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Encyclopedia > BU cars (New York City Subway car)

BU cars is the generic term for BRT elevated gate cars used on predecessor lines of the New York City Subway system. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ...


Background

These cars consisted of a variety of equipment used on the BRT and later BMT. Some cars were inherited from steam railroads that became part of the BRT system while others were built new for the BRT as late as 1907. In 1913 the BRT introduced an advanced steel car design for subway service and no more BU cars were produced. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... Steam railroad is a term used in the United States to disambiguate conventional heavy railroads from street railways, interurbans, and other light railways usually dedicated primarily to passenger transport. ... The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... // Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ...


The term BU was derived from the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad Company, one of the last operating companies of Brooklyn elevated lines before the BRT formed the New York Consolidated Railroad in 1912 to absorb the BUERR and other properties. A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ...


Historians disagree as to whether the term "BU" was commonly used before the BMT was purchased by the City of New York in 1940, or whether it was mainly an introduced term to describe the wooden elevated cars of the former private company. A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... -1...


It is illegal in New York from these cars to operate in tunnels with passengers.


Which BRT/BMT elevated cars were "BUs"

The primary distinguishing feature of BU cars is that they were elevated cars built mostly or substantially of wood with or without steel frames, where passenger access to the cars was provided by open platforms at both ends of each car. A trainman between each pair of cars manually opened and closed folding gates to admit or bar passengers from entering or leaving. A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is an organic material found as the primary content of the stems of woody plants, especially trees, but also shrubs. ... // Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ...


It is generally agreed that all gate cars used in BRT elevated service can be described as BUs. This excludes several classes of elevated equipment: The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ...

  • Steam coaches of companies preceding the BUERR that were never converted to, and used in, regular BUERR or BRT elevated service;
  • Steam excursion coaches of the former Sea Beach Railway that were acquired by the BRT ("3200 class") but not used in elevated service and numbered as part of the streetcar department;
  • Former BU cars (the C-types and Q-types) that were converted into closed cars and the gates replaced by automatically operated subway-style sliding doors.

BMT Sea Beach Line - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ...

BUs in the New York Transit Museum fleet

Three BU cars that were converted to closed Q-type cars in 1938 and 1939 for BMT service to the 1939 New York World's Fair were converted back to BU gate cars in the Coney Island Shops for the transit museum. All of the cars are operational. 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... The 1939 New York Worlds Fair, located where Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is now (and where the 1964 New York Worlds Fair was held), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... The Coney Island Rapid Transit Car Overhaul Shop is a shop building on the New York City Subway, located in Avenue X Yard. ...


These cars are the oldest operational members of the New York Transit Museum fleet. They are made of wood with steel frames and date to 1903 and 1907. They are used on excursions and are often towed by the arnines when the excursion goes though the subway tunnels. The New York Transit Museum is a museum located in an unused New York City Subway station in Brooklyn (Court Street) which displays historical artifacts of the New York Subway and bus systems. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Arnines (for r 9) are New York Subway Cars built in the 1930s and 40s for the independent subway system in New York City, USA. Although hundreds were built, only a handful remain and some of those are operational in such places as East Haven, Connecticut, and the New York... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ...

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New York City Subway rolling stock
Current fleet IND/BMT/SIR: R32 - R32A - R38 - R40 - R40A - R42 - R44 - R46 - R68 - R68A - R143 - R160A - R160B

IRT: R62 - R62A - R142 - R142A - R142S The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... The Centennial Holiday Shoppers Special, a train of R1 and R9 cars that ran during the Subway Centennial in late 2004. ... The Independent Subway System (IND, formerly ISS), and even earlier the Independent City-Owned Subway System (ICOS) or Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad was one of the three systems that is now part of the New York City Subway. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... Staten Island Railway (SIR) or Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. It began, like the BMT lines to Coney Island, as a typical railway, but it now uses subway cars (R44). ... The R32 rapid transit cars, nicknamed Brightliners, are a New York Subway car model built in 1963-1965 by the Budd Company in Philadelphia for IND and BMT service. ... R32A is built by Budd Rail Car Company. ... The R-38 is a New York Subway car class (model). ... The R40 (sometimes referred to as R40 Slant to distinguish it from the later R40M) is a New York Subway IND-BMT car, built in 1967-1969 by the St. ... Built by St. ... The R42, built in 1969-1970 was the last 60 IND-BMT car in the New York Subway until the R143 [1] in 2001 and the last model class to be built as pairs (mated sets). ... The R44 is a model of passenger train car which operates on the New York City Subway and the Staten Island Railway. ... The R46 subway car was built by Pullman Standard in Chicago, Illinois in 1975-1978 for the IND and BMT routes of the New York Subway. ... The R68 subway car is a joint venture of Westinghouse AM-Rail Company, ANF Industrie of Paris and other companies. ... The R68A is the second contract of the R68 order. ... R-143 is the designation given to the next generation of IND/BMT division cars, contract awarded to Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Kobe, Japan. ... This, so far, is the newest and possibly the largest car order in the New York City Subway history. ... This, so far, is the newest and possibly the largest car order in the New York City Subway history. ... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... Introduced in 1983, the R62 was the first stainless steel car design on the New York City Subways IRT division. ... An R62A on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line The R62A cars, built by Bombardier for the New York City Subway, continued after the R62 order. ... R142 is the model class of the newest generation of IRT cars for the New York Subway. ... The R142A, along with the R142 is the next generation of cars for the New York Subways IRT divsion. ... R142S is a supplement to R142A built by Kawasaki in 2003-2004. ...

