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Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?

Posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 10 13:13:56 2012, in response to Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?, posted by BLE-NIMX on Sun Jun 10 13:06:45 2012.

Just about the same

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Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun Jun 10 14:52:47 2012, in response to Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?, posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 10 12:13:21 2012.

Anyone with basical electrical experience could get that to work properly.

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Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun Jun 10 14:52:56 2012, in response to Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?, posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 10 12:13:21 2012.

Anyone with basic electrical experience could get that to work properly.

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Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?

Posted by Train Dude on Sun Jun 10 16:39:12 2012, in response to Re: Next Up (Re: Speaking of R-44s....)?, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun Jun 10 14:52:47 2012.

I'd say so

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by mike cruz on Mon Jun 11 10:44:27 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Stef on Sun Jun 10 12:56:59 2012.

So I'm guessing it's gonna be based outta 239 or somethin like that? somethin IRT.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by North-Easten T/O on Tue Jun 12 08:21:22 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Train Dude on Fri Jun 8 21:22:38 2012.

As a Big Guy T/O. I like the way they handled, but hatted the cab size. Its a love/hate thing.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by MainR3664 on Tue Jun 12 08:29:13 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jun 8 15:01:16 2012.

Without the blue stripe on the side, I find it very hard to love the R44 or R46. Loss of the stripe is of course NOT a reason to retire them. But it did kill my affection...sort of like when a beautiful girl gets a terrible perm...

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by BLE-NIMX on Tue Jun 12 08:40:50 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Train Dude on Fri Jun 8 21:22:38 2012.

They had their good times and their bad ones. When I hired into motors, they were down to the last several trains of P-Wire so I did not get any trips on them so did not to compare them to their Westcode counterparts. I have never seen a train yet like the one I had at Far Rockaway where while walking with coffee for T/D Collins noticed the train I left a minute before creeping to the block on its own after already runing the trip. Shortly after that we were laying them up with cords pulled and 8 handbrakes.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 09:28:29 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by BLE-NIMX on Tue Jun 12 08:40:50 2012.

There have been a handful of incidents at Far Rockaway where the NewTran Brake Valve allowed the T/O to place the train into the Handle Off position without stopping in "Emergency".(similar to "quick charging") The train is essentially left in charge but with the controller in handle off so the air is not being replenished. As the Straight Air bleeds off, the brakes release and the train rolls into the block - Only at Far Rockaway. Go figure.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Avid Reader on Tue Jun 12 09:47:48 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 09:28:29 2012.

Far Rockaway was never on the Level.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 10:02:18 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Avid Reader on Tue Jun 12 09:47:48 2012.

still ain't

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 10:03:22 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 09:28:29 2012.

By the way, I was speaking of R-46s here and not the R-44s.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by mike cruz on Tue Jun 12 11:18:24 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by MainR3664 on Tue Jun 12 08:29:13 2012.

I agree.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Ble-nimx on Tue Jun 12 12:52:22 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 09:28:29 2012.

far rockaway is graded to the block. I had heard at the time of my incident . Go figure indeed, that the R44 westcode controllers are interlocked to prevent a train from not going in emergency . there Is a way for R32s to charge by themselves using nothing more than a brake handle but I'll spill those beans you on the private channels

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Mr. D - Type on Tue Jun 12 16:14:14 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Ble-nimx on Tue Jun 12 12:52:22 2012.

I remember when the 44's were charging themselves up & attempting to leave the stations. IIRC, it got to a point where an arriving motorman / motorperson could not dump the train until the departing one was on board ready to charge it up just in case.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 20:46:51 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Mr. D - Type on Tue Jun 12 16:14:14 2012.

On the R-44s, you could take the charge from one end and transfer it to the other. In doing so, you could change ends without the risk of recharging the brake system and finding no P-wire. That was the purpose for that practice.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Westcode44 on Tue Jun 12 21:40:31 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 20:46:51 2012.

It was called "tooling"

WE-44

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 21:43:50 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Westcode44 on Tue Jun 12 21:40:31 2012.

Tooling? Interesting. We just called it, "Taking the charge".

BTW, thanks for coming the other night. I know that we didn't get much time to talk but it was still fun.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Westcode44 on Tue Jun 12 21:49:30 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 21:43:50 2012.

Thanks see u next time Mr. Train Dude, BTW new-"KNORR TYPE" Compressors are showing up on the R68A's. :-)

WE-44

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Edwards! on Tue Jun 12 21:52:38 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Mr. D - Type on Tue Jun 12 16:14:14 2012.

Yup..one of them almost killed my father in 73 just before he HAD to retired from the system at Coney Island..he broke his hip dodging that R44.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Jun 12 22:17:04 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by Westcode44 on Tue Jun 12 21:49:30 2012.

Yup! Those would be the VV120s and the oilless VV120s we were testing. There was a VV120 on the high numbered A car of every R-44 Link. Very high output but the fans fall apart. They were considering using them as a 3rd compressor on the R-46s.

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Tue Jun 12 22:30:14 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by North-Easten T/O on Tue Jun 12 08:21:22 2012.

Big Guy T/O

Big inflated head!!!! :-D LOL

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Re: Speaking of R-44s....

Posted by MainR3664 on Wed Jun 13 07:36:37 2012, in response to Re: Speaking of R-44s...., posted by mike cruz on Sat Jun 9 18:15:26 2012.

I also recently noticed that work was taking place on the sBK lead tracks from the D...

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