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R160A Alstom and R160B Siemens in the same train?

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Guess what? I rode an R160A/B (N) train to 34 St. The numbers were 8663-8667-9043-9047. I thought an R160A and R160B couldn't be in the same train.

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I've ridden R160A/B sets before... not rare. But, R160A with R160B Siemens is quite rare! Caitsith810 has a video of an R160B Alstom with an R160B Siemens

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Wait just a minute, its still in service?

 

WOW, am I annoyed now, I went to brooklyn only to find out it went OOS @ Coney Island. Thats it, tomorrow is going to be the hunt for the "white whale" so to speak.

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The one I rode was both R160Bs, but both Siemens And Alstom. Its funny listening to two propulsions accelerating at the same time.

 

Here's a little something for ya

 

 

 

 

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This is unique having two same train sets with two different traction motors, but two different R160 sets with two different traction motors, that's really a big something. :cool:

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That set has been together for a few weeks now, I spotted it last weekend going to Times Square. Didn't ride it, though.

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Caught it today, first train to pull into canal street as I arrived. Got four videos coming up!

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Does the train have a distinct bucking when riding?

 

It kinda has that R142A type feeling when its about to accelerate, a bit jerky, otherwise its a really good ride.

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