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[PHOTOS] The R-44

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Thu Mar 8 12:04:49 2018

R-44 (A) approaching the North Channel bridge. (August 1978)
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R-44 (D) approaching Newkirk Ave.(now Newkirk Plaza) station. R-42 (M) heading to Cortelyou Rd station.
From Brighton to West End, now 6th Ave. Always on the move !(January 1979)
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(D) Brighton Express south of Ave H station. (Jaunary 1979)
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Having left the former LIRR Rockaway Division via Liberty Jct. approaching Rockway Blvd. (June 1979)

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It's December 1980 and there are R-44's on the (F). Could be the Rockwell truck fiasco ?
At that time, former LIRR Bay Ridge division on lower left. South motor is #190.

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Flashback to October 30, 1972. R-44's (F) on the "el" and R-44's on the LIRR Bay Ridge division for high speed testing on the LIRR.
Cars shown #263, #262, R-1 #501M (ex-397). Parkville Jct (lower right) was the connection to the LIRR from SBK. (October 30, 1972 Douglas Grotjahn

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Photographed from the roof IIRC was the Avenue I Flea Market.
#182, the south motor (December 1980)

R-46's that debuted and ran on the JFK Express were now replaced by R-44's. Red R-30's are on the (C). Howard Beach station. (April 12, 1990)
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JFK Express passes a (C) train at Liberty Jct tower. April 12,

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Gone, but not foprgotten. (April 12, 1990)
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