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Railfanning 12/26-Brighton/8 Av/Queens Blvd/Bway/CI. 160 E Pics & Vids!!


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I went Railfanning today along Brighton/8 Av/Queens Blvd/Bway and ran into,not just 1 or 2,but 3 160 (E)!!! 2 at WTC and one at Forest Hills. they were in the 91 and 92 # Range. I'll start with the 160 (E) Pics and Vid.

 

@ Forest Hills

 

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@ Forest Hills

 

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@ Forest Hills

 

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@ 42 St

 

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@ Queens Plaza

 

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@ WTC

 

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Entering Queens Plaza

 

 

 

 

 

Brighton

 

68 (Q) @ CI

 

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68 (:(

 

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68 (:( @ Kings Hwy

 

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160 (Q) @ Kings Hwy

 

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R40 Slant @ Kings Hwy

 

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Queens Blvd

 

46 (R) @ Queens Plaza

 

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46 (V) @ Queens Plaza

 

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46 (V) @ Queens Plaza

 

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Coney Island

 

68 (D)

 

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160 (N)

 

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Bway

 

160 (Q)

 

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Enjoy! :)

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So, that means there is more than one set of R160A-2's on the (E)?

 

Nice pictures!

Try not to compensate for the platform shaking, since you will make your pictures shake even more.

 

(R)(1)(6)(JFK)

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So, that means there is more than one set of R160A-2's on the (E)?

 

Nice pictures!

Try not to compensate for the platform shaking, since you will make your pictures shake even more.

 

(R)(1)(6)(JFK)

 

yep,3 Sets and maybe even more!! Thanks :)

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Nice pics!

So, that means there is more than one set of R160A-2's on the (E)?

 

Nice pictures!

Try not to compensate for the platform shaking, since you will make your pictures shake even more.

 

(R)(1)(6)(JFK)

 

There are actually more than 2 trains in service.

9233-9242; 9243-9247, 9253-9257

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Nice pics!

 

 

There are actually more than 2 trains in service.

9233-9242; 9243-9247, 9253-9257

 

yep,9253-9257 is in my video at Queens Plaza. 9233-9242 was the one I was on at WTC and 9243-9247 was across the platform today when I was in the 9233-9242 one,but I did spot another at Forest Hills,that must've been a 9258-9267,so that would make 4 sets. wow,poor (E)

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yep,9253-9257 is in my video at Queens Plaza. 9233-9242 was the one I was on at WTC and 9243-9247 was across the platform today when I was in the 9233-9242 one,but I did spot another at Forest Hills,that must've been a 9258-9267,so that would make 4 sets. wow,poor (E)

 

9253-9257 and 9243-9247 are both 5 car sets. They will be taken as 1 train.

9233-9242 is an entire train, comprising of 2 5 car sets.

9258-9267 is also an entire train, comprising of 2 5 car sets.

 

So in other words, there are SIX 5-car sets and 3 trains.

@Ulmer: It seems though, that there are 3 trains in service. 9253-9257 and 9243-9247 are linked together.

It looks like that 9248-9252 is missing in action. Is it still testing?

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Nice pics, so how many R160 are in service on the (E)?

 

Thanks! :) 4 Sets

 

9253-9257 and 9243-9247 are both 5 car sets. They will be taken as 1 train.

9233-9242 is an entire train, comprising of 2 5 car sets.

9258-9267 is also an entire train, comprising of 2 5 car sets.

 

So in other words, there are SIX 5-car sets and 3 trains.

@Ulmer: It seems though, that there are 3 trains in service. 9253-9257 and 9243-9247 are linked together.

It looks like that 9248-9252 is missing in action. Is it still testing?

 

Theres 4 sets,nothing is missing there all in service.

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Well, I saw 4 Full Sets of R-160's in Jamaica Yard few days ago, they all said the (E), also the alingment is 3 R-160's on Track 3 or 4-6 or 7 from highway side to shop side. The fourth I think is on track 11 or 12...

