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(1) You got me suprised. Im like... R44 not (C)?? But (F)?? :P

(2) I think i remember from last yr sum1 said they caught it in serviceand posted it here.. Dunno if it were chris.

(3) the BBcode is incorrect it should be:

 

 

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This happened a few weekends when the F was rerouted to Euclid (G from CSQ to Stl) due to GO's around Jay St. To establish and finish the supplement schedule, Euclid had a couple of put-ins. In order to save money in not deadheading trains from Jamaica, R44's were borrowed for the weekend, then at the end of the GO were spotted to lay-up at Euclid when it ended.

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Excellent shot! I didn't know they tested one there. Probably fixed up at CIY?

 

Thanks. I caught that NIS 44 not too long before the first R44 was spotted on the (F). I'm not too sure if it was fixed up at CI. The whole train was looking pretty shoddy crawling along the Culver. I say it was just a yard move to Jamaica, but it was occasionally stopping along the way, perhaps at each station, braking and releasing. Got a video of it so you could see how "great" the car was looking.

 

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Thanks. I caught that NIS 44 not too long before the first R44 was spotted on the (F). I'm not too sure if it was fixed up at CI. The whole train was looking pretty shoddy crawling along the Culver. I say it was just a yard move to Jamaica, but it was occasionally stopping along the way, perhaps at each station, braking and releasing. Got a video of it so you could see how "great" the car was looking.

 

The Culver middle tracks were (don't know if they still do it here or somewhere else like on the 3rd track along the Rockaway flats) used to check emergency stop distances on all classes of cars. The train you shot was likely doing that on that particular day. The t/o would get the train up to speed, the train would strike a portable trip, go BIE, then the stopping distance would be measured.

 

This was an offshoot of the WillyB wreck where the train was properly tripped by a red signal, but it took too long for the train to stop coupled with a block that was too short. That problem has been corrected on the WillyB thanks to the new signals installed due to the reconstruction.

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The Culver middle tracks were (don't know if they still do it here or somewhere else like on the 3rd track along the Rockaway flats) used to check emergency stop distances on all classes of cars. The train you shot was likely doing that on that particular day. The t/o would get the train up to speed, the train would strike a portable trip, go BIE, then the stopping distance would be measured.

 

This was an offshoot of the WillyB wreck where the train was properly tripped by a red signal, but it took too long for the train to stop coupled with a block that was too short. That problem has been corrected on the WillyB thanks to the new signals installed due to the reconstruction.

 

Ah that explains it, ok thanks.

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The Culver middle tracks were (don't know if they still do it here or somewhere else like on the 3rd track along the Rockaway flats) used to check emergency stop distances on all classes of cars. The train you shot was likely doing that on that particular day. The t/o would get the train up to speed, the train would strike a portable trip, go BIE, then the stopping distance would be measured.

 

This was an offshoot of the WillyB wreck where the train was properly tripped by a red signal, but it took too long for the train to stop coupled with a block that was too short. That problem has been corrected on the WillyB thanks to the new signals installed due to the reconstruction.

I love the sound of metallurgical whirring noise in the morning.:P

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I'm not sure if that comment is appropriate in light of the fact that the t/o was killed.

 

Unless I misunderstood your comment.

 

I think his comment is a response to the procedure you detailed where the motorman would get the train up to speed on the Culver express track.

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I think his comment is a response to the procedure you detailed where the motorman would get the train up to speed on the Culver express track.
Its in response to the jet-like noise the propulsion is making during acceleration.Watch and listen to the video carefully its a cool sound.
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Its in response to the jet-like noise the propulsion is making during acceleration.Watch and listen to the video carefully its a cool sound.

OK, now I understand you were responding to the first statement, rather than the second.

 

And yes, I did notice that jet-like sound. Some cars of various classes do that. It was explained one time to me, but it is rather technical.

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OK, now I understand you were responding to the first statement, rather than the second.

 

And yes, I did notice that jet-like sound. Some cars of various classes do that. It was explained one time to me, but it is rather technical.

Like subwayguy once stated,it is caused by a metallurigcal quirk in the motor gears,which is harmless in nature,but something to look into.You hear that sound on R44s and especially R68s.
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Like subwayguy once stated,it is caused by a metallurigcal quirk in the motor gears,which is harmless in nature,but something to look into.You hear that sound on R44s and especially R68s.
R62A/R32/R42also has that sound. Its probably because they all have westinghouse propulsion motors. You wouldn't on an R62/R46 also the RIP(R38/40/redbirds), because they're under General Electric Motors(GE). Also any of the NTT cars(R142series/R143/R160series) wouldn't have that sound.
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