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Bracamonte

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  1. I don't know about MNRR, but from what I remembered, the freeze applies mostly to non-essential positions, I think.
  2. So, after over a year, the hiring freeze at the MTA is still ongoing; not just for MNRR, but probably all MTA agencies. That is the sole reason why I couldn't return to work at NYCT.
  3. Based on what I read regarding the R42's, the question I am trying to find the answer to is: what are the current status of the R42's? Are they truly retired or just reserved for contingency? Also, what's the current status with Jamaica/Coney Island R46/R160 swap? I ridden both Queens Blvd and Broadway/Astoria the past few days and I still see R46's on the R and the N/W is 90% R160's.
  4. I've seen videos of an R179 set on the from months ago, but only on the weekend shuttle. How come they didn't go via 6th Avenue and Queens Blvd?
  5. When are the best times to catch the M3's on the LIRR? Is there like a specific schedule for when they run? Also, on the New Haven Line, when are the best times to catch the remaining M2 reserved fleet?
  6. Update: I can assume many of you are unable to see the photos because of that Photobucket third party hosting message. Thankfully, I downloaded the photos from there and uploaded them on Flickr. The photos should be viewable now.
  7. These photos were taken back in January 2008, during that 7 line G.O. when they were installing the current switches around 74th Street and removing the switches between 69th street and 61st Street. As a result, there were no 7 train service between 61st Street and Main Street Flushing. Weekday express service was also suspended because of this. Service to Main Street was replaced by shuttle buses. You would see buses that you don't normally see in Queens such as the New Flyer Ar tics and the now-retired New Flyer low-floor buses you mainly saw in Brooklyn.
  8. On August 8th, 2007, a an early morning storm produced lots of heavy rain and also produced an EF2 tornado in Brooklyn.
  9. Yupp. The R was rerouted to Astoria because of the flooding that occured at that time.
  10. Back then, the only digital camera I had was the camera of a Nokia 5300 phone.
  11. 96thSAS20_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS21_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr Brooklyn02_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr Brooklyn03_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr ConeyIsland03_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr ConeyIsland04_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr ConeyIsland05_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr ConeyIsland06_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr ConeyIsland07_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr ConeyIsland08_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr
  12. Let me know if you're in any of these pictures. Enjoy! 96thSAS1_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS2_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS3_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS4_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS5_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS6_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS7_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS8_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS9_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS10_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS11_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS12_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS13_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS14_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS15_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS16_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS17_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 96thSAS18_20170730 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr
  13. They do have a Command RTS CNG at Spring Creek though. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  14. Not one Orion V CNG has been saved as a museum bus?
  15. In this photo from March 2007, what was a New York Bus Service fishbowl doing in LGA depot? https://www.flickr.com/photos/15636971@N02/8415628384/in/photostream/
  16. Testing out my new Nikon D5200 Hudson Yards 2 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr Hudson Yards 4 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr Hudson Yards 5 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr Hudson Yards 6 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr
  17. Before becoming a member here, around this time 10 years ago, I was a member of a transit forum called TransitStuff iforumer or something like that. That was where I knew lots of railfans for the first time. My last major use in the forum was in early 2008. That was when I moved here. However, the transitstuff forum still remained until around 2010 or so. So what happened to that forum?
  18. 34th Street - -Hudson Yards 20170103_175022 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175014 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175319 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175422 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175510 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175744 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175548 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175953 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175835 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175922 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175936 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_175943 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_180003 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr
  19. This picture thread is dedicated to the NYC Subway stations that opened in recent years. Phase I Second Avenue Station 20170103_164938 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_165605 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_165450 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_165847 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_170047 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_170906 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_171048 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_171404 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_171308 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172155 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172015 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172243 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172250 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172426 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172422 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172432 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172515 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172526 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172529 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172758 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172801 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172835 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 20170103_172927 by Pedro Bracamonte, on Flickr 3
  20. In 96th Street today, I was told by a rail enthusiast that he heard from Trevor Logan that R68's are banned from Second Avenue until they get new rollsigns indicating the new route. Can anyone confirm this? Also, I saw a Q train coming out from the layup tracks north of 96th Street today. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  21. In my opinion, since there are already existing tunnel segments up til 120th Street, it might be possible that during construction of phase 2, 106th and 116th Street stations could be opened to service first, while work is in progress for 125th since that requires constructing new tunnels using TBM's. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  22. That would mean that the line will finally live up to its purpose. I can imagine that will be so popular that people will demand an extension up north. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  23. So has anyone seen reactions from regular commuters that the Q train now goes to 96th street instead of 57th street?
  24. Hopefully, the Arnines or any museum cars will travel on this line someday, probably in summer 2017.
  25. Here's my opinion. I think phase I will relieve the overcrowding of the , , and trains coming from Brooklyn since those living there will now have a second option of going to the upper east side. I believe Lexington Avenue trains coming from the Bronx and into Brooklyn will still be overcrowded. I think once Phase 3 opens, that is when we will see a reduce of overcrowding of , , and trains from the Bronx, since Bronx riders will have a second option working downtown. Regarding phase 2, it shouldn't take that long to build since there are existing tunnels built in the 1970's. It would be a total waste not to use them, not to mention requiring a sharp downgrade from the phase I tunnels in order to go underneath the segments. I am skeptical on why I am hearing that phase 2 will cost 6 billion dollars.
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