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Photos of the Garbage Train at 71st Continental from today

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Great shots, it's quite rare to see the garbage train!

 

Come to think of, how many garbage trains are out there? Is it only one? And is it "visiting" stations on a fixed schedule?

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Great shots, it's quite rare to see the garbage train!

 

Come to think of, how many garbage trains are out there? Is it only one? And is it "visiting" stations on a fixed schedule?

 

Theres more than one. im not sure how many are out there. But the garbage train fleet uses r127/134s and R33WF cars.

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Theres more than one. im not sure how many are out there. But the garbage train fleet uses r127/134s and R33WF cars.

There are actually 18 R127/R134s. And then I think it might a fleet of 20 or more Redbirds they use.

 

But also find all sorts of cars doing garbage train duty, like R40 slants for example, for air conditioning purposes.

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Come to think of, how many garbage trains are out there? Is it only one? And is it "visiting" stations on a fixed schedule?

 

Definitely more than one. You might sometimes catch it near areas where there's a G.O. going on. Otherwise, the garbage train loves the Queens Boulevard line. It's not rare to find it at Forest Hills or 179th Street. I've also seen it three times on the (7) too.

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At West 4th Street one usually changes T/Os at 2am. I have seen it several times, mostly in one week. Don't ask me why I was still in the city at 2am, I don't even know.

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At West 4th Street one usually changes T/Os at 2am. I have seen it several times, mostly in one week. Don't ask me why I was still in the city at 2am, I don't even know.

 

I've spent 3 days in a row with no sleep in manhattan before doing things, taking photos and such. I kinda like it at night, still people, but somehow it seems more relaxing, especially in winter, when the air is still and like 10 degrees and you can smell that smell from the street vendors..... Nothin quite like it.

 

- Andy

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I know what you mean, I just got home from being in the times square are and walking up to 57st and 6th ave. Nice and empty, just how I like to relax but I know I'm going to pay for this tom. when I get up. At least I don't have work till Wensday.

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Theres more than one. im not sure how many are out there. But the garbage train fleet uses r127/134s and R33WF cars.

 

What the heck is a R127 and R134?

 

At West 4th Street one usually changes T/Os at 2am. I have seen it several times, mostly in one week. Don't ask me why I was still in the city at 2am, I don't even .

 

I've only seen one of these in person, and it was at W. 4th

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What the heck is a R127 and R134?

 

 

 

I've only seen one of these in person, and it was at W. 4th

 

The R127s and R134s are C div work train cars. This link should expain more....

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/cars/r127.html

 

Hope that helps and these cars were made with spare shells left over from the R62 btw.

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