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Anyone know its status, and if it's even operable? all i know is that it got a factory-fresh looking coat of paint. :D

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It's operable, how else would it get to 207th then lol. It'll return to the museum when that R44 goes.

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It's operable, how else would it get to 207th then lol. It'll return to the museum when that R44 goes.

Don't be so quick to say that. It could have been towed...

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Don't be so quick to say that. It could have been towed...

 

 

That is true... but certainly it is one of the main exhibits of the museum (only out if a temp exhibit like the R44 is there).

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It's operable, how else would it get to 207th then lol. It'll return to the museum when that R44 goes.

Like was already mentioned, It could gotten towed..

 

Also that R16 doesn't have its married pair, is it even possible for married pair SMEEs to operate alone?

 

With that being said, must have been cool to see that 16 travel though the system from the museum to 207th street, even if it was towed :D

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Like was already mentioned, It could gotten towed..

 

Also that R16 doesn't have its married pair, is it even possible for married pair SMEEs to operate alone?

 

With that being said, must have been cool to see that 16 travel though the system from the museum to 207th street, even if it was towed :D

 

 

The R16's are single unit cars.but 6387 might've been towed.

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Like was already mentioned, It could gotten towed..

 

Also that R16 doesn't have its married pair, is it even possible for married pair SMEEs to operate alone?

 

With that being said, must have been cool to see that 16 travel though the system from the museum to 207th street, even if it was towed :D

 

I think R16s are singles; R26s were the first cars made in pairs... but true, it could have been towed.

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I think R16s are singles; R26s were the first cars made in pairs... but true, it could have been towed.

 

They (R16s) are singles. R26s were semi-married pair cars as well as the R27, 28s, and 30s. They could be uncoupled and coupled to any single or other pair without having to go into the shop. They had H2C couplers. It was the R29s that were actual married pairs with linking bars. After the GOH during the 1980s all R26 and R28s received linking bars.

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The R16's are single unit cars.but 6387 might've been towed.

I forgot that single unit B div cars existed lol. Most of them are married pairs except for the 10s, 11s, and 16s

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I forgot that single unit B div cars existed lol. Most of them are married pairs except for the 10s, 11s, and 16s

Anything R16s and before are singles. (B-division at least)

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I forgot that single unit B div cars existed lol. Most of them are married pairs except for the 10s, 11s, and 16s

 

Don't forget the R1-9s.

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What's with the new style-R38 rollsign? (the "Rockaway Park" reading)

I remember I visited the TM a few years ago and that R16 had an IRT rollsign in it, signed as the (2) to Flatbush, but it was the front sign in the bulkhead though.

 

Don't forget the R1-9s.

I didn't forget about them, I was talking about the SMEE cars, I forgot to put SMEE in my OP.

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What's with the new style-R38 rollsign? (the "Rockaway Park" reading)

Probably a recycled sign...but then again, everything from the R16-R38 pretty much used the same rollsigns after GOH

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Back in 2010, 6387 was not operable. Not sure what has changed between now and then though..

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that Rockaway Park sign is from the 1970's, the R16's were the only cars to have those type of signs where the route example A 8th ave express was just blue with white lettering

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I wish they would have re-painted it in the MTA blue and white.....but I'm just happy to see it in working condition.

 

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They have two other R16s (6305, 6339), though they not in good condition like 6387 is and will need some serious TLC. If 3184 (R10) and 8506 (R30) are in the same condition as 6387, there is you're other B-Division museum train right there. Of course those cars are not to run any time soon, for now. 

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Anyone know its status, and if it's even operable? all i know is that it got a factory-fresh looking coat of paint. :D

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Damn I took a good picture that day

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Great pic!  I was wondering who took the picture, because nobody got the credit from the OP  :huh:

Exactly, I could have gotten zapped taking that pic. Thank you.

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