Jump to content

Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
NYCboy

Question

Recommended Posts

through out all my life of loving the subway,ive always wounderd,why do the OTT trains haves these "gates" that pop out of them,for example,when the R40 first came,it had no gates but then later they added gates,i dont get it,whats the point of them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At first when I was lil i thought those were magnets to keep the train couples lol B) but years later I know those are used to prevent a passanger from trying to enter the Train between cars or leaving the trains like that, as well as going down to the track I think...

 

Someone correct me if im wrong

 

 

____

Newbies:

OTT: Old Technology Train

NTT- New Technology Train

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The gates were actually also made for safety reasons. While passengers would cross cars, if they ever tripped or fell to the side, the chains/gates are thier to 'protect' them; g-d for bid they were to fall to the side, as opposed to underneath the train..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Which kinda makes me wonder why the pantograph gates were removed on the NTTs, and replaced by ropes.

Most likely design, or regulations. And they're not ropes, its chains....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
through out all my life of loving the subway,ive always wounderd,why do the OTT trains haves these "gates" that pop out of them,for example,when the R40 first came,it had no gates but then later they added gates,i dont get it,whats the point of them?

 

Yup Brighton Local is on the mark...

 

EVer seen a picture of an R40 slant without the gates? Scary...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yup Brighton Local is on the mark...

 

EVer seen a picture of an R40 slant without the gates? Scary...

 

you mean like this?

 

img_5226.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
you mean like this?

 

dang was looking for that, oh well.. And Yes that especially when the train curves seems like u can fall off :eek:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Most likely design, or regulations. And they're not ropes, its chains....

 

The pantograph or gate style barriers often can stick open after going through a tight turn after pushing off of each other creating an unsafe condition. The chains (which have sleeves on them in most cases) allow for continuous barrier even with the most severe of curves. It's just a whole lot safer, and it saves weight.

 

- A

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Both the chains and spring gates can fail. While the chains are better at stopping people from boarding trains in the station I did once see a guy dive between them and onto the road bed. A few weeks ago I had been taking to a TSS on the (E) who said there was a 12-9 when a guy decided to take a piss between cars. He slipped and feel and was pulled up into the truck. Both the chains and spring gates are a good idea, why risk it. If you need to get to the next car, use the platform at the next station

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Both the chains and spring gates can fail. While the chains are better at stopping people from boarding trains in the station I did once see a guy dive between them and onto the road bed. A few weeks ago I had been taking to a TSS on the (E) who said there was a 12-9 when a guy decided to take a piss between cars. He slipped and feel and was pulled up into the truck. Both the chains and spring gates are a good idea, why risk it. If you need to get to the next car, use the platform at the next station

 

Well, next thing you know, you're going to have those junctions like you see on articulated buses... :eek:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, just lock all the end doors like they do on the 75ft cars. Its kinds hard to get through a locked door.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No, just lock all the end doors like they do on the 75ft cars. Its kinds hard to get through a locked door.

 

But isn't policy to keep them unlocked in case of emergencies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know that on the 75ft cars, they can be unlocked from the T/O console. I don't know about any of the NTTs but they should have done something like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Both the chains and spring gates can fail. While the chains are better at stopping people from boarding trains in the station I did once see a guy dive between them and onto the road bed. A few weeks ago I had been taking to a TSS on the (E) who said there was a 12-9 when a guy decided to take a piss between cars. He slipped and feel and was pulled up into the truck. Both the chains and spring gates are a good idea, why risk it. If you need to get to the next car, use the platform at the next station

 

Yup then there was the lady who did the same thing on the (2) or (5) around the curves by E Tremont a few months back...heard about that one....

 

Needless to say it was the next train crew that found what was left of her...

 

It really doesn't pay to mess around between cars, if you miss the train wait for the next one, if you got to go to the bathroom do what ya gotta do or what you can take just Don't go between cars...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nah Bowery on the (J)(M)(Z) is the real toilet. I was just there Sunday and its smelled real bad!

 

Heh...lowest ridership in Manhattan too so the odds of someone seeing you with your dong out is less B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nah Bowery on the (J)(M)(Z) is the real toilet. I was just there Sunday and its smelled real bad!

 

Absolutely! Bowery has that Fist of God odor that makes one's eyes water. Long sleeve shirt-sleeve up to the face at that place B)

Edited by Fred G
I'm a dope; deal with it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of that station, I think on the abandon side, there must be several homeless people living there. I know a kid who got arrested back there only a few days after it was abandon, but I guess either the cops don't care about the homeless being back there or they are not staking out the abandon platform anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.