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Old July 18th, 2015, 08:12 AM   #3161
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The R160s replaced many of the R32s in the late 2000s. They were intended to replace the entire fleet, but this has been halted due to structural issues found on the R44s that led to those cars' retirement. All GE and Phase II R32s have been retired, as were a handful of Phase I R32s. After retirement, most cars were stripped and sunk as artificial reefs. However, since 2010, retired R32s have been trucked to Sims Metal Management's Newark facility to be scrapped and processed.

The remaining cars are maintained at the 207th Street Yard and East New York Yards, running on the C, J, and Z, with one set assigned to the A. Ten cars are maintained at the 36th-38th Street Yard and used for work service, and two more are maintained at the Coney Island Yard and also used for work service.

As of July 2008, cars 3352–3353 are slated for preservation by the New York Transit Museum. These cars were the lead set on the R32s' premiere trip on September 9, 1964. Cars 3350–3351 have also been set aside for preservation by the Railway Preservation Corp., while G.E. cars 3594–3595 were moved to Floyd Bennett Field for anti-terrorism training.

The remaining cars have undergone SMS (Scheduled Maintenance Service) or a Life Extension Program, at a cost of $24 million, to extend their useful lives through 2017. They are expected to be replaced by the R179 fleet beginning in 2016.

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Old July 18th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #3162
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Transit Time NYC’ Visualizes Subway Travel Times from Any Point in the City



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Old July 20th, 2015, 02:46 AM   #3163
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So today (7/18/15), I had the chance to visit the Shore Line Trolley Museum up in Branford, CT for the first time. Here, I show you the operation of R9 1689. This is my first time operating, so cut me a little slack if not every aspect is perfect. The video is a little long, so I will give you some time markers below. We manage to hit 25 mph on the return trip on one of the straightaways before the yard limit, but the track quality lends to a lot of truck hunting at that speed. I really do suggest that if you have the time and money, that you try this out. It really is a fun experience and you do learn a lot. Enjoy the ride =)

Table of Contents (can you find my "Shave and a Haircut"s):
0:00 - 13:00 (shunting out of the yard and setting switches)
13:00 - 20:00 (outbound run)
21:00 - 38:10 (inbound run with pole directional changes and switch setting; we top 25 MPH on the straight section of track just before the yard limit).

The remainder of the video is RFW footage. Only the outbound trip ended up being viewable, as the camera on the second iPhone ended up screwing up the focus setting, but I have kept the inbound RFW footage for the audio factor. Credits to my mother and father for shooting this footage while I operated. Enjoy =)

One thing to note on the R9 at least is that inserting the B2 pin will decrease brake response/application times dramatically. Notice how for most of the run, I have the brake in the service application position for a good bit of time before the brakes start to grab, but as soon as Lou inserts the B2 pin, 1.5 seconds in the service application detente is enough to bring the train to a jarring halt.



Rest of the videos from this day: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...NxKPQC8azrqqs8
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Old July 20th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #3164
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Old July 20th, 2015, 07:01 PM   #3165
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why haven't they build any other intermediate station on the 7-line extension? Looks it will be a long ride between the terminus and 42nd St/Times Sq.
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Old July 20th, 2015, 07:40 PM   #3166
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why haven't they build any other intermediate station on the 7-line extension? Looks it will be a long ride between the terminus and 42nd St/Times Sq.
Actually it is planned to build intermediate station at 10th Ave, but due to lack of supplies, it won't happened in foreseable future
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Old July 21st, 2015, 07:00 AM   #3167
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Actually it is planned to build intermediate station at 10th Ave, but due to lack of supplies, it won't happened in foreseable future
Another thing that won't happen in the foreseeable future is the opening of the 7-train extension, although this particular gullible blogger seems to think it might open in September

http://secondavenuesagas.com/2015/07...-september-13/
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Old July 21st, 2015, 04:32 PM   #3168
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Last I checked, that was

A) still in summer

B) still in Q3

So, yeah. Stop mocking things.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 04:48 PM   #3169
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Another thing that won't happen in the foreseeable future is the opening of the 7-train extension, although this particular gullible blogger seems to think it might open in September

http://secondavenuesagas.com/2015/07...-september-13/
Kabak is probably the only other person more cynical about those opening dates than you...which makes me wonder if you even read it.

In any case, it really doesn't matter when that extension opens (other than not building confidence in the MTA's ability to deliver), since it's real purpose is to serve future demand on the Far West Side.

What will be "make-or-break" will be ESA and the SAS.

The 7 will open, when it opens...
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Old July 21st, 2015, 11:58 PM   #3170
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With luck, 7 train hits 11th Ave. in September

BY Dan Rivoli
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:05 AM


Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News Station on far West Side still needs its last inspections.

A new 7 train station in Manhattan is weeks away from its long-awaited debut, an MTA official said Monday.
The delayed 7 train extension that brings the line to 34th St. and 11th Ave. is expected to open by Sept. 13, said Michael Horodniceanu, the president of MTA Capital Construction.
“The work is basically, pretty much complete, and we are actually running the last tests and in compliance of inspections,” he said.
Construction on the $2.4 billion city-funded project started in December 2007. The completion date has been pushed back several times.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 10:02 AM   #3171
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Downtown 6 Train leaving Grand Central - 42nd Street


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it really doesn't matter when that extension opens (other than not building confidence in the MTA's ability to deliver)
You think putting something in parentheses means it's not important?
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Old July 24th, 2015, 05:25 AM   #3173
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You think putting something in parentheses means it's not important?
Yes (from most perspectives)
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IRT West Side Line at Rector Street
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IRT West Side Line at 34th Street - Penn Station
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You think putting something in parentheses means it's not important?
You think using a delimiter signifies unimportance...?

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Old July 25th, 2015, 03:53 PM   #3177
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Old July 28th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #3178
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With today's announcement about LaGuardia Airport getting rebuilt from the ground up, is there any chance of the N/Q getting an extension to LaGuardia?
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Old July 28th, 2015, 04:50 AM   #3179
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Would be good for the whole city, the whole country and the whole world but not likely because of NIMBY.
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Would be good for the whole city, the whole country and the whole world but not likely because of NIMBY.
The one thing I never understood about this is why they cannot replace the existing metal superstructure with concrete.

That would be a win/win for both NIMBYs and the rest of the city. Shortest path to Manhattan, and an actual reduction in noise for the neighborhood, as opposed to an increase.

Airtrain tracks are much more quiet than those old elevateds, after all.

We're talking only, what, a single block extension of residential area? Rebuilding a few blocks at the end of the BMT Astoria line is surely cheaper than building a whole new train to Flushing.
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