R160B 8721

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jtunnel
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R160B 8721

Post by jtunnel »

Got on an E train yesterday, car 8721 to be specific.

Curious as this car is configured different then the others. "bucket bench" type seat, split hand holds mid isle at the doors(instead of a sinlge pole), and small metal "straps" to hang onto over the seats. (sorry no pictures)

Any other cars configured this way, or was this some sort of test car?

Fan Railer
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Re: R160B 8721

Post by Fan Railer »

just that one set. they are testing new alternatives for increasing capacity during rush hours, when they can fold up the seats and make the cars standing only. a lot of customers have complained about the quality of the seating however.

http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/ ... hp?t=17663

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Re: R160B 8721

Post by Head-end View »

Looks like we've come a full circle on the metal straps. Didn't some cars from about 60 years ago have those same small straps?

Fan Railer
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Re: R160B 8721

Post by Fan Railer »

Head-end View wrote:Looks like we've come a full circle on the metal straps. Didn't some cars from about 60 years ago have those same small straps?
yep. cars up to the R40's and R42's had those straps, then they were removed during GOH...

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Re: R160B 8721

Post by R36 Combine Coach »

The IRT R26/28/29 and R33/36 (Redbirds) still retained the straphangers, though.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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