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The R32 (J) will definitely be gone soon, considering only one set remains.

The R42s will finally start leaving ENY right after the R32s leave, meaning we'll finally get an answer as to which line they'll go to...

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3 minutes ago, Coney Island Av said:

The R32 (J) will definitely be gone soon, considering only one set remains.

The R42s will finally start leaving ENY right after the R32s leave, meaning we'll finally get an answer as to which line they'll go to...

Hopefully, that will put the speculation to an end. 

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Man those R42’s are Useless. Whichever line they’ll end up on Will serve only as a spare and likely won’t be in regular passenger service wreaking havoc as it currently does on the (J)(Z) 

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On 12/28/2018 at 6:10 PM, Coney Island Av said:

The R32 (J) will definitely be gone soon, considering only one set remains.

The R42s will finally start leaving ENY right after the R32s leave, meaning we'll finally get an answer as to which line they'll go to...

Likely 207th first, then in April CIY or directly to CIY

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1 hour ago, Calvin said:

3670-1 ENY to 207 St

That's probably the lot.  Let's see what pops up on (A) and (C) this week.

Should we make odds on the MK R-42's?  My $$$'s on Coney Island.

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8 hours ago, VIP said:

Man those R42’s are Useless. Whichever line they’ll end up on Will serve only as a spare and likely won’t be in regular passenger service wreaking havoc as it currently does on the (J)(Z) 

Well, the 42’s, despite their lack of maintenance and age, do quite fine on the (J)(Z) in my opinion. But they really should be used as a spare, or at least in the Rush Hours. So I’ll agree with you on your second statement. 

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The good thing about the 42s possibly going to CI is they will change the windows and clean them up cosmetically. CI yard 160s are the cleanest out of all the yards that have those cars.

 

I ride the (J) regularly and never had any issues with the 42 in recent years. They aren't really that bad for 49 year old cars.

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I'm sad to announce that as of today, there are no more R32s on the (J). While there's still around ten cars worth of R32s there, they are withdrawn from operating in service until they get transferred to 207 St. It was fun while it lasted, but it is what is I guess...

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On 12/30/2018 at 12:42 AM, Coney Island Av said:

I'm sad to announce that as of today, there are no more R32s on the (J). While there's still around ten cars worth of R32s there, they are withdrawn from operating in service until they get transferred to 207 St. It was fun while it lasted, but it is what is I guess...

Have they been transferred to 207th yet?

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On 12/30/2018 at 12:42 AM, Coney Island Av said:

I'm sad to announce that as of today, there are no more R32s on the (J). While there's still around ten cars worth of R32s there, they are withdrawn from operating in service until they get transferred to 207 St. It was fun while it lasted, but it is what is I guess...

From my perspective, people should start to get photos while they can, the R-42 on the (J) and to a lesser extent, (Z). Are the last SMEE's on the line with nothing but numbered days ahead before Canarsie.

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On 12/28/2018 at 6:14 PM, LaGuardia Link N Tra said:

Hopefully, that will put the speculation to an end. 

I honestly believe they'll be sent to the A, since ENY was sending it to 207th anyways. Additionally, to what I've heard- Coney Island Yard doesn't want to deal with the R32s and R42s in service, so sending them to the A makes sense. However, thats just my opinion.

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It looks like all 222 R-32's are now accounted for at 207 Street.  3774/75 was in C service on January 4.

Also recently transferred from 207 to ENY were 8637-40 with 9951-54 and then 8629-32.

It also looks like there is some energy now toward sending the remaining R-160A-1's from 207 (C) back to ENY (J)(Z)(M).

Apparently working downwards from 8628 toward 8585, then the rest later.

As of January 3, there were 64 R-160A-1's @ 207 and 308 @ ENY.

 

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1 hour ago, m2fwannabe said:

It looks like all 222 R-32's are now accounted for at 207 Street.  3774/75 was in C service on January 4.

Also recently transferred from 207 to ENY were 8637-40 with 9951-54 and then 8629-32.

It also looks like there is some energy now toward sending the remaining R-160A-1's from 207 (C) back to ENY (J)(Z)(M).

Apparently working downwards from 8628 toward 8585, then the rest later.

As of January 3, there were 64 R-160A-1's @ 207 and 308 @ ENY.

It was there since last week

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1 hour ago, m2fwannabe said:

It looks like all 222 R-32's are now accounted for at 207 Street.  3774/75 was in C service on January 4.

Also recently transferred from 207 to ENY were 8637-40 with 9951-54 and then 8629-32.

It also looks like there is some energy now toward sending the remaining R-160A-1's from 207 (C) back to ENY (J)(Z)(M).

Apparently working downwards from 8628 toward 8585, then the rest later.

As of January 3, there were 64 R-160A-1's @ 207 and 308 @ ENY.

 

How many R160s are in 207th, and how many R160s are in ENY?

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2 hours ago, m2fwannabe said:

It looks like all 222 R-32's are now accounted for at 207 Street.  3774/75 was in C service on January 4.

Also recently transferred from 207 to ENY were 8637-40 with 9951-54 and then 8629-32.

It also looks like there is some energy now toward sending the remaining R-160A-1's from 207 (C) back to ENY (J)(Z)(M).

Apparently working downwards from 8628 toward 8585, then the rest later.

As of January 3, there were 64 R-160A-1's @ 207 and 308 @ ENY.

 

I was just about to post that all the R32's are now back at 207th

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9 minutes ago, LaGuardia Link N Tra said:

So what I’m getting from this is that R160 (C) trains are rare now?

Not rare yet but they’re going to become more rare as the days go by

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There are 10 techs at 207 for (C) local service: 4 of them are 179s (for now) and 6 R160As, ENY loaners

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Explains why passengers are seeing More R32’s on the (C) 

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Posted (edited)

The question for the R32s that are off the (J) is that, will we see a few (R32) trains used on the (J) in exchange of at least 3-4 sets of 160s/179s to the (C) for summer a/c? 

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17 minutes ago, Calvin said:

The question for the R32s that are off the (J) is that, will we see a few (R32) trains used on the (J) in exchange of at least 3-4 sets of 160s/179s to the (C) for summer a/c? 

The R32’s is going to the (A) period!!

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