R32/R42 Retirement Outlook through June 2010

December 6, 2009
22 at Jamaica
206 at 207th St.
10 at Coney Island

10 at Jamaica
50 at East NY

The remainder of R160s will be going to Jamaica Yard to make the F all R160 (though the F may use 1 set of R46s when the delivery is complete). There is only one R42 left at Jamaica, and should be phased out of service by December 11th, 2009. The next step in retirement should involve the R32s at Jamaica, which can result in one of two possible outcomes:

1. The remaining 2 R32s are retired by 2 incoming R160s. After both R32s are retired, 5 R46s will be displaced to 207 by R160s and be used on the C line. This will cause 5 8-car C trains to be broken up and added to other R32 C trains to make 10-car C trains.
2. The remaining 2 R32s are sent to 207th St. yard. 3 more R46s will follow, displaced by R160s, and allow the C to become 10 cars (essentially the same as situation 1, but doesn't retire the R32s).

Both possibilities should lead towards the extension of C trains to 10 cars. After either one occurs, R160s will continue to displace R46s to 207 until the remainder of R32s there have been retired.

When the 32 R160A-1s (9943-9974) come in at the end of the order, they will go to ENY to replace the 50 R42s there (this will result in the elimination of 16 spare cars).

As for the 10 R32s at Coney Island, there is no replacement plan for them currently. This does not mean that they will not be replaced, however. They can be replaced at one of two points of the retirement process:

1. Right after the remaining R32s are retired from Jamaica
2. Right after the remaining R32s are retired from 207

All that would need to happen is that Jamaica sends one train of R160s (likely 9143-9152) to Coney Island to replace the 10 R32s there.

The last 60-foot SMEE's to be in service seem to be the East NY R42s, which will be retired by June 2010. Ride all of these cars on their respective lines while you still can! Please note that all of this is speculation (based on educated guesses) and is constantly subject to change.

R32/42 Info and Hunting Tips as of 12/06/09

December 6, 2009
206 at 207th St. Yard (2-3 sets on the A, while the C is 100% R32)
22 at Jamaica (2 sets on the V, has been on the R recently)
10 at Coney Island (1 set on the B, has been on the Q recently)

Hunting/Riding Tips
A - Wait around the middle of the line, such as Fulton St. or High St. Wait at the middle of the platform in case the train arrives in either direction (and you don't have to run up 9 cars just for that RFW - moving up 4 cars is much more reasonable and can be done in 2 stops). Try hun...
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R32/42 Info and Hunting Tips as of 11/01/09

November 1, 2009
I'm going to start a new system of outlining the remainder of R32's and R42's left in the system at the 1st day of each month, to make hunting for them more convenient.

204 at 207th St. Yard (2 sets on the A, 100% of the C's fleet)
26-30 at Jamaica (2 sets on the V, but may occasionally go on the R)
10 at Coney Island (1 set on the B)

Tips on hunting and riding the R32s:
A - Wait around the middle of the route, like at Broadway-Nassau (Fulton St.) or at High St. Any place with an island platfo...
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R32s are on the B!

September 29, 2009
Due to the Brighton Line Station Rehabilitation program, 10 R32s were transferred from Jamaica to Coney Island Yard in order to provide extra B trains; these trains are needed because the B is running local instead of express. The car numbers of the R32 B train are: 3445, 3468, 3520, 3610-3611, 3726-3627, 3820-3821, 3891 (there are 2 mismatched pairs in this consist). This train runs rarely on the B during the day, and so far, it has no real regular run - it can be put in and taken out of ser...
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R160Bs 9828-9832 Delivered

September 5, 2009
R160Bs 9828-9832 have been delivered to 207th St. yard, according to http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?73359. With the arrival of these cars, Kawasaki has delivered 30 cars of the 160-car option II order and has to deliver 130 more cars for the R160B order to be complete.

When they pass the testing phase, they will be based out of Jamaica Yard (E, F, G, R, and V lines) and enter service on the E or F lines. The newest R160Bs to enter service are cars 9813-9822.
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R160As 9578-9582 Delivered

September 5, 2009

R160As 9578-9582 were delivered to 207th St. Yard on the evening of September 3rd, 2009. Photo and video evidence of these cars being delivered can be found at http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12841. With the arrival of these cars, Alstom only has to deliver 10 more cars for the 360-car option I order to be complete.

After passing the testing phase, these cars will be based out of Jamaica Yard (E, F, G, R, and V lines) and enter service on the E or F lines. According to ...

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R160Bs 9813-9817 Delivered

July 24, 2009
Photographic evidence has shown that R160B cars 9813-9817 have been delivered. This means that 15 cars of the R160B 2nd Option Order by Kawasaki has been delivered. The latest delivered cars are currently sitting at 207th Street Yard, waiting for testing. The new cars are expected to be based out of Jamaica Yard (E, F, G, R and V lines) and will run on the E and F lines.

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Welcome to the New York City Subway Car Datasheet site!

July 24, 2009
This website and blogger will inform you the latest news in the New York City Subway. The NYCSCD team documents the latest changes in car assignments, deliveries of the latest cars and retirements of some of the oldest cars. Unpredictable things happen and we tend to keep you updated with as much information as possible.


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