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speedyracer90

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  1. speedyracer90

    1981-1986 GMC RTSes Facts

    Some of those GMC RTS would leave you in a cloud of smoke when they took off. I remember hating when the MTA started painting their doors white in the late 90s, and then they took the alcoa's off the 94 TMCs, 96-98 Nova's and the GMC rebuilds. Good times. 😎
  2. I had the unfortunate luck of having to work out in LI on Friday. I left around 5:20 so I could make the 5:45 train out of NHP to Penn Station. Needless to say, I had to resort to taking the N24 back to the . The N24 was so packed I was basically stuck riding by the front door for the entire trip back to 179th street. I wouldn't have even gotten on if there wasn't a passenger that didn't have to get off at the stop I was at. On the plus side, we pretty much skipped a good amount of stops since the bus driver couldn't fit any more passengers. While the N24 is usually packed when I leave around 5, I'm usually able to get on the bus the rare times that I take it. That was definitely the craziest bus driver I've had. NICE sure does make service look like first class service.
  3. I believe there's one on the SB coming into 18th street (not too sure since I haven't looked through the "RFW" on the in quite some time). I've been noticing for the past year that trains seem to come in to 18th street way slower than they used to, which says a lot since it was never a fast stretch to begin with seeing how 23rd street is literally about 1 train length away.
  4. An R40M and R40 slant coupled together in service on the in 2009 An R32 and R42 coupled together in service on the around 1999 R42 CI rebuild on the around August/September 2007 right before they were retired R38 in 2004 A set of Corona R62A singles on the (both ends had RFWs) around 2006. Ended up riding it up to 242nd down to South Ferry and back up. I remember the T/O and C/R getting into an argument at 242nd because the the C/R did not want to deal with the corner cabs. Also remember catching one of the last unlinked R62A sets on the around 1999/early 2000. I also recall a few sets of R46 popping up on the during the summer of 2001 Pretty sure there's a few others that I can't recall at the moment.
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    Two years ago today

    I found the R40M/S ride to be hit and miss. Some rides were smooth and some of them would buck so much you'd think you were riding in an R42. I remember one time back in 2006 I was on a slant that was bucking so hard it knocked the people that were off guard off their feet. Sure do miss them. :cry:
  6. speedyracer90

    The Nostalgia Thread

    Man I wish they would have kept the long window doors on the R40S/M and the R42's. I'm actually surprised the pay phone in that station is working.
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    MTA: Decaying Your Way...

    Nice pics, that poor 142 needs a major bath!
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    Newly Added Timers at Broadway Junction

    Man it's going to be a sad day when they put timers on the southbound 59th-42nd and 34th-14th runs. The is really turning into a slow express.
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    R44 Early Retirement?

    The majority of R42's that ran on the already had severly rusted roofs when they were on the lines.
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    NTT plastic things...

    I always wondered what those things were for. I remember railfanning the out on the Brighton a few years ago when it ran R40s one of those things flew out the C/R's window from train going in the opposite direction and smacked the train head on barely missing the RFW. Both trains had to be doing about 35-40 mph. That impact sure had my heart racing.
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    Should the D run R68As or R68s?

    R68A's have a sliding cab door on their full width cabs while the R68's have a swinging cab door. And I believe the R68A's side roll signs aren't as low as the R68's. That's all that comes to mind.
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    Did the 3 train run to 137 St in the 90's?

    The to 137th was local if I remember correctly.
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    R160 A?

    The A set ran its 30 day service test on the around October or November in 2006. I remember thinking it was the same B set until I caught the car numbers. Oh and nice pics :cool:.
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    Remember the Redbirds?

    Did any of the redbirds have WH propulsion? I only remember riding the R33s on the and the R36s on the which had the GE "wind up" sound.
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    Has The R32s Ever Ran On The W?

    The R-32s were gone from Coney Island Yard by late 2008.

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