Richard Panse 139 Before the R44 cars are replaced, they are getting new floors, new blue bucket seats and new logos for the SIR R44 cars. 315 5206 5256 IND Fulton Street Line 466 5456 5430 5330 David Boone 5238 These were later married after overhaul into ABBA sets of four cars. Watch; 5446 106 The R44 was the first 75-foot (22.86 m) car for the New York City Subway. 438 5350 The R44 Staten Island Railway cars are also known as R44 SI or MUE-2. still accelerating as it approached the end of the designated 5.9 440 5377 Mr. Ottinger spoke at a City Hall plaza news conference about the R44 subway cars, which the city ordered from the St. Louis Car Division. 4x5 5468 5294 5414 227 now at FDNY Training Academy on Randall's Island, 315 scrapped. 5283 The R44 debuted in 1971. 5284 228 310 Leonard Wilson IND 6th Avenue Line Robert Kozlenko The R44 is a New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) car model built from 1971 to 1973 by the St. Louis Car Company in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and currently operates only on the Staten Island Railway. 5342 That honor goes to the R44 fleet, built 1971-73 and now retired from the NYCT subways but still soldiering along on the Staten Island Railway. 397 Omar Pagan Ed Watson/Arthur Lonto Collection Richard Short Kareem Williams 5211 BMT Astoria Line LIRR Port Washington 5380 5304 314 N scale Washington DC Metro model subway kit (Please Allow 4 Weeks for Delivery) 124 This has become the signature sound of the New York City subway and is still used with new cars. Not rebuilt. 5320 Photo by David Pirmann, June 2004. Cars 5201-5481 originally 100-387 (but not in order); 388-399 5344 Beginning in 1974, Pullman delivered 750 75-foot stainless steel subway cars to the New York City Transit Authority. 5360 Jose Lauzardo 5349 1995 mile-long test track. 2016 5317 1988 Melvin Feliz 2005 5276 Houser Collection 5277 Interior 5465/5240 398 The tone consists of two notes which are often described as "bing-bong" since they are the same as the first two notes of the Westminster Chimes. 5457 the R-44s made their record-breaking runs. However, the statement “The R-42 was the last subway car made by the St. Louis Car Company” is not correct. SIR operates with modified R44 New York City Subway cars and is run by the New York City Transit Authority, an agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, but there is no direct rail link between the SIR and the subway system proper. 5248 The R44 was the first New York City subway car to be 75 feet long, under the premise it would be more efficient to operate 8 75 foot long cars as a single train instead of 10 60 foot long cars (both trainsets are 600 feet long). The final St. Louis Car products were R44 subway cars for the New York City Subway and Staten Island Rapid Transit, and the USDOT State of the Art Car rapid transit demonstrator set whose design was based on the R44. Curtis Roach 5232 286 Michael Tricarico 5270 100 The walls were tan with "wallpaper" featuring the seals of New York State and New York City. 5296 The R44 debuted in 1971. 344 Since this stripe was carbon steel, it is now beginning to rust. 5266 Mate 5249 mismated to 5270 (5270-5249-5271-5284 as a set). Marc Pitanza 5357 216 464/388 It was introduced for IND and BMT service because it was thought that a train of eight 75-foot (23 m) cars would be more efficient than ten 60-foot (18.29 m) cars. David M. 388-399 are transfers from the subway system. 5478. 322 The introduction of the Budd Company's high-performance M1 5339 Due to clearance constraints, they were unable to be used for service on the J, L, M and Z lines. Originally as delivered, cars featured different braking systems: Involved in fire, 2/4/1986. Not rebuilt, had original hydraulic brakes, scrapped, 1982. Brian Weinberg 5477 potential of the newest generation of subway cars to offer high-speed BMT West End Line Harry 5267 The R44 is a model of passenger train car that operates on the New York City Subway and the Staten Island Railway. 