ENY Blitz 5107
on Mon Jun 4 18:42:41 2012, in response to Re: Yeah, I miss the R44's too, posted by FarRock on Mon Jun 4 18:28:22 2012.
Fix and restore the 80 or so that are left servicable,and let them end their careers on a positive note.Such a waste.The TA can waste $$$-with R46s on the "C" extra T/O's are needed to relay trains now.While i am not against more work,it seems wasteful to swap fleets of cars,have "Pull Jobs" and other extra manpower,when it could have been avoided with the restoration of the R-44s.While i like seeing the older SMEE's on the "A" Line it is just for the Summer months and then everything is transferred back again,which costs even MORE money.But hey-no problem,its only the rider's footing the bill.So for 60 R-44s without the reenforced frame,an entire car class is retired.
200+ cars-WASTED! I have heard it mentioned that the Fed's are pissed at the TA for wasting funds to GOH these cars only to have them retired prematurely.Thats why they are just sitting dormant,as none have gone out for scrap as yet.