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9123-9162 and the Option II R-160B's (9807-9942)
Posted by Widecab5 on Sat Jul 4 22:57:44 2009All:
Saw 9808-9812 up close today, and they definitely have Alstom Onix propulsion.
All 140 cars in this group are destined to Jamaica for service.
40 R-160Bs (9123-9162) were transferred Coney Island to Jamaica to "meet service requirements."
Simple as that.
Since at least 2001, Coney Island's fleet roster has varied between about 750 and 810 cars. Since delivery of the R-160B's it grew to about 850, but service levels have remained steady. Ergo, the 40 R-160B's that were transferred to Jamaica were expendable, given current service requirements.
At least that was the explanation as received.
George Chiasson Jr.