 

yep,those must've been the 4 I seen.

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It does seem that: 9233-9272 are all here and in service

I have yet to see photographic evidence of the 9268-9272 in order to confirm this

 

I only know that 9233-9267 are in full service on the (E),who knows about the rest,they may plan to put them on the (F) or (D).

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Yes, they've tested them on the (F) and (D) trains... They are most likely to get the trains, or the R-160's will co on the (B) to cover the lost R-40's and R-42's...

 

Yes, they should be... But, maybe 3 is in service and 1 is testing... Great 4 the (E)!

 

Like I said in the other posts,9233-9267 are 4 sets,there all in full service on the (E):)

 

I defidently would have to say the (F) would be the next line to get the 160,they would replace the 32's. and for the (D),whatever amount of 160's that go on that line will replace the 68's and those 68's will go on the (B) and replace the R-40's and R-42,that would give you a full line of 68's on the (B). :)

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I only know that 9233-9267 are in full service on the (E),who knows about the rest,they may plan to put them on the (F) or (D).

(D) is based out of Concourse and there are no official plans to send the R160s to Concourse anytime soon. I was told however that the (F) will run those guys beginning next month. This may change because, from my perspective, Transit's priority is to make the E 100% R160 first, then place the leftovers on the F.

Yes, they've tested them on the (F) and (D) trains... They are most likely to get the trains, or the R-160's will co on the (B) to cover the lost R-40's and R-42's...

 

Yes, they should be... But, maybe 3 is in service and 1 is testing... Great 4 the (E)!

No... R160s at Coney Island Yd are going to N, Q and W, there are no plans to run R160s on the B line. The B line will be receiving displaced R68/A from the Q.

Where and when did you see them testing on the (D) before?

Like I said in the other posts,9233-9267 are 4 sets,there all in full service on the (E):)

 

I defidently would have to say the (F) would be the next line to get the 160,they would replace the 32's. and for the (D),whatever amount of 160's that go on that line will replace the 68's and those 68's will go on the (B) and replace the R-40's and R-42,that would give you a full line of 68's on the (B). :)

9233-9242 are 2 5-car sets

9243-9252 are 2 5-car sets

9253-9262 are 2 5-car sets

9263-9267 is only a 5 car set.

I would safely say there are 3 trains (6 5-car sets) in service. There may be another one train (2 5-car sets) out there but I still need proof. The last one may still be testing, it could be in service this week.

By the way, cars up to 9277 are at Jam. Yd. property.

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Yup, I'd love that since for some reason (B) is always the R-68 best mate... I personally saw some pix of R-160 (D)'s... But, that was possibly just testing in passenger service, since the (D) goes to Coney Island and it would be benefitial...

 

Okay, and well now I have another unsettled conclusion:

(E) will run 4 sets of R-160's in sometime next month and be 100% by end of next year/early 2010...

(F) will run 1-2 sets to get the R-32 out of way sometime next year...

(R) will run 1-2 sets of R-46 from (F) to get R-42/40M out of way sometime next year.

(V) will stay R-46.

(G) will run 1-2 sets of R-46 from the (F) to get the R-42/40M out of way sometime next year.

 

(N), (Q) and (W) will be all R-160's but may run few R-68 at times and rush hour...

 

The last 5-car set I think is located somewhere @ track 10 or 11 from the east side of the loop track...

 

Ideally this is what will happen to the Jamaica Yard lines in the near future... they are all assumptions:

-They will make the E ALL R160

-Remaining sets will go to service on the F

-G will be transferred to Coney Island Yard... the 40 R46s will go to the R

-V unchanged

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Yup, that is the best, most accurate thing... But, I wonder what if a (G) will have to be stored in Jamaica, that'd be fun to see a R-68 (G)!

Once it is transferred to Coney Island, it is transferred fully, there would not be any storage at Jamaica Yard, besides at that point, the G would probably be permanently truncated to Court Sq.

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