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R32 and the Franklin Ave (S)


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I found this shot interested:

 

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And I found a Note:

Notes: R32s passing at the decrepit Park Place station on the Franklin Shuttle. Take a wrong step and one could easily have fallen through the platform

 

Why would the R32 be a problem for the BMT line, if it can fit, unless no (S) were allowed due to rehab?

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The (S) Franklin Avenue Shuttle used four R32 cars, until 1997. Then four R68 cars were given to the (S) to make 4 trains consisting of only two cars each. They're numbered 2917-2924, with a customized side sign, instead of the rollsign.

 

Franklin Avenue Fulton Street (S)

Brooklyn

Prospect Park

Brooklyn

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Don't forget that the Franklin Shuttle now only has two-car platforms.

 

Why can't they simply run two-car R32's? Easy:

 

1) You can't run OPTO with a 32,

 

2) If the unit's single compressor or converter craps out, then that two-car unit is taking a long nap. This isn't a problem with the dedicated 68's as each car has its own compressor and converter.

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Then four R68 cars were given to the (S) to make 4 trains consisting of only two cars each. They're numbered 2917-2924, with a customized side sign, instead of the rollsign.

I think you mean 9 R68 cars (2916-2924) were given to the (S) to make two 2-car trains. I guess the other two are also in 2 cars btu are never used except in an emergency.

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Well at the that time the Franklin Ave line was in poor condition and then the (MTA) rebuilt the Franklin shuttle and demolished the abandoened station Dean Street and the other side of the platforms of Franklin Avenue was and Demolished also they Demolished the north bound track and only left one one but the Botanic Garden and prospect park has two tracks still but at the terminal at Prospect park they use 1 track on the left side and the other isde is used for layups. The R68 2917-2924 that was asigned to the Fanklin shuttle had lots of rollsins still then in fall of 1999 the R68 had the franklin shuttle perment sign and had no more other rollsign exprect for (S) and the designation sign only. The Franklin shuttle use one track only but at Botanic Garden they use two tracks still.

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Well at the that time the Franklin Ave line was in poor condition and then the (MTA) rebuilt the Franklin shuttle and demolished the abandoened station Dean Street and the other side of the platforms of Franklin Avenue was and Demolished also they Demolished the north bound track and only left one one but the Botanic Garden and prospect park has two tracks still but at the terminal at Prospect park they use 1 track on the left side and the other isde is used for layups. The R68 2917-2924 that was asigned to the Fanklin shuttle had lots of rollsins still then in fall of 1999 the R68 had the franklin shuttle perment sign and had no more other rollsign exprect for (S) and the designation sign only. The Franklin shuttle use one track only but at Botanic Garden they use two tracks still.

 

y they demolish it?

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Moreso than just "demolish", they pretty much rebuilt much of the elevated portion from scratch. Only the retaining walls on the cross streets remain. The double track ROW remains, with the unused side filled with ballast, to apparently leave it open to put a second track back if needed in the future. (they would have to reconfigure the access at Park Pl. which crosses over this space). They left the second track at Botanic gardens so trains could pass each other.

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