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Are there still R40 slants running on the A?


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Yes they are. I rode on one yesterday. T/O was driving with the cab open. Got to checkout the controls ;) Wasn't cool that he was playing with his GF or wife while driving the train. He was paying more attention to her, eating, moving around the cab doing other things will not looking up front at the signals.

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I'm gonna be in the city this weekend and I want to catch a few shots of some R40 slants.

 

The (;) obviously won't be running... but are there still /'s on the (A)?

Thanks. =)

 

Yeah they are still running. I believe there are 2-3 sets on the (A). I know that lately there has been 2 for Lefferts bound but I have also seen them change to Far Rock. So good luck locating them, your best bet would be going to Rockaway blvd and taking them from there.

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yup still on the (A)~ rode one at 34th street to jay at about 5pm, when i made it to jay, i caught the (D) via culver to 4th ave and bk up lol

 

i dont think the R40S rns on weekends

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yup still on the (A)~ rode one at 34th street to jay at about 5pm, when i made it to jay, i caught the (D) via culver to 4th ave and bk up lol

 

i dont think the R40S rns on weekends

 

 

They do run on weekends.

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They only run them randomly. BoD is back, so they MIGHT be up there being strpped.

 

I'm going from chambers to 168th on the (A) to fan the last confirmed week of the south ferry loop being in regular operation. Come along! :D

 

- A

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Best bet is to sit at either Chambers Street or Broadway/Nassau and watch the cycle for abit. Thats generally mid-point of the line so after about 45 minutes to an hour, or a bit more, you should see the entire (A) cycle.

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If anyone want luck, see if you can handle to stay in a station in the Middle of the Route and get your feet ready in case it is arrived at a different bound platform...
Not if you wait at Chambers or Broadway Nassau! Both are center island platforms.

 

I'm telling you Rockaway Blvd is your best bet right now.
You'll be waiting a while to watch the cycle. If you're in Queens or Brooklyn already so that you're close to Rockaway Blvd, then just stay put. If you're in Manhattan and close to downtown, stick around Chambers for abit.

 

When I went Slant hunting a few weeks ago, I saw it leave Chambers St Broolyn bound so I followed it with the next (A) train. I was lucky since my only waiting was for it at Rockaway Blvd cause I didn't want to chance it and be at a spot that I'm ready for a photo once the train comes back (it did go to Far Rock so waiting was about 30 minutes).

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Its abit of a different situation though. When you get to a spot to view a revenue service cycle, like on the (A). Make sure you take note of the car numbers of the first northbound and southbound train you see.

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Not if you wait at Chambers or Broadway Nassau! Both are center island platforms.

 

You'll be waiting a while to watch the cycle. If you're in Queens or Brooklyn already so that you're close to Rockaway Blvd, then just stay put. If you're in Manhattan and close to downtown, stick around Chambers for abit.

 

When I went Slant hunting a few weeks ago, I saw it leave Chambers St Broolyn bound so I followed it with the next (A) train. I was lucky since my only waiting was for it at Rockaway Blvd cause I didn't want to chance it and be at a spot that I'm ready for a photo once the train comes back (it did go to Far Rock so waiting was about 30 minutes).

 

Not to mention if you wait at Rockaway Blvd and the train arrives on the other platform you are going to have to hit that underpass like a marathon runner if you want to ride it... and personally I'm of the belief that running to catch a train is pretty stupid...

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I'm gonna be in the city this weekend and I want to catch a few shots of some R40 slants.

 

The (:) obviously won't be running... but are there still /'s on the (A)?

Thanks. =)

 

yes there are slants on the (A) i saw one wednesday 12-4 also the R40M's it seems all the R38's are now used on the (C)

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I do believe with the arrival of the new A-2s and 9103+, All the Slants are now on the (A), this has not been confirmed, but I highly doubt this is true. Also, according to the MTA Employee Bulletin, R40s and R42s are due to run on the (C) starting monday (subject to change). I'm not sure if all the slants have been transferred. I'll try and see if i can get some juicy info :)

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