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Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Sep 15 16:49:15 2011

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Only on the Brooklyn bound platform. Some what a improvement when (R)arly train comes by.

The signs are similar to (L) train style.

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Train2104 on Thu Sep 15 17:25:51 2011, in response to Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Sep 15 16:49:15 2011.

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L style? So they actually show minutes?

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Sep 15 17:40:23 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Train2104 on Thu Sep 15 17:25:51 2011.

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yes

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Westcode44 on Thu Sep 15 17:52:08 2011, in response to Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Sep 15 16:49:15 2011.

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When does it go off every half hour? lols. RR=Rarely Reliable.

WE44

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by murray1575 on Thu Sep 15 18:02:22 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Westcode44 on Thu Sep 15 17:52:08 2011.

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If RR=Rarely Reliable then LL=Lousy Local (at least that's what we called it at Stuyvesant HS in the late 1960's when it was still running BMT Standards).

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Thu Sep 15 19:02:36 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by murray1575 on Thu Sep 15 18:02:22 2011.

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And were the R-7a's and R-9s much better than the AB's? We think not.

Come to think of it, the only decent trains that have run on the "L" in recent times (NOT counting the few R-42s) are the R143's.

=w=

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Thu Sep 15 19:07:45 2011, in response to Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Sep 15 16:49:15 2011.

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Only on the Brooklyn bound platform.

Soo... for people who have no choice in the matter, it will tell them how long the wait is. But, for people who could actually use the information and decide to take the 1 instead, it will remain a mystery.

Brilliant. Really hoping the other side is opening soon.

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by randyo on Thu Sep 15 21:18:33 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Thu Sep 15 19:02:36 2011.

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Anyone remember when the Multis ruled the 14 St Line?

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by murray1575 on Thu Sep 15 21:30:17 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Thu Sep 15 19:02:36 2011.

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No doubt the Arnines had seen their better days by that time, the newest of them being about 30 years old and none of them well maintained. However, the AB's by 1969 were in such bad shape that we didn't even bother waiting at Union Square in the winter for a train that would most likely never arrive but instead walk the few blocks to 1st Avenue. Thus the name "Lousy Local".

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by monorail on Thu Sep 15 22:28:27 2011, in response to Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Sep 15 16:49:15 2011.

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'Only on the Brooklyn bound platform.'


I think a better location for it would be to have it suspended from the ceiling..

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by SLRT on Fri Sep 16 06:56:23 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by randyo on Thu Sep 15 21:18:33 2011.

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Just missed 'em. I remember when they ruled the Myrtle-Chambers.

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by SLRT on Fri Sep 16 06:58:03 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by murray1575 on Thu Sep 15 21:30:17 2011.

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Back then the Canarsie was not the very active line it became.

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by SLRT on Fri Sep 16 06:58:50 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Thu Sep 15 19:07:45 2011.

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How much of a walk is it between the R and 1 platforms?

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Michael549 on Fri Sep 16 11:23:11 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by SLRT on Fri Sep 16 06:58:50 2011.

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At the Whitehall Street-South Ferry station it is not so much as a "walk" between the R and #1 platforms, as it is two sets of moderate length steps, or use of escalators between the platforms, and a relatively short passageway on the mezzanine level of the station.

Mike

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by zac on Fri Sep 16 11:50:38 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by murray1575 on Thu Sep 15 21:30:17 2011.

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yea, the R9s seemed like another hand-me-down when they started putting them on.

I got kinda creeped out when I got off at 1st Ave a few months ago. It was the first time getting off there since my Stuy days, also late 60s. We may even know each other, but we could be off by a few years too.

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by MCI GUY on Fri Sep 16 11:59:58 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by SLRT on Fri Sep 16 06:58:03 2011.

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yuppies had not discovered billyburg yet. i remember standards on the M in 1969. not then known as t5he m. the last stop was broad st where i waited for the qj comi8ng home from part time and summer job. the saddest thing was when they were loaid up by linden blvd partially scrapped in early 70s.

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Sep 16 13:34:13 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Thu Sep 15 19:02:36 2011.

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Except for those hard plastic seats, probably not. I heard that some of the truck bolsters on the BMT standards were so badly worn that there was concern that the truck would keep right on going after the rest of the train had stopped.

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Sep 16 15:52:20 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by murray1575 on Thu Sep 15 18:02:22 2011.

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I like Lonesome Larry better.:)

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Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Sep 16 15:53:21 2011, in response to Re: Countdown clock on the (R) line @ Whitehall St, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Thu Sep 15 19:02:36 2011.

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The BMT standards towards the end had steam wheezing out of every joint, right?

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