Winter 1947-48 delivery of R10 Subway cars via South Brooklyn Ry

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Winter 1947-48 delivery of R10 Subway cars via South Brooklyn Ry
Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:03 AM

At the 11000V - 600V break-point, near Av. H and Mcdonald Av.

 

Curving onto Mcdonald Av.:

Near Av. X and switch to Coney Island Yard:

Entering the Yard:

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:58 AM

Were any filters used when these pictures were taken?  The two-tone gray and orange stripe is really clear.  

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:44 AM

No filters used.  I did a lot of computer darkroom work on these, as usual for ancient 35mm negatives.  And these pix were all taken in the rain, and you can see the puddles.  They were not the worst negs I've dealt with, however.

The camera was a Leica D (black) with Elmar F.3.5 50mm lens.  This was traded up at Abe Cohen's Camera Exchange on Fulton Street about 50 or 60 years ago for the M3 with Summatar F2 that I still use.

The Film was probably SuperXX developed in Microdol by me.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:54 AM

Some fourteen years later (1962), before delivery to Coney Island Yard, the original large order of stainless-steel cars, the first R32 train, made two demonstration Grand Central Terminal - Mott Haven Yard deomnsdration runs, fitted temporarily with NYCentral third-rail shoes.  I had the privilege of riding up front on one trip.

And some of these cars are still in service with air-conditioning added, and with newer R-40s, R-40Ms, R-42s (The first delivered with air-conditioning) and R=44s retired.  Why?  Because the R-32s were truly all stainless and required far less body maintenance.  Budd just built them better.

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