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  1. Make that three, I just witnessed 3263-3272 heading to Far Rockaway. No, an R32 did not see service today, only thing I missed was you being right. EDIT: Make that FOUR! 3015-3019 is hooked up to another 32xx and also heading to Far Rock.
  2. I'm writing a public message on my feed for the first time in a long time. 

    Hope y'all doing well and enjoying your time.

    Just gonna leave this clue in the midst of recent transit events:

    September 9, 1964 -to- October 8, 2020. Thank you for your service. The show is over, SO FAR. 

    Sure the news will be out there by the time anyone figures this out ;)

  3. Seems like the day after is when they threw the second set out. This morning around 6AM I happened to see two (both?) at the same time crossing by the wye. One of them was 3243-52, unsure what the other was and if there's still only two out.
  4. There's two 10-car R179s on the since a few days ago (3238-47) and no R32s saw service today. Sort of a random thought but has anyone else gotten pics / vids of an R160 passing over the hammel's eye connector? There's a train that deadheads from Far Rock to Rock Park passing over the wye at 6:35 PM and around 7:15 PM as well as one the other way in the AM usually directly behind the (S)huttle after the second out (and another at an unknown time, possibly earlier). I've attempted many times however either only caught R46s or just missed an R160 passing by seconds (at least 5 times now ugh).
  5. This video is a year old according to someone in the comments. Note the absence of any distancing stickers and that set hasn't returned to service yet.
  6. Hearing it's the 5-car sets that have more major issues as those were the later cars in the order and rushed through production as quick as possible. The R160s should stick on the for a little bit.
  7. That set ran in service this morning as a along with two other sets on the and one . That set deadheaded to Pitkin yard around 2 PM. There are currently two R32 sets in service on the for midday and one laid up in the back of Parsons. No R32s are scheduled to run on the today for PM.
  8. I'm aboard 6532 and there's a paper sign on the Driver's cab reading "NIGHT CAR" in big letters. Any idea what this means?
  9. Although this may change at anytime, there are currently four Siemens and three half-cuomo sets on the . Tomorrow morning should see at least three R160s out of Rockaway Park including 8888.
  10. Isn't there a feature that unlocks all of the storm doors from the cab immediately in case of an evacuation? (Unsure about re-locking, perhaps that's why it's not used)
  11. Funny that this was mentioned; two weekends ago I caught an R68A in regular D service. This used to be a common thing to use 1-2, occasionally 3 sets from the B on weekends around 2011-2 I recall.
  12. I remember someone mentioning that the Line's R62A fleet gets washed at 207 Street yard however that wash is designed for B-Division sized cars thus the brushes don't reach all the way to the sides & ends of the car. (This is what I've observed being mentioned before. Open to clarification on this)
  13. There's a mixed Alstom (S 9693-7) and Siemens (9007-3 N) roaming the . It went southbound towards Far Rockaway but didn't return up (possible Rockaway Park deadhead?)
  14. There are still the same 10 or more sets in service especially rush hours, however middays usually see less (around 5 or more). Last weekend around 10-15 sets were in service, I would guess more sets were borrowed on weekends to service the R46s in the meantime. The will need their sets back very soon, sometime in the next week or two although there's no further word as of now exactly when.
  15. 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.
  16. 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)
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. Taken today from Willow Lake / at Jamaica Yard. School car I'm guessing?
  24. 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?
  25. 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.

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