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  1. 8718-8722 has returned to Jamaica and is on the right now. This was part of the first passenger service set on the in 2006.
  2. There is still one pair signed as on the front, numbers unknown (whoever goes to the front of the Manhattan bound platform there can see)
  3. Just witnessed 3628 from LGA pulling into ENY. Assuming this has something to do with CMF work rather than a depot transfer which is why I posted this here.
  4. So I witnessed another mention that the R179 cars have some parts supplied by WABTEC including the link part that separated taking them OOS. Any more details on this? This would be quite alarming if true considering that now they're replacing all of their older reliable diesel work units with... WABTEC built hybrid - electric diesels
  5. I am almost certain that I did not see 3888/9 - 3732/3 - 3587/6 - 3714/5 on the before today. If I'm wrong my apologies. Also noted the complete absence of the yellow "Train Operators Cab" sticker signs on this consist.
  6. 3404/5 was the lead pair on the set that ran the one day in May 2014. Cool to see some notable pairs return such as 3380/1 with the R30 end and 3614/5 which was the lead of the last trip they made. Edward G. Budd must be looking from above so proud. Also 8 cars of R42s still sitting at FP. Guessing they're just dead storage waiting for their demise?
  7. A news anchor simply reposts the same exact statement about "being removed from service indefinitely" and suddenly it's fuel to the agreeably ridiculous thought of being permanently removed. On the other hand, I've been hearing the Union does NOT want R32s in passenger service due to having to switch cabs and crews exposed to the public. Possibly they'll find a solution to this and eventually send them out.
  8. Stuff from the last few months. Kudos to the one who told me to use Flickr. Enjoy! R68A 5096 at Jamaica Yard. May 30 Final R46 set at Jamaica Yard. May 7 R46 in the Sunset at Rockaway Blvd. March 21 Final R46 set in Passenger Service. April 24 Watch the doors, no one. March 21 - on the which was 4 minutes behind the very last R32 run in Passenger Service before being taken OOS at Jay St (my previous thread). R32 Refuse at Forest Hills. March 12 ut it's ot real. March 17 R62A at Hunts Point Avenue. Feb 18 Trying to Look Like Another Transit System. Nov 15 '19 Empty Times Square before the 'rona @3AM. Jan 29 Way in the back on the right. R42 right after the retirement run in Pitkin. Jan 12 Really? March 5 Second to last AM Rush Hour for these bad boys. Jan 23 New Years special. Dec 31 11PM. nother iew. R46 up above at Queensboro Plaza. Feb 19 Orange. Feb 19 Identity crisis. Nov 21 '19 (It was an ) Miss You... Bonus Stuff from our closest major city Final Week of PCC Trolley cars on Route 15. Jan 31 '20 Just Your typical unrebuilt silverliner at Trenton. Oct 31 '19 (Fun Short Story - Decided to take my Mom on a trip to Philly on a whim and didn't realize it was Halloween until heading there. However as the day went on extreme wind gusts up to 60+ mph developed meaning only a handful of people were outside trick-or-treating. We never would have realized it was Halloween if we didn't check the date! We also caught the very last train going back to Trenton until sometime the next afternoon as the winds downed trees onto the tracks along the line.) One More.... Wonder when we'll see another event like this. Hopefully soon! Oct 27 '19, 115th IRT Birthday Special Hope You Enjoyed! Thanks for Viewing!
  9. Taken today from Willow Lake / at Jamaica Yard. School car I'm guessing?
  10. Seems to be a similar scenario currently with the R46 lighting, pole and sign destination upgrades. A bunch of random sets received the treatment with some leftover untouched. Same with the R62As. Guessing they're not touching the R62s with this upgrade either (?). Did hear that some R46 sets have signage hardware that is too old to upgrade, wish there was an elaboration on this. Edit: Also with the R160 sets that have seats removed at the end and the flip up seating. All of 11 trainsets were given the treatment and nothing since except those sets being randomly mixed with others. Although these modifications seemed to have a political influence involved (hence the "Cuomo scheme"). As well as with what were all of Coney's R160 sets at the time having the interior screens where the art cards are placed installed, including the "Cuomo" sets. None of the original Jamaica sets had these. Some R143 sets received a door motor upgrade. Some. Also anyone notice some of the "Overhauled at our Jamaica / Coney Island Shop" stickers with the check mark logos found at the end of the Cuomo sets have one yard on the exterior and the other inside?
  11. So I'm at the Pat Dolan trail (Willow lake reserve) and the South end borders the Jamaica train yard. As I'm at the end of the path where it meets Jamaica yard I see at least 4 firetrucks show up racing to the other side of the yard. Hope everything is alright. I believe the path is open 24/7 and it's a great place to go during this time (open space full of nature and not many people go here. Just make sure to enter on the Park Drive (Van Wyck) side unless you're willing to go through a very muddy trail from the Grand Central Pkwy side. I got a pic of the last R46 set while it was still in the yard, now if I knew of a free image service to upload and share here I would post it. As I type this a 5th truck showed up. Yikes.