2000 Steve Zabel 5288 5474 5314 5371 Nicholas Noel Christopher Rivera Both scrapped. 1971, Any 458 329 originally NYC Subway then transfered to Staten Island Rapid 1985 5313 450 5347 2011 The cars replaced many R1-R9 series cars, and all remaining 1925 Standard Steel built SIRTOA ME-1 trains, providing Staten Island with a … 5396 Chao-Hwa Chen 312 5473 The base order of 535 cars will com­prise 20 R211T open-gang­way pro­to­type cars, 440 R211A cars that will par­tially re­place the 750 aging R46 cars as well as R32s that are not re­placed by the R179s, and 75 R211S cars which are ex­pected to re­place the re­main­ing 62-car R44 fleet on the Staten Is­land Rail­way.There will be two op­tions for ad­di­tional cars; the first for 640 cars and the sec­ond for ei­ther 33… 5412 1976 5470 The cars were capable of even higher speeds, but the length of the test track was insufficient to allow further acceleration. Designated R46 by their procurement contract, these cars, along with the R44 subway car built by St. Louis Car Company, were designed for 70 mph running in a new subway line under Second Avenue in Manhattan. Most dimensions were within scale inches of drawings in New York Subways: an Illustrated History of New York City’s Transit Cars, by Gene Sansome (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). 5346 5384 333 R-44 train led by car 5262 enters Broad Channel on the Rockaways shuttle service. Buy It Now +$8.32 shipping. 270 Danny Molina 1978 5209 1990 5246 The interior design departed drastically from previous models. 5310 Even with an overall increase in length, the R44s had only eight sets of doors per car (Ten 60-foot (18 m) cars have 40 sets of doors whereas eight 75-foot (23 m) cars have only 32 sets of doors). third rail, a power supply system inherited from the Pennsylvania 5342/5343/5452 --Thanks to Ron Aryel, Any 407 403 288 Scrapped. 114 on the Long Island Railroad's main line tracks between Woodside and BMT 4th Avenue Line 156 304 132/176/248 132, 176, 248 Daniel Borde 413 BMT Sea Beach Line 370 5403 part of odd bunch. 5242 With two motors per car disabled, the train still reached 77 mph. 5255 1999 John Dooley 5450 Filip Matuska 446 They previously had three-digit numbers. 5399 2001 215 This restriction applies to all 75-foot car orders. 176 5234 5338 418 Joe Testagrose 5212 Ed Davis, Sr. 1981 5440 120/109 Gary Chatterton 5422 190 cars after this order have both full width cabs and the door chime. David Tropiansky Photo by David Pirmann, June 2004. 5239 410 simulate the effect of a rush hour crowd of passengers. 5318 Eric Oszustowicz 5298 340 289 The order is split into three parts: R211A and R211T cars for the subway and R211S cars for the SIR. 5228 5458 IND Rockaway Line 5252 Christopher Henderson 5463 5374 5319 5362 5302/5444/5208 1xx 5413 by two. 224 5475 Jamaica. They replaced all remaining Arnine cars, some R10s, and the problem-plagued GE-powered R16s. The seats were protected from the doorways by faux wood and glass panels. 1989 Wilfredo Castillo power to 750V DC in order to exploit the M1's capabilities. 5292 435 Derailed, hit pillar n. of 59th St., 6/18/1989. 2020 448 IND Crosstown Line 5366 John Urbanski David of Broadway 2017 5348 5257 1975 Oswaldo C. The Staten Island Railway's 64 R44 type cars are modified to FRA standards for passenger equipment running on a freight road. R-44 SIRT (St. Louis, 1971-1973), Any Philip D'Allesandro 409 2009 trains, of 87.75 mph, with TA personnel noting that the consist was 5290 324 121 Robert Taylor 5429 Bernard Chatreau The MTA planned to replace the R44's with the R179's, but with many issues involved, they were retired by the R160s instead. St. Louis Car continued business until 1968 and finally ceased operations by 1974. 360 Had some rebuiling but never entered service and was since stripped. New York's most common Train Car (Subway): "The R44 was the first 75-foot (22.86 m) car for the New York City Subway. 