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UPDATED R32, R40slants & R42 ROSTER as of 12/6/08


Joseph Lee

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To Mr. R160B#8713 at NYCtransitforums.com

 

From Mr. Joseph Lee of

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To Mr. R160B#8713 at NYCtransitforums.com

 

This is just a quick update for your records/roster.

 

The following R-32 Phase I cars are assigned to Jamaica as of October 12, 2008 & this also completes the final retirement of all R-32 Phase II cars from service at Jamaica.

 

The only remaining 288 R-32 Phase I’s in service at Jamaica as follows; 3354 thru 3361, 3370/1, 3374 thru 3377, 3380/1, 3384/5, 3388/9, 3394 thru 3397, 3400/1, 3404 thru 3407, 3410 thru 3417, 3424 thru 3443, 3446 thru 3449, 3452 thru 3455, 3460/1, 3464/5, 3468/3445, 3472/3, 3476/7, 3484/5, 3488/9, 3492 thru 3497, 3500/1, 3504/5, 3510 thru 3515, 3518/9, 3520/3891, 3522/3, 3538/9, 3548/3593, 3550 thru 3553, 3574/5, 3578/9, 3586/7, 3590/1, 3592/3469, 3606/7, 3610/1, 3614/5, 3618/9, 3624/5, 3628/3669, 3630/1, 3634/5, 3642/3, 3644/3621, 3646/7, 3650/3767, 3654/5, 3658/3471, 3660 thru 3665, 3670 thru 3673, 3676/7, 3682/3, 3688 thru 3691, 3694/5, 3698/9, 3704 thru 3709, 3714 thru 3721, 3726 thru 3733, 3736 thru 3739, 3740/3419, 3742/3, 3746/7, 3750/1, 3756/7, 3770 thru 3775, 3778 thru 3787, 3792 thru 3799, 3804 thru 3807, 3810/1, 3818 thru 3823, 3828/9, 3834 thru 3837, 3840/1, 3856/7, 3864/5, 3868 thru 3873, 3876 thru 3879, 3886 thru 3889, 3890/3383, 3894 thru 3897, 3900/1, 3912/3, 3922 thru 3925, 3928/9, 3932/3 & 3938/9. Retirement will commence by late November or early December.

 

R-32 Phase I cars 3444/3777 has been retired as of November 16, 2008, & 3792/3 has a very badly cracked header frame or beam.

 

Also, all remaining 4300's & 4400's R-40 slants have been reassigned from Coney Island (B) service to 207/Pitkin for (A)service along with R-42's 4550-4559, 4580-4603 & 4768-4785.

 

Just keep up with the updates, until I return from San Francisco on Dec. 8, 2008, after I check up on some archives of the defunct Grateful Dead concert tapes from my friend’s collection.

 

Very Good Job – Mr. R160B#8713 at NYCtransitforums.com !!!

 

Very Truly Yours,

 

Joseph Lee

 

Dedicated to the idiots at the MTA for raising your fares and cutting your service – “Driving that train - high on cocaine - Casey Jones you better watch your speed !!! Trouble ahead, trouble behind - and you know that notion just crossed my mind:”:)

(Jerry Garcia August 1, 1942 - August 9, 1996)

 

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Finally the days of the R32 are coming to an end. They were great cars and really well made, solid machines for the era. But they can't match the prowness of the modern propulsion systems.

 

The subway in NYC has come a long way during the history of the system.

 

From Westinghouse 1447-C or GE 1240-A5 Traction Motors, to Alstom ONYX Propulsion System soon enough.

 

It will take time to reef the R32 and get deliveries over the course of the years.

 

Ok who put the snowing effect on the screen just now? :) I thought I was going crazy, but these forums have a feature that allows for such and it was just added as I was here.

 

"R-32 Phase I cars 3444/3777 has been retired as of November 16, 2008, & 3792/3 has a very badly cracked header frame or beam."

 

Looks like the R32 Phase I's are now going. And R160 A-2 is coming. That car 3792/3 can be junked and replaced with a spanking new R160 A-2. No need to fix that header frame or beam. Just reef it. Plenty of cars to go around to get that one out. Don't even need it for parts anymore.

 

Now is the home stretch for seeing an R160A-2 in Jamaica in Revenue service any time now.

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