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R68 F Train

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Photos via Ebay Link...

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=370171517544#ebayphotohosting

 

Now that's something Ive never seen before:eek:

 

Zach

 

 

you know if i remember corectly when i was a little kid (11ish) i could swear that R68s were on the (F)(yess i knew bout subway cars then lol) well i knew that there were diff ones not numbers but i remember that

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looks good but werid, now the (F) doesnt look like a queens bound train, now a bronx bound train o_0

 

Nice catch!

 

I wonder when was this pic taking

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When the R68s were first brought in, they were tested on the (F) line. The pics are very rare because they were only there a short while and there are VERY few pics from the mid to late 80's. An amazing find in every way!

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That photo was taken in the Spring of 1986. The reason why the 68's were tested on the F is simply due to the Closure of the Manhattan Bridge. Yes, it is a very rare photo.
The R68s were partially why the Manhattan Bridge closed due to their weight.

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that image is taken back in 1989-1990 back then I think since back then i seen this happen before.

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The R68s were partially why the Manhattan Bridge closed due to their weight.

 

Aren't the R46s heavier than the R68s? And yes, R68s on the (F) do look nice!

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Aren't the R46s heavier than the R68s?

 

No.

R46: 91,000 lb (A car) 86,670 lb (B car)

R68/A: 92,720 lb (all cars)

Edited by Maserati7200
added weight info

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you know if i remember corectly when i was a little kid (11ish) i could swear that R68s were on the (F)(yess i knew bout subway cars then lol) well i knew that there were diff ones not numbers but i remember that

 

i agree the R68 looks great as an (F) if im not mistaken i remember seeing a few of them running on the (F) years back when they were working on the Manhattan Bridge the 1st time like in 88-89

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you know if i remember corectly when i was a little kid (11ish) i could swear that R68s were on the (F)(yess i knew bout subway cars then lol) well i knew that there were diff ones not numbers but i remember that

 

 

The r68's did appear on the (F) in the late '80's/early 90's usually on weekends. I rode on them several times when i was a boy too.

 

Ditto for the R46's occasionally on the (N) line in same time also.

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the pictures are very old. if u look closely at the first one, you can still see the tracks of the Culver Shuttle.

 

I can tell their old. You don't have to tell me! These pictures was from the late 1980's-early 1990's.

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The r68's did appear on the (F) in the late '80's/early 90's usually on weekends. I rode on them several times when i was a boy too.

 

Ditto for the R46's occasionally on the (N) line in same time also.

 

yes, i remember when i was a toddler, i saw an R46 (N) or R68 (F), though i am not sure about the (F). i might have saw an unrebuilt R46 with the curtain roll sign and blue paint band. not 100% sure.

 

I can tell their old. You don't have to tell me! These pictures was from the late 1980's-early 1990's.

 

i was not saying that to you!

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yes, i remember when i was a toddler, i saw an R46 (N) or R68 (F)

 

I'm impressed.

 

The (E), (F), and (N) were at one time virtually all R46, I think in the early to mid 80s.

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yes, i remember when i was a toddler, i saw an R46 (N) or R68 (F), though i am not sure about the (F). i might have saw an unrebuilt R46 with the curtain roll sign and blue paint band. not 100% sure.

 

 

 

i was not saying that to you!

 

 

Well, I did not know! How Immature....

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Thanks Zach for finding these! This is so cool. I love the R68s and R68As and its cool to see these photos. The ebay guy in question even has photos of the Post-GOH R38s from the 80s!

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