||The R-38s are similar
to the R-32s, the easiest way to tell them apart is that the corrugations go only half way up. Also the car # signs are in
the same font as the old redbirds (R-32s have a different font).
The cars have railfan windows, half width cabs, and bench seats
that are completely longitudinal and the normal gray. The trains
have vertical rollsings that are not the same but are very similar as the R-32 (Click here for some
R-32 rollsign options).
Each train is in a terminate 2 car set with conductor cabs at the
middle of the car. I have seen trains that are a combination of
R-32 and R-38 sets. Currently all the bottom destination roll signs are
being replaced with signs that say for example "Far Rockaway
via JFK Airport instead of "Mott Avenue Far Rockaway"
these destination signs also have the text centered. The
destinations used to have TO-> written on one side, most of
these have been removed. The trains also have the nice New York
City Transit Authority signs on the windowless side of the front of
the train. The cars got a not very good overhaul by GE, a lot of the
roofs are started to rust, but some of them are being replaced. The
cars run exclusively on the A and C lines. I find the R-38s almost the same as the R-32s except in worse condition.
This Page Was Last Updated: 5 August, 2004
**Due to darkness This photo was digitally enhanced
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