3/10 train on BMT track?

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illinidorry
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3/10 train on BMT track?

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Yesterday I got into the Atlantic-Pacific stop on the N and transferred to an R to get to my Lawrence St. destination. As I get on the R and sit down a 3 train comes down the track on the N line and although I didnt see the front it had a green "10" on the end car and "3" on the side of every car. Anyone know what they were doing?

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Re: 3/10 train on BMT track?

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Re: 3/10 train on BMT track?

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the R62s are in the prosses of getting thier SMS work done at Coney Island.
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Re: 3/10 train on BMT track?

Post by illinidorry »

Ohhhh....so I guess they have no problems fitting on the N line? Any reason the train might have a green 10? Just cause its on the rollsign and someone may have selected it?

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Re: 3/10 train on BMT track?

Post by railfan365 »

illinidorry wrote:Ohhhh....so I guess they have no problems fitting on the N line? Any reason the train might have a green 10? Just cause its on the rollsign and someone may have selected it?

B division cars can't fit into A divisoin stations and tunnels - they're too wide. However, A division cars can fit anywhere in the system due to being narrow enough. Just so long as they aren't used to make revenue passenger sotps in B territory due to how wide the gap would be.

As to the green 10 that you saw, I have no informaiotn on that whatsoever.

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Re: 3/10 train on BMT track?

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The train was on it's way to Coney Island yard as stated. The roll signs on R62 and R62A cars have many unused numbers. IIRC 10,11,and 12 are green, to be used on different variations of Lexington Ave service. There are also purple numbers for the Flushing line services. I'm guessing that someone was trying to show the "not in service" bullet, or a blank display and the roll got stuck at 11. I think B division roll signs have unused letters on some of the roll signs also.

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Re: 3/10 train on BMT track?

Post by illinidorry »

Trainmaster5 wrote:The train was on it's way to Coney Island yard as stated. The roll signs on R62 and R62A cars have many unused numbers. IIRC 10,11,and 12 are green, to be used on different variations of Lexington Ave service. There are also purple numbers for the Flushing line services. I'm guessing that someone was trying to show the "not in service" bullet, or a blank display and the roll got stuck at 11. I think B division roll signs have unused letters on some of the roll signs also.
Thanks, I figured that was most likely the case but with all the crazy things the MTA is doing these days maybe they had some kinda experiment in the works.

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