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IRT Subway Car assignments for January 16th, 2003


bigrene18

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(1)/(9): R-62A (5-car sets)

(2): R-142

(3): R-62A (5-car sets and singles)

(4): R-33ML, R-62 (5-car sets), R-142A

(5)<5>: R-33ML, R-142

(6)<6>: R-142A

(7)<7>: R-33WF, R-36WF, R-36ML, R-62A (5-car sets and singles)

 

The former Westchester (6)<6> R-62A's (with yellow stickers) were scattered around the (1)/(9), (3), and (7)<7>.

 

The R-33's have been off the (2) since August 2002. The R-26/28/29's have been off the (5)<5> (and out of service for good) since October 2002. The R-29's and R-36's have been off the (6)<6> since late 2001, I believe; the R-62A's stuck around on the (6)<6> until around the middle of the year, I think.

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i think the Redbirds were off the (5) by the end of 2002. in february 2003, i caught an R62A (5) train, so they did run on that line occasionally until May, when R142s began appearing on the (4). the R33/36 ML were retired on the (4) on April 2003.

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I remember that...it was a fun time to ride the Lexington Avenue lines cuz you never knew what you were gonna get. You had 3 different eras of subway cars on those lines all intermixed.

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Yep, this is the only statement that's true. That's when most of the redbirds went off the (5)<5>.

 

(Some remained on the (5)<5>, until early 2003)

 

Lol yeah, because I remember vividly seeing a R142 on the 5 at Grand Central during the Labour Day weekend with my grandmother. I still recall that that was the first day I saw redesign of the maps to reflect on the restoration of 9 service.

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Lol yeah, because I remember vividly seeing a R142 on the 5 at Grand Central during the Labour Day weekend with my grandmother. I still recall that that was the first day I saw redesign of the maps to reflect on the restoration of 9 service.

 

 

Why the Redbirds have to go? :cry:

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It is old, without air condition, probably over the limit fo years it should be in service and possibly hard to maintain since parts are scarce...

 

I personally would like it to stay but everyone has to let it go... I am sure all railfans would want it to stay (even though they say and act like they don't want it to stay)...

 

Same reason for the recent retirements (R-32, R-38, R-40, R-40M and R-42)...

 

What certain railfans have to understand is, that cars, like humans, age. And when a car ages to a certain extent, it would be much more cost efficient to have it replaced than to rehabilitated.

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It is old, without air condition, probably over the limit fo years it should be in service and possibly hard to maintain since parts are scarce...

 

I personally would like it to stay but everyone has to let it go... I am sure all railfans would want it to stay (even though they say and act like they don't want it to stay)...

 

Same reason for the recent retirements (R-32, R-38, R-40, R-40M and R-42)...

 

They actually had air conditioning, except for the R33WF.

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Certain cars had... Not all, ;)! I only caught an Air Conditioned Red Bird on the (6)... The (2), (4), (5) and (7) is all hot during summer and cold during winter... The (1) and (3), I never saw a RedBird, all R-62's, :)!

 

No, trust me, most Redbirds had A/C. Whether they were good or not (or even worked at all) is a different story.

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