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Re: Tuscarora Dispatch No 25 / R-32 and R-38 Rollsigns

Posted by randyo on Wed May 15 21:46:38 2019, in response to Re: Tuscarora Dispatch No 25 / R-32 and R-38 Rollsigns, posted by Express Rider on Wed May 15 20:24:54 2019.

When Chrystie first opened, the R-9s assigned to the Eastern had already been equipped with KK/6 Ave (actually Ave of Americas) Lcl signs. Since the intiail JJ service was only temporary, the TA used the white stck on signs until 57/6 opened when the JJ was replaced by the KK. Actually there was a bit of a mishmash of service since when the Jamaica Line did not go to the Brighton Line, the service was also called JJ. After 57/6 opened and the KK 6 Av service established, all the Jamaica Line service was called QJ even when it didn’t operate over the Brighton which was nights and weekends. In preparation for the soon to be delivered R-40s which lack an end destination sign, the TA opted to have the new signs on the R-9s display only the letter and the end destination signs set blank. The original IND signs were still left on the roller and whenever I worked the 4 St Line I would set the end destination sign on the Canarsie end of my trains to read “Rockaway Park” which was ac close to “Rockaway Parkway” as I could get. On the R-32s, 38s and a few R-27/30s, the TA took a different approach placing the new route signs in the former destination sign box and setting the former route signs blank or in some cases actually painting the sign glass black. The TR-16s eventually got the same sign tratment as the R-32s but with the addition of the proper side signs.


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