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R32 on the Brighton Line


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It would've made a lot more sense to run an R160 set, since it is best to have the yard as uniform as possible. Maybe they are planning on reefing the train from the (;) line, since 145th Street isn't too far from 207th Street Yard, where the trains are reefed from. Still, the costs of just having 2 trainsets there and having to have mechanics and parts familiar with R32s are probably more than the costs saved by being able to drive the train right to the reefing yard.

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It would've made a lot more sense to run an R160 set, since it is best to have the yard as uniform as possible. Maybe they are planning on reefing the train from the (;) line, since 145th Street isn't too far from 207th Street Yard, where the trains are reefed from. Still, the costs of just having 2 trainsets there and having to have mechanics and parts familiar with R32s are probably more than the costs saved by being able to drive the train right to the reefing yard.

 

That R32 at CI CANNOT be touched. No SMEEs period can't be touched. If anything, the R32 may not be needed after the cuts are implemented but with the R44 retirement AND the cuts, we'll need all the cars possinble that can make service.

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I thought that set of 32's were at the time "extra" cars due to the retirement, and they needed an extra train for the Brighton project, which is why it wound up there, no?

 

That's what I originally thought, but from the looks of it, it's really just an extra train to make service, just like how an R68/A pops up on the (N) if and only when necessary.

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