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Overhauled C.I. SIR R44 #388

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I caught the overhauled R44 with blue and black flooring. Look's kind of nice.

 

ROW tree trimming truck on the tracks

 

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R44 SIR leaving Tomspkinville

 

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Inside #388

 

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Builder's Plate

 

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Old Evacuation Instructions

 

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Exterior Pics of #388

 

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Closeup of Rollsign

 

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At St. George

 

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Peek in the Cab

 

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Door Plate got painted Black

 

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Exterior Pics of #448

 

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SIR R44s Overhauled #395 and #456

 

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Closeup of Truck

 

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#456 linked to #356

 

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And the Vids, In HD

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MW2hEV7brI

 

Read Description for the fighting

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mDn4VR7fD0

 

Enjoy

 

 

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Nice! Staten Island, finally has a new (MTA) logo! And to think, I caught 388 in the Overhaul Shop this past December.. Nice photos, and video's!:tup:

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OK. Blue seats and black floors are OK. But put them in the tan interior and... no.

 

But you know what, those "Watch the Gap" stickers should be put on every single train. Including LIRR and MNCRR.

 

The number on the front looks weird, but that's just because it's nowhere else in the system.

 

Nice pics overall.

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Nice shots, finally new (MTA) logos. But i wonder why cant the (A)'s R44 get blue seats while the SIR can..?!

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I wish the (MTA) would get rid of the R44's on Staten Island. No matter what they do, they are cracked by the doors and just plain ugly. I wished they would put R32's there instead of retiring them, but I guess I have a better chance of hitting the lotto than that taking place.

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I wish the (MTA) would get rid of the R44's on Staten Island. No matter what they do, they are cracked by the doors and just plain ugly. I wished they would put R32's there instead of retiring them, but I guess I have a better chance of hitting the lotto than that taking place.

No matter how ugly they are, how dirty they get or whatever... the R32s will not go there.

-The R44s will be going in like around 5 years. The R179s will be in there place, that is, if they come.

-The R32s are destined for the ocean. Some of them might become work cars. But why do you want an even older car to replace an ageing car?

-They have to make the R32s modified to FRA regulations.

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OK. Blue seats and black floors are OK. But put them in the tan interior and... no.

 

But you know what, those "Watch the Gap" stickers should be put on every single train. Including LIRR and MNCRR.

 

The number on the front looks weird, but that's just because it's nowhere else in the system.

 

Nice pics overall.

 

Not sure about Metro North...but the LIRR did have the same "Watch The Gap" stickers on every door...i think they changed them about the same time the M-7's came out

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Great shots!

 

Thanks

 

OK. Blue seats and black floors are OK. But put them in the tan interior and... no.

 

But you know what, those "Watch the Gap" stickers should be put on every single train. Including LIRR and MNCRR.

 

The number on the front looks weird, but that's just because it's nowhere else in the system.

 

Nice pics overall.

 

Thanks,well the (MTA) thinks its looks good so it goes.

 

Nice shots, finally new (MTA) logos. But i wonder why cant the (A)'s R44 get blue seats while the SIR can..?!

 

Thanks

 

Nice pix of the OverHauled R-44 SIRT's, :(...

 

Thanks

 

be careful what you wish for, you might just get it all

 

~Daughtry

 

 

nice pics btw

 

Thanks

 

Nice pics!

It's weird though how the front looks new with the paint, but the carbodies are still grimy.

 

Thanks

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No matter how ugly they are, how dirty they get or whatever... the R32s will not go there.

-The R44s will be going in like around 5 years. The R179s will be in there place, that is, if they come.

-The R32s are destined for the ocean. Some of them might become work cars. But why do you want an even older car to replace an ageing car?

-They have to make the R32s modified to FRA regulations.

 

In 1964, the R32's ran on the Mott Haven line to Grand Central Station. This was a test to prove that subway cars can run on other rail systems. This is why Staten Island could have gotten the R32's back in 1964, but I guess they weren't need on the SIRT at that time.

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The R44s look nice and shiny. The interior seems to have a wonderful resemblance to the R110B.

 

Uhh, idk which R44's you're riding because the ones I take on the (A) are far from shiny

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No.

The initial runs of the R32s on the NYC was for publicity. This was NOT ANY SORT OF TEST TO DETERMINE THEIR POTENTIAL USE ON RAILROAD LINES.

 

R32s are NOT FRA compliant. Neither are any other NYCT subway cars.

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The R44s look nice and shiny. The interior seems to have a wonderful resemblance to the R110B.
SIRT takes really good care of their R44s and treats them like how LIRR treats the M3s. That's why all their carbon strips had been replaced with stainless steel strips like the R46s and their interior are so shiny to a certain extent.

 

My only dislike about the SIRT R44s are their propulsions. The GE propulsion is much more abrupt than that of the Westinghouse Propulsion. Does anyone know why that the SIRT has GE propulsion?

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