  12. Here's some videos of what would turn out to be the very final R32 run as many of us know a memo was sent out mentioning that the R32 car class has been retired as of April 27. This R32 was put into service around 9 AM on March 23, 2020 to / from Far Rockaway then ran to / from Lefferts for the rest of the day. This set was put into service on the line to help out as the line was suspended that morning due to someone in the crew room having covid-19. Here's a few videos of that R32 including Interior Footage, and it leaving Jay Street after being taken out of service due to an "unsanitary condition". Enjoy! Bonus:
  13. The R42s were pulled from retirement after they "officially" made their last run. The same is always possible with the 32s in the future if needed although not likely (much less due to the politicians and those in management who wanted them gone by "Q1 2020"). This is unless the individuals who are in control of what happens to them change. It's just going to be a wait and see game as things progress over the next few months. There seems to be way much more speculation as to what could happen meanwhile we haven't had a pandemic scenario like this in our lifetimes so the outcome of how this will effect transit is something we'll just have to observe. Although is it thought provoking to imagine what the possible outcomes of all this might be it doesn't solve anything to become heated over. 2020 has been a very different year to us. Maybe they'll be smart and keep more than a few pairs of R32s as a movie / charter train. As of now a total of 0 R32s (and R42s) are going anywhere off property until there's any word about a scrap contract - of which both that and the R211 production are obviously on hold and delayed at this point. Don't forget an R32 garbage train still runs almost every day somewhere in the system. It's not the same as riding one in service but at least it's a sight... Personally I'm a little more alarmed that some still believe that a vaccine will "eliminate" and be a fix-all for the virus and that Bill Gates surely has our best interests in mind. But that's something to look into for another discussion in another place. P.S.: although this is considerably random, I'm hoping to make an R32 tribute pin for anyone who wants (similar to the R42 retirement pin but much more detailed). Long live those 32s, and The Budd Company for really building things to last ! 🇺🇲
  14. Apologies if this was already noted but it seems all of the Electric buses are out of service for now. (0011-20 and 4950 and up)
  15. There is still a single R46 along the . It just passed me at Steinway going to 71st. Guessing the swap is on "pause" as well for now.
  16. To even spot a full 10-car "Cuomo" set is considered a rarity. I'm quite sure those sets were just a publicity move by Cuomo('s team) (and also a test for more sets to get the retrofit) - they were on the for maybe about a month before they started popping up on the . They then gave up on any intention to keep the sets running in a specific order. At 2 in the morning one will show up on the - surely to handle those large rush hour crowds at that time. What is the official word on why Siemens and Alstom (onyx?) sets don't normally run together? - As in what are the actual running differences of a solid train of either vs. them mixed? Perhaps acceleration, running or software differences?
  17. They're still running today. It seems every time word gets out that they're all done, they still go out the next day. Only two sets though, the only car #s I remember: 3841 (lead) 3736-7, 3805 (N lead) 3647 (S lead. I'll have to check my camera to see what other consists are out there; expect an edit on this post soon.
  18. Two R32 trainsets were in service today on the C. From what I was told, today was very likely the last day. If so, the actual last scheded R32 trip was around 9:30 going uptown.
  19. There are two R32 trainsets in service on the today as of around 3PM. Everyone being told to stay home does make a great opportunity for mostly empty interior footage.
  20. Funny as you posted this as I'm standing in the station here. Today is likely the final day for the R46 R, I hope everyone has gotten or gets their shots.
  21. Wondering if I should get a picture of it from the rocks at Hamilton Beach or just ride it like everyone else... 🤔 A lot of individuals aren't going to be happy about them not retiring on the .
  22. That tape has been there for many years. If someone else knows why I'd love an explanation though.
  23. I just rode on 3819 earlier!! I had no idea this was a retired set, it ran so smooth! Still has builders plates too. All those units were still together in that consist order.
  24. Damn, this unit ran almost every day on the Q52 before. Caught it many times.
  25. I've been wondering about this too and have observed the one (seemingly random) articulated running along the line as I take the line frequently. Ridership surely does demand for a longer bus most of the time and I've had to let a bus pass before getting on. What I'd love to know: are those 6000s that are supposedly staying at LGA still being loaned to MTA Bus? As these buses still have "New York City Transit" stickers on the side and I've heard before that MTA Bus has to pay for these buses until they're finished being loaned. Would love to have a clarification on this and definitely looking forward to the relief of longer buses!!
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