trainfan22 2,158 Posted March 12, 2008 Share #1 Posted March 12, 2008 Do you remember the first time you rode an R142/143/160? Well i remember the first time i rode an R142. I was going to penn station to ride amtrak so i get on my greatbird train it was a great ride as usual. And then the C/R took the train out of service at chambers st i guess it was running light to 207 st to get reefed the train didnt break down or anything. So everybody gets off the train and the train leaves. So i just get on an R62A train that pull in on the local track. So as im riding R62A train we leave a local stop going to 14th street. And then this silver shiny train with bright lights blast past us on the express tracks. I got really hyped as we came into 14st at the same time then i said to my parents LOOK THE NEW TRAIN!!! I did not know it was called the R142 at the time so i jumped off the train that i was riding. And went on the "new train" even though i only rode it one stop it was a great ride. That when the R142s were actully good cars not the POS they are today with broken heat A/C broken HAVC units and exteme bucking when leaving the station. I dont even remember the first time i rode an R143 LOL The first time i rode an R160 was on the line. I was expecting it to come i take the train to stillwell ave i JUST miss an R40 slant train. I was mad because i wanted a railfan window ride LOL. And then as im sitting in the station waiting for an train to come. I see this shiny sliver train coming into the station and i say to myself R160!!!!. Once i went inside of it had that new car smell and it was really clean and it was an great ride. First time i rode the seimens R160 i didnt expect it to come. I was acully waiting for an R32 train to come. And then as im waiting i hear the popusion sound then i say to myself seimens train. So i went to the line platform i got on it. Funny thing is the atsom onix R160 broke down across the platform. So everybody off the other R160 came on to the siemens train. And it left it was kinda boring because you cant hear the sound anyway when you are riding inside the train. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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