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  1. MHV9218

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Ultimategamer's got a point though. 5205 is in the system as an FP bus but hasn't run since May, and 5204 has been out about a week and a half too. Anybody confirm what the story is on those? If there's a maintenance issue, you'd think the buses would be at a CMF or such. Local storage? 6373 is a goner from Manhattanville, I believe. [6374 of course out as well for some time now.]
  2. MHV9218

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Right now those are both still at FP.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Not yet, that's the one bus missing from the 1090-1099 sequence.
  4. MHV9218

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Worth noting that FP usually has some redundancy over the summer anyway. They handed off some 1997 RTSes almost every year since 2011 or so, some of which even made it out to Manhattan over the years. Jamaica it's the same, easily 20-30 RTSes in storage at CS some summers. The JFK losses might just coincide with that, and in the fall pick either we'll see some transfers based on the new orders or some reactivations.
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    Rear door device on RTS buses

    Great info, thank you. Was the Nova lift only on certain orders? I'm thinking of the wonky lifts on 9350-9699 that got them retired earlier--were those from a different manufacturer?
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Anybody have a read on how many RTSes are in active service at JA? Between the new arrivals and the usual summer holds, it's definitely less than the 63 theoretically assigned. I'm aware of 23 that ran today, while on the weekends it's even more restricted. On Saturday 11 RTSes ran in service, while on Sunday there was only one.
  7. MHV9218

    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Few notes from the line: 1) The new rollsigns look worse and were a waste of money, and are now installed on close to 1/3 of the fleet (probably 3/4 of the 240th fleet) 2) When cars originally from 240th are refreshed with new interior lights and rollsigns, the LED for diamond/circle designations is not added to the rolls (2221-2225, for example) 3) The green yard stickers are now on some of the formerly 240th cars 4) Interior/sign refreshes are happening independently from the yard stickers, which have been placed on plenty of original spec-cars 5) Weirdest mix consist has to be 1934-1924-1926-1938-1942, which still has all the original mismatched yard stickers
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    Rollsign Gallery

    Wow. This is one I had no idea even existed. This must have never seen use, no? The IRT ones I've tracked down in a few photos in the 1970s, and the modified versions stuck around for a while (car 6688 at Shoreline even has one now), but this is totally new to me. I love some of the designations (Rockaway Local / Brooklyn Local) on this, and the design is my all time favorite style (right of the Vignelli Manual). Does the Guadagni book on rollsigns have a record on this? Total news to me otherwise. Beautiful reproduction as always, just makes me even more curious about the real thing!
  9. That said, I resent the notion that T/Os have to be treated like morons. There isn't, historically, that much variability. This is a skilled profession, it takes training to learn it, and it pays like a skilled profession. T/Os had excellent safety records for a half century without even running speedometers in their cabs, and now we have to act like hands have to be held everywhere? T/Os are much more skilled than the beancounters give them credit for, and if anything the answer is more training, not more timers. Those penalize everybody, especially the talented T/Os who do fine without them. With proper car maintenance, this system could easily run without any timers and there wouldn't be a single accident, but we'll never see that day.
  10. MHV9218

    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    That's a write-up if you get caught with an open door by a TSS who's a stickler, so I don't think that's much of a point. T/Os definitely dislike the cabs, but not because kids are standing by the window.
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    General SBS Discussion

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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Quill's XD60 fleet continues to go SBS. 6099, 6115, and 6119 are now SBS buses. 6101, 6105, and 6121 work local routes.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Still laughing at the fact some 2003s O7s are on the way out before the 1999--let alone 1996--RTSes!! Nova used to build 'em strong (and so did TMC with the 8600s, and GMC god knows)...
  14. MHV9218

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Just saw 0023 on the BxM18 this morning. Bus is getting to see a lot of the city!
  15. MHV9218

    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    That's a gross exaggeration. A TA employee saw the kid doing it and took a pic, then he ran way before anybody stopped him. Cops are not 'on edge.' I bet 99% have no idea.


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