Friday, July 31, 2009

My trip to Ogdensburg, New York

Greetings, everyone.

I know some of you have not heard yet, however I was gone for four days with my family on a trip to Ogdensburg, New York. I believe the trip was about seven to eight hours long. We did take a few breaks along the way to refuel and eat up some lunch.

Just to give you an idea, I drew a red line over the routes we traveled.

I do apologize for the map being a bit blurry, but I think you'll get the idea. This map covers the State of New York. We did have to pass through New Jersey first, and then Pennsylvania.

Here's our start.
That's me, making the weird face and the Mets' road cap, big thanks to my sister Meg for taking the photo. I was looking forward for going up there to my birthtown of Ogdensburg.

Me and my brother Mark, he's holding a black bag.
This was interstate route 80 in Pennsylvania. Rocks do fall here so you must be careful driving around.
Another image, taken by my sister. Those trees are nice in Pennsylvania ( I hope I got the location right)
My dad looks at a restaurant in Scranton, Pennsylvania, our big stop and our halfway point in the trip.

This is the Restaurant's sign.
And some food on the way...
I'm trying out my customized dish, mostly chicken and fried rice.
Mark with his dish.
I'm just stretching, and Mark is requesting another meal.

I believe this is what my two sisters ate there too.

Here's some more scenery, taken by my sisters Meg and Faye.

After that, we just drove up north to Ogdensburg, at one point we missed our exit and appeared to be headed for Canada. Oh no, we don't have a passport, luckily, my older sister Meg and my Dad reminded my cousing Jack (our driver) to turn around.

Here's our main stay.
This is my Aunt Mae's house and me posing in front, with my camera. (Don't call me a paparazzo)

Later in the evening, another photo gathering.

From left to right (Mark, Matthew(myself), Michelle, and Faye). Michelle is my cousin, and Faye is my older sister.

Here's more from around the house.

Anyways, that's all for now. We sure had a great time gathering here. We did meet some cool friends along the way too. The neighbors here in Ogdensburg are sure friendly. The only issue we had were fending off the mosqitoes around the house, they were annoying. We left there with a lot of bug bites, me, Mark, Faye, and Meg had a lot so we needed itching cream to sooth those bug bites.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Subway Car fleets as of July 2009

NYC fleet assignments

Here are the following subway car assignments by each subway line

uses R62A
uses R142
uses R62
uses R142 and R142A cars
uses R142
uses R142A
uses R62A cars
uses R62A cars

uses R44, and R46
uses R68 and R68A
uses R32
uses R68
uses R160A and R160B cars
uses R46, R160A, and R160B subway cars
uses mainly R46.
uses R32, R40M, R42 and R46 cars
Rockaway Park Shuttle uses four R44 cars, eight during the summer.

uses R42 and R160A
uses R143 and R160A
uses R160A
uses R160A and R160B.
uses R68, R68A, R160A and R160B
uses R32, R40M, R42, and R46 cars.
uses two R68 subway cars,for their trains in the Franklin Avenue Shuttle
uses R160A and R160B
uses the same fleet as the

The differences from the last list

R40 slants have been retired.
R68 and R68A's do not appear on and anymore.
trains no longer use R32, R40M and R42 cars.
are expected to have R160s compromise 100% of their fleets
is forecasted to use R160s in the future.
The uses R32, R40M and R42 car classes now.