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Yard color Diamonds on the R26-36WF/ML

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Why did the (NYCT) used Diamonds for these redbird cars for some? Like <6><7> all green/purple. Dunno about IRT Broadway getting em. But what was the point for a diamonds? Does the R62/R62As have these too?

 

Did they symbolize for Express trains only one way-peak direction?

 

Example: R33WF[Worlds Fair]

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East 239th Street Yard, Bronx County

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I know that since the late 80s after being painted red they distinguished the cars from which yards they came from and what line they were from by using the colors. The R62s used full color patches below the number. Yellow was the (6) Westchester Yard (4) Orange Concourse Yard (3) Blue Lenox Yard (1) Red was for the Broadway 240th St yard. The Redbirds Had the same full color patch but as they were retired the diamonds began to be used. By the way (2)(5) were green in color patch or diamond for 239th St yard and of course, (7) was purple for Corona Yard.

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dont you mean (2) line have black color patch sticker

R33 #8806 - #9205.

 

Colors are not being used anymore on the NTTs or on any B Division cars. They would be helpful in determining what train belongs where though if they kept using them.

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Colors are not being used anymore on the NTTs or on any B Division cars. They would be helpful in determining what train belongs where though if they kept using them.

 

No it wouldn't. The R160s get moved around from Jamaica to Coney Island, so I think it doesn't have a permanent home to move to.

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No it wouldn't. The R160s get moved around from Jamaica to Coney Island, so I think it doesn't have a permanent home to move to.

 

You mean they're constantly getting swapped?

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