by Fan Railer
Stayed on for two round trips today, and yea, it did get pretty crowded, but the train was MAD fast. Glad I got to make it out. Videos coming soon.
Head-end View wrote:Railfan, you sure you mean the R-10? Mid 80's overhaul? The last ones were retired in 1989, right?Oh, I know what I'm saying when I refer to the R-10's like the onein my tag image. It so happens that many of the R-10's which were badly neglected in the early '80's received a bottom to top in house overhaul between late 1984 and early 1986. This included new air compressors, resotred signage, repair ceiling air vents, and overhaul of the power distribution system, as well as thorough cleaning and painting. It cost about $65,000 per car.
My all-time favorite was the unpopular R-40/Slant. In 1968 they were the first replacements for those "dirty old R-1's", and with that long front door window, it was like boarding a spaceship. I still remember my first ride on one from the Union Turnpike station on the "F". Rode one of the last ones too on the Brighton Express in the Spring of 2008.
mirrodie wrote:well come to think of it and the stops it makes, does the train ever see the light of day?? Is it always under the cover of a tunnel and never gets rained on?Of course it does. How do you think they do those nostalgia runs down to Coney Island during the summer months? lol
Head-end View wrote:I believe the train stays at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. Anyone knows different please correct me.Normally cars 1575, 100 and 484 are on display in the Transit Museum. When it comes time to create the Nostalgia Train, the cars are moved to the Coney Island facility.
Head-end View wrote:Oh! Didn't know they had preserved a set of R-40/Slants! Glad they did that. I will have to go see them some day at the museum, and remember better days on the NYC Subways.They will be there until after the end of this year while the 3 cars I mentioned are in use on the Holiday train. I would expect that the 3 cards will be back in the Museum by the 2nd week of January, at which point the R40 Slants will be back in Coney lsland