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

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by railfan365
Regarding 11 car trains, how do they do that with R160's? These cars exist in 4 car sets and 5 car sets. That means that a train can only be 4,5, 8, 9, or 10 cars long unless some of the drawbar attachments are actually semi-permanent with a 6 car trainset being created in the shop.
  by Fan Railer
i answered that in the previous post.

and yes, the link bars are semi-permanent, so sets may be re-aranged
  by railfan365
Thanks for confirming that the R-160 car links are semi-permanent. However, I would like to point out that you didn't address in the previous link how the carsets would be manipulated - only what car numbers are expected to be involved in the experiment.
  by Kamen Rider
the experiment was back in april

You have to reed up on 160 car number sequnces.


99.9999% ofthe time, 160s are in order in a set. all you need are the first two cars to tell which cars are in the set.

the sets were 9372-9368/9363-9367/9357-9353 with cars 9369,9368,9367 and 9366 removed. 2 A cars and 2 B cars.