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Re: J train extended to Bay Parkway? The car assignments.

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun Apr 17 10:10:57 2011, in response to Re: J train extended to Bay Parkway? The car assignments., posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sun Apr 17 10:05:10 2011.

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And I'm tired of hearing how superior the R32's are to the R46's due to MBDF. Those figures do not tell the story. Those who are not associated with the C line don't know that 90% of the time there are gap trains available at Euclid and 168 for when a train is ordered shopped upon arrival, another train is available. So a swap of trains is made for the next trip, without a terminal abandonment. Car equipment does not take a hit on MBDF. On the other hand, except at Dyckman St. and Lefferts during the non-rush, there is no place to have a gap train for the A, so a shop upon arrival becomes an abandonment for the next trip, hence a hit to the MBDF.

I remember the crappy R-38s!! Every time I worked the C, we had one problem or another with them, especially loads of door problems. The R-32s did far better than they did.

As for a gap train, when word was coming of a train being taken out for mechanical problems, can't they just get a trainset out of Rockaway Park Yard to replace a B/O train coming in off the road??? It is as simple as sending a switching T/O from Far Rockaway to Rock Park to get it. Last I recall, especially in the afternoon, they still had a switching T/O at Far Rock.

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