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Four R160 Siemens sets in Service now, as well as a few ones getting ready

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They have four Siemens set in service now on the (N)ovember...

 

So it "looks" like maybe they solved that problem they had...

 

Numbers are...

 

8862-61-60-59-8858+8867-66-65-64-8863..

 

8903-04-05-06-8907+8908-09-10-11-8912..

 

8902-01-00-99-8998+8853-54-55-56-8857..

 

8878-79-80-81-8882+8887-86-85-84-8883..

 

Also they was burn testing 8923-24-25-26-8927+8928-29-30-31-8932 on the (N)ovember last night as well,train followed me out of Brooklyn to Ditmars..

 

Also fresh out of the barn 8943-44-45-46-8947 sitting right there nice and shiny..:cool::cool:

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I guess this means more slants for bikini bottom LOL. so its looks like the ball is moving again with R160s coming in.....

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Are the R160A-1s running in the eastern division on any line other than the L Train?

 

Yes...

 

On the (M)ikey Shuttles on the weekends..

 

On the (J) and (Z) during the weekday rush hours..

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So weekend (M) service is now strictly R-160A-1's? The R-143s that were used for weekend (M) service, went back to the (L) full time now?

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I think their sharing R143s and R160As on the (M).
No they are not. They are using R160As fulltime and the R160s just sit in Fresh Pond yard for the week instead of going back to ENY.

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Hehe, I heard about two sets yesterday while I passed through Times Square. Great to hear them all out there again.

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This morning I rode "(N) set 8902-01-00-99-8998+8853-54-55-56-8857" it was the smoothest, quietest ride ever. I don't give a squat what these kids have to say. Long live the R160!

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No they are not. They are using R160As fulltime and the R160s just sit in Fresh Pond yard for the week instead of going back to ENY.

 

Okay. Sorry for the confusion.

 

@Harry, Yes, long live the R160s. They run smootly and are comfortable too. I don't see the "specialness" in the older trains.

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Today was something I was wishing for a LONG time. Rode 3 siemens sets + caught 8843 - 8852 relaying at 86th Street, the R160A-2 set and noticed only 3 alstom propulsion R160B trains running (NOT INCLUDING THE A-2) and 3 R68 N trains. It was a pretty fun day to railfan today.

 

This morning I rode "(N) set 8902-01-00-99-8998+8853-54-55-56-8857" it was the smoothest, quietest ride ever. I don't give a squat what these kids have to say. Long live the R160!

 

I was on that train around 11AM heading to Coney Island and back.

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The R160s are the best so far. Smooth. Quick. (N)

 

I do miss the arm rests of the R68s. Oh well, I can them on the (D) as i head up to Fordham Rd.

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If they dont go back to ENY then how do they get maintained and get repair work?

 

 

 

They get some of their repair work done at ENY,if not some most of it would

be done at CI.

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No they are a boring depressing ride.....

 

Not to me and i operate em....

 

Really dig the way those Motors sound on the Siemens sets..

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Not to me and i operate em....

 

Really dig the way those Motors sound on the Siemens sets..

 

I love the Siemens sets. They are fun to ride on and their motor sounds are perfect "on the run." I would prefer a fun sounding motor and a smooth ride then some old car with broken A/Cs and a jerk that occurs so violently when the Old trains start up that they move you.

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