R-9 on the A

IND Opening Day Re-enactment: R1-9 in Revenue Service on the A
(photos and info by Jeremiah Cox)

The first leg of the IND subway (or 8th Avenue Subway as it was called during its first years) opened on September 10, 1932 between 207 Street and Chambers Street, September 10 will be its 72nd anniversary. The IND Museum R1-9 train ran in revenue service on the A line between 168 Street and World Trade Center between the hours of 10AM and 5PM, this was also the route of the first IND local trains, although this train ran express.

My Routes: On Saturday I just went on the first round trip down to World Trade Center and back. I did an End-to-End diary on the way down (here)
On Sunday I went on the first 3 round-trips.

Photos from Sunday
Photos of Vintage ads in the cars

Saturday's Photos


(r9ona1) The R-9 A train enters 168 St (A,C,1,9) to become in revenue service
(r9ona2) The R-9 A train at 145 St (A,C,B,D) (r9ona3) Looking down an r-9 in revenue service on the A Line (r9ona4) The r-9 in revenue service on the A Line at Canal Street (A,C,E)
(r9ona5) The r-9 in revenue service on the A Line at Canal Street (A,C,E)


(r9ona6) The route of the r-9 in revenue service on the A Line (r9ona7) The Wash Hts-8  Av Exp sign on car 1575 (r9ona8) The Wash Hts-8  Av Exp sign on car 1575

Saturday's Photos|Sunday's Photos

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