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Offline Smooth23

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Something odd about the R46s
« on: May 24, 2011, 12:12:01 am »
Ok so I have been taking the R46s on the R to work and I been noticing it has a whirling motor lately and I find it quite strange because it doesn't have a Westinghouse motor. It has a Pullman motor. Its so strange it was # 5741

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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 01:14:05 am »
Nothing special some R-46's howl just like some 68A's.That can be b\c:
1.Different motor
2.Bad bearings meaning the axel or axial and the truck meet(friction) to create that sound.
IND QBL: Ride on R46 (R) #5741 with HOWLING MOTOR from 36 St-Roosevelt AV (Not my vid)

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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 09:24:24 am »
That's the same exact train I took lol and it's kinda strange though cuss you would mostly hear the howling motors on the R68s/As & R44s but not at all from the R46

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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 09:24:47 am »
the motor is dying lol

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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 11:00:05 am »
the motor is dying lol
Yea that too when the 142/A motors are dying they kind of sound like R1's.

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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 11:05:44 am »
i have been hearing akward sounds to, cause i was on the Q this morning and when i got of at the 59th Street Lexington station an R train was docked and it was giving off some weird noise
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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 04:29:13 pm »
I have to agree, that's pretty awkward. The owner of the video sums it up - he/she said that most R46s don't have this.

the motor is dying lol
By the way, I was wondering - what are the mechanics' options when a motor is dying?
« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 04:31:12 pm by Gong Gahou »
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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 04:55:59 pm »
Usually when a motor of a train dies It howls I believe.
I took the same (R) train a few months back and it had the same issue maybe Jamaica yard is lacking maintance or crews or something.
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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 05:23:23 pm »
Usually when a motor of a train dies It howls I believe.
I took the same (R) train a few months back and it had the same issue maybe Jamaica yard is lacking maintance or crews or something.
Well Jamaica is a shit yard at maintenance which is why the 160's look bad over there.I doubt they'll have a train running for months with a dead motor so I doubt its a dead motor.

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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 08:53:43 pm »
I believe I was on  5741 The day I was riding it Was  April 15th btw
so who knows
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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 08:55:14 pm »
love that sound!!

its like R68s on the QBL

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Re: Something odd about the R46s
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 01:39:10 pm »
R46s have GE motors.


Also the howling sound comes from the friction created by an old or under-lubricated wheel bearing, not from the motor. Notice that even when the train is coasting, the howling sound is present.