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SRO on Times Square shuttle

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SRO on Times Square shuttle
Posted by wanswheel on Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:06 AM

NY subway system will be "launching a seat removal pilot program on select lines, beginning with the 'S' 42nd Street Shuttle and the 'L' line to increase capacity by 25 riders per car."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvq57F_bQGQ&t=20m48s

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:56 PM
While the twin headlights are indeed original (the first 130 -- out of the 720 6000s -- came this way. 4 of the 130, this pair & 6059-6060 Question, never got the 'cyclops' headlamp retrofit), the outside door controls, vaguely reminiscent of R1-12, are not. The first 200 came that way (years 1949-1951 I believe). After a few nasty conductor accidents, including a fatality I was told, both controls, left & right, of all 130 were relocated inside the A (odd number) car. 6201-6370 came with NY style conductor cabs. 6371-6720 had the same lay-out as first 200 retrofit, i.e., both conductor positions in the open* (no cab) in the A car. Sounds like Fox River got it right (& sentimental).
 

* Facilitated on board fare collection similar to Dyer Avenue.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:57 PM

Sorry, put this on the wrong thread.   Apologies!

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