2010 Holiday Train

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2010 Holiday Train

Post by ElliotCourtney » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:09 pm

Well folks its that time again. The TA is running a consist of R1-9 cars from Queens Plaza to 2nd ave every sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The train runns at 10am until 5pm. What I would like to know is the first run of the day where does it start from?
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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by Allan » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:56 pm

if it is anything like last year the first run will be at 10 AM from 2nd Av.

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by chuchubob » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:59 pm

same route as last year
depart 2nd Ave 10:01, 11:31, 13:01, 14:30, 16:01
depart Queens Plaza 10:44, 12:14, 13:43, and 15:14

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by #5 - Dyre Ave » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:17 am

I'm looking forward to riding it.

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by GP38 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:27 am

I would assume they are signing this train as an M?

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by BMTLines » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:56 am

The train was signed as "S Special"

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DSC_0495 by Jim P Photography, on Flickr

More pictures and a short video clip can be seen here

http://bmt-lines.com/2010/11/holiday-train-rides-again/

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by ElliotCourtney » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:22 pm

Is there any posilility of the train being canceled because of the possible rain? And what is the Chance if it does? And where and when would it be announced?Thanks
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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by Kamen Rider » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:31 pm

the train is running in a tunnel...

It only gets stopped when a cold weather plan is in effect that stops all GOs (since the train runs under a GO) when "Snow Bird" layups are required, which means all tracks need to be avilabe.
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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by chuchubob » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:48 am

last Sunday's train at 2nd Ave, Queens Plaza, and 5th Ave/53rd St

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:50 am

ElliotCourtney wrote:Is there any posilility of the train being canceled because of the possible rain? And what is the Chance if it does? And where and when would it be announced?Thanks
Rain? In the subway? You're from out of town, aren't you? :-D
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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by jbn7474 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:43 pm

HI all, I was fortunate enough to catch the holiday train when I came into the city for some subway adventures. I got the last train at 4 out of 2nd ave. I was in the last car and got to see out the back window as we ventured in the tunnels. The cars seemed in excellent shape and rode well. Love the roar of the engines and it was better than the new cars they have running now in my opinion. I am from the Boston area and I am so impressed with NY's subway system only wished my city would of follwed suit with 4 track operations and elevated lines. I have some pics that I want to share, but this site wont let me add them cause they are bigger than 400k in size.

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by Kamen Rider » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:05 pm

they don't have engines...
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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by jbn7474 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:02 pm

I'm sorry I meant traction motors :) they sounded great

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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by Tadman » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:44 am

Quite fun, our CTA holiday train is made of modern cars with a flat in between. It would be good fun if the pair of 4000's were used - very in the spirit, like your R1/9.
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Re: 2010 Holiday Train

Post by ElliotCourtney » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:50 pm

hahahaha thats a good one otto...Im a Long Island kid..I showed up last year on the one sunday that is was annulled by snow so I wanted to check if a cloud in the sky would postpone it.....I noteced that in the trains wake there was a heavy layer of smoke, is this beacuse of the friction beraings on the cars or are the traction motor packing going?
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