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R62A 1991

On Jerome Avenue Today

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My original intention was simply to pop up to 168th St & see the chaos or whatever. But then I heard someone at Utica this morning talking about how they were operating the (4) express later, so I decided to head up there too.

 

Once again (the first time was during the <4> Pilot Express), we were held outside of 149th St-Grand Concourse for about 9-10 minutes, completely eradicating any time savings we would have made along the Jerome Av EXP. And we were going pretty darn fast. Anyway, on with the photos. First, I popped up to 168th St to just see how crazy things were. The elevator line was pretty long, but there were cops and loads of MTA workers there.

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They still turned trains at 137th St for midday layups at that yard. Now, onto Jerome. "This is a Woodlawn-bound (4) train. The next AND last stop is Burnside Avenue." Now the train's program did say "To Burnside Av," but that is what the announcement said.

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And then an R142A arrived to take people on the <4> to Manhattan.

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My camera was the victim of a bad focus, so I didn't get a shot at all of the back end. But then this came in no time to Woodlawn anyway.

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Took it to Kingsbridge to get one shot of the <4>.

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And I got it.

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I then went to Woodlawn.

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A bird simply walked into the train.

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And then, we were off. But not before one of my pet peeves happened. The train left without setting a program. When it did set the program, we ended up with:

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Which was correct except for the fact that we did make a stop at Moshulu. I'd like to know what the policy is for setting programs before leaving a terminal. At Utica, because trains leave quite quickly, usually they don't set their programs until half-past Kingston. Usually that means that the announcements aren't synced until Atlantic Av. In this case, we were synced at Burnside, which was fine. A video:

 

And I'm back home now. Hope you enjoyed!

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Awsome! Pics And wow that bird just wanted a fast ride to Manhattan :) or where ever//

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