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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Train Dude on Sun May 6 23:20:43 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by bklynsubwaybob on Sun May 6 22:11:43 2012.

DF3 would be more appropriate and while we're at it the mini-expert is talking out of his ass again. Transit never used a 3YC compressor. The DF3 was replaced by the 2CY compressor until the D-3 and D-4 came along.



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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun May 6 23:26:30 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Train Dude on Sun May 6 23:20:43 2012.

So "Transit" never used a 3YC, eh? Why don't you stick to what you know about and let us adults talk? Sheesh.



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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Sun May 6 23:30:17 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 6 21:12:52 2012.

It's almost as if they wanted it to look good for some reason (paint wise). OK yellow and black stripes aren't the nicest lookin things..............but you ALWAYS know when ones comin. The R156 is gonna blend in too much.

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by BLE-NIMX on Mon May 7 10:46:18 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 6 21:12:52 2012.

Paint doesn't matter for a work train. Passengers will try to board anyway. BTW the guy in the cab said he's number 1!

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Mon May 7 22:52:39 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by BLE-NIMX on Mon May 7 10:46:18 2012.

Guy in the cab?

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Tue May 8 07:49:46 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by BLE-NIMX on Mon May 7 10:46:18 2012.

The guy in the cab displayed his I.Q. number!!!

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 12:28:27 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Mike Cruz on Sun May 6 23:30:17 2012.

I have to laugh at this. These locomotives are lit up like they're going to be used as tourist attractions in Times Square and everyone's griping that the paint job doesn't stand out enough.

If the paint job is what you're counting on seeing, you're probably in trouble.

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 12:29:32 2012, in response to R156 Locomotives, posted by MainR3664 on Wed May 2 07:39:52 2012.

Whoa, N2 is coupled directly to the R156!

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Ian Lennon on Tue May 8 15:01:12 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Mike Cruz on Sun May 6 20:33:44 2012.

Like the time we rode the C to Rockaway Park.

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Tue May 8 18:30:54 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 12:29:32 2012.

I thought that was a no-no.

Due to their weight a rider car is supposed to be in between them.

I guess being towed dead doesn't count?



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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 8 18:35:31 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Tue May 8 18:30:54 2012.

Weighs the same either "weigh" ...

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 18:39:15 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Tue May 8 18:30:54 2012.

Exactly what I was thinking. It should weigh the same whether it's being towed or moving under its own power. Maybe because the R156 is longer?

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 18:40:16 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 8 18:35:31 2012.

Load is spread out if there's a rider car between the diesels.

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Tue May 8 18:42:05 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Ian Lennon on Tue May 8 15:01:12 2012.

Exactly what I was thinkin.

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Tue May 8 18:42:40 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 12:28:27 2012.

Well that too. LOL

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Tue May 8 18:44:17 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 18:39:15 2012.

Or they bent the rules, new toy new rules..................

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 8 19:18:53 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 18:40:16 2012.

Yep ... same reason for motor trucks and trailer trucks on elevated equipment decades ago ... spread that load.

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Ble-nimx on Tue May 8 19:41:09 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Tue May 8 18:30:54 2012.

I remember that bulletin was written in the early 90s. The transition unit car was required for power packs (two engined CWRs, project trains) or one rider car between engines for any moves over structures as as this rule was written in place to protect the structure from overloading . At 38Yd multiple engine moves were permitted to make up roadmaster work trains but prohibited at Westchester.

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by jabrams on Tue May 8 22:54:14 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Ble-nimx on Tue May 8 19:41:09 2012.

Couldn't the R156 move under its' own power?

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Train Dude on Tue May 8 22:56:55 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by jabrams on Tue May 8 22:54:14 2012.

New equipment is never delivered under its own power on the NYCT. It's always towed to the facility where it undergoes much testing before it runs under its own power.

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Ian Lennon on Tue May 8 23:04:15 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Mike Cruz on Tue May 8 18:42:05 2012.

Green R-10's, and Redbird R-30's.


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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Tue May 8 23:46:22 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Ian Lennon on Tue May 8 23:04:15 2012.

I personally think the R30's were gone way too soon.

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Jersey Mike on Wed May 9 00:33:18 2012, in response to VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sat May 5 18:49:03 2012.

Doesn't the R stand for "Revenue" equipment?

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed May 9 01:06:42 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Jersey Mike on Wed May 9 00:33:18 2012.

Correct.

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Jace on Wed May 9 09:37:23 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by J trainloco on Tue May 8 12:29:32 2012.

An R156 is the same length as a rider car or flat car. The longer truck centers mean no restrictions when coupled up to a GE.

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Broadway Lion on Wed May 9 10:08:18 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by jabrams on Tue May 8 22:54:14 2012.

NOOOOOOOOO!

Nobody has been trained on it yet, or read the owner's manual.

Gotta check the fluids, charge the bat trees, and remove the plastic wraps that cover the equipment. Removing the plastic wraps is a specialty that must be done by a member of the black plastic wrap union, otherwise the whole system would have to go out on strike in symphony.

Then the High Priestess of Coney Island Yard must come and make blessings over it, and to wash away any cooties that non-union workers in the manufacturing plant may have left on it.

And besides all of that.... THIS IS THE WAY WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE IT!

ROAR

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by BLE-NIMX on Wed May 9 10:10:29 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Train Dude on Tue May 8 22:56:55 2012.

Also who knows EXACTLY how to run it according to NYCT book of rules yet? Testing allows for New car engineering's bed bugs from running into walls like the CBTC switches it came with. BTW a car inspector who rides with me showed me pictures that its a couple of feet longer than a rider car, not exactly good for the loops.

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Wed May 9 11:05:12 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by BLE-NIMX on Wed May 9 10:10:29 2012.

If that's true than somebody screwed up royaly, thos RD's barely make some curves them selves.

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Wed May 9 11:14:56 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Ian Lennon on Tue May 8 23:04:15 2012.

Speakin of....................BTW what was the deal wit the yellow squares? designated for scrap or work service?

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?133543

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Stef on Wed May 9 12:17:46 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Mike Cruz on Wed May 9 11:05:12 2012.

And speaking of the devil......this locomotive is headed to the A Division for cleanance testing at various IRT Locations starting on Saturday, 05/12. The tests will last throughout the month and into June. It will be stored at 239th St Yard.

-Stef

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Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives

Posted by Stef on Wed May 9 12:18:15 2012, in response to Re: VIDEOS : R156 Locomotives, posted by Mike Cruz on Wed May 9 11:14:56 2012.

Work service.....

-Stef

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by Mike Cruz on Wed May 9 15:26:50 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Stef on Wed May 9 12:17:46 2012.

So someone else must have noticed this. Or is that standard yesting?

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Thu May 10 08:19:38 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by Mike Cruz on Sat May 5 13:38:45 2012.

Original plans were to have Cross Harbor (Now NY&NJ Rail) push the Diesel into the new yard on 39th and 2nd, and have N1&N2 tow it back through 3rd ave into 36th street cut, but since the new road bed has been torn apart because of pipe work, they sent it through the Bay Ridge branch. What makes no sense to me, is they took apart the new roadbed on 1st ave and 39th for reconstruction and NOT put it back together. What a waste...

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Re: R156 Locomotives

Posted by South Brooklyn Railway on Thu May 10 08:22:27 2012, in response to Re: R156 Locomotives, posted by b/p rupture on Thu May 3 22:53:12 2012.

Well, starting from Unit #50 (R37's?) to be exact.

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