Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby GojiMet86 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:23 pm

Have all the M2/M4/M6 been retired?
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:19 pm

no about 24 cars are still in use as spare trains.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Frank » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:46 pm

Any M4 and M6 cars left?
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby jackintosh11 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:17 am

No
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:16 am

actually yes whole string of them sitting in New Haven read earlier post about use on harlem/hudson.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:11 pm

Any more details on the M4/6 sets being held for H/H service? This ought to be interesting...
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:52 pm

just plan so far, to create a few sets m-2- triplet-triplet-m-2 for temporary service while M-7a cars are getting retrofitted with camera's.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Ridgefielder » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:10 pm

On the way home tonight on 373 we paced a 6-car set from 125th to Woodlawn. Got the numbers: 8714 & 8715, 8720 & 8721, 8735 & 8734. Definitely headed up the New Haven at Woodlawn.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:12 pm

yeah and ?? you know there are 24 spare M2's on New Haven line ?? none are deployed otherwise yet.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Ridgefielder » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:29 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:yeah and ??

Some people had a smellier than expected ride home?
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby rr503 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:39 pm

There was a bunch of them w/ FICX marks coupled to a flat on track 8 (or was it 6?) this morning.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Travelsonic » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:18 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:yeah and ??

Some people had a smellier than expected ride home?

Honestly, I thought the M6s were worse, oddly, than the M2s or M4s... especially when it came to the bathroom, and smell leakage. :P
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Steamboat Willie » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:56 pm

M4's were brutal to work. I won't miss them one bit.
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Train2009 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:31 pm

Last week Thursday January 28 during the PM Rush hour I caught M2 #8700 trailing on the east end of a 8 car NH Line deadhead train from Stamford, CT to Grand Central, it was seen in Woodlawn, I am sorry it is a last post
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Re: Official M2 / M4 / M6 Retirement Thread

Postby Travelsonic » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:13 pm

Yesterday, was in a 6-car (3 pair) consist, with 8729 in the rear. Being able to watch the scenery go by from the window at the end door gave me a feeling of nostalgia that numbed the pain of slamming the door between paired cars into my foot. XD I forgot how heavy those doors are (on top of being used to the automated doors on the M8s). 0_o
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