
  5. Canarsie Shutdown fleet swap thread

    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.
  6. R179 Discussion Thread

    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.
  7. R179 Discussion Thread

    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.
  8. Happy anniversary to the R32s!

    Still getting the job done!
  9. R179 Discussion Thread

    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
  10. R179 Discussion Thread

    I know this may be off topic but I can't get my head wrapped around on why the "needs" or will be assigned the odd ball amount of R-179's. Yeah I know there are odd balls on the already a Hippo or two and the workhorse but why not Jamaica get the few cars thus making that yard exclusively NTT and that would move the R46's that pop on the every now and then or the few on the making Pitkin entirely R-46's. So what I'm trying to say is: 207th 100% R-179 eventually Pitkin 100% R-46 (currently is 95% 46's with the odd Hippo or two + a 32). Jamaica 100% NTT? I know nothing is set in stone and subject to change as we know from past experiences and situations but it would be more uniformed having one fleet of R types to maintain rather than a few.
  11. R188 with Full Length LED Side Sign

    Yeah and....? The same can be said about the R-46 LCD's, 142's,143's and 160's even may as well throw in the buses signage too. Electronics do glitch out or are frozen. I'm not sure if you remember plasma TV's in the early to mid 2000's but they didn't fall apart they malfunctioned because the tv being on a single channel or state for a long period of time which "burnt" the image. The FIND systems the R-160's have are they considered "falling apart"?
  12. R188 with Full Length LED Side Sign

    What do you mean by falling apart?
  13. These idiots are still going on "The R46" "The R46" "The R46" "The R46" .....its a train. Shouldn't matter if its a retried fleet, or the newest fleet its a train everything breaks down or wears down. Keep blaming "The R46" but some of you idiots don't know that almost 10 years ago a derailed and guess what it was an R-160 so screw the safety of the passengers and crew lets care about the fact that aging subway cars need to go. May as well retire the R-160's because like I said 10 years ago one derailed on the thats the attitude you idiots have no sympathy for safety but the R-type class.
  14. I can't believe some of you guys are complaining about what subway R type derailed. Like seriously people are hurt, people are stranded, people are probably in shock and you guys are discussing the R type. Hope everyone is not seriously injured or injured at all but it happens an R-type isn't and shouldn't be singled out like the train wanted to derail.
  15. Why schedule Yankee games during rush hours?

    You make it seem like this is something NEW. Someone mentioned that 6-8pm are standard times for any sports games as 11am-4pm for weekend games for many sports. However as NYorkers we seem to adapt well and deal with life. The T/A does a well job with Yankee Specials as after games trains are layedup on M track from 161 all the way to Burnside/Tremont or so for after the game but before the game PM service starts early(as for express runs). There's not much that can be done as far as borrowing equipment especially during the rush hours. I lived in the Bronx for 17 years and I've never had a problem with Yankee fans its nice when they get off though because the train is literally empty per say 650, but on a weekday persay no Yankee game for 7 the trains are jammed pack all the way upto Kingsbridge or Mosholu for the D and 4.


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