on Mon Mar 12 20:29:20 2018, in response to [PHOTOS] ***R-10's On The (F) 1980 ***, posted by Bill Newkirk on Mon Mar 12 19:18:58 2018.
I was just in my teen years, but I remember that summer well. A lot changed seemingly overnight like R-10s to Jamaica yard, R-44 back on the D, R-46 on the CC (biggest shocker). I remember that morning I was at Tremont Ave heading to my summer job in midtown. I was a the south end or the S/B platform when a CC arrived. I knew something was strange in that train was a lot less noisy than the typical CC. I heard a partial release of the brakes as it slowed to a stop, and was thing it was a D train arriving on the local tracks. To my shock... it was a 6-car R-46 consist. For CC service they operated in A-B-A-B-B-A configuration. Then, a D train with R-44 consist arrived on the express train. This too was a suprise as the previous workday some R-46 cars were still on the D line. As I rode to midtown on the morning of shockers... While we were leaving the 7th Ave station, a packed s/b E train with R-10 cars came barreling into the station. The memories!!!