jimbob60 2 Posted September 16, 2010 Share #1 Posted September 16, 2010 Please don't attack me for a redundant thread but I just want to know if there is a firm date for the end of the R44's on the C. I have seen R44's running this week. How many R44's sets are there in C service - 8?. I always liked the R44's (again don't attack me - this is my preference - I don't hate other subway cars) as they were the newest cars in the system when I started riding the subway on a regular basis to high school in 1974. When I see one on the C, I think how the C was going to be all R44 this year if not for the structural problems discovered late last year. I saw set 5398-5401 Wednesday evening. It was noisy as hell as it sat in the station (the R44's always have been). I guess no maintenance is being performed on these cars other than on the HVAC units. Having been a regular E train rider over the years I have no love for the R32's although I have to admit they still look good, much better than the 38's,40's and 42's looked before they went to sea. I have not seen any of the remaining 42's in service on the J/Z as I don't ride that line so I cannot comment on how they look. As for the E train now, I love the R160's and think there would be a big uproar from E riders if R32's somehow found there way back to the E. As the only car that ran on the E for close to 20 years, E riders have had their fill of R32 cars. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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