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1 hour ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

And the other half of the C fleet will most likely consist of full length trains. I have seen an increase of r46s, which is an indication that the C may be partially full length until the r211s. 

 

I doubt they'll do that, if it's staying 8 cars then it'll be R32's or the R179's from ENY. 

 

They ether gonna make the (C) 100% full length or it's staying 8 cars with them removing the 3 R46's on it.

 

The (C) went from 5-6 sets of 46's to 1-3 sets. Right now everything is tbd, we all know the (G) isn't getting lengthed. The (C) we have no idea. 

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16 minutes ago, R32 3838 said:

 

I doubt they'll do that, if it's staying 8 cars then it'll be R32's or the R179's from ENY. 

 

They ether gonna make the (C) 100% full length or it's staying 8 cars with them removing the 3 R46's on it.

 

The (C) went from 5-6 sets of 46's to 1-3 sets. Right now everything is tbd, we all know the (G) isn't getting lengthed. The (C) we have no idea. 

Let's see what happens, but once the r211's enter service, the MTA won't have no other choice than to have the C and G become full length. 

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15 hours ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

Let's see what happens, but once the r211's enter service, the MTA won't have no other choice than to have the C and G become full length. 

There’s way too many 4-car sets, the surplus R179’s are either staying at 207th Street or going to Coney Island for (G) crosstown CBTC in the future. 

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14 minutes ago, VIP said:

There’s way too many 4-car sets, the surplus R179’s are either staying at 207th Street or going to Coney Island for (G) crosstown CBTC in the future. 

I agree. ENY doesn't need all those extra 8 car trains.

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2 hours ago, VIP said:

There’s way too many 4-car sets, the surplus R179’s are either staying at 207th Street or going to Coney Island for (G) crosstown CBTC in the future. 

There are more R160 4 cars than R179. R160s have a better chance of going to CI for the (G)

 

Sometimes I think you guys just want to see an R179 at CI which isn't impossible, but nobody thinks about the R160s getting displaced at all and just assume they will stay there.

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2 hours ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Sometimes I think you guys just want to see an R179 at CI which isn't impossible, but nobody thinks about the R160s getting displaced at all and just assume they will stay there.

The document for the R179 CBTC installation specifically mentions Crosstown though.

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1 hour ago, Around the Horn said:

The document for the R179 CBTC installation specifically mentions Crosstown though.

I’m glad you mentioned it because I literally was just gonna reference that document. 

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33 minutes ago, VIP said:

I’m glad you mentioned it because I literally was just gonna reference that document. 

By any chance could you provide that document? I searched for over an hour and couldn’t find it.

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56 minutes ago, VIP said:

The document for the R179 CBTC installation specifically mentions Crosstown though.

Wait wait wait wait wait.....

 

The BRAND NEW R179s don't have CBTC straight out of the factory?

 

Wot?

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34 minutes ago, Eagle Railfanning said:

By any chance could you provide that document? I searched for over an hour and couldn’t find it.

Same here. Not saying I don't believe it but that would be enough proof to show that R179s are at the very least planned to move to CI.

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1 hour ago, ibroketheprinter said:

Wait wait wait wait wait.....

 

The BRAND NEW R179s don't have CBTC straight out of the factory?

 

Wot?

The R211s will be the first cars with CBTC from the factory. Everything else has been built CBTC ready and retrofitted as lines got converted.

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7 hours ago, Fan Railer said:

Caught around 9:20p headed north.

Seen this same set twice yesterday testing... once going to the city... that was around 8:40-45 ish last night so your video could definitely  collaborate with the timing perfectly... and I saw It again at Jay at 10:30 southbound... came in opposite side doors opened and closed and it took off 

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1 hour ago, m2fwannabe said:

3226-29 arrived this week.?.?  We hope.

Not yet. It would have been reported with pics and vids.

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10 hours ago, m2fwannabe said:

3226-29 arrived this week.?.?  We hope.

 

8 hours ago, S78 via Hylan said:

Not yet. It would have been reported with pics and vids.

"This week"... it is literally only one day into this week. Deliveries are not received on the weekend. 

