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Re: An R40 and R62A RFW videos

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun May 04, 2014 2:15 pm

Head-end View wrote:I recently read somewhere that the R-40/Slant was an attempt by the NYCTA to imitate the then new PA-1 PATH cars. The TA had apparently caught on to the Port Authority's idea of designing a visually attractive train to help promote ridership. The idea was right, and the train was aesthetically pleasing, but for well known reasons, not very practical in the New York Subway.

It's also been suggested that had the R-40/Slants been designed with the same A-B-B-A configuration of the later R-44/46's, (instead of married-pairs) the slant design might have been more successful, as most of the cars would have had standard ends to simplify passing between cars, which was permitted in those days.

And Frank, you're right about those R-40 seats. The backs were too short, unlike the previous seats used on other cars of the 1960's.


Everyone: Interesting thoughts about the R40 "slant" cars...They were designed by Raymond Loewy (of PRR GG1 design fame) and I always found
interesting how the MTA changed their front-end design and that there were two groups of R40 cars...and-Yes the PA1 PATH cars had a good mid
1960s design inside and out for that matter - it may have made more sense designing a IRT car in this manner noting the similar size instead
of the BMT/IND size R40 "slants"...

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Re: An R40 and R62A RFW videos

Postby 4400Washboard » Sun May 04, 2014 3:22 pm

Head-end View wrote:I recently read somewhere that the R-40/Slant was an attempt by the NYCTA to imitate the then new PA-1 PATH cars. The TA had apparently caught on to the Port Authority's idea of designing a visually attractive train to help promote ridership. The idea was right, and the train was aesthetically pleasing, but for well known reasons, not very practical in the New York Subway.

It's also been suggested that had the R-40/Slants been designed with the same A-B-B-A configuration of the later R-44/46's, (instead of married-pairs) the slant design might have been more successful, as most of the cars would have had standard ends to simplify passing between cars, which was permitted in those days.

And Frank, you're right about those R-40 seats. The backs were too short, unlike the previous seats used on other cars of the 1960's.



Why didn't they install bucket seats like the ones on the R44/46s, R62s and R68s? In my opinion, they weren't as bad as the R40s.
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Re: An R40 and R62A RFW videos

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun May 04, 2014 5:50 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:Interesting thoughts about the R40 "slant" cars...They were designed by Raymond Loewy (of PRR GG1 design fame) and I always found
interesting how the MTA changed their front-end design and that there were two groups of R40 cars...and-Yes the PA1 PATH cars had a good mid
1960s design inside and out for that matter - it may have made more sense designing a IRT car in this manner noting the similar size instead
of the BMT/IND size R40 "slants"...

BART also used a slanted car design in the late 1960s, in A/B configuration rather than pairs. The R40 did start the trend toward rounded bodies from the "arched boxcar" or "arched brick" of the R15-R38s.
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Re: An R40 and R62A RFW videos

Postby Frank » Wed May 07, 2014 9:51 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
MACTRAXX wrote:Interesting thoughts about the R40 "slant" cars...They were designed by Raymond Loewy (of PRR GG1 design fame) and I always found
interesting how the MTA changed their front-end design and that there were two groups of R40 cars...and-Yes the PA1 PATH cars had a good mid
1960s design inside and out for that matter - it may have made more sense designing a IRT car in this manner noting the similar size instead
of the BMT/IND size R40 "slants"...

BART also used a slanted car design in the late 1960s, in A/B configuration rather than pairs. The R40 did start the trend toward rounded bodies from the "arched boxcar" or "arched brick" of the R15-R38s.


When I first saw the R40s, they reminded me of the BART cars. It must've been the slanted ends. The slanted ends were very modern when they came out in 1968, but the looks of the R40s were ruined when they put gate hardware on the fronts of the cars. It would have been better if they made the R40s 5-car sets instead of married pairs, then they wouldn't need to have the hardware up front.
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An R160 and R46 videos

Postby Frank » Fri May 23, 2014 3:28 pm

These videos were taken in 2009. The first one is of a short ride on an R160 N train on the Astoria Line from 39th Ave to Queensboro Plaza in Long Island City. Shortly after leaving 39th Ave, the train goes over the East Side Access work. The second video is a ride on an R46 A train on the Fulton Street Line between Rockaway Blvd to 80th St-Hudson St in Ozone Park.

Ride on an R160 train from 39th Ave to Queensboro Plaza
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX9C3tUEkUA&feature=share&list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w&index=1

Ride on an R46 train from Rockaway Blvd to 80th St
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpY5xBeb2QU&feature=share&list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

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An R32 RFW video and an SIR video

Postby Frank » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:38 pm

I recently uploaded these two videos. The first one was taken in 2009. It is a RFW ride on an R32 C train from Utica Ave to Nostrand Ave on the Fulton St subway in Brooklyn. Its one of my last videos I took with my old camera. The second one is a little off-topic but it is my only videos so far of the Staten Island Railway. I was railfanning the SIRT in 2006 when I got caught up in a severe thunderstorm in Tottenville. I took shelter in the train where I took the videos. The storm was pretty intense! The video at the end of the second one is of the train going over an interlocking north of Tottenville during the same storm. I haven't been to Staten Island in a couple years. I may railfan the SIRT in the future and take some videos as well.

Ride on an R32 C train from Utica Ave to Nostrand Ave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-mRZk_CAMA&list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w&feature=share&index=2

On an R44 at Tottenville during a severe thunderstorm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCqPoEzJBK0&feature=share&list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

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Re: An R32 RFW video and an SIR video

Postby 4400Washboard » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:47 am

I consider the SIRT part of the nyc subway. After all, they're featured on the subway map as a line.

