4266 wrote:A friend of mine who is working on a film project asked me what a conductors announcement from a 1906-era NYC subway would sound like. Any ideas?
There were no PA systems on the trains in the 1906-era so the conductors wouldn't be making any announcements. Perhaps one with a loud enough voice might call out the next stop to the people in the car he'd be riding in between stops or "watch the doors" before they closed them (the door controls were on the outside of the cars). Even on the BRT?BMT D-types (1925-28) which had door controls on the inside still did not have a PA system.
I can remember riding the IRT Lo-vs (which dated back to the 1920's and 1930's and no PA systems )during the 1960's and don't recall any attempt at any announcements.
Internal PA's were not part of the rolling stock until the R12 came along in 1948. There was a test on the R11 experimental cars a few years earlier. BTW - the door controls were still on the outside.