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R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020

Did anyone ride on the R-42 Farewell Trip today?

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by zac on Wed Feb 12 18:41:32 2020, in response to R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020.

Yep, from Jay St to Euclid. It was late of course. The electronic signs and email said it would leave 207th at 1:30 but it was more like 2:05 when it did and arrived at Jay St at 2:50. DJ Hammers was the conductor.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Wed Feb 12 19:21:49 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by zac on Wed Feb 12 18:41:32 2020.

The train was delayed coming north due to an opening of the South Channel Bridge.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Wakefield-241st Street on Wed Feb 12 19:48:50 2020, in response to R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020.

I rode it from Hoyt to Canal

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Union Tpke on Wed Feb 12 20:18:10 2020, in response to R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020.

I did.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by r17-6599 on Wed Feb 12 22:14:31 2020, in response to R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020.

You know EYE did. :)

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by GojiMet86 on Wed Feb 12 22:35:46 2020, in response to R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020.

Consist was:

Inwood end 4790-4791-4796-4797-4806-4807-4830-4831-4827-4826 Rockaway end

4790-4791 had the large, old style A signs and faux-rollsigns.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Nilet on Wed Feb 12 22:50:36 2020, in response to R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020.

I didn't make it. How bad was the fight for the RFW?

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by VictorM on Thu Feb 13 01:02:17 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Nilet on Wed Feb 12 22:50:36 2020.

This bad....


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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Catfish 44 on Thu Feb 13 06:50:38 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by VictorM on Thu Feb 13 01:02:17 2020.

Very good

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by W.B. on Thu Feb 13 09:24:47 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by zac on Wed Feb 12 18:41:32 2020.

2:02, actually, was when it left 207th. I should know. I was on it. Got on originally at High Street around 12:58, stayed on in the front (N) car to 207th, then stayed on the front (S) car from there to Euclid.

From my understanding, it was the raised drawbridge over which the trains ran that led to the massive delay.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Thu Feb 13 09:27:53 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by VictorM on Thu Feb 13 01:02:17 2020.

LOL!!

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by r33/r36 mainline on Thu Feb 13 12:45:20 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by VictorM on Thu Feb 13 01:02:17 2020.

I don't understand the foam for the RFW on this farewell 42 run considering R32s were common on the A until very recently, and it has been hinted at elsewhere that will be assigned to the A again.. which I'm sure that word spread though the railfan community. I could understand the "foam" if they ran a RFW equipped car on a line that hasn't seen RFW equipment run on it in years. Like basically any line on the mainline IRT should the TOMC or Low V be used for an event.


On the first run the first car was CRUSHLOADED but the middle to rear cars had plenty of space lol. Also popular railfan Youtubers already have footage uploaded of the railfan window view from end to end on the A line so it can't be for the "exclusive" or getting a lot of views..

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu Feb 13 20:01:48 2020, in response to R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by northshore on Wed Feb 12 18:20:11 2020.

I was in upper and midtown Manhattan yesterday, and while riding the R-42 would have been nice, unfortunately I still have a full-time job with the requirement that I actually work now and then, and I wasn't lucky enough to have caught the R-42 by chance.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Thu Feb 13 20:09:42 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by VictorM on Thu Feb 13 01:02:17 2020.

Where's Bob Morrone when you need him?:)

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by snarf368 on Thu Feb 13 22:10:38 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu Feb 13 20:01:48 2020.

northshore said "Did anyone ride on the R-42 Farewell Trip today?"

andrew saucci said "I was in upper and midtown Manhattan yesterday, and while riding the R-42 would have been nice, unfortunately I still have a full-time job with the requirement that I actually work now and then, and I wasn't lucky enough to have caught the R-42 by chance."


I think the OP's question asked who went. Not who didn't go any why.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by snarf368 on Thu Feb 13 22:12:22 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by zac on Wed Feb 12 18:41:32 2020.

zac said "Yep, from Jay St to Euclid. It was late of course. The electronic signs and email said it would leave 207th at 1:30 but it was more like 2:05 when it did and arrived at Jay St at 2:50. DJ Hammers was the conductor."

Is DJ Hammers an MTA employee now?

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by zac on Thu Feb 13 22:27:09 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by snarf368 on Thu Feb 13 22:12:22 2020.

I don't know, but the conductor claimed to be DJ Hammers while the train was at Euclid. I don't know anything more than that.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by zac on Thu Feb 13 22:29:32 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu Feb 13 20:01:48 2020.

That's the same reason I didn't get on the Redbirds retirement trip.

Did they have one for the R38 or R40 or R44? I don't remember these.

I'll be on the R32 retirement trip, whenever that will be. I've retired myself.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by snarf368 on Thu Feb 13 22:36:46 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by zac on Thu Feb 13 22:27:09 2020.

zac said "I don't know, but the conductor claimed to be DJ Hammers while the train was at Euclid. I don't know anything more than that."

I see. The announcements were clear and detailed unlike C/R's during normal trips lol.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Nilet on Fri Feb 14 00:02:21 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by VictorM on Thu Feb 13 01:02:17 2020.

:D

What movie is that?

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by mcorivervsaf on Fri Feb 14 00:45:13 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Nilet on Fri Feb 14 00:02:21 2020.

