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4 minutes ago, R32 3838 said:

 

even if the R44's stayed, 50 R32's would have stayed and went to ENY to replace the R42's, since 32 R160's really wasn't enough to replace all of them.

there were 2 on the (C) today with 1-2 on the (A)

3380/81 got its signs replaced and repaired so i don't think it was retired in the first place. From what i heard they only stripped a few cars. not that much.

 

 

They’re being kept around. May not always be in service but there’s still plenty on property.

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3 minutes ago, VIP said:

Hey, be advised that the R32’s are not the priority fleet assignment for the (C) They’re now considered supplemental equipment used as spare/put ins. There’s 108 cars available in rotation for service. I don’t Know where anyone got “58” cars left in service. That’s inaccurate.

Well if that's the case then it might have been their last trips on Monday, March 16.  Just four R-32 (C) trains on the rotation for the morning rush (if that was indeed a "rush hour" LOL).

3928/29-3714/15-3477/76-3396/97.

3841/40-3736/37-3672/73-3646/47.

3727/26-3664/65-3865/64-3857/56.

3779/78-3895/94-3811/10-3513/12.

Nine R-179s, Five R-46s and Four R-32s.  That could be it!

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6 minutes ago, m2fwannabe said:

Well if that's the case then it might have been their last trips on Monday, March 16.  Just four R-32 (C) trains on the rotation for the morning rush (if that was indeed a "rush hour" LOL).

3928/29-3714/15-3477/76-3396/97.

3841/40-3736/37-3672/73-3646/47.

3727/26-3664/65-3865/64-3857/56.

3779/78-3895/94-3811/10-3513/12.

Nine R-179s, Five R-46s and Four R-32s.  That could be it!

I noticed a pattern. On weekends it’s highly likely to spot R32’s on the (C) and potentially 1-2 on the (A) the R179s are in the Barn A lot. 

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7 minutes ago, VIP said:

I noticed a pattern. On weekends it’s highly likely to spot R32’s on the (C) and potentially 1-2 on the (A) the R179s are in the Barn A lot. 

There's 10 trains used on the (C) during weekends and (20-something) on the (A) rotation but they are not all constantly on the road.

See what you find, assuming you're out there.  Might find a gap train somewhere that sits all weekend.

FWIW, my money is that you just won't find the R-32s anymore.

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29 minutes ago, m2fwannabe said:

Well if that's the case then it might have been their last trips on Monday, March 16.  Just four R-32 (C) trains on the rotation for the morning rush (if that was indeed a "rush hour" LOL).

3928/29-3714/15-3477/76-3396/97.

3841/40-3736/37-3672/73-3646/47.

3727/26-3664/65-3865/64-3857/56.

3779/78-3895/94-3811/10-3513/12.

Nine R-179s, Five R-46s and Four R-32s.  That could be it!

not quite actually. on wednesday i spotted two (maybe three) consists of R32s in service on the (C)

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On 3/21/2020 at 1:38 AM, Coney Island Av said:
On 3/21/2020 at 1:05 AM, m2fwannabe said:

Well if that's the case then it might have been their last trips on Monday, March 16.  Just four R-32 (C) trains on the rotation for the morning rush (if that was indeed a "rush hour" LOL).

3928/29-3714/15-3477/76-3396/97.

3841/40-3736/37-3672/73-3646/47.

3727/26-3664/65-3865/64-3857/56.

3779/78-3895/94-3811/10-3513/12.

Nine R-179s, Five R-46s and Four R-32s.  That could be it!

not quite actually. on wednesday i spotted two (maybe three) consists of R32s in service on the (C)

There were three R-32 trains on (C) both Thursday (March 19) and Friday (March 20).  Not quite always the sane consists, but overall this week there were 48 R-32s accumulating road mileage.

No more official retirements through March 20 so still 58 on fleet.  No weekend summary yet for March 21. Time will tell but 48 of 58 R-32s appears very realistic.  The other 10 would represent shop and available spares.

Lets pick up the tale for Monday (March 23).

B. Safe!

 

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Posted (edited)

The R179 order is fully completed/all in-passenger service. 

 

Total trains in order: 

(C) : 11

(J)(Z) : 12.4

(A) : 13

Edited by Calvin
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2 hours ago, Calvin said:

The R179 order is fully completed/all in-passenger service. 

 

Total trains in order: 

(C) : 11

(J)(Z) : 12.4

(A) : 13

Yay! Finally!

 

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2 hours ago, Calvin said:

The R179 order is fully completed/all in-passenger service. 

 

Total trains in order: 

(C) : 11

(J)(Z) : 12.4

(A) : 13

Glory Hallelujah! At long last!

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Posted (edited)

The (A) line seems like its 80 percent new tech with the new modified schedule amidst this Coronavirus outbreak and less and less crews coming to work. No R32’s in service for the foreseeable future by the way.  

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R32 out of service
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15 hours ago, VIP said:

The (A) line seems like its 80 percent new tech with the new modified schedule amidst this Coronavirus outbreak and less and less crews coming to work. No R32’s in service for the foreseeable future by the way.  

This makes sense given the diminished fleet requirements and the safety issue with C/Rs going between cars. Now, what I would expect is that these cars are simply held in storage for the next weeks/months, especially since the R211 order is bound to be delayed by the shutdown. But the MTA has done dumb things before, so we'll see if they scrap any of the sets before replacements have formally arrived.

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On 3/25/2020 at 11:51 PM, VIP said:

The (A) line seems like its 80 percent new tech with the new modified schedule amidst this Coronavirus outbreak and less and less crews coming to work. No R32’s in service for the foreseeable future by the way.  

That’s good because that gives a lot of the R46’s the rest they need. 
 

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