5251 5434 Ed McKernan 5286 Robert Mencher 5448 Salaam Allah 334 5241 1973 5328 417 All the above could be used together in consists except for the hydraulic cars. This system continued onto the subsequent R46 cars. Sal Pallante, 55, is trying to sell an original 1935 R6 city subway car now sitting on a Canarsie lot. David Pirmann 380 5334 1997 1993 122 Phil Hom A historic Brooklyn subway car long off the rails is back on the block. John Barnes On January 31, 1972, the Steve Hoskins 5202 The R44s came in singles which needed each other to run, much like the "Protestant Marriages" of the R26/27/28/30s. Bill Demo 117 Brand New. 260 The cars were designed by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy and they were meant to symbolize the atmosphere of change the subway and the city were undergoing at the time. 5332 5442 Caught fire (by vandalism) at Far Rockaway, 1997. Chris Reidy 5364 Ho Scale NYC Subway Car R44 type Passenger Car Shell CUSTOM MADE. 5436 IND Concourse Line 5240 5295 5452 [ Read Responses | Post a New Response | Return to the Index] [ First in Thread] Posted by Anthony Pardi Jr on Thu Jul 8 00:54:54 1999, in response to Re: R46 "C" Train, posted by aaron on Wed Jul 7 14:52:30 1999. look at the door frames its the easiest of give aways. 462 423 5449 5434/5228 Mark S. Feinman 5237 The R-44s set an official world speed record, for subway Clifton Shops SIR, 845 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10304 The car width scales about 101⁄2" too wide and the truck center-to-center spacing is nearly 3 scale feet too short. 380-387 - Hydraulic, unknown manufacturer. The R-44 Sets a World Speed Record. 104 5312 331 The R-44s drew 650V DC from LIRR's 459 The R44s were also the first 75-foot cars in the entire system. Andrew Johnson 264 2006 5355 5438 Parts to be used to ressurrect 5284 and 5402. 5230 5262 Pete Monty Images from Today's Date in History (World), Bus Transportation - Bus Photo Collection, New Technology Trains (R-142, R-142A, R-188), New Technology Trains (R-143, R-160A, R-160B, R-179), The Interborough Fleet, 1900-1939 (Composites, Hi-V, Low-V), The BMT Fleet (Elevated, Subway, Experimental), https://www.nycsubway.org/w/index.php?title=R-44_(St._Louis,_1971-1973)&oldid=9114. 184 389 2008 Oren H. 5327 The cars replaced many R1-R9 series cars and all remaining 1925 Standard Steel built SIRTOA ME-1 trains, providing Staten Island with a … 425 5293 5254 xx46 2010 5388 454 39 5245 Cars Fran Rogers 5365 All prototype R17 subway cars were powered. 5405 396 Christopher Sattler 316 452 The 64 R44 cars in the SIR fleet will be replaced by the R179 and R211 cars. During the General Overhaul Program (GOH) from 1990–92, the R44's were rebuilt by NYCTA at 207 Street Overhaul Shop in Inwood, Manhattan; Coney Island Overhaul Shop in Brooklyn (cars 5342-5479); and Morrison-Knudsen (cars 5202-5341). 5359 5243 126 Jon Lebowitz Eli Dardis 1982 1974 5354 are numbered consecutively in set. 5261 The MTA will in­vest $3.686 bil­lion in this order. 5214 401 240 5229 The train See detailed roster below for a table of the original numbers. The cars were also given four-digit numbers. South Brooklyn Railway, Any 5283,4,5 still out of service, stripped for parts. 5471 404/434 Gaspar Pitanza 5204 416/388 262 5462 391 Anthony Modesto 444 5284 returned to service Summer 2004, mismated with 5271 (5270-5249-5271-5284 as a set). 5444 5224 Derailed at 135th Street in Manhattan, 7/3/1997; 5282: rear of car sheared off, scrapped on site; 5283 suffered fire damage. 5432 BMT Brighton Line 5451 5431 162 Train Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. On January 31, 1972, a consist reached a speed of 87.75 mph(141.2 km/hr) on the Long Island Rail Road's main line between Woodside and Jamaica. 395 Transit. Christopher Esposito 5223 The R44 is a New York City Subway car model built by the St. Louis Car Company from 1971 to 1973 for the B Division and the Staten Island Railway. 