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(A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by RailBus63 on Sun Jun 3 09:27:45 2012

Good mix of equipment on the A on Saturday:

Spotted an R42 set to Far Rockaway going south through Rockaway Blvd at 3:42. Didn't catch it coming back north though (boarded an R32 set back to Manhattan at 80-Hudson at 5:44).

A second R42 set was operating to Lefferts and passed through 104-Oxford at 4:12 and then back north through 80-Hudson at 4:33.

The rest of the trains were what seemed to be an even mix of R32's and R46's. There were four straight Far Rockaway trains of R46's in the 2:00 to 3:00 hour until an R32 set went south from Rockaway Blvd at 3:15. From then the procession was mostly Brightliners and the R42's to the seashore for the next 90 minutes. The Lefferts runs were more evenly mixed during the time we were out there.

As noted in another post, there was one train of R32's and one train of R42's laid up at Rockaway Park yard. The S was three 8-car trains of R46's.

Didn't see any other fans out on the Queens end of the A on Saturday afternoon. Kind of surprising since the weather was so nice and the excitement over this move has been so high.


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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by RailBus63 on Sun Jun 3 09:46:17 2012, in response to (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by RailBus63 on Sun Jun 3 09:27:45 2012.

Correction - left 80-Hudson to Manhattan at 4:44, not 5:44.

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Sun Jun 3 10:39:09 2012, in response to (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by RailBus63 on Sun Jun 3 09:27:45 2012.

Were all 50 R-42s transferred to the Abbott?

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by Keeping the RAPID in Rapid Transit on Sun Jun 3 11:30:04 2012, in response to Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Sun Jun 3 10:39:09 2012.

30 cars were transferred.

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by bzuck on Sun Jun 3 15:17:52 2012, in response to Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by Keeping the RAPID in Rapid Transit on Sun Jun 3 11:30:04 2012.

Doesn't this leave the eastern division short?

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun Jun 3 16:36:29 2012, in response to (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by RailBus63 on Sun Jun 3 09:27:45 2012.

C'MON!!! C'MON!!! C'MON!!! PHOTOS!!! PHOTOS!!! PHOTOS!!! :-D

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sun Jun 3 16:55:22 2012, in response to Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by bzuck on Sun Jun 3 15:17:52 2012.

Fewer spares.

Hopefully, all yards can make full service.

Oh yeah, how can the J or Z be extended to Ninth Ave. in the rush? Where do the cars come from?

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by monorail on Mon Jun 4 01:12:57 2012, in response to (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by RailBus63 on Sun Jun 3 09:27:45 2012.

i was out there and i saw at least 1 other photographer

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by RailBus63 on Mon Jun 4 09:38:13 2012, in response to Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun Jun 3 16:36:29 2012.

Sorry, didn't get them downloaded until late on Sunday. I'll try to get a few posted ASAP.

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Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2

Posted by ENY Blitz 5107 on Mon Jun 4 19:03:09 2012, in response to Re: (A) - update - Saturday 6/2, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sun Jun 3 16:55:22 2012.

OK,lemme see-Lets see where the cars are.We have 80 R-44s that sit unused which COULD allow some older 60 footers to run on the extended "J".There are 8 R-32s sitting at Fresh Pond Yard for what? Going on 3(!)years now.There are 14 R-42s sitting in Pitkin Yard and 12 may still be operable as one pair was partially stripped.I believe there are more R-32s that are stored or retired that can be made operable as well.ALSO,there are at least 10 R-32s that are used as "Refuse Motors" that can be restored to service.Are there any others???


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