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From the looks of things as you go past, two years is very, very generous.

But Cortlandt Street is also cerebrating it's 15th Anniversary - closed...

 

???? Eric Shields | #MassTransitHonchkrow ????

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Also, the FEIS needs to be updated.

 

They don't even think about it because of NIMBYs.

Could you elaborate? What are NIMBY's?

 

???? Eric Shields | #MassTransitHonchkrow ????

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There was a R68A in service on the (N) today... surprised to see it running on Saturday, another 68A (N) set was laid up at Astoria Blvd, so the (N) has at least two sets of SMEE cars.

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There was a R68A in service on the (N) today... surprised to see it running on Saturday, another 68A (N) set was laid up at Astoria Blvd, so the (N) has at least two sets of SMEE cars.

The (N) was seeing R68As all this week (nothing new really). I usually find an R68 (N). Probably saw the R68A 3 times when I was going to class.

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Speaking of SMEEs, today service on the (6) was comprised of just R62As cause I couldn't spot not one single R142A out on the road. When's the last time thats ever happened on the (6) lol.

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Is the (R) 100% R160 on the weekends? That's like the only time I ever see them and when I do, there are no R46s to be found.

R46s are always on the (R) on weekends.

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R46s are always on the (R) on weekends.

Yeah its just a question of how many. There's been an uptick in R160s on the weekends since I want to say last December for whatever reason.

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Is the (R) 100% R160 on the weekends? That's like the only time I ever see them and when I do, there are no R46s to be found.

It's shuffled, on weekdays, there's very few but on weekends, there isn't that many trains running so what's left is used on the (R)

 

There was a R68A in service on the (N) today... surprised to see it running on Saturday, another 68A (N) set was laid up at Astoria Blvd, so the (N) has at least two sets of SMEE cars.

the (N) uses a R68A 1 or 2 everyday now

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I wonder if that's because of line swapping. In to 179 Street as an (F) and out as an (R) and vice-versa.

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15th anniversary of 9/11 today. Hard to believe the subway was so different back then (R142/142A were new, Redbirds were retiring, Manhattan Bridge rehab project).

 

Also hard to believe it changed railfanning forever. :( 

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I wonder if that's because of line swapping. In to 179 Street as an (F) and out as an (R) and vice-versa.

When the (R) goes to 179th, it uses the lower relay and the (F) uses the upper relay.
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Anybody know anything about the status of ADA renovations/elevator installations at 23 St (6) and Lefferts Blvd (A)? Both projects were scheduled to be finished last month, but I haven't heard any news about the elevators at either station going into service (like an MTA press release), so I'm assuming they're delayed like usual.

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Was just at Atlantic Avenue (2)(3)(4)(5) platform, appear to be people working on track and signal boxes - while trains continue running as normal. Don't know why.

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NIMBY's is a acronym which means Not In My Back Yard.

Oh. Like the people who yammer "git off my lawn!" [emoji13]

 

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R46s are always on the (R) on weekends.

Not this past weekend. In fact, I was on an (N) using R68 cars. O.O

 

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Oh. Like the people who yammer "git off my lawn!" [emoji13]

 

???? Eric Shields | #MassTransitHonchkrow ????

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Not this past weekend. In fact, I was on an (N) using R68 cars. O.O

 

???? Eric Shields | #MassTransitHonchkrow ????

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What the hell does R68 (N) s have to do with R46 (R) s?

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Oh. Like the people who yammer "git off my lawn!" [emoji13]

 

???? Eric Shields | #MassTransitHonchkrow ????

THE Hudson Valley's essential Fare-blazer ????

Not this past weekend. In fact, I was on an (N) using R68 cars. O.O

 

???? Eric Shields | #MassTransitHonchkrow ????

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Yes there was, I rode the subway the past weekend and personally SAW MULTIPLE R46s on the (R) . 

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What the hell does R68 (N) s have to do with R46 (R) s?

Because (N) trains are usually run as R160 cars, and it was unusual to see an R68 car as an (N). I know they are different builds, but dimension wise they have a lot in common. I often confuse the two.

 

The comment I quoted is in tandem with my response.

 

#TangentAlert #SupportingDetails

And based on signage and past comments, the R46 cars were refurbished with technology that brings their flair into the late 70s to early 80s, about the same age as the R68 cars.

 

???? Eric Shields | #MassTransitHonchkrow ????

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Yes there was, I rode the subway the past weekend and personally SAW MULTIPLE R46s on the (R) .

I'm not saying there wasn't. In September 11th, 7 out of 10 (R) trains I glanced were R160 cars.

 

You're probably right. Everyone's vantage point seems to veer off but of course I believe you. Not like I can make shadow clones of myself to verify everyone's claims.

 

I have to have faith and trust that we all have different yet legit scenarios. If I want to proofread others I'll join a newspaper column.

 

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