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3 Vintage Mint New York City Transit R-44 (ding-dong) Subway Car Decals For Sale
VINTAGE MINT NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT R-44 SUBWAY CAR DECALS
We have for sale aSet of ThreeUnused Mint New York City Subway Car Decals, used on the R-44 Trains. The 12" diameter decals are in mint, unused condition. There is no loss or fading to the colors on the decals. The slits on the back are where the top and bottom peal off strips begin.
The R44 was the first 75 foot car for the New York Subway. The reason why 75' cars were introduced for IND and BMT service is that 8 75' cars can equal a 10-car train of 60' cars. In 1971 the R44 debuted, being a different car from previous models. These 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. These cars, unlike older ones were single or in pairs, were linked in ABBA sets. A cars were even number cars with cabs. B cars were odd-numbers, no cabs. This system continued onto the subsequent R46 cars. The R44 was the first subway car in which a warning tone sounded 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 "bim-bam" since they are the same as the first two notes of the Westminster Chimes. It's also set World Speed Record for a subway car. On January 31, 1972, the Transit Authority used a consist of R44 cars to conduct speed trials on the Long Island Railroad's main line tracks between Woodside and Jamaica. The R44s set an official world speed record, for subway trains, of 87.75 mph, with TA personnel noting that the consist was still accelerating as it approached the end of the designated 5.9 mile-long test track. The TA repeated the speed trial, this time purposefully 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.
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3 Vintage Mint New York City Transit R-44 (ding-dong) Subway Car Decals: $203