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Museum Car Discussion Thread

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Perhaps with all the goings-on pertaining to the museum cars, it would be advantageous to have a dedicated thread to tracking it all.

 

D Types 6112 and 6095 are at 207th Street yard now for restoration. 6013 is still down at Pitkin, not sure what will be done with that set.

 

The three RPC-owned BMT Standards have been brought up to 207th Street yard for restoration:

 

 

At least the air systems in the standards seem operational.

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Any information on the following cars:

 

R12 5782 (sitting outside 207th Street Yard)

R12 5781

R26 7774-7775 (sitting outside Concourse Yard)

R28 7924-7925 

R29 8678-8679

The two R12s are in need of a lot of work last I heard.

 

The R26, R28, and R29 are in alright shape (The R29 better than the R26 and R28), but could use some work. There's a lack of covered space to keep the cars out of the elements. 

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Now some questions.

 

Will the following cars see fan trip action

 

R30 8506 (includes 8522 and 8481 which are in 207th Street Yard)

R32 3352-3353 

R40M 4480-4481

R44 5240 

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Now some questions.

 

Will the following cars see fan trip action

 

R30 8506 (includes 8522 and 8481 which are in 207th Street Yard)

R32 3352-3353 

R40M 4480-4481

R44 5240 

R30 - Possibly but not on the agenda at the moment

R32 - In the future

R40M - Operable but not on the agenda for use on a fan trip

R44 - Likely not

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IIRC 4460-4665 are part of the museum fleet. Is that correct? It's been disected so many times and I don't remember what the eventual result of that fiasco was.

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That R44 is probably never gonna run in a fan trip. Not with one blind end like that. And since they really can't run with other cars (brake pressure difference), its more than likely a static display for life.

 

Unless they get 2 more cars...

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If I am not mistaken, the R-44SI have the same propulsion as the R-46. Could snatch one R-44SI A car, and a R-46 A-A set, and voila. You now have your four car fan trip.


I know, keep dreaming.

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IIRC 4460-4665 are part of the museum fleet. Is that correct? It's been disected so many times and I don't remember what the eventual result of that fiasco was.

They are part of the fleet and are operational. There was no fiasco involving those cars.

 

 

I saw a while back a pic on instagram of the redbird sets in unionport yard being repainted. Can someone confirm this?

Can you link me?

 

 

If I am not mistaken, the R-44SI have the same propulsion as the R-46. Could snatch one R-44SI A car, and a R-46 A-A set, and voila. You now have your four car fan trip.

 

I know, keep dreaming.

Not doable for engineering reasons. There's other aspects besides propulsion that'd need to be dealt with.

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I saw a while back a pic on instagram of the redbird sets in unionport yard being repainted. Can someone confirm this?

 

The Redbirds at Unionport Yard were repainted to simply cover the graffiti. It wasn't a full repaint, it was only to cover all the tagged up areas on the affected cars.

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Events that occurred over the past few months

 

(6/27-6/28) TOMM, BMT Triplex, Arnines, and BMT Standards were operating for the BMT's 100th Anniversary. The Standars got the most attention because they underwent a ton a maintenance.

(8/8) Lo-V's ran on the (6) line. Lots of noteable railfans attended.

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TOMC is running this saturday and sunday. Check the museum website for info.

Even better, the TOMC is running this weekend again. It will depart Hudson Yards for Flushing at 6:30PM making express stops. Once reaching Flushing-Main Street, it will return to Corona Yard to sleep for tomorrow. 

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I used to ride the holiday train, but I got tired of the foamers and the hipsters real fast.

Agree 100%. The only reason I went last week was because of the (C)(D) service change.

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Exactly; both groups serve their own unique blend of weird and annoying, which just ends up pissing off the rest of us everyday folk...

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Pretty crowded run today

Yup. Yesterday was the final day for the Holiday Train (which is why it was so crowded). The public loved it! :) I was on the train the whole Queens-bound portion (2nd Avenue to Queens Plaza). 

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