R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

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R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by Lucius Ameri » Sun May 31, 2009 6:44 pm

Just sighted: a brand-new set of R160s w/A train letterboards idling at 168th, waiting for entry into service. Have my prayers been answered? Will these gorgeous cars finally *arrive* on the C train? Or is this set just being delivered to the E? Dear God, do I hope that one day my commute will no longer consist of those quite noisy R32s; that it will soon consist of bright, quiet, and sparkly R160s. :wink:
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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by Fan Railer » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:48 pm

sorry to deflate your balloon, but the R160 was probably awaiting the yard transfer to Jamaica for service on the E/F. I really think it's stupid that the MTA only has one yard to accept new cars and scrap old cars. slows down the process a lot. i was thinking if the MTA designated pitkin yard to scrap cars, then 207th could be reserved for the new cars, and then the A/C would be R160. then they could move cars around the system from there. i know that this is very improbable, but i'm just imagining here...

Then from pitkin, they could move the cars to far rockaway for loading onto barges lol... :wink:

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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by Kamen Rider » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:25 pm

they are not going to be keeping 160s at 207 in the near future. for the same reason all the 44s and 46s are going to Pitken; the inspection shop tracks can't hold 300' units. even when the 160's were testing on the A, they were kept at Pitken.
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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by Crabman1130 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:41 am

207 St make sence to scrap because the barges can come right up to the property. I don't know of any other yard that can do this.

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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by bharatr612 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:49 pm

After a bit of a hiatus (was traveling) am back on my regular E commute. It certainly seems like there are are more R160s on the. I saw cars from the 9400 series - 9402 to be precise. In fact, while waiting for a V at 23rd St / Ely, I saw as many as 4 R160 E's in a span of about 10 minutes - 2 in each direction. I suspect about 50% of the trainsets on the E are R160s. Which probably means it'll be a while before A/C see R160s.

Also, my R160 glitch watch continues. One of the variable message displays in car 9284 went on the blink. Admittedtly, a barely noticable, negligible impact glitch, but a glitch nevertheless.

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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by r160 F Train » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:32 pm

It's true, there won't be any r160s on the C or A line for some time. The newest r160s are on the E and F line :-D
It's not fair because all of the C trains are noisy 1950 r32

The A line is currently testing r160s... so keep your hopes up! :wink:

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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by Kamen Rider » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:01 pm

the A is not testing 160s. the rockaway flats are used as a test track for making sure all the parts work. for all intents and purposes, just about every 160 will visit the flats.

and the R32s are not from 1950.
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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by Lucius Ameri » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:35 am

Oh well. I'll just have to wait for the R179s to come in 2015...thanks for all the info guys.
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Re: R160s on the Upper Eighth Avenue Line

Post by R160A » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:23 am

R160 cars were on the A for a 30 day test back in 2007. They were originally going to replace the R38 on the A. But because of a power failure, the R160 test failed on the A and C lines.

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