Friday is apparently old train day? Given the amount of time I had to spend on the old trains today, I am completely and thoroughly convinced that the design of The New R160 does in fact allow for better passenger flow, more standing room, and possibly even more seats. To put it eloquently, a crowded old N train bites. I got old trains coming and going today, and they really just do jam people up. At least comparatively to what we're spoiled with now. Who knows, perhaps they're a dream compared to what came before.
So definitely no progress on figuring out what happened to all of those shiny sleek new trains that had been running as Ws. If anything, the old Ns are becoming more prominent, much to the chagrin of the daytime workers of Astoria.
People of Astoria, unite: We Want Our Trains!