Most Excellent Train Ride (726002)

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Posted by Larry,RedbirdR33 on Sat Jun 19 23:25:33 2004

I just returned from today's MOD trip. It was one of the best that I have ever been on. Sub-talk was out in force with somewhere between 30 and 40 of us. We all posed for at group icture at Rockaway Park. Newkirk Plaza Dave kept everyone on the home front informed of the trip with timely updates. BMT Man met the train at Rock Park so that made it official. A new paint scheme appeared on the train. R-33 was painted in the dark green paint of the 1980's.

Here's the consist:

R-33 9017 Redbird I
R-33 9016 Redbird I
R-33 9011 Silver & Blue
R-33 9010 Silver & Blue
R-33 9068 Green
R-33 9069 Redbird II aka Silver Fox
R-12 5760 Two tone Gray
R-15 6239 Marroon and Creme
R-17 6609 Maroon
R-33WF 9306 Bluebird

Lv Times Square (C1) to Queensboro Plaza (UL)(C1) via Astoria Line (G2) local to Ditmars Blvd (G2).
Lv Ditmars Blvd (G2) via Astoria express (G3) to Queensboro Plaza G1)
via 60 Street tunnel and Broadway local (A1) to Canal Street (B1).
then via B1 to B3 to B4 to City Hall (LL) arriving on track B4. There was a ten car train of R-40's in the middle track on the lower
level. The platforms can only hold an eight car train so the train extended beyond the north end of the platform. WE pulled up to it and walked through three cars to reach the platform and go to lunch.

Lv City Hall (LL) (B4) via B2 to A2 and Broadway express(a4)to 57 Street-7 Avenue on A4, then wrong rail via 63 Street Line (G3) to Lexington Av-63 St arriving on the unused north side of the upper level.
Lv Lex AV-63 St (G3) switch to T1 and 6 Avenue local (B1) to W 4 St (LL) then via AB1 to 8 Avenue Line (A1) at Spring Street to express track (A3) s/o Canal. via 8Avenue-Fulton Street to Howard Beach (F1) to southbound express (F3) to Hamilton Beach and continue via F3 to Rockaway Park arriving on F4.

Lv Rockaway Park via F4 to 80 Street middle (K6). east via K1 to 104 Street middle (K3/4). west via K2 to Euclid and Fulton Street exp to West 4 Street (LL) and 6 Avenue Line to 34 Street where I bailed out.

The trip continued on to Junction Blvd.

A long trip yes but a very good one.

Larry, RedbirdR33


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