399 Daniel Negron The R44 was the first 75-foot (22.86 m) car for the New York City Subway. 5306 Scrapped. R-44 (St. Louis, 1971-73) 373 5322/5336 Emmanuel Robinson 266 Roberto C. Tobar Chris M. 2012 464 5404 Peter Ehrlich 5406 This work 5285 Transit Authority used a consist of R-44 cars to conduct speed trials Tristan Zieley 5226 5300 History. The trials demonstrated the 202 Charles Fiori 5352 5321 Mike Fioriello The R44 was the first 75-foot (22.86 m) car for the New York City Subway. 1987 5394 5454 5363 422 393 406 330 5395 5218 However, “structural defects” had led to the “accelerated retirement of R44 cars,” and so the R32 would have to stay in service, the report explained, until at least 2017. 5400 5274 400 5329 5367 Highest number in pair is odd. 5341 Leroy Graham The TA repeated the speed trial, this time David-Paul Gerber Al Bennett, Jr. 5225 287 5379 Arthur Tress, US National Archives Doug Grotjahn 414 5316 Lowest number usually divides only 2013 5378 5410 It was introduced for IND and BMT service because it was thought that a train of eight 75-foot cars would be more efficient than ten 60-foot (18.29 m) cars. 5426 5222 5272 5372 St. Louis Car Company delivered 352 cars of the R44 contract; 300 for the "subway", or transit system, and 52 cars for the outdoor Staten Island Rapid Transit System, a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad subsidiary now owned and operated by a wing of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which ran the subways, most city buses, and several other passenger facilities. Scrapped. 5216 5308 108 5203 5244 433 Alize Jarrett 5250 R44: Passenger cars 5202–5479 (NYCT) 388–435, 436–466 (even) St. Louis Car 1971–1973 NYCT cars retired, 5240 preserved, SIR cars in service: R45 Crane cars C218–C219 Atlas Car Manufacturing Co. ... "New York City Subway Car Fleet June 2010 through November 2016". 1991 The R68 is a B Division New York City Subway car order consisting of 425 cars built by the Westinghouse-Amrail Company (aka Francorail), a joint venture of Westinghouse, ANF Industrie, Jeumont Schneider, and Alstom.The cars were built in France from 1986 to 1988 and shipped through New York Harbor.Of the cars in the fleet, 416 are arranged in four-car sets while the other nine are single cars. JFK特快幾乎完全只使用 R46型 ( 英语 : R46 (New York City Subway car) ) 列車營運 ,不過即將結束營運時因應R46型列車開始中期翻新而使用 R44型 ( 英语 : R44 (New York City Subway car) ) 代替 。列車起初為3節225呎長 。 Glenn L. Rowe 374 416 Negative camber and buckled side sills, not rebuilt. Despite the increase in length, the R44s had eight pairs of doors per car (four on each side) like other B Division cars. Harold 5258 5358 5460 5333 The R44 cars were built by the St. Louis Car Company between 1971 and 1973. [LIRR Yards] N Scale R44/R46 Subway Car B Unit Shell Price $59.95. 430 R-44 train led by car 5262 enters Broad Channel on the Rockaways shuttle service. 5416 A cars are evenly numbered cars with operator cabs. Paul P. MTA New York City Transit retired the last remaining R-42 subway cars from service today, ending a 51-year run. 300 110 394 5220 5340 5445 5418 456 5437 112 428 The R44s were the last subway cars built by St. Louis Car Company, which in 1974 left the rail transit car business after the order was completed, due to various technical problems that plague these cars to this day. 5402 5278 5227 5408 5356 The R44 also set the world speed record for a subway car. Frank Moscatelli 415 488 Joshua Cintron Collision at 205th St. 12/1974, not rebuilt, scrapped. 2004 5472 The R44 is a model of passenger train car that operates on the New York City Subway and the Staten Island Railway. The cars have been used on two dozen lines, each traveling more than seven million miles. Involved in fire at 207th Street in 1974. 