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IND Day Fever 7/29/09

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Today had some rough and decent times. I started the day in the BMT Canal St station where I took an R42 Z train with actual smooth brakes to Broadway-Nassau for the start of my railfanning. Then I waited half an hour for an R32 A train to Brooklyn only to find that I was on the wrong side of the platform. After fifteen minutes, I gave up and took a smooth R44 to Broadway Jct. I then ran to the Manhattan bound platform only to get lucky with an R32 A train. The Fulton stretch was incredibly slow and someone already occupied the railfanwindow. We even made a sudden stop when a crewman suddenly jumped onto the tracks and the motorwoman stomped the brakes and horn. I got the spot at eventually at Jay St, but didn't start taping until the Cranberry St Tunnels. I met a friendly motorman traveling uptown that worked for 21 years on the A and surprisingly favored the R44s. He told me that the NTTs have motor problems at the Rockaways b/c they need 550 to 600v of power, while the SMEEs only needed the given 500 to 550v of power. Afterwards, I stood around at 103rd to tape some express trains, but a stomache problem and tennis game stopped it early. The rest of the day was pretty usual, but I didn't get to ride the R40M one last time b/c the V was out of service.

 

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but u need to play with it to get better at it.

 

That's what she said ;)

 

Anyways, those are some nice shots you got there. I still remember when my first shots were like that..

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ROFLMFAO......shouldnt it be "Thats what he said"? ;)

 

Either way, it's still funny!

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Thanks for the support everyone!

 

Nice, gee, I didn't know you were fanning yesterday. I went railfanning with Nick in Joisey in that godforsaken weather.

 

I thought you were working on translating the datasheet to French yesterday. When I heard that the PATH was suspended between JSQ and Newark yesterday, I was actually thinking on hoping a free train from Hoboken to Newark Penn Station just to get some dark pics on the drawbridges and Meadowlands.

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Thanks for the support everyone!

 

 

 

I thought you were working on translating the datasheet to French yesterday. When I heard that the PATH was suspended between JSQ and Newark yesterday, I was actually thinking on hoping a free train from Hoboken to Newark Penn Station just to get some dark pics on the drawbridges and Meadowlands.

I had a lot of technical difficulties yesterday and I decided to try my luck with the PA5s. We did manage to get a ride on the Newark line around 3 something

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