New York City Subway Car Fleet May 2008 through July 2009
Changes May 2008 to July 2009 and Changes January 2009 to August 2009 - NYCT Cars - Sept 2009 to June 2010 - NYCT Cars - Current Car Fleet

CLASS May 1 May 18 May 30 June 27 Sept 1 Dec 21 Jan 11 Feb 20 Mar 20 April 26 May 8 June 12 June 28 July 16
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
BMT
IND .......IRT
R-62
ALL
1150¤   1139   1139   1139   1139   1139   1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139  1139
R-142
ALL
1630   1630   1630   1630   1630   1630   1630  1630  1630 1630  1630  1630  1630  1630  1630
Total IRT   2769   2769   2769   2769   2769   2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769  2769
R-32 600 574   552   552   532   474   290   290  282  272  270   270   266  262  256 
R-38 200 194   194   194   194   194   130   130  68  24     
R-40
ALL
400 290   246   244   244   244   243   243  236  229  182   185  75  57  55 
300 slant    
100 straight 75  57  55 
R-42 400 273   273   273   273   273   253   253  246  237  236   235  225  207  191 
R-44 300 272   272   272   272   272   272   272  272  272  272   272  272  272  272 
R-46 754 752   752   752   752   752   752   752  752  752  752   752  752  752  752 
R-68 425 425   425   425   425   425   425   425  425  425  425   425  425  425  425 
R-68A 200 200   200   200   200   200   200   200  200  200  200  200  200  200  200 
R-143 212 212   212   212   212   212   212   212  212  212  212  212  212  212  212 
R-160 380   431   452   496/514   624   830   840  875  970  992   1070  1130  1160  1180 
Total BMT/IND 3572   3557   3576   3600/3618   3670   3607   3617  3564  3593  3541  3621  3585  3547  3553 
Grand Total 6341 6326 6345 6369/6387 6439 6376 6386 6333 6362 6310 6390 6354 6316 6322
SIRT                            
R-44A 34               34 33 33 33 33 33 33
R-44B 18               18 18 18 18 18 18 18
R-44A-TA 6               6 6 6 6 6 6 6
R-44B-TA 6               6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total               64 63 63 63 63 63 63

R-143 total note - Four R-143 cars were involved in a wreck at Rockaway Parkway on the L. Three remain on the property at 207th St, but # 8277 is confirmed to be back at the manufacturer for rebuilding.
6/27/08 R-160 note - 18 additional R-160 cars were accepted by July 2008. All other counts remain the same.
Original car counts have been added for all classes.
R-62 total note - - 11 R-62 cars have been lost to mishaps. (cars 1366-70, 1435-37, 39, 40,1909)
1/17/2009 reformat note - The page has been re-formatted to show one full column for each date with the IRT right and BMT-IND left justified. Subtotals and totals are also bold face fonts.
R-38 total note - The March 20, 2009 numbers are from the official records. Rumor has it that all of the remaining R-38 fleet is officially out of service.
R-44 SIRT note - The 64 car fleet of the Staten Island railway are now included. Rumors abound that they will be replaced with a future order of BMT/IND cars, however at least five are currently in Coney Island for overhaul.
R-44 total note - The 12 cars marked TA were originally operated on the BMT-IND and were equipped with GE controls, as were the 52 original SIRT cars.
SIRT original A car 402 has been stripped at CI after the derailment at Tottenville 12/26/08.
R-160 total note - The total R-160 count will not be provided until the entire order is completed.
R-40/42 total note - There is one R-40/42 mis-mate (4460 & 4665) which appears in one row or the other, depending on the source of the raw data.
R-40 note 6/12/2009 - All of the 28 remaining R-40 slant cars are out of service. However, they will be maintained on the official data list assigned to Pitkin until the June statistics are completed in July.
7/17/2009 reformat note - The page has been split into May 2008 to July 2009 and July 2009 to present.

Kris Datta's SUBWAY CAR DATASHEET every car number in and out of service for all car classes from R-32 up.
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