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  1. Peep that extremely rare destination rollsign on the R27/R30. That's a late 70s roll in Akzidenz/Condensed, like the kind that IRT cars got. Dates to 1977/1978, almost instantly defunct by the early 1980s when the regular destination roll was mass produced. "No Passengers" would have been black on white. Never seen a B division one still around today,
  2. I saw an Oatly ad up on 110th yesterday, full bus stop campaign. Did they miss one this summer or is there a return?
  3. The northbound signs in the Rockaways still say 59th Street, don't they? Or did they finally change those?
  4. If you look closely at a lot of guard rails on the elevated, you can see the manufacture date, and you'll see some of them date to the opening of their divisions. There are plenty of IND guardrails dating to 1932 or 1936, whereas the oldest rails you tend to see are from the 1980s (somebody point me to older ones if they know of them).
  5. There were still 32s out on the yesterday though, even into the late PM. Interesting on a weekend no less.
  6. Damn, wish I were off work. I'd be so interested to see that. Wonder if they'll give the cars a little TLC like they did for the last RTS run.
  7. It's going to be a sad, sad day when the last RFW is gone from NYCTA service.
  8. Awful scene in Italy after a Frecciarossa 1000 set derailed at high speed, killing the two engineers and injuring everybody on the extremely early-morning train (around 5am). If it had been any later and there had been more passengers in the first few cars, this would have been even worse. To my knowledge one of the only cases of a true HSR accident in recent years, on the stretch of tracks which regularly reaches 300kph (186mph). Not a good sign. @Via Garibaldi 8 will have an easier time understanding this story than I do, but I understand the cliffnotes takeaways are that a switch was likely left open after work on the tracks overnight, and that is probably what led to the first cars entirely leaving the tracks and crashing. Investigators are still at work figuring it out for sure, but it's clear the empty train made this less gruesome than it would have been, as besides the two motormen the majority of injuries were non life-threatening broken bones and the like. 33 people were on board, of which the two engineers are dead and 31 are hurt. https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/20_febbraio_06/treno-frecciarossa-deraglia-ospedaletto-lodigiano-soccorsi-azione-3cd01f14-48a4-11ea-91e8-775bd36e4cb6_amp.html
  9. Good looks on the T/O throwing up the bullet...
  10. Completely the wrong way to go about this. They've spoiled a completely legitimate message (it is a waste to spend money 500 cops) with their antics. Fare strikes have occurred in the past, and they can be legitimate. But this was closer to anarchy, which is a failed political system.
  11. Why post such meaningless speculation when we know this won't occur? On what possible planet is the B63 getting eliminated? On what alternate planet is the B25 going away? In what as-yet undiscovered universe is the B15 being eliminated? And in what cosmic void is the B62 getting cut?
  12. Think I missed this one. Have to admit I haven't seen that before. Sort of reminds me of the 60s-70s line maps in stations. Looks to be a porcelain sign which is twice as neat. I wonder if any of those are still hanging. I wouldn't be surprised, just underneath some tin signs. Could be at 14th St...
  13. Hot damn! I don't even remember when that happened but that's killer. Brings me back to those suburban-seat RTSes... I remember when Quill's coach seat buses would pop up on the local lines. Probably some O5s mixed in on that too.
  14. Seems like a new M1 code on some of the buses, shows GRAND ST as its own screen. Sort of like what the flipdot OGs had for that route, though that particular combination only occurred a couple times due to the fleet shift to MCH.
  15. Such a complete and massive shame. Cuomo should be held accountable for this, though he never will be.
  16. I wish I could believe this were a good faith proposal, that he actually wants to 'break car culture' instead of the air quotes version, and that he isn't just milking a movement for free service. Public transit should be free, frankly, but Staten Island is probably the last borough where that sort of program should start – particularly given the ferry is already free. The North Shore, St. George, Stapleton, etc., sure, but why we should subsidize the life of somebody who lives in Tottenville is beyond me. People choose to move to suburban areas, and part of the calculus is they want the benefits of life outside the city, but then they refuse to accept the detriments. I'd much rather see free bus service in the Bronx, in eastern Queens, in southeastern Brooklyn... Generally speaking, poorer people deserve free transit service – that's why I'm less impressed by wealthier SI express bus riders seeing a luxury service made free. Out in Rhode Island, for decades low-income elderly people rode free. That program was messed up recently, but that's the sort of stuff that's right.
  17. Extremely notable that both subways and buses are above budget. Buses are money losers almost by design. This tells me that it's time for expansion, since the only way you improve the profitability of a transit network is through expansion, not cutting. Cutting was the MTA model for years, and look where it got us. Nearly destroyed bus ridership. I'll mention again what a pathetic waste Cuomo's 500 new cops are, too.
  18. Not what's happening. That T/O is calling for police. Why, I don't know, but that's the horn signal for police assistance. Probably an unruly passenger or something, and that's probably why they're holding in the station. Edit: in fact, you can even see the cops arriving in that video.
  19. Yeah, I was staring at the number boards thinking 'wait...' For me it was that 5602-5605 set on the A yesterday.
  20. Forgive me if I missed this, but have the R46s transferred from Jamaica (or CI) to Pitkin for service been noted yet? Interesting seeing those sets running on the , interior rehab and all.
  21. Hey, the R143 screens have, as far as I can tell, never been updated since introduction. The credit card-Metrocard option has been around for a decade and a half plus, I think, same with Request-a-Stop. Paper ads were easier!
  22. Yeah that's what I'm saying, they literally wrapped the same color blue over the blue base lmao. And naturally it looks less glossy than the paint and doesn't hold up as well either.
  23. I think actually the base order XD40s are a dark blue paint base, but below the windows everything is a wrap: stripes and dark blue. That's what I've been trying to say. The same is prolly true for the XE40s, etc. For the Flatbush SBS XD40s, it's actually a light blue base paint below the windows, not a wrap – just like on the SBS XD60s. This is going off of photos of the buses en route to JFK.
  24. Well, no, the SBS buses are painted, with a sticker for the stripes. As in, if you look at an XD60 from the side, from the windows down you're seeing paint with a sticker. It's the local buses that are wrapped from the windows down, in most cases over paint of the same color (what we're talking about with the XD40s).
  25. The base in blue, but I believe everything below the windows is a wrap. The stripes are laid on as part of a complete wrap which includes the blue. Kind of a waste in my opinion, looks tackier, but I'm sure it's cheaper to wrap that way. Interesting, that'd be great to hear for sure. I remember seeing the Flatbush 76xx buses on I-70 before they were delivered, and the base SBS paint did look good then.
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