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Encyclopedia > R44 (New York City Subway car)
R44 5398 leads an 8 car A train at Beach 67th Street-Gaston Avenue, in The Rockaways.
R44 5398 leads an 8 car A train at Beach 67th Street-Gaston Avenue, in The Rockaways.

The R44 is a model of passenger train car that operates on the New York City Subway and the Staten Island Railway. The R44 debuted in 1971. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... 207th Street to Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park note: dashed line shows rush hour only service The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... The Rockaway Penninsula, also known as The Rockaways, is the name of a peninsula of Long Island, most of which is located within the borough of Queens in New York City; the peninsulas easternmost section forms the town of East Rockaway, in suburban Nassau County. ... 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 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 R44 was the first 75-foot (22.86 m) car for the New York City Subway. It was introduced for IND and BMT service because it was thought that a train of eight 75-foot cars would be more efficient than ten 60-foot (18.29 m) cars. Even with an overall increase in length, the R44's only had eight sets of doors per car (Ten 60-foot cars have 40 sets of doors whereas eight 75-foot cars only have 32 sets of doors). 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...


To be sure that the system could accommodate 75-foot cars, two retired R1 cars (numbered 165 and 192; renumbered XC675 and XC575 respectively) were cut in half lengthened to 75 feet and sent to various places around the subway and the Staten Island Railway.[1][2][3][4][5][6]It was determined that the BMT Eastern Division (the J/Z, L and M services) would be too difficult to convert to 75-foot length, so this was not done. The R1 subway car was the first order of original passenger stock for the IND New York City Subway. ... Jamaica Center to Chambers Street or Broad Street The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express (earlier Jamaica Express) are two rapid transit services of the B Division of the New York City Subway. ... Eighth Avenue to Rockaway Parkway The L 14th Street–Canarsie Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway, running local along the full length of the BMT Canarsie Line at all times. ... The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


The R44s were the last subway cars built by St. Louis Car Company, which in 1974 left the rail transit car business after the R44 order was completed, due to various technical problems that plague the R44s to this day. The St. ...


The R44s came in singles which needed each other to run, much like the "Protestant Marriages" of the R26/27/28/30s. These were later married after overhaul into ABBA sets of four cars. A cars are evenly numbered cars with operator cabs. B cars have odd-numbers and no cabs. The R26 was a New York City Subway car built in 1959–60. ... Built by Saint Louis Car for NYCTA in 1960, the R27s were a continuation of the R16s style. ... The R26, a New York City Subway car was built in 1960-1961. ... Built by Saint Louis Car for NYCTA in 1960-1962, the R30s were a continuation of the R16s style. ...


The interior design departed drastically from previous models. The R44 had orange and yellow plastic bucket seats, a feature which many later models would later incorporate. The seats were protected from the doorways by faux wood and glass panels. The walls were tan with "wallpaper" featuring the seal of the State of New York. This article is about the state. ...


This system continued onto the subsequent R46 cars. Interior of an R46. ...


The R44 was the first subway car since the BMT Green Hornet to incorporate a warning tone that sounds immediately before the doors begin to close as the train prepares to leave the station. The tone consists of two notes which are often described as "bing-bong" since they are the same as the first two notes of the Westminster Chimes. This has become the signature sound of the New York City subway and is still used with new cars. The MS Multi-section, a New York City Subway car was built in 1936. ... The Westminster Quarters is the most common name for a melody used by a set of clock bells to strike the hour. ...

The interior of a typical R44.

The R44 also set the world speed record for a subway car. On January 31, 1972, the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) used a train of R44 cars to conduct speed trials on the Long Island Rail Road's main line tracks between Woodside and Jamaica. The R44s set an official world speed record, for subway trains, of 87.75 mph (141.2 km/h), with NYCTA personnel noting that the train was still accelerating as it approached the end of the designated 5.9 mile (9.5 km) long test track. The NYCTA repeated the speed trial, this time purposely disabling two out of four motors per car, to indirectly simulate the effect of a rush hour crowd of passengers. The train still managed to reach 77 mph (124 km/h). JR-Maglev MLX01 at Yamanashi. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... LIRR redirects here. ... Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Jamaica, now a neighborhood in Queens, New York City, was settled as a town by the English under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland. ...


