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Old April 2nd, 2016, 01:40 PM   #3641
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As a general rule, the higher the pitch of the sound of a train, the newer the train is.
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Old April 4th, 2016, 04:44 AM   #3642
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Old April 4th, 2016, 09:44 PM   #3643
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80 St and 111 St stations in Queens on the have reopened.

http://www.mta.info/press-release/ny...-after-station

A shutdown of may involve no crosstown Manhattan service (in addition to no Brooklyn-Manhattan service).

http://www.wsj.com/articles/l-train-...tan-1459730738
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Old April 5th, 2016, 11:06 AM   #3644
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As a general rule, the higher the pitch of the sound of a train, the newer the train is.
Yes, that would probably be the inverters.

*btw, open question (to anyone, but especially those knowledgeable about NY subways), where would be the best place to see/photograph R32 cars on an above ground portion of line? Thanks in advance.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #3645
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They do appear to have occasional trips out the Broadway El in Brooklyn (J, M, and Z lines), but the usual assignment appears to be the A and C on Eighth Avenue.

The C never goes above ground, so your only shot is on the outer stretches of the A in Queens. You have the option of the Lefferts Boulevard El, which is pretty typical Elevated fare. But the other option is to head all the way out to Broad Channel, and go hunting on the Jamaica Bay crossing, which is one of the Crown Jewels of the NYC Subway system.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 04:54 PM   #3646
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*btw, open question (to anyone, but especially those knowledgeable about NY subways), where would be the best place to see/photograph R32 cars on an above ground portion of line? Thanks in advance.
C'mon now...this is to easy... here's a link with 2689 photos of R32 cars . many photos are above ground.

NYC Subway R32 Cars ..Budd 1964



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Location: Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue
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Line: BMT Astoria Line
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Car: R-32 (Budd, 1964)
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Line: IND Crosstown Line
Location: Smith/9th Street
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R32 J Train leaves Woodhaven BLVD Queens..only 28 seconds in length.

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I believe they intentionally keep them underground now to reduce weathering.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #3649
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I believe they intentionally keep them underground now to reduce weathering.
Not in the summer, though.

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These cars are so old that in the summer months, their air conditioning systems can’t handle the heat underground. For the last several summers, C train riders have enjoyed newer cars, but that joy is fleeting: When summer ends, the MTA switches the borrowed cars back out again — and the old C train cars return.
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Some negative people thought they did that to make it better for tourists during the busy season. I wouldnt be surprised if that's a factor for plenty of things.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #3651
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Yes, that would probably be the inverters.

*btw, open question (to anyone, but especially those knowledgeable about NY subways), where would be the best place to see/photograph R32 cars on an above ground portion of line? Thanks in advance.
Best place to catch them is on the J Line... You can walk across the Williamsburg Bridge , and film them at Marcy Ave & Hewes Street.... I would not go further east along the J then Hewes Street...
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Some negative people thought they did that to make it better for tourists during the busy season. I wouldnt be surprised if that's a factor for plenty of things.
Contrary to popular belief, NYC Transit operations are not designed or marketed for tourist use. The most prominently cited example of this is the lack of one-day passes.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 11:59 PM   #3653
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Very good point. I like that they have the week pass though. That's nifty.

Re: J, hint hint. I would not go....along the J is a better version. I've been stared at on the A train and seen hapless airport-bound people scared pale on one weekend late night during the worst service time including a bus run around the first few el stations. There wasn't real danger that specific time but it must have seemed ghetto to them and it took almost two hours to get there in the end.
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NEW YORK, April 5, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A "Nostalgia Special" train conductor gives a thumbs-up gesture to baseball fans waiting for the train ride at the Grand Central subway station in New York, the United States, April 5, 2016. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority rolls out a vintage train to take baseball fans to Yankee Stadium for the season's home opening game. Dubbed "the Nostalgia Special", the antique train dates back to 1917, and was retired in the early 1960s. (Xinhua/Li Changxiang)
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I would not go further east along the J then Hewes Street...
Oh please. It's just Bushwick. It's not 1992 anymore.
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Very good point. I like that they have the week pass though. That's nifty.

Re: J, hint hint. I would not go....along the J is a better version. I've been stared at on the A train and seen hapless airport-bound people scared pale on one weekend late night during the worst service time including a bus run around the first few el stations. There wasn't real danger that specific time but it must have seemed ghetto to them and it took almost two hours to get there in the end.
Which sections of the subway would you say are safe/unsafe?
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Current R32 assignments see the majority of the fleet on the J/Z lines, with about 11-12 sets running on those lines, and 7-8 sets running on the C.
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Current R32 assignments see the majority of the fleet on the J/Z lines, with about 11-12 sets running on those lines, and 7-8 sets running on the C.
That makes sense, as the J/Z lines are almost entirely above-ground, where faulty air conditioning is less of a concern.
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