on Wed Mar 7 20:53:02 2018, in response to Re: Have Any R32s Been Retired Recently?, posted by italianstallion on Wed Mar 7 18:05:08 2018.
I have to laugh at newspaper and magazine articles that talk about most of the transit systemís signal system being prewar when that description is highly inaccurate. The entire BMT is 1960s or later, the oldest installation of which is City Hall Master Tower controlling the entire Bway Subway. I havenít been to the IRT in a while, but I believe it is now entirely postwar with the oldest installation being the IRT Bway Line controlled from T/Sq Master Tower. The IND has the last of the prewar US&S and GRS lever machines and I count only 15 of those remaining although my count may be off since Iím not sure of the status of the IND east of Roosevelt Ave. Iím also not too sure if 207 and Conc Yd have had their lever machines replaced yet even though the Wash Hts and Concourse mainlines are controlled from master towers. Very little of the systemís signal system is prewar and I notice that many of the lines experiencing signal failures recently have been the ones equipped with the newest signals.