Blue Doors Ride Again. During a training session on the morning of Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Metropolitan Transportation Authority - MTA NYCT Subway Budd built R-32s 3360/3361 led an unusu... (more)
"The Classic R32 Roster Shot"
The R32 fleet entered service in 1964 and would run in service up until January of 2022, making them the oldest surviving su... (more)
"The R32 Farewell Crew"
The R32 fleet entered service in 1964 and would run in service up until January of 2022, making them the oldest surviving subway c... (more)
"Enjoying the RFW One Last Time"
A small kid takes video out of the famed "Rail Fan Window" (aka RFW) of R32 #3360 as fans photograph from the 86th Street Second Ave Line platform on ... (more)
"Climbing the Manhattan Bridge"
From the compact cab of R32 #3360, Train Operator James McGinty pilots the R32 Retirement Extra across the Manhattan Bridge during the morning of Janua... (more)
"Brightliners at Crooke"
On the morning of January 9th, 2022, the "R32 Retirement Extra", consisting of eight Budd Company R32 "Brightliner" railcars, flies up the BMT Brighton Line a... (more)
"Farewell to the Brightliners at Parkside"
On the morning of January 9th, 2022, the "R32 Retirement Extra", consisting of eight Budd Company R32 "Brightliner" railcars, emerges from t... (more)
Welcome To 2nd Avenue! MTA NYCT Subway R-32 3360 became the first revenue R-32 to travel the 2nd Avenue Subway since its opening on January 1, 2017. On Sunday, January 9, 2022, it lead the ... (more)
Parkside. In a signature BMT scene, R-32 3360 leads the "Farewell To The R-32s” train out of the tunnel under Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, New York and through the Parkside Avenue Stati... (more)
The Combo. A side by side view was arranged of R-32s 3360 and 3828 after the completion of the "Farewell To The R-32s” event at the Brighton Beach Station on Sunday, January 9, 2022,... (more)
Coney Island Amusement. On Sunday, Janaury 9, 2022, MTA NYCT Subway R-32 3360 leads the "Farewell To The R-32s" train as it approaches the W8 Street-Aquarium stop in Brooklyn, New... (more)
TA Stands For Transit Authority. One of the more short lived but ornate logos in New York City Transit history was the “TA”logo, in use from 1962-1968. For the 3rd week of the "Far... (more)
The Interboro Relay. While the "Farewell To The R-32s" operated in revenue service from 2nd Avenue Station to 145 Street in Manhattan on Sunday, January 2, 2022, due to a planned ... (more)
Forever in 1:48. When the "Farewell To The R-32s" excursions were announced, NYC subway fans had hoped that they would again have to opportunity to see the famous "blue doors... (more)
Visions in the Fog. When the MTA NYCT Transit Budd built R-32 fleet was overhauled Morrison-Knudsen for from 1988-1990, the next generation New York City residents lost the opportunity to s... (more)