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R62/R62A color things

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I was wondering what those colored lines under the car number plates of the R62/A's meant. I've seen many different colors (red, yellow, purple, green, blue, black) and they must mean something, Does anyone know what? :confused:

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Those colored strips represent the yard from which the train comes from, for example Corona Yard serves the (7)<7> lines, so they're color scheme is purple.

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(1)- 240th St-red

(2)-239th St-green

(3)-Livonia-blue

(4)- Mosholu-orange

(5)-East 180 St-black

(6)-Westchester-yellow

(7)-Corona-purple

(9) was 240th yd and 3rd Ave El was 239th St ( never had a strip)

NTT generally don't need strips although a few cars had them temporarily affixed when they were new.

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Those colored strips represent the yard from which the train comes from, for example Corona Yard serves the (7)<7> lines, so they're color scheme is purple.

 

Most of those colours reflect back to the line colours from the 1972 map.

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(1)- 240th St-red

(2)-239th St-green

(3)-Livonia-blue

(4)- Mosholu-orange

(5)-East 180 St-black

(6)-Westchester-yellow

(7)-Corona-purple

(9) was 240th yd and 3rd Ave El was 239th St ( never had a strip)

NTT generally don't need strips although a few cars had them temporarily affixed when they were new.

 

What about Lenox Yard?

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Like what some people said earlier, the colored stickers underneath the number signs indicate where the train cars are stored. The BMT/IND cars used to have stickers underneath their subway car numbers, most notably the R68/R68A cars, until they were removed in 2000. R142 and R142A's do not have stickers underneath their car numbers, though.

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Lenox Yard was blue because we had R62A equipment then. The repair facility for the (3) is Livonia Yard. The (3) picked up the (4) fleet when Mosholu Yard started using NTT equipment. As for the (7) fleet, it now consists of R62A cars from the (1), (3) and (6) lines, hence the many different colored strips they have.

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Oh really, I just have to go check. I like the colors, the Train of Many Colored Stickers!

 

All the cars that were transferred to Corona had their stickers changed. So its a uniform purple.

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I saw few R-62's with Red, Blue and Yellow on the (7)<7>, what happened?

 

You have their numbers?

Because if they belong at Corona, they technically should have the purple stickers. If they belong to other yards, then I have no idea what they are there.

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I cannot see the numbers on Van Wyck @ 60Mph but I am sure there is a mix of Blue, Red and Yellow...

 

???????????

I don't think that proves anything much though. And when was that? Five years ago?

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After riding the Flushing Line daily for over two years I can safely say that I have seen every car on every train that runs in service. Someone who rides a line like that regularly sees the same car about 4-5 times a month. I can safely tell you that every single car has the purple sticker. A yard worker/dispatcher will tell you with even more confidence.

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