Every Weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2004 the R1-9 IND
museum train runs in revenue service between 10AM and 5PM, on the
Broadway Line via Local between 57 Street and Whitehall Street. The
train each weekend consisted of:|
R-9 #1802 (This was the last R1-9 bar built, these trips were its first trips since restoration. This car finally means that R-9 trips (as they are referred to as) will actually have a car that was delivered during contract R-9 on them)
I went on the 4 December trip. I took the A down to 42 Street, the ride took forever because of lots of congestion due to an earlier water main break at 81 Street. I knew that the museum train would be late because of this. At 42 Street I switch to a Q train and took that one stop north to 57 Street at met up with a friend
At 10:55 the R1-9 train finally arrives, it enters from north of the station on the express tracks since it turned around in the 63 Street tunnels coming from the 6th Avenue Line.
We take the train down to Whitehall Street, where we run express to Canal. Then one more round trip to Whitehall running local, both ways.
We take an R train to Court Street and go to a White Castle for lunch.
After lunch were of to find SMEE which is scheduled to run on the 4. We simply went to Borough Hall and waited for it sitting on a bench for an hour until we gave up. I later learned that SMEE simply after a run to Utica Avenue simply ran light to the Lay-Up track be Nevins Street and Atlantic Avenue.
After giving up on SMEE I took a 4 to Fulton Street where I switched to the A and home.
R1-9s enter 57 Street from the 63 Street tunnel (28 minutes-8.38 MB)
PhotosAt Whitehall Street
Since the R1-9s don't have any letters after H and only a few have Whitehall Street, it was hard to know what to set the destination signs too. (All signs were S via Special). Some cars at 57th Street from 57th Street/6th Avenue.
This Page Was Last Updated: 21 December, 2004
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