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Two R1/9 videos

Postby Frank » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:53 am

These are my first R1/9 videos I uploaded. The first one is actually two videos; one of the Nostalgia train arriving at 2nd Ave station and ohter is the ride on the Nostalgia train (R4 401 apparently) from W4th St to 34th St-Herald Sq with stops at 14th St and 23rd St. The second one is a ride on R6 1300 from Lexington Ave to Queens Plaza. The first video was taken in 2007, the last video was taken in 2008.

Ride on an R1 9 Nostalgia Train from West 4th St to 34th St Herald Sq
http://youtu.be/uQ0luNBN984?list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

Ride on R6 1300 from Lexington Ave to Queens Plaza
http://youtu.be/Qr4-EpqxRBI?list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

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An R32 RFW video and an R142 video

Postby Frank » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:51 pm

These are my first subway videos I uploaded with my new camera. They were both taken last May. The first video is a short RFW ride from Chambers St to Canal St on an R32 C train. The second video is of a R142 5 train departing Brooklyn Bridge- City Hall with another R142 5 train arriving on the southbound track. I still have some videos from my old camera that I may soon upload.

Ride on an R32 C train from Chambers St WTC to Canal St
http://youtu.be/nq1KxDMSeZg?list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

R142 5 train departing Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station
http://youtu.be/7RJk9HDDXlo?list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

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R68 and R42 RFW ride videos

Postby Frank » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:27 am

These videos were taken in 2005 and 2006 resectivley. The first video is a short video of a Brooklyn bound N train departing 5th Ave station. The second video is of a RFW ride onboard an Jamaica Center bound R42 J train from 104th St to 121st St. It's one of my early RFW videos.

These are the last videos I'm uploading this year, so new videos will not be uploaded until early January. So in the meantime Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

NYCTA R68 N train at 5th Ave
http://youtu.be/nsVnOm2hzHg?list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

Eastbound ride on an NYCTA R42 J train from 104th St to 121st St
http://youtu.be/__uaBvZVGKU?list=UUyUUfoqlJ4ulqlRoKecPk_w

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An R142 video and an R32 RFW ride

Postby Frank » Fri May 29, 2015 10:32 pm

The first video was taken at 96th Street on the Lexington IRT Line, it is of a southbound R142A 6 train. The second video is of a short RFW ride on an R32 C train from Spring Street to Canal Street. Note at the end of the video you can see passengers transferring from a Brooklyn-bound A train that has arrived across the platform. Both videos were taken in 2014.

A NYCTA R142A train at 96th Street
https://youtu.be/Qh5K_4LTZyE

A RFW Ride on a NYCTA R32 C train from Spring St to Canal St
https://youtu.be/tDvePcuf6VM

Note: Sorry for the typo in the title.

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A R142 video and a short R160B video

Postby Frank » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:32 am

These videos were taken in 2008/9 respectivly. The first video is of a ride on a R142 2 train from Jackson Avenue to Third Avenue-149th Street. This short section has quite a bit of history to it. It is the location of the junction between the White Plains Rd Line and the 3rd Ave el's Bergen Ave cutoff. You can still see the stumps for the former Bergen Ave elevated structure just before the train goes into the tunnel. The second video is one of my shorter videos. It is of a then brand new Astoria-bound R160B W train departing Queensboro Plaza station.

Ride on a R142 train from Jackson Ave to 3rd Ave 149th St
https://youtu.be/QAKzp_P4Wg4

A NYCTA R160 train departing Queensboro Plaza
https://youtu.be/FrJO78dOpYc

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Re: Post your NYC Subway videos here.

Postby Frank » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:46 am

These videos were both taken late last year at 46th St-Bliss St on the Flushing Line in Sunnyside Queens. The first video is of brand new R188 7 train bound for Times Square departing 46th St-Bliss St. The second video is of a Times Square-bound R62A 7 train stopping at the same station with an eastbound train stopping at the same time. Note that the videos were taken at dusk.

A Times Square-bound NYCTA R188 departing 46th St-Bliss St station
https://youtu.be/Z8oxBmQd3Hc

A Times Square-bound NYCTA R62A train at 46th St-Bliss St
https://youtu.be/eNqqliCG_-w

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Re: Post your NYC Subway videos here.

Postby Frank » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:27 pm

Both of these videos were taken last fall. The first video is of a ride on a Manhattan-bound D train on the West End Line from 20th Avenue to 62nd Street-New Utrecht Ave at close to sunset. The scond video was taken a month later. It is of a short RFW ride on a Manhattan-bound R32 C train from Jay Street-Metrotech to High Street-Brooklyn Bridge station in Brooklyn.

Ride on an NYCTA R68 D train from 20th Ave to 62nd St
https://youtu.be/R_QnldNiFxw

RFW ride on a NYCTA R32 C train from Jay St Metrotech to High St Brooklyn Bridge
https://youtu.be/1LN8bUld77o

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Re: Post your NYC Subway videos here.

Postby Frank » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:39 am

These videos were taken late last year. The first uploaded video is of some NY Subway action at 59th Street - Columbus Circle. The first four videos were taken on the downtown platform of the IRT station and has some R62A and R142 action. The fifth video was taken on the downtown platform of the IND station and is of an R68 D train stopping at the station. The second uploaded video is of a short RFW ride on an R32 C train from 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal to 34th Street - Penn Station on the 8th Ave IND Line.

NYC Subway action at 59th Street Columbus Circle
https://youtu.be/M7l_Qh6H5cE

RFW ride on a NYCTA R32 C train from 42nd Street to 34th Street Penn Station
https://youtu.be/35ZD-qC4X7Q

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