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R40s and R42s on the A line

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Does anybody know when the R40s and the R42s will start running on the (A) line?ENY yard should have some spare R42s from the (Z) and (L) lines.Same goes for CI yard once the siemens sets start coming back into service.

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I think after the R38s are gone, the R42s will move in. Dont know about the R40 sets. But only time will tell and show.

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the 38's are already getting scrapped?? damn!!

 

The base order of R160s is supposed to replace all R38, all slant R40, all of the CI R42, along with the GE R32s.

 

Also, the (L) hasn't run R42s since like, what, November?

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The R38s are good cars they shouldnt be retired.If i was the MTA i would mix in the MK R42s with the R32s and the R38s on the (A) and (C) lines.And you could have 10 car (C) trains.

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Out of all the R38 Cars i've seen, 3968 and 3969 have the cleanest roofs. No rust at all. I've seen less R38 cars on the A and C lines now, they are being mixed in with R32 sets. But I'm not exactly sure if they are getting scrapped already.

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I cant believe the Slants and Mods are leaving the Southern BMT. Im going to miss those bad boys on the (:)(N)&(W):). I hope my R68s/R68A's remain:D

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I cant believe the Slants and Mods are leaving the Southern BMT. Im going to miss those bad boys on the (B)(N)&(W):). I hope my R68s/R68A's remain:D
Your 68s are going to slow the Bravo down big time. :)

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I dont know man. I think its great the (:) is receiving hippos. As long as they remain on the Brighton/West End lines, Im happy. Ill miss the 60' cars though, big time.

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Your 68s are going to slow the Bravo down big time. :)

 

I rode R68s on the (:) brighton express.And its fast trust me you forget that your ridng the nyc subway you think your ridng metro north or LIRR or something.

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I cant believe the Slants and Mods are leaving the Southern BMT. Im going to miss those bad boys on the (:)(N)&(W):). I hope my R68s/R68A's remain:D

I think the mods are staying on the (B) until 2010 or something like that.Its just the slants that are moving to the (A) line.

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well it depends, if the B is getting the R68's on the D, then it won't be that slow, but if their getting the R68's from the N/Q and the R68A's, then oh god...

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well it depends, if the B is getting the R68's on the D, then it won't be that slow, but if their getting the R68's from the N/Q and the R68A's, then oh god...

 

I ride the R68As on the (Q) line everyday.For the last time they are not slow.The R68/As on the (N) line have good speed too.Have you ever rode an R68 (N) train between 36 st and pacific street?The R68s move on that run they aleast hit 45-50 mph.The R68/A do have good speed.

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I ride the R68As on the (Q) line everyday.For the last time they are not slow.The R68/As on the (N) line have good speed too.Have you ever rode an R68 (N) train between 36 st and pacific street?The R68s move on that run they aleast hit 45-50 mph.The R68/A do have good speed.
I agree. It has been said several times that the R68 and R68A can achieve high speeds:

 

Look here:

 

http://talk.nycsubway.org/perl/read?subtalk=100320

 

The person that made that post works with the Car Equipment division of NYC Transit, and he knows what he states because he has worked with those cars.

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well at least they feel like their slower. also the R68's on the D look cleaner and nicer than the ones on the N/Q

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It does feel like if its slower, but you cant really tell unless you

 

#1. Take a R68 (N) or (W) through the 60th street tunnel

#2. Hop on a R68 Train that gives you a very smooth ride. Sometimes you cant even tell if its going fast or slow.

 

#3. Ride the 4th Ave Express on a R68 (D) or(N) Train

#4. Ride the Brighton Line On A R68 (:) Train ( If you are lucky to catch it )

 

I would say CPW as well but....sometimes they have their problems.

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What R40 Slants going to the (A)? If your talking about the sets that moved to Pitkin, it was because CIY was running out of space and Pitkin had the space so they took them in.

 

Now, maybe if a T/O can re-clarify on this, it would be great help. Thats what I heard a few months ago.

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What R40 Slants going to the (A)? If your talking about the sets that moved to Pitkin, it was because CIY was running out of space and Pitkin had the space so they took them in.

 

Now, maybe if a T/O can re-clarify on this, it would be great help. Thats what I heard a few months ago.

My soures tell me that when the R44s are getting their little overhaul.The R40 slants will take their place on the (A) line.

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R40s?! On The (A) ?!

 

I'm sorry but as much respect I have for those cars, they do deserve a better line instead of the (A)

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R40s?! On The (A) ?!

 

I'm sorry but as must respect I have for those cars, they do deserve a better line instead of the (A)

 

I hear ya. Id rather see them on the (F), so they still come down to Coney Island.

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R40s?! On The (A) ?!

 

I'm sorry but as must respect I have for those cars, they do deserve a better line instead of the (A)

R40s on the (A) would be great.Have you ever rode an train out in the flats out in far rocaway?those R32/38 and R44s go aleast 50 to 55 mph on that run.R40s are gonna be awsome on that run.

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yeah I have dozens of times, R32s/38s are fine there but the R40 cars deserve a better line then the (A)

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