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Oldest MTA New York City Transit Subway Cars Getting Their Final Makeover

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[float=left]post-5097-0-72652000-1347291648_thumb.jpg[/float]Maintenance on our R32s cars will keep them on the rails until new R179 cars are delivered.

 

With their once-gleaming stainless-steel bodies dulled by age and their windows scarred by the negative attention of vandals, (MTA) New York City Transit's R32 subway cars are living out their final years of service until the arrival of their replacements. In order to make those last trips go more smoothly, however, the cars are "having a little work done."

 

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FYI I just posted this same link yesterday and the thread was locked... Folks were complaining that this was old news...

 

 

I dare someone to lock this one! ;)

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I would like to add, the point of this post is to show as an article on the home portal. To keep it looking busy. Discuss this topic if you like, if not, stay the hell out.

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I'm surprised that they're doing so much work if these cars are going to start being retired in 2014 according to the article...

 

 

Those junky cars wont last till 2014 without this rehab

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Those junky cars wont last till 2014 without this rehab

 

 

lol... That I can believe... I was on the (A) one Saturday back in the summer... Got on at Columbus Circle and went Downtown to Fulton to catch the (4)(5) so I wouldn't miss the BM3 to Sheepshead Bay... The AC was lackluster and the car was just depressing. I hate being taken back to the 70s, especially since I didn't exist until the 80s. :lol:

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When Ch.7 did this story, they showed footage of an R38 running!

 

 

Those TV stations use whatever footage they have... They wouldn't know the difference between an R32 and a R179...

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Yea, they ALWAYS do that. The funniest thing is when they're talking about a B division line and they show A division stock, or vice versa LOL.

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I'm surprised that they're doing so much work if these cars are going to start being retired in 2014 according to the article...

 

 

I heard the test train is going to arrive in late 2014 and the rest of the fleet starting in 2015-2017. Don't know if anything has changed or not with that plan.

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When Ch.7 did this story, they showed footage of an R38 running!

 

 

Yea, they ALWAYS do that. The funniest thing is when they're talking about a B division line and they show A division stock, or vice versa LOL.

 

 

When they run a story on the NYC Subway itself they always use a graphic of the Los Angeles Metro subway train. :blink:

 

They've been doing this for several years now.

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When they run a story on the NYC Subway itself they always use a graphic of the Los Angeles Metro subway train. :blink:

 

They've been doing this for several years now.

 

 

Wow. Just wow at that. :o

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The AC was lackluster and the car was just depressing.

 

 

I don't think the A/C is that bad; I find the R46s to be a little on the warm side compared to the 32s.

 

The 32 barely sway compared to the 46s aswell.

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Those junky cars wont last till 2014 without this rehab

 

 

lol... That I can believe... I was on the (A) one Saturday back in the summer... Got on at Columbus Circle and went Downtown to Fulton to catch the (4)(5) so I wouldn't miss the BM3 to Sheepshead Bay... The AC was lackluster and the car was just depressing. I hate being taken back to the 70s, especially since I didn't exist until the 80s. :lol:

 

 

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Well everything good must go. These trains are in their last years and they proved to be strong vehicals like the RTS and Orion V. But I think things made today are rushed and don't last as long as the oldies.

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<_< <_< <_< <_< <_<

 

Not everyone is a fan of the older trains. I'm alright with that, as long as they have a legitimate reason, and not just on the basis that it's old.

 

Now, when people start bad-mouthing the R62 and R62A... that's a real problem... lol.

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Not everyone is a fan of the older trains. I'm alright with that, as long as they have a legitimate reason, and not just on the basis that it's old.

 

Now, when people start bad-mouthing the R62 and R62A... that's a real problem... lol.

 

:) I'll roll with that. Thanks.

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Not everyone is a fan of the older trains. I'm alright with that, as long as they have a legitimate reason, and not just on the basis that it's old.

 

Now, when people start bad-mouthing the R62 and R62A... that's a real problem... lol.

 

Those have about 8-9 years before they reach the end of their useful lives. I do look forward to seeing the (7) with the nice new trains.

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Near future? Please, you think the MTA has infinite funds to have 100's of NTT's built? The R62's and 68's will most likely get some kind of mid-life rebuild, and even without one they can go another 20 years...

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What happened to the electronic sign thing on the R68, sorry for being off topic.

 

The MTA said it could or could not happen. It may happen in the 2019-2024 Capital budget...

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In 2014 they already will be 30 years old amd barring any serious build, will need replacement in the near future.

 

If the R32s could make it to 50, then surely 15-20 more years of service for the R62/As would be a piece of cake. ;)

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