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#1 Fan Railer

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:49 PM

Bombardier R179 3010-3014 pulling into Broad Channel from F5 test track after concluding testing for the day (10/28/16):

 

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

READ FIRST:
On my second try today, 11/1/16, I was able to grab the remaining clips I wished to get of the R179 track testing in the Rockaways. Here is the full compilation of video of the test train I have from both dates, 10/28 and 11/1.
 
First, we have the shots of the train moving, which provide good sample sound for the propulsion. Basically, the pitch changes follow the same profile as the R160B Siemens sets, but the actual sound itself is of a different type.
 
Next we have the set walkdown @ Broad Channel. And interesting thing to note is that one truck in the set, the number 2 end truck of 3010, is a trailer truck (unpowered). All other trucks are motorized. Whether this is purely an instrumental testing truck, or if this feature will be part of the order remains to be seen. LoL at the employee joking about dropping the window and telling buffs to stop filming =P
 
And finally, we have clips of the test train actually on the test track, shot from other A trains passing the test track area. Enjoy the action, and stay tuned for clips from system-wide clearance testing which is to happen soon, hopefully =)


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:37 AM

3010-3019 testing 2/28/17; Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue & Pitkin Yard



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:09 PM

3010-3019 departing Broad Channel (3/29/17)



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

Great videos and thanks for posting them. How many R179s have been delivered so far besides the ten car train?



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

Great videos and thanks for posting them. How many R179s have been delivered so far besides the ten car train?

There are currently 18 cars on property (10-car and 8-car train). A second 8-car train is scheduled to arrive in a few weeks.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:43 PM

At what plant is Bombardier building the R179s?



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:26 PM

At what plant is Bombardier building the R179s?

Plattsburgh, NY



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:17 PM

 

Great videos and thanks for posting them. How many R179s have been delivered so far besides the ten car train?

There are currently 18 cars on property (10-car and 8-car train). A second 8-car train is scheduled to arrive in a few weeks.

 

 

Thanks, at least the cars are gradually arriving. 



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:38 AM

3058-3061 being delivered to 207th Street Yard earlier this week via George Washington Bridge:



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

Great video... too bad it was not during daytime...
I suppose it's a lot faster delivering them that way, then on a freight train...
I can imagine what a sight the longer R44&46's would have been if they came down the road when new...
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