5368 432 5302 445 116 01-Huguenot SIR; 2017-11-14.jpg 3,648 × 2,736; 2.15 MB 5464 5428 Zach Summer, Any Nicholas Cheung To be sure that the system could accommodate 75-foot (23 m) cars, two retired R1 cars (numbered 165 and 192; renumbered XC675 and XC575 respectively) were cut in half, lengthened to 75 feet (23 m) and sent to various places around the subway and the Staten Island Railway. Railroad. 5215 5324 Unofficially, the “R” in front of New York City subway car designations stands for “revenue” though I … The R46 order initially consisted of 752 cars, each 75 feet (23 m) long, arranged in four-car sets. 5326 Neil Feldman They will replace all R44 cars on the Staten Island Railway and all R46 subway cars. 2007 They will get replaced in at least 2023, upon the arrival of the R211. 428/394 service. 192 388 242 1980 Designated R46 by their procurement contract, these cars, along with the R44 subway car built by St. Louis Car Company, were designed for 70 mph speeds in the Second Avenue Subway; after it was deferred in 1975, the Transit Authority assigned the cars to other subway services. 138 Robert Marrero 5376 5433 Many of these cars used to operate on the B Division of the New York City Subway. SIRT was carried out during 1971 and 1972, and was not quite finished when 5268 Being scrapped due to severe frame rot, Summer 2004. The R44 is a New York City Subway car model built by the St. Louis Car Company from 1971 to 1973 for the IND/BMT B Division and the Staten Island Railway. Mike Jiran The rollsigns on the sides of the cars were replaced with electronic LED signs which remain today, with the exception of the 64 SIR cars which had their rollsigns removed and never replaced. (Originally #172) Preserved for New York Transit Museum collection. $11.00. 5459 5279 5461 Brian J. Cudahy Out of service due to fire, 4/9/1997. Pete Donner DeAndre Burrell 223 Trevor Logan 4-car sets; even numbers have cabs; odd numbers "blind". 180 405 5210 Steven Cruz It was determined that the BMT Eastern Division (the J/Z, L and M services) would be too difficult to convert to allow 75-foot (23 m) length cars, so this was not done. 5331 390 402 335 5249 The R211 is a future new technology (NTT) New York City Subway car to be built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the B Division and the Staten Island Railway (SIR). 442 JoeKorNer. It might be time to begin saying goodbye to the R-46 subway car, which currently works the A, F and R subway lines; in fact the A fleet is still nearly all R-46. Chris Slaight 5424 421 Michael Pompili 2003 385 248 Mr. Railfan Bill E. 5390 5476 Matthew Shull The R44 was the first subway car since the BMT Green Hornet to incorporate a warning tone that sounds immediately before the doors begin to close as the train prepares to leave the station. 358 The R44 had orange and yellow plastic bucket seats, a feature which many later models would later incorporate. 5213 120, 109 420 Michael Hodurski 5208 5373 1979 Harv Kahn Clay Atcher purposefully disabling two out of four motors per car, to indirectly Media in category "R44 (New York City Subway car)" The following 67 files are in this category, out of 67 total. The R44s on the Staten Island Railway are still in operation. 5207 5280 5398 The R46 is a New York City Subway car model that was built by the Pullman Standard Company from 1975 to 1978 for the IND/BMT B Division. 2002 404 It was introduced for the B Division under the idea from New York City Transit that a train of eight 75-foot (22.86 m) cars would be more efficient than one of ten 60-foot (18.29 m) cars. 1977 LIRR Main Line Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 5260 commuter MUs, beginning in 1968, mandated an upgrade of third-rail The NYC Subway cars were linked in 4-car sets, in ABBA form. 296 5205 1998 IND 8th Avenue Line 209 Booker Arnold Aliandro Brathwaite The blue stripe was removed and painted gray. 279 392 451 5370 Paul Ferbrache 424 5322 5401 132 The con­tract is split into three parts: R211A, R211S, and R211T. 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