Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by Fan Railer
 
Better late than never.
Equipment consisted of R16 6387, R11 / R34 8013, R38 4028-4029, R42 4572-4573, and R40 Slant 4280-4281.

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 233458532/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Shorts first:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkm5p_wMZPM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD EXCLUSIVE: R16 and R11 Lead Train of Many Metals @ 42nd Street - PABT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP2c8nsu2PQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Boarding Train of Many Metals (R16 & R11) Fan Trip At the Museum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B39las5RG8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Departs Beach 90th Street Leading Train of Many Metals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjKkQvwEGmM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Walkdown of the Train Of Many Metals at Rockaway Park - Beach 116th Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Z6jmd-9S0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Departs Layup Track At Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sBNzqkQbqY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Fan Trip Arrives At Rockaway Park - Beach 116th Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldh66gTuaNQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Departs Bedford Park Boulevard for Concourse Yard


Long clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr4IfS8aO1I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Riding Between R16 6387 & R11/R34 8013 From NYC Transit Museum to Rockaway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhDGVNOVT4Y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R40 Slant 4280 and R16 6387 Train of Many Metals Round Trip Railfan Window
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Jre6MWItc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Riding Between Several Cars on the TOMM (R16, R11, R38, R42, R40 Slant)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHYdrespL8c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD EXCLUSIVE: Riding R11/R34 8013 From Rockaway Park to Bedford Park Boulevard on TOMM
  by Gerry6309
 
Amazing what can be done with compatible equipment. Sadly the more recent equipment has pretty much ended that. The R-40s were a good choice for the end of the train. They are distinctive! The transit museum and the workers who maintain these historic cars deserve much credit!

One question: Why does all this retired New York equipment look so much better than in-service Boston equipment? :wink:
  by 4400Washboard
 
Gerry6309 wrote:Amazing what can be done with compatible equipment. Sadly the more recent equipment has pretty much ended that. The R-40s were a good choice for the end of the train. They are distinctive! The transit museum and the workers who maintain these historic cars deserve much credit!

One question: Why does all this retired New York equipment look so much better than in-service Boston equipment? :wink:
HAHAHA-good one. in my opinion it's because the museum has a dedicated workforce who really care about what they are doing and enjoy it. It must be awesome to take care of those cars.

I'm rather surprised that the R38s were in such bad condition however-the benches were scarred, etc. However, the R40s were pretty decent... After riding the R40 back from the Rockaways, I suddenly realized how bumpy a ride they give after getting on an R62A home :P

I was also surprised the R16 could legitimately move under its own power.
Fan Railer wrote:Better late than never.
Equipment consisted of R16 6387, R11 / R34 8013, R38 4028-4029, R42 4572-4573, and R40 Slant 4280-4281.

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 233458532/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Shorts first:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkm5p_wMZPM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD EXCLUSIVE: R16 and R11 Lead Train of Many Metals @ 42nd Street - PABT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP2c8nsu2PQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Boarding Train of Many Metals (R16 & R11) Fan Trip At the Museum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B39las5RG8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Departs Beach 90th Street Leading Train of Many Metals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjKkQvwEGmM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Walkdown of the Train Of Many Metals at Rockaway Park - Beach 116th Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Z6jmd-9S0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Departs Layup Track At Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sBNzqkQbqY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Fan Trip Arrives At Rockaway Park - Beach 116th Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldh66gTuaNQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R16 & R11 Departs Bedford Park Boulevard for Concourse Yard


Long clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr4IfS8aO1I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Riding Between R16 6387 & R11/R34 8013 From NYC Transit Museum to Rockaway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhDGVNOVT4Y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: R40 Slant 4280 and R16 6387 Train of Many Metals Round Trip Railfan Window
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Jre6MWItc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD: Riding Between Several Cars on the TOMM (R16, R11, R38, R42, R40 Slant)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHYdrespL8c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - New York City Subway HD EXCLUSIVE: Riding R11/R34 8013 From Rockaway Park to Bedford Park Boulevard on TOMM
Nice shots
  by Gerry6309
 
tjensen wrote:I'm rather surprised that the R38s were in such bad condition however-the benches were scarred, etc.
Stainless steel cars should be bright and shiny, not a dull grayish brown. Even the fifty year old R-32s look pretty good. (And you know how many layers of graffiti have been scrubbed off those cars.) Compare that to a 20 year old 01800. They also sound good. I was watching a rfw video and you could hear soft conversations in the background.