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Re: 15th Anniversary of Subchat Today

Posted by murray1575 on Wed Aug 21 20:14:47 2019, in response to Re: 15th Anniversary of Subchat Today, posted by randyo on Wed Aug 21 17:14:10 2019.

The R27/30 were numerous but unremarkable. They were purchased to enable the retirements of many Standards and all of the multi-section cars. My memory of their early years has them serving on local runs such as the RR and the QB/QT while the express runs like the N, Q, and T got new R32 cars a few years later which replaced all the remaining Standard and Triplex cars on the Southern Division. After November 1967 when the BMT and IND were merged they could be found all over the system. Many wound up on the BMT Eastern Division replacing the unreliable GE R16 cars. When the IRT redbirds went through GOH and the R62 and R62A were in service all the remaining older single cars such as R17/21/22 were retired eliminating the dog's breakfast consists that were common on all lines except the 7. The R26/28/29/33/36ML cars were considered interchangeable after GOH although I rode on many solid consists of R33ML cars on the 2 and 5 lines.

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