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My first trip by myself was at East (:)(D)(W)Y to Ditmars Blvd <R><R> I was 7 years old

I rode on A R44(F) to 34st and took the <R><R> and took a R32 train that I will never forget

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I remember riding on the subway for the first time when i used to live around Smith and Bergen Street.I took what was the (G)(G) train at the time and the cars were unrebuilt R-32's and that was early to mid 80's.

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The earlyest I remember was when I was in Pre-K and went on a class trip to Coney Island. Not to start a thread about an (F) express (I don't care what you are anyone else thinks should happen), I could have sworn it went express to CI. And at that time, I thought the R46s were new trains.

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The earlyest I remember was when I was in Pre-K and went on a class trip to Coney Island. Not to start a thread about an (F) express (I don't care what you are anyone else thinks should happen), I could have sworn it went express to CI. And at that time, I thought the R46s were new trains.

Kinda funny because when I was little I thought the R46's were from the mid 90's

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I can't recall my exact first ride, although my earliest memories are of riding R-46s on the (R) from the Bay Ridge section of the line. At the time, I too thought R-46s were the most contemporary cars since they had electronic side signs as opposed to the rollsigns of the newer R-68s.

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Oh, I've been riding trains as far as I can remember. I bet I was brought home from the hospital after being born on the train, lol. But my first memories were the Redbirds on Flushing, even though I do live in Brooklyn

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My first subway ride was in the winter of 1977 in an R32. I have two baby pictures standing on the seats. :)

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If my mom told me right, when I was 1 or 2, we rode the subway for one whole day. All around NYC I think. God, I wish I can still remember doing that!

 

Other than that when I was 3 and riding on the (F) from Coney Island and 4 when I rode the (7)to Willets Pt-Shea Stadium(or as what it was called). Awesome trips.

 

and for the heck of it, bringing a gingerbread house made from school, riding the subway to my moms work to grab her paycheck and back. I felt embarassed caring that even though we should have stopped at home(which wasn't far from the school) first then go to her work.

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My very first ride was on the summer of 1994 right after I turned 2. As I've stated many times, the first train that I boarded was R44 5377 on the A and I took it from 88 St to Broadway-Nassau before boarding an R40M J train to Canal St Chinatown. On my way home at Broadway Nassau, I boarded R44 5278 and fell asleep as soon as I hopped onto a bucket seat by the window. Since then, I got an R38 upon riding an A train almost every time as long as I remembered. For a while, I even thought that the bucket seated trains were gone from the A train to the B train in 1997 as the R68As felt just like the R44s when I was a lad. Though I wasn't satisfied with the R38s' bench seating and suspension, I never hated them and eventually loved them as they never failed me with broken doors, A/C, lights, breakdowns, and leaking roofs. It's ashamed that they were the first 60 ft SMEEs to be entirely wiped out.

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My very first ride was on the summer of 1994 right after I turned 2. As I've stated many times, the first train that I boarded was R44 5377 on the A and I took it from 88 St to Broadway-Nassau before boarding an R40M J train to Canal St Chinatown. On my way home at Broadway Nassau, I boarded R44 5278 and fell asleep as soon as I hopped onto a bucket seat by the window. Since then, I got an R38 upon riding an A train almost every time as long as I remembered. For a while, I even thought that the bucket seated trains were gone from the A train to the B train in 1997 as the R68As felt just like the R44s when I was a lad. Though I wasn't satisfied with the R38s' bench seating and suspension, I never hated them and eventually loved them as they never failed me with broken doors, A/C, lights, breakdowns, and leaking roofs. It's ashamed that they were the first 60 ft SMEEs to be entirely wiped out.

You remember the car numbers when you were 2.. :eek:

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You remember the car numbers when you were 2.. :eek:

 

I asked my mom why the cars had numbers and she told me that they were lucky numbers of the day! It was certainly a lucky number for the CNJ dangling train car of the 1959 Newark Bay wreck as it won so many people the lottery that week.

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I was 17, going with my family on a day trip to the city, First line was 70(F) from 47-50. I dont remember wehre to, I know I wound up in Chinatown that day, or which subway I took back to Penn Station. The only reaosn I remember I was in 47-50 is the photo I took of the station.

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My first trips were pre kindergarden and was from (J) 104 Street /Jamaica Avenue to (F)(J)(Z)Essex Street / Delancey Street. Me and my father would take the train atleast 4 times a week. I remember always riding in the front car and just staring out the front window the whole trip. I also rember T/O's having the cab doors open(either cracked or fully) and my father talking to the T/O's. I even had one T/O show me the inside of the cab but not entering his compartment while he was driving. man i really enjoy taking the train when i was a kid

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My first subway ride was when I was student at MS104.

I think during MS104 summer school which took place @ 25th St/Park Av, I have used (6) because I was late for summer school without my mom or roommate's permission. I took it from 96th to 23rd Sts.

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It's funny that you guys mention baby pics,i do have one of me as a baby with my mother and my aunt on what i think is an R-27 or R-30 in it's original appearance.I would have to find it and post it up.I just remembered that would be my first actual first ride on a subway train.So me riding on the (G)(G) would be my first ride alone on a train.Sorry for any mixup.

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I've been riding the subway for as long as I can remember, so I really remember taking a redbird (2) train at Church Avenue, my home station at the time until I turned 8. There were weekends my dad and I would take the subway for the whole day, and when I turned 10 I took the subway by myself for the first time from school to my dad's job. Now that he's gone, I often go on subtle little trips to remind myself the times my dad and I took the subway together for no real reason, but to also explore parts of the subway I hadn't been to at the time.

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Wow I don't remember when I first started going on the train, but I do remember it usually involved me visiting my dad's job.

 

The first time I went on a train by myself (this is going to sound sad), but I began using the train by myself when I was 18 or 19. I'm 20 now. Considering that, I know the trains pretty well.

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