Pensyfan19 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:10 amOh boy! Another ex-NYC Subway R33 Sperry Car! After doing some research on this car, I might be doing an episode of my locomotive documentary series, Remarkable Engines, sometime in the
SRS 140 was never an ex-NYCT R33. See my post from February 11, 2020 above.
140 was assembled by Sperry's Danbury shops in 1965 from a leftover IRT R33 shell, which resulted with the last 40 R33s rushed out to the World's Fair as single units ("Blue Arrows") for the Flushing Line. 34 of the leftover
shells were assembled and delivered by St. Louis Car as part of the R36 contract between late July 1964 and February 1965 and known as Main Line R36s (R36-ML).
I would recommend you to read more about the Main Line R36s here
, as they are closely related to SRS 140.
Main Line R36 9534
in factory delivered red livery with yellow grab irons (same livery as IRT R29/R33) on Jerome Avenue line, August/September, 1964, inspired by the TTC "Gloucester" cars. The shell of SRS 140 would have been a R33 of the same red livery
had Moses and the World's Fair not intervened.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.