During the General Overhaul Program (GOH) from 1991–92, the R44's were rebuilt by NYCTA at 207 Street Overhaul Shop in Inwood, Manhattan; Coney Island Overhaul Shop in Brooklyn (cars 5342-5479); and Morrison-Knudsen (cars 5202-5341). The blue stripe was removed and painted gray. Since this stripe was carbon steel, it is now beginning to rust. The rollsigns on the sides of the cars were replaced with electronic LCD signs which remain today. The cars were also given four-digit numbers. They previously had three-digit numbers. A General Overhaul Program (GOH) is a procedure of mid-life overhaul on subway car equipment. ... Broadway and Dyckman Street intersection in Inwood. ... The Coney Island Complex is the largest railroad yard in the New York City Subway. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... A rollsign on the MBTA Red Line in Boston. ... LCD redirects here. ...


The R44 Staten Island Railway cars are also known as R44 SI or MUE-2. The Staten Island Railway's 64 R44 type cars are modified to FRA standards for passenger equipment running on a freight road. Cars are numbered 388-466, all single units with couplers (no permanent sets), with 436-466 even numbers only. 388-399 are transfers from the subway system. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was created in 1966 as a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation to promote rail transportation and safety. ...


The MTA is planning to replace the R44's with cars that are tentatively called the R179.Page 38


R-44 Specifications

Car builder Saint Louis Car Company; St Louis, MO (USA)
Car body Stainless Steel with Carbon Steel chassis and underbody
Unit numbers Staten Island Railway: 388-466, New York City Subway: 5202-5479
Current fleet Staten Island Railway: 64 cars, New York City Subway: 272 cars
Car dimensions 75 ft long
10 ft wide
12 ft 158 in high
22.86 m long
3.048 m wide exactly
3.7 m high
Track, standard gauge 4 ft 812 in 1.435 m
Doorway width
(side—clear opening)
4 ft 2 in 1.27 m exactly
Wheel diameter 34 inches 864 mm
Propulsion system Westinghouse E-CAM XCA44BF for New York City Subway and General Electric SCM for Staten Island Railway
DC Traction motors Westinghouse 1447F for New York City Subway and General Electric 1257E1 for Staten Island Railway.
Power (4 per car) 115 horsepower 86 kW
Brakes WABCO "SMEE" Braking System
Average car weight (after overhaul)
(empty)
88,950 lbs (A car), 84,530 lbs (B car) 40,347 kg (A car), 38,342 kg (B car)
Maximum speed 65 mph 105 km/h (Later Lowered)
Total seated passengers (Cab Car) A car: 72 / (No Cab) B car: 76
Air conditioning system Two Stone Safety HVAC units each car.
Maximum Train Length 8 Cars (2 Units) for New York City Subway
Notes
  • Staten Island Railway's R44 cars are under in FRA waiver due to Staten Island Railway is on FRA system (Federal Railroad Administration).
  • 4-car sets; even numbers have cabs; odd numbers "blind". Cars are numbered consecutively in set. Highest number in pair is odd.
  • Cars 5202-5479 originally 100-387 (but not in order); 388-399 originally NYC Subway then transferred to Staten Island Rapid Transit.
  • Out-of-sequence set numbering : 5246-5247-5337-5336, 5250-5251-5249-5270, 5260-5261-5277-5276, 5262-5263-5303-5302, 5268-5269-5271-5284, 5316-5317-5405-5318, 5404-5403-5479-5478
  • 16 cars have been scrapped or put out of service due to accidents, rust and damage.
Price per car (new, 1971) US$211,850

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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

External links

  • nycsubway.org - NYC Subway Cars: R44
  • Operator's panel


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). ... 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. ... Built by Saint Louis Car for NYCTA in 1960, the R27s were a continuation of the R16s style. ... Built by Saint Louis Car for NYCTA in 1960-1962, the R30s were a continuation of the R16s style. ... 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. ... The R17, a New York City Subway car was built in 1955. ... 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 1959–60. ... 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. ... 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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