R-1 thru R-9 subway car delivery historical question

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R-1 thru R-9 subway car delivery historical question

Post by Passenger » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:36 am

How were these delivered from the various manufacturers. Over the rail network via what connection? Car float to where?

Similar question about R-10.

Also, when did these cars start being used by the BMT and not just the IND? I think I remember but I'm not sure.

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Re: R-1 thru R-9 subway car delivery historical question

Post by Kamen Rider » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:32 pm

The R-1s techicly debuted on the BMT, the city wanted them tested out and the IND wasn't ready.

the cars were float transfered between divisions until the culver cut opened.
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Re: R-1 thru R-9 subway car delivery historical question

Post by Fan Railer » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:53 pm

Kamen Rider wrote:The R-1s techicly debuted on the BMT, the city wanted them tested out and the IND wasn't ready.

the cars were float transfered between divisions until the culver cut opened.
He's asking about how they were initially delivered...

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Re: R-1 thru R-9 subway car delivery historical question

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:10 pm

For the ACF built cars, they went from the Berwick, PA plant on the DL&W, via Scranton and the Cutoff to Hoboken and were carfloated to 207 Street.
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Re: R-1 thru R-9 subway car delivery historical question

Post by Passenger » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:48 pm

Fan Railer wrote:
Kamen Rider wrote:The R-1s techicly debuted on the BMT, the city wanted them tested out and the IND wasn't ready.

the cars were float transfered between divisions until the culver cut opened.
He's asking about how they were initially delivered...
It's still an interesting tidbit.
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