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F and R car switches

Posted by alantrain on Wed May 15 04:49:09 2019

Riding the F Culver line in Brooklyn and the Broadway line at 34th St yesterday, I seem to have seen more R-160's on the R and more R-46's on the F. Are they trying to make south Brooklyn feel better?
By the way, the Culver line stations have some amazing art work.

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Re: F and R car switches

Posted by Lou from Brooklyn on Wed May 15 05:54:50 2019, in response to F and R car switches, posted by alantrain on Wed May 15 04:49:09 2019.

From general observation, there are still R46's signed F laid up in CIY at night. I believe 10 F's are laid up at CIY each day.

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Re: F and R car switches

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 15 06:05:09 2019, in response to F and R car switches, posted by alantrain on Wed May 15 04:49:09 2019.

Most people prefer the R-46 to the R-160.

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Re: F and R car switches

Posted by randyo on Wed May 15 10:09:24 2019, in response to Re: F and R car switches, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 15 06:05:09 2019.

With CBTC coming the Queens, both the F and R will have to be 100% NTTs either R-160s or R-179s.

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Re: F and R car switches

Posted by R33/r36 mainline on Wed May 15 10:57:07 2019, in response to F and R car switches, posted by alantrain on Wed May 15 04:49:09 2019.

IDK but I'm loving this as a railfan!!

Love hunting down 46 F trains and 160 R trains..

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Re: F and R car switches

Posted by Mitch45 on Wed May 15 11:34:24 2019, in response to F and R car switches, posted by alantrain on Wed May 15 04:49:09 2019.

I remember when the R46s started on the F line back in the mid 1970s. They were a shock to the system - you could actually talk to the person next to you without having to shout and the a/c blew as cold as a freezer.

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Re: F and R car switches

Posted by Express Rider on Wed May 15 20:37:55 2019, in response to Re: F and R car switches, posted by randyo on Wed May 15 10:09:24 2019.

This has been asked or mentioned before, but I don't remember replies or explanations.
When a line begins CBTC operation, does this mean that the museum trains will no longer be able to operate on them?

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Re: F and R car switches

Posted by randyo on Wed May 15 21:23:17 2019, in response to Re: F and R car switches, posted by Express Rider on Wed May 15 20:37:55 2019.

Most likely unless they retain a few conventional automatic signals like they do on the 14 St and Flushing lines.

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