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R-188 crew training

Posted by G1Ravage on Tue Jul 30 22:08:23 2013

I've heard some ridiculous rambling and rumors coming from various railfan sites. So let me set the record straight.

(7) line crews are currently being trained on the R-188. Each weekday, an 11-car converted R-188 leaves Corona Yard between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM to do one round trip EMPTY for the purpose of crew training.

If you want photos, feel free to hang out on the Flushing Line some time between 10:30 and 1:30, approximately.

Current internal rumors call for IN-SERVICE testing to begin perhaps as soon as late-August or September.

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by gbs on Wed Jul 31 00:09:04 2013, in response to R-188 crew training, posted by G1Ravage on Tue Jul 30 22:08:23 2013.

But because the new signaling system is nowhere near ready, the training is really like R142 training, right? How different is the R188 in manual mode from the R142 already in use for years?

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed Jul 31 00:21:09 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by gbs on Wed Jul 31 00:09:04 2013.

I'm sure that a BIG part of it is "See that green button there that says ATO? *DO* *NOT* *PUT* *YOUR* *FINGER* *IN* *THERE* and above all, do not push what's inside! Or it's more than just days in the street." :)



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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by MainR3664 on Wed Jul 31 06:52:48 2013, in response to R-188 crew training, posted by G1Ravage on Tue Jul 30 22:08:23 2013.

Thank you for the info!!

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by MTA T on Wed Jul 31 08:50:14 2013, in response to R-188 crew training, posted by G1Ravage on Tue Jul 30 22:08:23 2013.

This is helpful information!

Guess the R188s are not entering service then... oh well!

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jul 31 10:10:08 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by gbs on Wed Jul 31 00:09:04 2013.

There are differences in the cab and computer that need to be shown to the crews. And Train Operators need the new key.

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by Southern BMT on Wed Jul 31 12:14:38 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed Jul 31 00:21:09 2013.

*DO* *NOT* *PUT* *YOUR* *FINGER* *IN* *THERE* and above all, do not push what's inside! Or it's more than just days in the street.

That's what she said.

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by LRG5784 on Wed Jul 31 14:00:20 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by Southern BMT on Wed Jul 31 12:14:38 2013.

LOL

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by R 36 ML 9542 on Wed Jul 31 17:13:05 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by LRG5784 on Wed Jul 31 14:00:20 2013.

Oh shit LOL!!!!!!!!

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by Wado MP73 on Wed Jul 31 21:37:06 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed Jul 31 00:21:09 2013.

Hmmm... No local recycle?

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed Jul 31 21:47:34 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by Wado MP73 on Wed Jul 31 21:37:06 2013.

MDCU's are on the wall. I *believe* that the left door key there is only to enable operation of the left side panel. I couldn't imagine them being equipped without the rock'em-sock'em customer buttons. :)

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by LRG5784 on Wed Jul 31 22:12:32 2013, in response to R-188 crew training, posted by G1Ravage on Tue Jul 30 22:08:23 2013.

Lol, some ppl. actually thought the train was entering service today.

Whoever started that rumor really needs to get a life.

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jul 31 22:55:20 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by Wado MP73 on Wed Jul 31 21:37:06 2013.

Door controls are off the picture, on the sides.

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by Broadway Lion on Wed Jul 31 23:01:05 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by G1Ravage on Wed Jul 31 10:10:08 2013.

YOU MEAN *MY* Key will not work in that thing!

The very Idea!

ROAR

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Re: R-188 crew training

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed Jul 31 23:08:23 2013, in response to Re: R-188 crew training, posted by Broadway Lion on Wed Jul 31 23:01:05 2013.

Sign up for cool car, you'll get a new one. :)


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