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R-68 (Westinghouse-Amrail) -- R-68A (Kawasaki)

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Two R-68 trains holding down D and Q service at Cortelyou Road on the BMT Brighton Line. Photo by David Pirmann, April 1997.

Contents

Roster

Designation Unit Numbers Manufacturer Years
R-68 2500-2924 Westinghouse-Amrail 1986-1988
R-68A 5001-5200 Kawasaki 1988-1989


  • Car Body: Stainless steel
  • Length/Width: 75' long, 10' wide
  • Cab Arrangement: Transverse cabs at leading end; narrow cab at other
  • Coupling Arrangement: Most are coupled in four car sets. Some singles remain (used on Franklin Shuttle service). The cars in four-car sets are numbered in consecutive order. Highest number is odd.

Present Assignments

The R-68 and R-68A fleets hold down service on the B, D, G, and Franklin Shuttle with occasional use on N and Q.

Datasheets

R-68 Datasheet from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings

R-68A Datasheet from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Queensborough Plaza

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 30th/Grand Aves.

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Location: Neck Road

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Car Notes

Green Preserved, saved for preservation,
or exists in some state
Yellow Converted to work service
(and later scrapped or still in use)
Red Wrecked/Damaged in accident (and possibly repaired),
or scrapped prior to the bulk of the type
Number Notes
2579 Suffered fire damage at Tremont Ave., Concourse line, 6/1999. Repaired and returned to service as part of linked R-68 set as of 1/10/2000.
2755 Broadsided by wayward flatcar on work train on maiden trip; was repaired and finally entered service in 1993.
2805, 2807 Accident at DeKalb Ave., 6/20/2000. Southbound B train split switch around 9:20 pm. 2807 and 2805 were 2nd and 3rd cars in consist s-2806-2807-2805-2804-2890-2891-2889-2888-n. Removed to Coney Island Yard. All repaired and back in service.


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