subway sandite trains

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BobLI
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subway sandite trains

Post by BobLI » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:52 am

Are there sandite trains on the subway to help with slip slide conditions during the falling leaf season? I was thinking they may be used on the A line where there are a lot of trees in queens and also the brooklyn lines that run in the cuts.

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Re: subway sandite trains

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:50 pm

There is an adhesion car, R33 8885 based out of Unionport that is pushed or pulled by either R28s 7924-45 and R29s 8678-79 or one of the R36s.
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Re: subway sandite trains

Post by Trainmaster5 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:58 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:There is an adhesion car, R33 8885 based out of Unionport that is pushed or pulled by either R28s 7924-45 and R29s 8678-79 or one of the R36s.
That's for the Dyre line but I'd guess there's one based in Brooklyn for the Sea Beach and Brighton-Franklin lines also.

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Re: subway sandite trains

Post by R30A » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:35 am

Yes. There are two R30s. They run on the Brighton/SeaBeach and Rockaway lines.

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