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New set Test today On Q

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I always see testing. Today around 1230pm at 42st Times square a R160A Test on The (Q) Im guessing theres going to be R160A's On that line as much as the R160B's..Means The R68's Are going on the (;) more now

 

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Lol 1st test pic i took was back in end of march At prospect park before any R160 Q train was on it. Still have it miss thoes days :/

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Okay, guys. Time for my first dunce moment. Please don't hurt me.

 

What are the physical differences between a R160A and R160B?

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A's are Alstom; B's are Kawasaki. Don't know of any other differences though.

 

Can the two be put together in a consist, or the different motors bump against each other?

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Okay, guys. Time for my first dunce moment. Please don't hurt me.

 

What are the physical differences between a R160A and R160B?

 

 

R160A is made my Alstom And The R160B is made By Kawasaki

 

Also The door sounds are different R160A's run mostly on the (J)(M)(Z) and rarely On the (N) or (Q) Lines you will catch one if you go On the (M) Or (J) For sure. If you do listen to how the doors open and close and compare it to the R160B you will notice the difference.

 

R160B's Run Mostly on the (N)(W)(Q) trains.

 

i seen a set on the (N)(Q) That A R160B with Alstom Propulsion And a R160A Can Be Coupled Since it has same Propulsion. You can catch one if your lucky Was in one 3 days ago on the (N)

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/cars/r160.html

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A's are Alstom; B's are Kawasaki. Don't know of any other differences though.

 

Can the two be put together in a consist, or the different motors bump against each other?

 

The only difference between R160As and Alstom R160B are the door motors. They can run together. There was a test linking an Alstom R160B with a Siemens but I guess it came out negative.

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Whats the purpose having two manufacturers build them with the only difference being the door motors? Wouldn't the differing part make it just a bit more expensive to maintain them?

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A's are Alstom; B's are Kawasaki. Don't know of any other differences though.

 

Can the two be put together in a consist, or the different motors bump against each other?

 

in alstom cars, there are different car motors... they hav this distinct sound

there arent other differences per se

however they could be linked 2gether

 

The only difference between R160As and Alstom R160B are the door motors. They can run together. There was a test linking an Alstom R160B with a Siemens but I guess it came out negative.

 

by alstom ur referring 2 da propulsion rite? alstom onix.

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Also The door sounds are different R160A's run mostly on the (J)(M)(Z) and rarely On the (N) or (Q) Lines you will catch one if you go On the (M) Or (J) For sure. If you do listen to how the doors open and close and compare it to the R160B you will notice the difference.

The R160A Door motors sound like the M7's door motors.

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That's true. The R160A's that are on the (J)(L)(M)(Z) have a different sound then the R160B's that are placed on the (N)(Q)(W) lines on the doors when they open and close.

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Also, I don't think anyone mentioned it but the R160A-1's that are on the (L)(J)(M)(Z) are 4 car sets (8 cars total) and the R160A-2's are 5 car sets (10 cars total) and are used on the (N)(Q) or (W). That's the only reason the 160B's ( 5 car sets) aren't used on the (L)(J)(M) or (Z) as well

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