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Encyclopedia > R30 (New York City Subway car)
An R30 car on display at the New York Transit Museum.
An R30 car on display at the New York Transit Museum.

The R30 was a New York City Subway car built by St. Louis Car Company for the New York City Transit Authority in 1960–62. It was a continuation of the R16 and R27 style. 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. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... The St. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ... An R16 car on display at the New York Transit Museum. ... The R27 was a New York City Subway car built by the St. ...


The cars were "Protestant" married pairs, which means that they were coupled together as pairs. The R30s were primarily BMT Eastern Division cars, although they would appear in the northern and southern divisions from time to time. 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 General Electric R30 cars as well as the R30As were overhauled in 1985. The last unrebuilt R30s were retired in 1990. The last of the rebuilt R30 cars were retired from passenger service in 1993. The Electric Railroaders Association sponsored a Farewell to the R30 Fan Trip with more photos of these cars in action. GE redirects here. ... Built by Saint Louis Car for NYCTA in 1960, the R30As were a continuation of the R16s style. ...


The only cars that are survive today are: 8265/8336 at Concourse Yard in The Bronx, 8424-8425 at Coney Island Yard in Brooklyn, 8337 at the East New York High School of Transit Technology inn Brooklyn, 8429/8558 converted as Rail Adhesion Cars, 8463 at 36th Street Yard in Brooklyn, 8506 at New York City Transit Museum, and 8522/8481 used as office space in 207th Street Yard in Manhattan. The Coney Island Complex is the largest railroad yard in the New York City Subway. ... Grand Central Station annex The New York Transit Museum is a museum which displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway and bus systems; it is located in the unused Court Street subway station in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. ...


R-30 Specifications

  • Car Builder: St. Louis Car Company, St. Louis, MO
  • Car Body: LAHT Carbon steel
  • Unit Numbers: 8250-8351(GE), 8412-8569(WH)
  • Fleet of: 260 cars
  • Car Length: 60 feet, 212 inches (18.35 m)
  • Car Width: 10 feet (3.05 m)
  • Car Height: 12 feet, 158 inches (3.70 m)
  • Track Gauge: 4 feet, 812 inches (1435 mm)
  • Power: 115 horsepower / 4 per car
  • Propulsion System: Westinghouse XCA248 and General Electric MCM 17KG192A
  • DC Traction Motors: WH 1447 JR; GE 1257F1
  • Brakes: WABCO ME42B SMEE
  • Maximum Speed: 55 mph
  • Total Weight: 80,600 lb
  • Total Seating: 50
  • Cab Arrangement: Half-width conductor/operator cab at "#1" end, half-width conductor's cab at "#2" end
  • Coupling/Numbering Arrangement: All married pairs.
  • Price per car : USD$ 119,227

The St. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

External links

  • nycsubway.org - NYC Subway Cars: R30

References

  • Sansone, Gene. Evolution of New York City subways: An illustrated history of New York City's transit cars, 1867-1997. New York Transit Museum Press, New York, 1997 ISBN 978-0963749284


Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... The Centennial Holiday Shoppers Special, a train of R1, R4, R7A, and R9 cars that ran during the Subway Centennial in late 2004 on the Brighton Line, R1 #100 leading through the Ave. ... The sections of the IND and the date each was opened. ... 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 Staten Island Railway (aka SIR, and formerly known as SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. It is considered a standard railroad line, but is currently disconnected from the national railway system. ... Queens-bound E train of R32s at West 4th Street The R32 is a New York City Subway car model built between late 1963 and 1964 by the Budd Company in Philadelphia for the IND/BMT B divisions. ... The R-38 is a New York Subway car class (model). ... R40 running on the Brighton Express (although it was running local when this picture was taken) Q Service before the Manhattan Bridge rehabilitation in 2001 The upper portion of the R40 interior The R40 (sometimes referred to as R40 Slant to distinguish it from the later R40M) is a New... R40M running on the BMT Jamaica Line at the Myrtle Avenue Station The R40A is a New York City Subway car order built by St. ... The R42, built in 1969-1970 was the last 60 foot IND-BMT car in the New York City Subway until the R143 in 2001 and the last model class to be built as pairs (mated sets). ... R44 5398 leads an 8 car A train at Beach 67th Street-Gaston Avenue, in The Rockaways. ... Interior of an R46. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... R68A running on the Brighton Local Q Service R68A is a class of New York City Subway cars that were built in Kobe, Japan by Kawasaki Rail Car Company. ... R143 running on the BMT Canarsie Line L Service R-143 is the designation given to the next generation of IND/BMT division cars, contract awarded to Kawasaki Rail Car of Yonkers, NY. These cars are very similar to the Kawasaki R142A in terms of interior appointments, door motors, strip... The R160A is a class of 400 New York City Subway cars being built by Alstom Transportation. ... The R160B is a class of New York City Subway cars. ... 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. ... A train of R142s on the 4 line is seen in the Bronx. ... A R142A trainset on the 6 line approaches Parkchester station in the Bronx. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 946 KB) R68 (All user names refer to en. ... The sections of the IND and the date each was opened. ... 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 Staten Island Railway (aka SIR, and formerly known as SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. It is considered a standard railroad line, but is currently disconnected from the national railway system. ... 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 R7, a New York City Subway car was built in 1937 by two separate orders from different manufacturers. ... The R7A, a New York City Subway car was built in 1938 by two separate orders from different manufacturers. ... The R9, a New York City Subway car was built in 1940 by two separate orders from different manufacturers. ... An R10 subway car on display at the New York Transit Museum The R10 was a New York City Subway car built by American Car and Foundry Company in 1948–1949, Unit Numbers: 1803-1852 and 3000-3349. ... An R11 car on display at the New York Transit Museum The R11 New York City Subway cars, built by the Budd Rail Car Company, were part of a new technology prototype test train ordered as a new fleet for the Second Avenue Subway in 1949, a line that was... An R16 car on display at the New York Transit Museum. ... The R27 was a New York City Subway car built by the St. ... Built by Saint Louis Car for NYCTA in 1960, the R30As were a continuation of the R16s style. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The R12s were the first rolling stock for IRT division. ... The R14, a New York City Subway car was built in 1949. ... The R15, a New York City Subway car was built in 1950. ... R17 car 6609 on display at the New York Transit Museum. ... R21 was built by Saint Louis Rail Car Company in 1956 - 1957. ... The R22, a New York City Subway car was built in 1957. ... The R26 was a New York City Subway car built in 1959. ... The R28 was a New York City Subway car built in 1960–61 by American Car and Foundry (ACF). ... The R29 was a New York City Subway car built in 1962 by the St. ... 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 class of New York City Subway cars built in 1964 by the St. ... An R36 7 local northbound at 33rd Street–Rawson Street. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Back in the 1960s, the R39 propsed subway cars were intended to replace old wooden elevated cars on the IRT and BMT elevateds. ... The R55 was a proposed car for the B Division (IND / BMT) which was considered in the early 1980s, but never left the drawing board. ... The Composite, a New York City Subway car was built in 1903-1904. ... The Gibbs Hi-V, a New York City Subway car was built in 1904-1905. ... The Deck Roof Hi-V, a New York City Subway car was built in 1907-1908. ... The Hi-V, a New York City Subway car was built in 1903-1904. ... The Flivver Lo-V, a New York City Subway car was built in 1915-1925. ... The Flivver Lo-V, a New York City Subway car was built in 1915-1925. ... The Steinway Lo-V, a New York City Subway car was built in 1915-1925. ... The Worlds Fair Lo-V, a New York City Subway car was built in 1938. ... 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. ... BU cars is the generic term for BRT elevated gate cars used on predecessor lines of the New York City Subway system. ... The C-type, a New York City Subway car was built in 1922-1923. ... The D-Type, a New York City Subway car was built in 1925-1928. ... The MS Multi-section, a New York City Subway car was built in 1936. ... A BMT Q-Type car on display at the New York Transit Museum The Q-Type (and QX) was a New York City Subway car rebuilt in 1938 by the BMT for elevated railway service to the 1939 New York Worlds Fair from BU cars in the 1200 and...

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