Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
CHItransitFan88

R62/a goh?

Recommended Posts

So is it to early to ask when the R62/A GOH is going to start? After all the newest cars are 24 years old already. I want to know what changes you guys would like to see when they are overhauled. Personally the only two things I'd Like to see are real bench seating (I hate the bucket seats) and better PA Systems so you can understand what the T/O is saying or maybe even automated announcements.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so what exactly does that mean?

 

Scheduled

Maintenance

Service

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The R62's and the R68's are basically getting their midlife overhauls. Their side windows will be replaced with the LCD display signs you see on the R160, the seats will be blue like the seats you see in the R44's on Staten Island, the R142's, the R143's, and the R160's, they will get new floors, and they will get the automated announcements from the newer trains. That is about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The R62's and the R68's are basically getting their midlife overhauls. Their side windows will be replaced with the LCD display signs you see on the R160, the seats will be blue like the seats you see in the R44's on Staten Island, the R142's, the R143's, and the R160's, they will get new floors, and they will get the automated announcements from the newer trains. That is about it.

 

All of that is great but Keep the roll signs LCD's are great but keep the older stock a bit classic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All of the r62's currently going through sms are in addition being retrofitted with brand new e-cam propulsion systems. These systems are being shipped via air and are very expensive so expect these cars to stick around for a while. The easiest way to tell that a car has recently recieved ecam units is to look at a car when it is on the other side of a station while standing on a platform you will notice shiny and clean new resistor grids silver and copper in color with white ceramic insulators on top. The manufacturer of these units is adtranz. These units have been on the r62a's for awhile now and prove more reliable then the older general electric scm-1 units.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The R62's and the R68's are basically getting their midlife overhauls. Their side windows will be replaced with the LCD display signs you see on the R160, the seats will be blue like the seats you see in the R44's on Staten Island, the R142's, the R143's, and the R160's, they will get new floors, and they will get the automated announcements from the newer trains. That is about it.

 

Is this really all true? Also, I assume you mean LED (not LCD) displays, since the R160s have LED displays (the R142/R142A have LCDs).

 

Also, will FINDs be installed on them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Is this really all true? Also, I assume you mean LED (not LCD) displays, since the R160s have LED displays (the R142/R142A have LCDs).

 

Also, will FINDs be installed on them?

 

It came out that the (MTA) wants to give the R62s and R68s digital signs and automatic announcements, but those plans are preliminary right now and nothing is written in stone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It came out that the (MTA) wants to give the R62s and R68s digital signs and automatic announcements, but those plans are preliminary right now and nothing is written in stone.

 

If that is the case, they should at least strongly consider using multicolor LED signs for the headsigns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen a R62 train on the (3) with non bucket seats, they were smooth on the edges however were the same orange,red, and yellow colors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If that is the case, they should at least strongly consider using multicolor LED signs for the headsigns.

 

No way. The (MTA) just needs to make them better because half the time you can't see the letter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No way. The (MTA) just needs to make them better because half the time you can't see the letter.

 

Well, the sign area is larger on the R62/R62A/R68/R68A, and a large multicolor sign would make routes easily identifiable. Looking at the proposal though, it looks like there are no plans to replace the front rollsigns, just the side signs, plus the addition of an interior sign.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So that means no more GOH rebuilder plates.I miss seeing the rebulder plates on the R44s..

 

BUILDER-St Louis Car Company

(NYCT)-207TH STREET OVERHAUL SHOP

CONEY ISLAND OVERHAUL SHOP

Or

 

 

St Louis Car Company

MORRISON-KNUDSEN CO.INC

Hornell N.Y

 

 

Memories.:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.