jackintosh11 wrote:How hard is it to find an R42?
Hard. I waited 30 minutes to catch one but it never came so I ended up riding an R160A. When I got to terminus, there was an R42 on the layup track at the end of the station. I've seen them parked more than running whenever I make the trek out to the J/Z line
Kamen Rider wrote:I guess R32 fans can thank Bombardier for screwing up the R179 delivery program.
Yes we can
Head-end View wrote:Well, for at least the last 40 years the oldest cars have been on the C-Line. In the mid-1970's the "C" was the last stand of the R-1 thru 9's! But I don't really know the reason why.........
Didn't the L and J/Z trains have the last Arnies? The R1s-R9s lasted a long time on the C, but in the last year or so, I thought they were all gone...
jackintosh11 wrote:So how much of the J/Z trains are usually R32s? What runs on the C train while they're reassigned?
AFAIK, not all of the R32s are re-assigned. I've seen R32 Cs in the summer before. C train gets R160As
jackintosh11 wrote:I'm planning to go to NYC this summer, where do I have the highest chance of getting an R32? I know that it's normally the C train but I also know that trains are often switched to the J/Z train.
Look to the J/Z first-They will have a higher guarantee of more cars. If it is more convenient, look at the C, but keep in mind that they are very hard to find in the summer. Last summer they had a couple A R32 sets right?
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