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R32/R42 Retirement Outlook through June 2010

Posted by Kris Datta on Sunday, December 6, 2009, In : Car Retirements 
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. Aft...
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R32/42 Info and Hunting Tips as of 12/06/09

Posted by Kris Datta on Sunday, December 6, 2009, In : R32/R42 Hunting 
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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R32s are on the B!

Posted by Kris Datta on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, In : Car Transfers 
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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