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How would the Flushing Line look like with R142As?


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Um, common sense? The IRT trains have to go thru B division* to just reach Corona yard. If you have a mixed fleet you can't put an R62A set with an R142A set in the same train. That limits flexibility if there's some sort of a shortage.

Plus even the 1,3,2/5,6 lines are all individually one fleet type and they are all connected in some way or another. So why would an isolated line have a use for a mixed fleet?

 

*from Jerome yard to Corona: via D to 47-50th/6th Av, reverse to 63rd Lex, reverse back to 57th-7th, reverse via N to QBP ans switch to the Flushing line

*from 207th yard to Corona: via A to 47-50th/6th Av, reverse to 63rd Lex, reverse back to 57th-7th, reverse via N to QBP ans switch to the Flushing line

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Um, common sense? The IRT trains have to go thru B division* to just reach Corona yard. If you have a mixed fleet you can't put an R62A set with an R142A set in the same train. That limits flexibility if there's some sort of a shortage.

Plus even the 1,3,2/5,6 lines are all individually one fleet type and they are all connected in some way or another. So why would an isolated line have a use for a mixed fleet?

 

*from Jerome yard to Corona: via D to 47-50th/6th Av, reverse to 63rd Lex, reverse back to 57th-7th, reverse via N to QBP ans switch to the Flushing line

*from 207th yard to Corona: via A to 47-50th/6th Av, reverse to 63rd Lex, reverse back to 57th-7th, reverse via N to QBP ans switch to the Flushing line

 

Then why did the Flushing line have a mix of redbirds and R62s from around 2000 to 2003?

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It doesn't *have* to be a uniform fleet but each trainset must be uniform because none of the IRT cars are compatible at present. Each can run suitably for passenger service only with its kind. R62's can run with other R62's. R62A's can run with other R62A's. R142's with other R142's, and R142A's with other R142A's.

 

However remember all New Techs running in service are 5 car sets *at present* and the (7) runs 11 car trains. So nothing would happen without some sort of modification that you would all hear about plenty of time in advance to plan for this, so basically don't worry about it and "let it do what it do"

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Oh come on, what do you want all the foamers to do if they can't predict car movements?

 

I want to send them on the fool's errand I came up with a month or so ago...find a picture of a subway car with "cherry red" grids under it. Go and keep looking ye railiens :(

 

As I said at the time, THAT would be one heck of a photo, and it would take them more time to find then chasing car moves :P.

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