3228 and 3229 are coming in tomorrow. A friend of mine spotted them up in upstate NY at a rest area just a few hours ago.

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On 3/10/2019 at 7:27 PM, trainfan22 said:

Since when was a 110B car apart of the Transit Museum fleet!?! If true that's awesome news, hope they put it on display at Court Street in the near future.

I may have been mistaken on what is defined as "museum fleet," but I meant that at least one is preserved, not necessarily at Court St.  This is the case with all fleets.

 

On 3/12/2019 at 5:56 PM, Lawrence St said:

Is it true that they recycled the parts from the original 3010-3014 set into the new version?

If by the original you mean the rejected pilot set (with the slightly different bonnet), then probably not.  AFAIK, they're not allowed to reuse parts from the rejected set.

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Just now, Bosco said:

I may have been mistaken on what is defined as "museum fleet," but I meant that at least one is preserved, not necessarily at Court St.  This is the case with all fleets.

 

If by the original you mean the rejected pilot set (with the slightly different bonnet), then probably not.  AFAIK, they're not allowed to reuse parts from the rejected set.

I know the entire Transit Museum fleet is not stored at Court Street, the ones not on display are stored at 207th, CI and Pikin. I was hoping they would put it on display in the near future, as I never been on a 110B. I don't visit the TM regularly but from pics and youtube videos they do seems to shuffle the cars around from time to time, especially when cars on display are taken out to be used on fan trips. 

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12 minutes ago, Bosco said:

I may have been mistaken on what is defined as "museum fleet," but I meant that at least one is preserved, not necessarily at Court St.  This is the case with all fleets.

 

If by the original you mean the rejected pilot set (with the slightly different bonnet), then probably not.  AFAIK, they're not allowed to reuse parts from the rejected set.

Ouch so they basically wasted 4 million on that set.

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Random - How come the interior door lights (I don't know what the technical term for it is) on the R179 are so obnoxiously big compared to what they usually look like? The only other car that also has obnoxiously big interior door lights are the R46.

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15 minutes ago, <6>PelhamExp said:

Random - How come the interior door lights (I don't know what the technical term for it is) on the R179 are so obnoxiously big compared to what they usually look like? The only other car that also has obnoxiously big interior door lights are the R46.

I noticed that too and the interior LED lights, which shows the next stop, the time, etc are much more brighter than the rest of the other NTT'S. 

I guess they're trying to accommodate commuters who are visually challenged, lol!!

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7 hours ago, subwaycommuter1983 said:

I noticed that too and the interior LED lights, which shows the next stop, the time, etc are much more brighter than the rest of the other NTT'S. 

I guess they're trying to accommodate commuters who are visually challenged, lol!!

The brighter FINDs are because, despite being a similar design, the parts are 10 years newer.  That's why the LCD screen is bigger.
 

On 3/17/2019 at 8:53 PM, Lawrence St said:

Ouch so they basically wasted 4 million on that set.

Bombardier's problem.
 

7 hours ago, <6>PelhamExp said:

Random - How come the interior door lights (I don't know what the technical term for it is) on the R179 are so obnoxiously big compared to what they usually look like? The only other car that also has obnoxiously big interior door lights are the R46.

In case any one else is curious, they're officially called:

Fault Light: Lights up when the corresponding door is open
Interior Guard Light: Lights up when any door on the corresponding side is open
Exterior Guard Light: Lights up when any door on any side is open

The reason they are bigger on the R179 is probably parts similarity.  They are the same as the Interior Guard Lights on the R142s.
 

On 3/17/2019 at 8:49 PM, trainfan22 said:

I know the entire Transit Museum fleet is not stored at Court Street, the ones not on display are stored at 207th, CI and Pikin. I was hoping they would put it on display in the near future, as I never been on a 110B. I don't visit the TM regularly but from pics and youtube videos they do seems to shuffle the cars around from time to time, especially when cars on display are taken out to be used on fan trips. 

One can hope...

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14 hours ago, trainfan22 said:

Someone caught 3226 and another car in Fort Lee this morning...

 

 

 

Bumped into them last night while leaving Ft. Tryon Park. Always nice to see the irony of trains on trucks lol

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