R-9 on the F

The Original Cars of Queens Blvd and 6 Avenue: R1-9 in Revenue Service on the F
(photos and info by Jeremiah Cox)

On 25 and 26 September, 2004 between 10AM and 5PM the IND Museum R1-9 train ran in revenue service on the F line between Forest Hills-71/Continental Avenues (the first run on Sunday was extended via local up to 179 Street-Jamaica) and 2 Avenue-Houston Street via Queens Blvd Express. This weekend also marked the first time the R1-9 ran in revenue service in the newest subway line the 63 Street Line that opened in 1989.

My Routes: I only went on Sunday: on the first round trip up to Jamaica-179 Street and back, On the way up at 71-Continental Avenues they announced the train was out of service, then the PA announcer announced that the train would run up to 179 Street-Jamaica. Then on the second trip up to 71-Continental Avenues and back to Roosevelt Island only.
 
Photos of Vintage ads in the cars
An end-to-end diary of a run

Photos

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(r9onf1) The R-9 F train enters 2 Avenue (F,V) to become in revenue service
(r9onf2) The R-9 F train at 2 Avenue (F,V)
(r9onf3) The R-9 F train at 71-Continental Aves (E,F,G,R,V) (r9onf4) The R-9 F train at 71-Continental Avs (E,F,G,R,V)
(r9onf5) The R-9 F train re-entering service at Jamaica-179 Street (F)
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(r9onf6) The R-9 F train at Jamaica-179 St (F) (r9onf7) The R-9 F train at Jamaica-179 St (F) (r9onf8) The R-9 F train at Roosevelt Island (F) (r9onf9) The R-9 F train at Roosevelt Island (F) (r9onf10) The R-9 F train leaving Roosevelt Island (F)
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(r9onf11) The R-9 F train leaving Roosevelt Island (F) (r9onf12) The Correct destination sign on th R-9 F (r9onf13) The "Queens-Forest Hills" "Houston-Lafayette St"  destination sign on the R-9 F
(r9onf14) The BMT "168 St Jamaica" "Chambers St" Street destination sign on the R-9 F

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