The French Connection (1971).

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Feb 14 04:20:14 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Nilet on Fri Feb 14 00:02:21 2020.

I'm surprised you didn't know.

If that photo was a "Guess which movie" I'd say 99% of people who post here would know.



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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 04:27:15 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by mcorivervsaf on Fri Feb 14 00:45:13 2020.

IMHO, The 1971 version was the best. "How can you run a g-d damn railroad without swearing?"

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Feb 14 05:06:49 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 04:27:15 2020.

?

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Nilet on Fri Feb 14 06:11:29 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by mcorivervsaf on Fri Feb 14 00:45:13 2020.

I sort of guessed.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Feb 14 10:33:14 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 04:27:15 2020.

???

The French Connection was from 1971 and there was no other version.

Although I know which movie you're referring to, that came out in 1974.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 10:47:11 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Feb 14 10:33:14 2020.

He made a little boo boo

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by davesgcr on Fri Feb 14 13:01:20 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by zac on Thu Feb 13 22:29:32 2020.

Did anyone get a shot of the internal car adverts advertising the farewell of the fleet ? - if so , would really appreciate sight of one.

Many thanks in hopeful anticipation.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by W.B. on Fri Feb 14 13:25:22 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by snarf368 on Thu Feb 13 22:10:38 2020.

The point was this. From High Street on the N/B run to the end of the line at Euclid Avenue, I was on (or more properly, IN) the train. Waited some 45 minutes at High for it.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 14:11:50 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Feb 14 10:33:14 2020.

My bad, I was thinking about The Taking of Pelham 123, with that quote I made.
Pelham 123 had 3 verslons, the first, (1974) was the best, IMHO. The second, the Canadian version, I heard was not so good, and a lot of folks liked the John Travolta version., the third movie.

From the French Connection, "Can I get a grape drink?"

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Train Dude on Fri Feb 14 14:18:10 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 04:27:15 2020.

That was from " The Taking of Pelham 123"

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Train Dude on Fri Feb 14 14:19:15 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 14:11:50 2020.

And a candied apple

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 14:20:49 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Train Dude on Fri Feb 14 14:19:15 2020.

I donít care how many bartenders you got that are sick Iím not working that joint!

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 14:21:36 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Train Dude on Fri Feb 14 14:18:10 2020.

Yes, I goofed, sorry.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by mcorivervsaf on Fri Feb 14 16:23:29 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by zac on Thu Feb 13 22:29:32 2020.

Those were retired without the fanfare of the recent R42ís. As I recall, there were only two R38 cars running in service on the C train back in 2009, before they were retired for good. They were connected to R32ís on its last trip.

More info on that here.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by TUNNELRAT on Fri Feb 14 17:09:45 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Train Dude on Fri Feb 14 14:18:10 2020.

QUESTION:WAS RIGA ON BOARD?

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Fri Feb 14 17:34:21 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by TUNNELRAT on Fri Feb 14 17:09:45 2020.

LOL!

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Train Dude on Fri Feb 14 20:30:48 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 14:20:49 2020.

Amen

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Train Dude on Fri Feb 14 20:30:52 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 14:20:49 2020.

Amen

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Feb 14 20:58:58 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 14:11:50 2020.

The Canadian version of Pelham was terrible. The acting was wooden, with the players going through the motions. About the only redeeming factor was the rigging of the car (or, in this case, cars because the TTC cars used operated in married pairs) for the getaway. It was very faithful to the novel. In case you haven't read it, a heavy iron mold was cast in the shape of the controller and fit over it. There were three pieces of pipe of different lengths that angled out toward the side of the car, two of which pulled away once the controller was moved to series (mot multiple). The catch was, the front cab window had to be broken out in order to fit all the pieces together. The TA most likely refused to allow a window on a revenue active car to be busted out while in the case of the remake, the TTC cars that were used in the film were about to be scrapped, so chances are the TTC didn't care if a window was busted out.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Feb 14 21:01:20 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Fri Feb 14 17:34:21 2020.

Can you imagine Dennis Riga going one on one with Mr. Gray? Hector Elizondo would have been shaking his head - and he says he's been a subway rider all his life.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 21:44:23 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 14:20:49 2020.

Hahahahaha

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 22:07:32 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Feb 14 21:01:20 2020.

He woulda hit him in the jaw with a Tommy gun.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Feb 15 03:24:12 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Feb 14 20:58:58 2020.

Thank you, Steve B-8AVEXP

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Sat Feb 15 20:33:21 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Feb 14 22:07:32 2020.

"Shut your mouth! And keep it shut!"

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Feb 15 21:53:34 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by zac on Thu Feb 13 22:29:32 2020.

That R32 last trip will be a beyond crush load madhouse. I suspect big media attention for that one.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by LuchAAA on Sat Feb 15 22:05:20 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Feb 15 21:53:34 2020.

Yes. And maybe it should be on the Q line for various reasons.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by LuchAAA on Sat Feb 15 22:05:40 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Feb 15 21:53:34 2020.

Yes. It should be better planned. On the Q line.

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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Catfish 44 on Sat Feb 15 22:33:02 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sat Feb 15 21:53:34 2020.

It'll be bizarre in the extreme.

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