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first off this is a nice forum! love the layout and the details. good stuff. glad to be a member now. i got a couple questions for the members here. how often are track beds cleaned? also do the trains that run on a/c/b/d line emit zone or some sort of exhaust? lastr question: what is that sort of metallicy smell that sometimes comes out the street vents when a train passes under? anyone know for sure? thanks. appriciate it.B)

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No the R32 R38 R40 R44 and R68 don't emit any type of exhaust. They run on third rail there are not DMUs or diesel trains. Electic trains don't emit exhust expept for dual mode locomotives that run on both diesel power and third rail.

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Thats steel dust that causes that smell.

 

And btw the track beds are cleaned by the vaclum train. Which runs late at night so it depends on how often the vaclum trains comes though a certain part of track.

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You may also be smelling brakes. When a train forces air out to street level and it has new-ish brakes the brake dust smell can get out to the street. Happened to me for the first time last week. I am used to smelling brakes on (NJT) trains, but that was a first for subway stuff.

 

- Andy

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first off this is a nice forum! love the layout and the details. good stuff. glad to be a member now. i got a couple questions for the members here. how often are track beds cleaned? also do the trains that run on a/c/b/d line emit zone or some sort of exhaust? lastr question: what is that sort of metallicy smell that sometimes comes out the street vents when a train passes under? anyone know for sure? thanks. appriciate it.;)

yea that's the smell of the subway,as i like to call it

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first off this is a nice forum! love the layout and the details. good stuff. glad to be a member now.

 

Welcome and thanks for the kind words. Enjoy your stay.

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thnaks for the replies everyone! i knew i would get some good info here. thanks again.

 

I'm assuming PR Transit is Puerto Rico right?

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yea i wasnt sure of the exact name of it. i know its called tren urbano but other than that im not sure of the official name. its a modern 10.7 mile system they have. it has beauitful sights and is very clean. i loved riding it B)

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first off this is a nice forum! love the layout and the details. good stuff. glad to be a member now. i got a couple questions for the members here. how often are track beds cleaned? also do the trains that run on a/c/b/d line emit zone or some sort of exhaust? lastr question: what is that sort of metallicy smell that sometimes comes out the street vents when a train passes under? anyone know for sure? thanks. appriciate it.B)

 

 

Steel dust is that smell. All railroads/subways have that smell. Smells great, but bad for ones health..........

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