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Earle Baldwin

Let's Look at the R22

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Good morning, all.

 

Continuing our series of threads of 80's IRT photos, here are a number of views of members of the R22 class in Number 1 service.

 

(231st St. Station 10/11/84)

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(231st St. Station 2/2/85)

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(207th St. Station 2/3/85)

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(231st St. Station 2/2/85)

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(215th St. Station 10/6/84)

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(Dyckman St. Station 1/19/85)

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As mentioned on another thread, the R21 and R22 cars were the backbone of Number 1 service and were very plentiful on this line when these photographs were taken.

 

Enjoy,

 

Earle

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It's always a guessing game to tell what color they originally were. These are great shots as always Earle. Are the trains stationary in these shots or moving?

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It's always a guessing game to tell what color they originally were. These are great shots as always Earle. Are the trains stationary in these shots or moving?

 

They do look like they are stopped at the station. Theres one picture that doesn't appear to be at a station.

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The first photograph is absolutely beautiful. It has all the right colors. It looked like a nice cool fall day with clear skies. Thanks for posting Earle.

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Good morning, all.

 

Continuing our series of threads of 80's IRT photos, here are a number of views of members of the R22 class in Number 1 service.

 

(231st St. Station 10/11/84)

nyct7311arc.jpg

 

(231st St. Station 2/2/85)

nyct7312arc.jpg

 

(207th St. Station 2/3/85)

nyct7319arc.jpg

 

(231st St. Station 2/2/85)

nyct7322arc.jpg

 

(215th St. Station 10/6/84)

nyct7340arc.jpg

 

(Dyckman St. Station 1/19/85)

nyct7368arc.jpg

 

As mentioned on another thread, the R21 and R22 cars were the backbone of Number 1 service and were very plentiful on this line when these photographs were taken.

 

Enjoy,

 

Earle

 

i certainly did enjoy. nice job!

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Hi, Everybody. Thanks for the kind remarks.

 

The train in the picture at Dyckman Street was standing at his station stop. The others were on the move at the time I took the photos.

 

The mid-80's period was a very interesting time to watch the IRT. New stainless steel rolling stock was entering service on the Number 6 so I thought it was important to get out and document the older equipment before it disappeared, even though much of it certainly was not looking its best at this point.

 

Regards,

 

Earle

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