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16 hours ago, mine248 said:

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the 10 car R179 (like if it’s at Picoming out of

4 minutes ago, Train3647fan said:

It's at 145th going northbound now 

It’s at 181

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At 207th, transfer to the 1 line is announced (and listed on the find)and has an brand new person announcing the transfer..

 

Also an 32 A train pulled in 207th right behind causing quite a bit of "excitement".

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1 hour ago, Tech And Transit said:

Can't believe it's been over two years since this set got delivered and started testing. It's about time it entered service!

It's about TIME! I don't live on Far Rockaway anymore but these are so cool to see.

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30 minutes ago, Union Tpke said:

I really appreciate your videos and those of @Dj Hammers. In addition to getting rare catches, you both do an exceptional job of editing your videos and making them look crisp. While anyone like myself can go out and take train videos, you put in the extra effort, which most people, including myself, can't do.

I agree. I wish I know how to upload pics in this forum. 

Now that the pilot train is finally in service, we should expect the next 10 car train to be delivered within the next 3 to 5 weeks, depending how well the passenger test goes with the pilot train.

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As an (A) train rider this is so incredible to see. Almost every subway line in New York has (or occasionally sees) New Tech Trains. The (A) will finally join this trend. It's been a rough wait. Years of ancient trains. The first New Tech is here, though- and more are on the way!

I seriously can't believe it. (A) riders will be able to hear announcements and have working A/C!!! 

😭😭🤣🤣

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1 minute ago, MrQuesada said:

As an (A) train rider this is so incredible to see. Almost every subway line in New York has (or occasionally sees) New Tech Trains. The (A) will finally join this trend. It's been a rough wait. Years of ancient trains. The first New Tech is here, though- and more are on the way!

I seriously can't believe it. (A) riders will be able to hear announcements and have working A/C!!! 

😭😭🤣🤣

We had the R110B and the first 30-day pilot attempt of the R160. 

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Just now, Far Rock Depot said:

We had the R110B and the first 30-day pilot attempt of the R160. 

Crazy that that was more than 10 and nearly 30 years ago, respectively.

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3 minutes ago, Far Rock Depot said:

We had the R110B and the first 30-day pilot attempt of the R160. 

Does that really count? 

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1 minute ago, MrQuesada said:

Does that really count? 

Technically yes it’s had NTT’s, but we haven’t had them on an occasional basis, and considering ridership on the (A) only keeps getting higher, it’s much needed

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Just now, MrQuesada said:

Does anyone know if the train will be returning back to Rockaway Blvd?

Yes, it's Lefferts Blvd bound in Midtown rn

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3 hours ago, Far Rock Depot said:

 

Boom

This is a thread about the R179 subway cars and you're here desperately proving you're right about every little thing. The first set of R179s assigned to the (A) made a trip to Far Rockaway. Big deal. I predicted otherwise. I couldn't care less if you were right or not, which is why I didn't bother wasting my time responding to you in the first place, but you felt the urge to send me a second response to further reinforce your insecure ego. Maybe you've spent too much time underground. There are plenty of therapists here in NY that you could choose from. Good luck.

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1 hour ago, MrQuesada said:

As an (A) train rider this is so incredible to see. Almost every subway line in New York has (or occasionally sees) New Tech Trains. The (A) will finally join this trend. It's been a rough wait. Years of ancient trains. The first New Tech is here, though- and more are on the way!

I seriously can't believe it. (A) riders will be able to hear announcements and have working A/C!!! 

😭😭🤣🤣

I agree and the A will become 100% NTT when the r211's are in service.

In the meantime, enjoy this clip!!

BTW, I've seen a lot of YouTube comments by A train riders showing a lot of excitement about the r179's.

 

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2 minutes ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

This is a thread about the R179 subway cars and you're here desperately proving you're right about every little thing. The first set of R179s assigned to the (A) made a trip to Far Rockaway. Big deal. I predicted otherwise. I couldn't care less if you were right or not, which is why I didn't bother wasting my time responding to you in the first place, but you felt the urge to send me a second response to further reinforce your insecure ego. Maybe you've spent too much time underground. There are plenty of therapists here in NY that you could choose from. Good luck.

Wow.  Someones upset. 

1)every little thing?  No.

2)your little speech there, is the kettle calling the pot, hot. 

3)insecure ego?  Please. 

4)I spend more time outside then underground. Thank you very much.  

But in all seriousness,  here you are,  writing this big grand response over a post calling me insecure and saying hownits not that big of a real in the first place yet there it is,  written out in all it's glory.  

If I need a therapist,  I'm sure you have a few on standby you can recommend.  

And not only do i not recall ever interacting with you before,  since you say I'm always trying to be,  oh wait,  you said desperately provimg I'm right about every little thing, butbi mayself aren't on here often,  so I guess either someone got butthurt (over a post BTW)  and decided to lash out,  or you went back and read the majority of my posts spread out over the last what, 10-12 years or so? 

Hmmmmmm.....

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A few photos from the R179 (A) train today. I was out on the (A) for several hours fanning this, and this is the first time I've ridden the (A) all the way from Inwood-207 St to Far Rockaway-Mott Av...

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3 hours ago, Enjineer said:

For those wondering about the flats, we topped out at ~49 MPH S/B

The beauty of AC traction...you run exactly the maximum speed profile.

How were the other express runs? 

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6 minutes ago, RR503 said:

The beauty of AC traction...you run exactly the maximum speed profile.

How were the other express runs? 

The runs on Fulton were amazing!

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16 minutes ago, RR503 said:

The beauty of AC traction...you run exactly the maximum speed profile.

How were the other express runs? 

Northbound on the Rockaway Flats were also amazing--48 mph!

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