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Reefed R62A

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That is not a R62A its a R62 from 4 line that was involved in a deadly accident at 14th Street-US back in the 90's. That car (along with others) were immobile ever since and has been stored at 207th Street Yard for many years, until now!

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a couple of R62As were involved in a major wreck back in 1996 and since they were damaged beyond repair, it was decided to reef them.

 

I think you mean the 1991 wreck at Union Square, several cars were severely damaged when the train derailed.

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The photos don't show it all, but anyone know what happened to the cars exactly? They look pretty good in the pics.

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The photos don't show it all, but anyone know what happened to the cars exactly? They look pretty good in the pics.

 

The driver was under the influence. North of 14th St., 1st & and 2nd Car derailed and wrecked. 3rd car with major dmages, not wrecked. Not sure about the rest.

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Some of the photos on nycsubway confuse the R62 and R62As. Those are all R62s, as others have pointed out. The only reefed R62A is 1909, which was derailed at Hunts Point Av in the 90s, mid-carbody damage. To clarify for those who don't know, R62s are 1301-1625, and R62As are 1651-2475, period.

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I think you mean the 1991 wreck at Union Square, several cars were severely damaged when the train derailed.

 

Can't be that cuz the R62 on the 4 Was in that issue, take a look:

 

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Mark is right, based on the car numbers, this car was not involved in the 1991 wreck. An OOS train rammed into a stationary OOS train on the centre track at Fordham Rd.

"Out of service train rear-ends another stationary out of service train on middle track of Jerome Ave (#4) line at Fordham Road. Lead car of rear train (#1370) head end damaged; second car of rear train (#1369) is completely wrecked, due to jackknife at center of car. No passenger injuries." The car number is 1368. This occurred on the 25th of October, 2000.

a couple of R62As were involved in a major wreck back in 1996 and since they were damaged beyond repair, it was decided to reef them.

This wreck happened on the Pelham line. The colours for that line is similar to a tan. Additionally:

"Derailment south of Hunts Point Avenue (Pelham line) on Track M. Car 1716 repaired and returned to service. 1909 was a total writeoff due to mid-carbody damage."

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Some of the photos on nycsubway confuse the R62 and R62As. Those are all R62s, as others have pointed out. The only reefed R62A is 1909, which was derailed at Hunts Point Av in the 90s, mid-carbody damage. To clarify for those who don't know, R62s are 1301-1625, and R62As are 1651-2475, period.

 

The R62a is in much better condition than the R62. The R62a is at least 15 years away from getting reefed.

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Those R62 cars that look severely damaged, are reefed. I don't expect the R62 and R62A cars to be retired for at least 20 years.

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That (4) train derailed because the operator was sleeping due to intoxication.

 

ya drunk t/o

 

@MTR wats OOS mate =\?

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the R62/62As can hit 50 before they retire. i prefer R62s over R62As because they tend to be cleaner.

 

The lines that run R62A cars , (1) and (7), run 24/7 service so they don't have the time between trips to be thoroughly cleaned. The dwell time at the terminals is shorter. It also appears that the WEP workers program ( green vests ) has been eliminated so there are less people cleaning those trains now.

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All the cars that was involved in the wreck was 1431-1440. 1435, 1436, 1437, 1439, and 1440 were scrapped. everything else that survived (1431-1434 & 1438) was put into a 5-car set. now, 1438 is the only motor car in the R62 order that doesn't end in a 0, 1, 5, or 6.

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Once the R188 for the (7) hits, i rly hope to see the extra R62As head on the (2) and/or (5)

 

although they should then retiree the R62 Originalzz?!

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Thats not going to happen!

 

you can say, we dont know. Cuz u never know tho... (MTA) Knows, aka the top people not the workers

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No. The R188 is expected to arrive in 2011-2017 and WILL NOT REPLACE ANY CARS. It is basically an order of the conversion of R42 cars as well as purchasing additional B cars for the (7) line. The R62A and R142A on the (6) and (7) will just be swapped. But this is not the R188 thread.

 

My only question is why weren't these cars scrapped? Don't tell me these cars have asbestos in them too. Do the new cars have them as well? I doubt it...

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Once the R188 for the (7) hits, i rly hope to see the extra R62As head on the (2) and/or (5)

 

although they should then retiree the R62 Originalzz?!

 

I would like to see that happen. But what MTA should do when the 188's come into service transfer those R62A singles to C div to retire the R33WF singles.

 

OR knock em over to the (3) line to bump the R62's to C div to replace the redbirds.

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Once the R188 for the (7) hits, i rly hope to see the extra R62As head on the (2) and/or (5)

 

although they should then retiree the R62 Originalzz?!

 

we had a discussion about the R188s and we all agreed they are useless because the R62/62As do not need to retire for another 20 years and most of us do not support CBTC. please do not bring up another flame war. btw, R62/62As did occasionally appear on the (2)(5) before the R142s arrived.

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