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Brighton Beach and Coney Island (56k warning)

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Yesterday i went to coney island for fun with the misses. I took the (:) to brighton from bryant park, and then the (Q) to Coney Island from there. On the way back we took an (N) that ran on the (D) for some reason. Here are the photos & i think 1-2 videos!!

 

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Old and new together at Brighton....

 

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More in next post...

 

- Andy

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Great shots, especially that of the R40 on the (:). You didn't go through the end doors of the R40, did you? Hope not. Well anyways keep taking those good photos.

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Great shots, especially that of the R40 on the (:). You didn't go through the end doors of the R40, did you? Hope not. Well anyways keep taking those good photos.

 

 

Thanks!

 

Yes, i went through the end doors, it was quite thrilling hahah. It was actually pretty safe, just noisy w/ the air going by in the tunnel. I moved from the rear (C/R cab) middle pair to the end pair and to the car at the back. I now kinda wish i had a slant and was able to do it before or over the bridge, that would have been nice (for me), cool clean air stead of hot smelly air. I got it at dekalb and wanted to move to the back without getting off, because i didn't want to have to wait for the next one.

 

The only cars you really shouldn't cross between are certain (SEPTA) EMU's because there is no provisions in place to safely travel between those cars, such as a rubber wind gasket, or rails etc. Most other modern trains that i know of aside from some multiple unit types you can move freely between cars with safety & ease, the R40 is not an exception to that, even tho they don't want you doing it.

 

- Andy

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Thanks!

 

Yes, i went through the end doors, it was quite thrilling hahah. It was actually pretty safe, just noisy w/ the air going by in the tunnel. I moved from the rear (C/R cab) middle pair to the end pair and to the car at the back. I now kinda wish i had a slant and was able to do it before or over the bridge, that would have been nice (for me), cool clean air stead of hot smelly air. I got it at dekalb and wanted to move to the back without getting off, because i didn't want to have to wait for the next one.

 

The only cars you really shouldn't cross between are certain (SEPTA) EMU's because there is no provisions in place to safely travel between those cars, such as a rubber wind gasket, or rails etc. Most other modern trains that i know of aside from some multiple unit types you can move freely between cars with safety & ease, the R40 is not an exception to that, even tho they don't want you doing it.

 

- Andy

 

The R40 Slant cars are the most dangerous types of cars to travel between. I mean the slant design and people falling between the cars was the primary reason those pantograph gates were placed on the slant ends of the R40 cars in the first place. I don't travel between cars a lot, and I don't since it is considered "prohibited" to do so. If nobody's looking, well why not.

 

I can't believe the (B)'s only using the R40 slant cars. About half of the R40M's have moved to the (A). You must really like the breeze of the R40 subway car, when it moves so fast, you feel it even without opening the end doors of the R40 car. Railfanning is such a breeze, too bad that the R40 is retiring. Well I'm glad you had fun railfanning, you did pass my neighborhood I see. :cool:

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The R40 Slant cars are the most dangerous types of cars to travel between. I mean the slant design and people falling between the cars was the primary reason those pantograph gates were placed on the slant ends of the R40 cars in the first place. I don't travel between cars a lot, and I don't since it is considered "prohibited" to do so. If nobody's looking, well why not.

 

I can't believe the (B)'s only using the R40 slant cars. About half of the R40M's have moved to the (A). You must really like the breeze of the R40 subway car, when it moves so fast, you feel it even without opening the end doors of the R40 car. Railfanning is such a breeze, too bad that the R40 is retiring. Well I'm glad you had fun railfanning, you did pass my neighborhood I see. :cool:

 

Yes, the tunnel over-pressure draft was interesting sensation!

 

- Andy

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You've got some really nice photos there. My favorite is this one:

 

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Slant from a Slant; too cool!:cool:

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The R40 cars on the (:) look a bit rusty these days. I think the R68/A are outnumbering the R40 cars right now. I hardly see any R40M cars on the (B) these days,

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