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Encyclopedia > Redbird trains

Redbird trains are the name for the now retired r26, 28, 29, 33, 36 fleet of subway cars.


Name

They received their name from the dark red color they were painted in after being rebuilt during the 1980s and 1990s subway overhaul. Red is a color at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ...


Design Scheme

The color scheme consists of the dark red body, silver roof and black sign bonnet. Some of the cars have been converted to work service and thus have been repainted yellow. The R-30 fleet served the BMT/IND http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn-Manhattan_Transit_Corporation service lines, as opposed to the IRT line- whose cars are considered 'true' redbird trains. R-30's in their last year were painted in the same color scheme, which garnered them inclusion. 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Musuem bound

Four members of this fleet became museum cars and are painted in the schemes they carried through their lives (see train of many colors ). The Train of Many Colors is the New York Transit Museums IRT nostalgia train used for excursions. ...


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