Retired fleet

(R-type)

IND/BMT: R1 - R4 - R6 - R7 - R7A - R9 - R10 - R11 - R16 - R27 - R30 - R30A - R34 - R110B

IRT: R12 - R14 - R15 - R17 - R21 - R22 - R110A
Redbirds (IRT): R26 - R28 - R29 - R33 - R33 WF - R36 - R36 WF The Independent Subway System (IND, formerly ISS), and even earlier the Independent City-Owned Subway System (ICOS) or Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad was one of the three systems that is now part of the New York City Subway. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... The R1 subway car was the first order of original passenger stock for the IND New York City Subway. ... R4 is also the contract number for the second order of standard subway cars purchased for the IND New York Subway. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The R10 was built by American Car & Foundry in 1948-1949. ... Budd Rail Car Company built the ten R11 cars were a new technology prototype test train ordered as a new fleet for the Second Avenue Subway in 1949, which of course never materialized. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The R11 cars were designated R34 after rebuilding in 1965. ... Build by Bombardier of Canada, It was built in IND/BMT (B) division form. ... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... The R12s were the first rolling stock for IRT division. ... R21 was built by Saint Louis Rail Car Company in 1956 - 1957. ... The R-110A (contract R130) was a prototype car delivered to the Transit Authority in 1992. ... There is a town of Redbird, Oklahoma. ... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... The R33 ML (Mainline) were built by St Louis Car Company in 1962-1963 serving on the A division on the mainline. ... Interior of R33 WF 9306 The R33 Worlds Fair (R33 WF) is a model class of cars for the 7 Train (IRT Queensborough line) in the New York Subway, built in late 1963. ... The R36 (or R36 ML) is a model class of IRT cars built in 1964 by the St. ... The R36 Worlds Fair (also known as R36WF) cars were built in 1964 by the St. ...

Never built
IRT/BMT: R39
IND/BMT: R55, R83
Retired fleet

(private operators) The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... BMT disambiguation: Bachelor of medical technology degree Bone marrow transplant medical procedure Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation subway A BMT is also the name of a Subway sandwich, named after the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation subway. ... Back in the 1960s, the R39 propsed subway cars were intended to replace old wooden elevated cars on the IRT and BMT elevateds. ... IND can refer to: Independent Subway System; or Investigational New Drug; or Immigration and Nationality Directorate (part of the UK Home Office); or Indianapolis International Airport. ... BMT disambiguation: Bachelor of medical technology degree Bone marrow transplant medical procedure Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation subway A BMT is also the name of a Subway sandwich, named after the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation subway. ... The R83 was a proposed car for the B Division (IND / BMT) which was considered in the late 1980s, but never left the drawing board. ...

IRT: Composite - Deck Roof - Gibbs - Hi-V - Lo-V - Steinway - World's Fair

BMT: AB Standard - Bluebird Compartment Car - BU cars - C-type - D-type Triplex - MS Multi-section car - Q-type Queens car The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... The AB Standard was a subway car of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company and its successors. ... The Bluebird, formally dubbed Compartment Car by its purchaser, the BMT, was an advanced design PCC subway and elevated railway car used on the New York City subway system from 1939 to 1962. ...


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BU cars: Information from Answers.com (741 words)
BU cars is the generic term for BRT elevated gate cars used on predecessor lines of the New York City Subway system.
Historians disagree as to whether the term "BU" was commonly used before the BMT was purchased by the City of New York in 1940, or whether it was mainly an introduced term to describe the wooden elevated cars of the former private company.
Former BU cars (the C-types and Q-types) that were converted into closed cars and the gates replaced by automatically operated subway-style sliding doors.
BU cars (New York City Subway car) at AllExperts (542 words)
BU cars is the generic term for elevated gate cars used on predecessor lines of the New York City Subway system.
Historians disagree as to whether the term "BU" was commonly used before the was purchased by the City of New York in 1940, or whether it was mainly an introduced term to describe the wooden elevated cars of the former private company.
The primary distinguishing feature of BU cars is that they were elevated cars built mostly or substantially of wood with or without steel frames, where passenger access to the cars was provided by open platforms at both ends of each car.
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