www.nycsubway.org · What's New · Leave Feedback


SubTalk: Re: Banker's Specials (348496)

[ Read Responses | Post a New Response | Return to the Index ]
[ First in Thread | Next in Thread ]

Re: Banker's Specials

Posted by Chris R27-R30 on Wed Jun 26 17:56:34 2002, in response to Re: Banker's Specials,
posted by Paul Matus on Wed Jun 26 16:57:23 2002.

The "brown" R existed for less than a year in 1987. From 1968 to 1987, the Nassau/4th Ave special was always depicted as a yellow R in a diamond, with the bizarre seperation of the yellow and brown lines at Chambers St. which gave the impression the yellow R had it's own seperate platform on which it would terminate. The brown R existed for about 6 months, from the time of the N/R switch in Queens to it's elimination in November.

Also, no train was ever signed up in the brown R scheme. The R27/30 and R42's assigned to the line did not have them. They used the yellow designation right up to the end. I believe the only cars which have these signs are R68's.


Replying to posts on SubTalk are disabled at this time.