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Encyclopedia > R36 (New York City Subway car)

The R36 (or R36 ML) is a class of New York City Subway cars built in 1964 by the St. Louis Car Company, St. Louis, Missouri. These cars are referred as R36 ML (or Main Line) to distinguish them from the R36 World's Fair cars on the IRT Flushing Line (7). 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 as MTA New York City Transit. ... The St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... The R36 Worlds Fair (also known as R36WF) New York City Subway cars were built in 1964 by the St. ... Services that use the IRT Flushing Line through midtown have been colored purple since 1979. ... Main Street to Times Square An R36 7 local northbound at 33rd Street–Rawson Street. ...


The R36 ML was a 34-car follow-up order to the 500-car R33 model. Both R33 ML and R36 ML were similar. These cars ran for many years on the IRT main lines (Broadway-Seventh Avenue and Lexington Avenue). Prior to overhaul in 1985, they mainly ran on the 1 and 3; after overhaul they ran mostly on the 6, with occasional 4 and 7 service. The R33 ML (Mainline) were built by St Louis Car Company in 1962-1963 serving on the A division on the mainline. ... 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 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, also known as the IRT West Side Line, is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... The Lexington Avenue Line (sometimes called the Lex or the IRT East Side Line) is one of the major IRT lines in the New York City Subway. ... The 1 Broadway–Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 3 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


In 1998, the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) announced that it would begin phasing out the Redbird cars—R26/28/29/33/36. From 2001 to 2003, Redbird cars were scrapped, sold, put into work service, or stored out service. 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. ... Redbird trains are the name for the now retired r26, 28, 29, 33, 36 fleet of subway cars. ... The R26 was a New York City Subway car built in 1959–60. ... The R26, a New York City Subway car was built in 1960-1961. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The R33 ML (Mainline) were built by St Louis Car Company in 1962-1963 serving on the A division on the mainline. ...


All but one pair of R36 ML's were scrapped. With the arrival of R142As on the 6 service, the R36 MLs were transferred over to the 7 service. The last pair, numbers 9542-3, ran on the 7 until April 2003. It went to the New York Transit Museum in 2004. A R142A trainset on the 6 line approaches Parkchester station in the Bronx. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Main Street to Times Square An R36 7 local northbound at 33rd Street–Rawson Street. ... 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. ...


R-36 Main Line (ML) Specifications

  • Car Builder: St. Louis Car Company in St Louis, MO
  • Unit Numbers: 9524-9557
  • Car Body: LAHT Carbon Steel
  • Car Length: 51 feet, 12 inches (15 m)
  • Car Width: 8 feet, 9 inches (2.7 m)
  • Car Height: 11 feet, 10³⁄8 inches (3.6 m)
  • Height railhead to floor: 3 feet, 9 inches (1.1 m)
  • Total Weight: 69,227-69,928 lb (pre-rebuild)
  • Track Gauge: 4 feet, 8-1/2 inches (1.435 m)
  • Total Seating: 44
  • Propulsion System: Westinghouse XCA248
  • Braking System: WABCO "SMEE" (electrodynamic) with ME42 air valve
  • DC Motors: Westinghouse 1447C or General Electric 1257E1
  • Power: 100 horsepower (75 kW) / 4 per car
  • Cab Arrangement: Half-width driver's cab at "A" end, half-width conductor's cab at "B" end
  • Coupling/Numbering Arrangement: All married pairs
  • Price per car (new, 1964): USD$110,563
  • NOTE: In the late 1970s and early 1980s, All R36 ML cars equipped with air conditioning system instead of the original ceiling fans.

ALL R36 ML were retired by the NYCTA in mid 2001 to May 2003. 9542-43 are in the New York Transit Museum fleet as of 2004. The St. ... Westinghouse logo (designed by Paul Rand) The Westinghouse Electric Company, headquartered in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... 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. ...


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BIGpedia - R36 (New York City Subway car) - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (222 words)
The R36 (or R36 ML) is a model class of IRT cars built in 1964 by the St. Louis Car Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.
These cars are referred herein as R36 ML (or Main Line) to distinguish them from the R36 World's Fair cars on the 7.
It went to the New York Transit Musueum in 2004.
Redbird Subway Cars Make Last Run (771 words)
The cars were the last to sport a metal hand strap for riders who made their trips standing to hold on to while the train was in motion.
The new cars boast metal rails suspended from the ceiling for passengers to hold.
Only the cars that ran to the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park sported the blue and cream colors of the fair, and all the cars in the fleet were painted MTA silver and blue in the 1970s.
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