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Predictions when the last of the "Classic Trains" retire.


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As you all know by now, I am sad to see the R32's, R38's, R40's and R42's retiring. This is my prediction of what cars would be on what lines after the last classic car is retired.

 

(A) R44

(:P R68

(C) R68

(D) R68, R160

(E) R46, R160

(F) R46, R160

(G) R46

(J) R160

(L) R143, R160

(M) R143, R160

(N) R160

(Q) R160

(R) R46, R188

(S) R44 on the Rockaway Park Shuttle, R68 on the Franklin Avenue Shuttle

(V) R46

(W) R68

(Z) R160

 

Almost all of you will say, " hey Anthony, these cars are already on these lines!" True, but I am painting the picture after we bid farewell to the last of the classic trains.

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As you all know by now, I am sad to see the R32's, R38's, R40's and R42's retiring. This is my prediction of what cars would be on what lines after the last classic car is retired.

 

(A) R44

(:P R68

(C) R68

(D) R68, R160

(E) R46, R160

(F) R46, R160

(G) R46

(J) R160

(L) R143, R160

(M) R143, R160

(N) R160

(Q) R160

(R) R46, R188

(S) R44 on the Rockaway Park Shuttle, R68 on the Franklin Avenue Shuttle

(V) R46

(W) R68

(Z) R160

 

Almost all of you will say, " hey Anthony, these cars are already on these lines!" True, but I am painting the picture after we bid farewell to the last of the classic trains.

 

R-188 is for the IRT Flushing Line (7)<7>

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As you all know by now, I am sad to see the R32's, R38's, R40's and R42's retiring. This is my prediction of what cars would be on what lines after the last classic car is retired.

 

(A) R44

(:P R68

(C) R68

(D) R68, R160

(E) R46, R160

(F) R46, R160

(G) R46

(J) R160

(L) R143, R160

(M) R143, R160

(N) R160

(Q) R160

(R) R46, R188

(S) R44 on the Rockaway Park Shuttle, R68 on the Franklin Avenue Shuttle

(V) R46

(W) R68

(Z) R160

 

Almost all of you will say, " hey Anthony, these cars are already on these lines!" True, but I am painting the picture after we bid farewell to the last of the classic trains.

 

makes more sense for the (W) (if it's still around) to be R160

(E) should be totally R160

(F) should be all R46

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As you all know by now, I am sad to see the R32's, R38's, R40's and R42's retiring. This is my prediction of what cars would be on what lines after the last classic car is retired.

 

(A) R44

(:P R68

(C) R68

(D) R68, R160

(E) R46, R160

(F) R46, R160

(G) R46

(J) R160

(L) R143, R160

(M) R143, R160

(N) R160

(Q) R160

(R) R46, R188

(S) R44 on the Rockaway Park Shuttle, R68 on the Franklin Avenue Shuttle

(V) R46

(W) R68

(Z) R160

 

Almost all of you will say, " hey Anthony, these cars are already on these lines!" True, but I am painting the picture after we bid farewell to the last of the classic trains.

 

 

 

1.Concourse (which handles the (D) lines cars)arn't getting the R160's.

 

2.The (M) doesn't run R143's anymore,they'll stay on the (L) line.

 

3.the (W) line has R160's.

 

4.The R188 is an IRT contract.

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this is what it should look like after all R32s-R42s retire:

 

(A): R44s, R46s, and perhaps some R68/68As

(:P: R68/68As

(C): same as (A) except without R44s

(D): R68s

(E): R160s

(F): R160s and some R46s

(G): R68/68As

(J): R160As

(L): R160As and R143s

(M): R160As

(N): R160s

(Q): R160s

(R): R46s

(V): R46s

(Z): R160s

 

this makes more sense since Coney Island and Jamaica and the two yards that will be getting the five-car R160s, its R46s and R68/68As will be moved to Pitkin and 207th Street to replace any outdated cars still on the (A)(C). obviously, four-car R160As are going to East New York to replace the few remaining R42s there. the (G) is set to have its cars maintained at Coney Island, so it will most likely get R68/68As since i highly doubt it will get R160s, considering how the MTA treats that line.

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Well... before one can speculate, one must consider the following:

-how many trains are in used on these lines

-which yard is getting R160s?

-which yard will be getting the remaining R160 orders?

-possible scenarios (for example: Coney Island getting all 5 car Alstom, Kawasaki Opt 2? Jamaica getting all 5 car Alstom, Kawasaki Opt 2? Coney Island getting 5 car Alstom only?)

-possibility of a third option order of the R160 and where will they go

-how many cars each yard has

 

So yeah...

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I'm guessing that the R62s will stick around, along with the R68s for around 20+ years.

 

believe me, R62/62As and R68/68As can hit 50 before they have to retire, so they do not have to go anywhere until 2030.

 

it sucks becausee by 2013,almost all the lines will have no RFW

 

by the end of 2010, all R32s-R42s will retire and the only line you can get a railfan window is the (7).

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