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Vintage Trains in Brooklyn to Ride Today!

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Vintage Trains in Brooklyn to Ride Today!
Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 18, 2022 3:12 AM

I missed this for you yesterday, but still available Today!

THIS WEEKEND!

Parade of Trains 
at Brighton Beach Station


Saturday and Sunday, September 17th & 18th
11am - 4pm

 
Free with your subway fare!
 
Please Note: Vintage car equipment is subject to change. Shuttle rides will run continuously to and from the Brighton Beach station express platforms from 11am to 4pm. Brighton Beach will serve as the sole terminus for all shuttle rides. Passengers will only be able to get on and off the trains at the Brighton Beach station
 
 
 
The Transit Museum’s vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line – the BMT Brighton line, that is! Ride the rails in historic style this Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th, by hopping on and off a selection of the Transit Museum’s vintage fleet at the Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms.
 
 
 
 
BRT/BMT Standards (1914–1969)
 
 
R1/9 City Cars
 
R-10 Car to be featured in the Train of Many Metals
 
 
 
 
Train of Many Metals: This train features two different types of cars that both have the SMEE (Straight Air Motor Car Electric-Pneumatic Emergency) braking system, which combined both dynamic and air braking. This innovation reduced wear and tear on brake shoes, which in turn led to more cost-effective maintenance. These include R-10 cars 3184 and 3189 (1948-1989) and R-16 car 6387. The R-10 fleet was the first to feature air horns instead of whistles, and the R-16 fleet was the first to have a factory installed public-address sys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 18, 2022 3:41 AM

Additional photo:

BRT Brooklyn "BU" Elevated Cars

BRT Brooklyn Union “BU” Elevated Cars (1908–1969): 

These are the oldest operational members of the New York Transit Museum fleet,

featuring lightweight wooden-bodied coaches mounted on steel underframes.

After 30 years of service on Brooklyn elevated lines, the BU cars were modernized

in 1939 to transport crowds to the World’s Fair in Queen

 

But they have  been rebuilt a second  time to restore the original configuration and even original paint colors.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 18, 2022 3:54 AM

Of the 1st two photos on this thred:

 

 

 

BRT/BMT Standards (1914–1969): The Standards introduced destination roll signs, larger windows, brighter lighting, and center doors operated by an easy-to-use pneumatic system for faster movement on and off cars. They measure 67ft long and 10ft wide and contain 78 seats with an additional 14 drop-down auxiliary seats. The standing capacity of 182 people helped address the chronic overcrowding of the early subway years.
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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 18, 2022 4:03 AM

R1-9 City Cars (1928–1977): The R1s were the first cars designed for the new Independent Subway and ushered in the era of the “modern” subway car. From 1928 through 1940, five types of nearly identical cars based on this design—nicknamed “Arnines”—were produced. They featured seating for 60 and standing room for 222, which was a 30% increase over the largest capacity subway car in current service.
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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 18, 2022 4:06 AM
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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 18, 2022 4:07 AM

Pull up learn-more on previous posting/

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