SMEE on the 2
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SMEE on the 2

(all photos by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004)

On December 11, and 12, 2004 The IRT SMEE train of many colors ran in revenue service on the 2 between East 180th Street, Bronx and Times Square. This was part of the Subway Centennial Celebration and Take a Vintage Train into the holidays, the same reason the R1-9s ran on the Broadway Line

Cars: (that operated on Sunday)
R33 #9017-1916 (painted original orange-red)
R33 #9011-9010 (painted silver with blue stripe)
R33 #9068 (painted green)
R33 #9069 (still in redbird maroon form)
R33 #9206-9207 (painted silver with blue stripe)
R12 #5760 (in original paint scheme)
R17 #6609 (in original paint scheme)

My Route: (On sunday)

I started by taking the Bx35 over to 167th Street on the 4, I then, do to a G.O, had to take a northbound train to Burnside Avenue, switch directions to a southbound train which ran non-stop to 149 Street-Grand Concourse. Here I switched to a 2 train and took that to West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue. Where I switched to the Downtown platform and Waited for SMEE,

A Little while later SMEE arrived, I photographed it as it entered and stopped in the station in the East 180th St-bound direction standing form the Southern end of the southbound platform. I then let it leave and go to East 180th to reverse and it went to the other end of the platform and waited for it to come back, it did. I took it the entire way to Times Square where it went into the lay-up track, switched directions and it came back. I took it back to West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue. And photographed the train leaving the station. As it was leaving a brand new R-142S train that had just been delivered was being tested on the 5, the train entered the station, opened its doors on the track side and left. I took a 2 or 5 train down to 174th Street and photographed SMEE enter that station. I then took SMEE to Jackson Avenue, to photograph it leaving the station, here my batteries ran out and I had to replace them just as it was exiting the station, I missed the photo opportunity. I then left SMEE.

174 Street

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(174th1) The SMEE train approaches 174th Street (2,5)
(174th2) The SMEE train approaches 174th Street (2,5) (174th3) R-17 #6609 enters 174th Street (2,5)

West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue
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(wfq1) The SMEE train in the distance south of West Farm's Square-East Tremont Avenue (2,5) (wfq1z) A zoom in on the SMEE train from the previous picture
(wfq2) The SMEE train getting closer to West Farm's Square-East Tremont Avenue (2,5) (wfq3) The SMEE train enters West Farm's Square-East Tremont Avenue (2,5). The first car is R-33 #9017
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(wfq4) The SMEE train going around the S-curve north of West Farm's Square-East Tremont Avenue (2,5)
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(wfq5) The SMEE train a bit closer to West Farm's Square-East Tremont Avenue (2,5)
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(wfq5) a bit closer (wfq6) The SMEE train goes around the curve into East Tremont Avenue (2,5) going downtown
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(wfq8) The SMEE train and R-17 #6609 enters East Tremont Avenue (2,5) (wfq9) SMEE around the curve at East Tremont Avenue (2,5) with a train of R-142S cars undergoing testing passing them (wfq10) SMEE around the curve at East Tremont Avenue (2,5) with a train of R-142S cars undergoing testing passing them (wfq11) SMEE in the distance going around the curve at East Tremont Avenue (2,5) with a train of R-142S cars undergoing testing passing them


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