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Work train special (56k warning!)

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Alright guys, so I promised to show you some of the stuff I recorded during my recent stay in NYC. I'll start off today with a little work train special, so sit back and enjoy! :(

 

On June 10, 2008, ballast tamper TP-238 passes through Ditmas Ave (Culver Line):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qImz0iwtQ1o&fmt=18

 

It was work train galore at Pacific St (4th Avenue Line) at around 11:45 pm on June 9, 2008. First, Loco 895 (GE, 1983) pushes crane car 266 into the tunnel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBlSewKtbWk&fmt=18

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Follow-up is a redbird work train with R33 cars 9330, 8834, 8835, 9331.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lv_j5JPZlY&fmt=18

 

And last, Loco 54 (GE, 1967) brings crane car 260:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2Bv26M8HHk&fmt=18

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I was also really lucky with the garbage trains this time; caught 4 of them within a week! B)

 

A good catch was a mixed R38 & R33-redbird garbage train at 125th St and 59th St (8th Ave Line): lead cars R38 #4113/4112 and R33 redbird #9339, cars in the back R33 redbirds #9337/9343. Note route "I" on the flipdot sign of the R38.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbmiBcd7O-g&fmt=18

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I saw another mixed R38 & R33-redbird consist at 2nd Ave-Lower East Side on the evening of June 9, 2008. Lead car unknown, 2nd car #9315, cars in the back #9345 (R33 redbird) and #4115/4114 (R38).

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There's also an R40 garbage train, which I saw at Church Ave (IND) on June 13th. Lead cars R40M #4488/4489, back cars R40 Slants #4282/4283.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhCTbMU5RuI&fmt=18

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Last of the garbage trains sat at track 1 of Times Square (on the (7)) at exactly midnight of June 13/June 14. 2 R62 lead cars in the front, 2 more R62 cars in the back. Only car number noted is #1999.

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nice catch with all those work trains !!

 

i see that R40 Slant work train once in a while on the IND QB line going manhattan bound, saw it yesterday @ roosevelt ave

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Nice pics! I saw some work trains last time I was in the city... track work around 59th St... but I didn't have my camera with me that night :(

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Wow, nice catches!!!!!!!:eek:

 

I dunno bout the rest of you, but i'd love to jump onto one of those trash trains in a tyvek cover-all & ride down the line on it....

 

- Andy

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Great pics and vids. Those Redbirds are not being treated properly, even if they are just work trains.

 

Its either that or a date with the rest of the redreef. I pick trash train.

 

- Andy

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Its either that or a date with the rest of the redreef. I pick trash train.

 

- Andy

 

I don't care about that, it's their general condition...

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I don't care about that, it's their general condition...

 

Ah, well i think they do clean them, but i think they get kinda scruffy lookin sitting outside all day when not in use.

 

- Andy

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Those photographs are amazing. Really nice finds. i love the Redbird and R38 coupled up together. B) Does the MTA plan on changing the Redbird's livery to the bumblebee work train colors, or maintain them in their revenue colors?

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Wow you got really lucky. I have yet to see a garbage or work train.

 

You can easily find them if you stay at 71st Street - Forest Hills, 179th Street, or the (7) on G.O.s. Other places they're pretty rare.

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Those photographs are amazing. Really nice finds. i love the Redbird and R38 coupled up together. B) Does the MTA plan on changing the Redbird's livery to the bumblebee work train colors, or maintain them in their revenue colors?

 

Well the R33WF cars have kept their revenue red color (and should- who knows, maybe hook 'em up for a special in the future), but the R33/36ML trains were painted yellow...

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