Posts Tagged ‘r-40’

Final day of service for the R-40 “Slant” subway cars

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Rumor has it that today *may* be the final day of service for these awesome subway cars. In fact, the R-40 Slants have always been my favorite New York City subway cars, based on their amazing modern design, penned by Raymond Loewy in the 1960’s. Over the years their appearance has been marred (see the images in the middle of the page) by the addition of safety equipment and General Overhaul (GOH). Still, their unique railfan window (tall and narrow) allowed countless hundreds of thousands of young children to see out the front of the subway train (the railfan windows of the other subway cars were situated too high for them to see out of).

Goodbye old friends.

Another Subway Barge Has Sailed

Saturday, October 4th, 2008


Originally uploaded by semarr

Looks like the barge left today(10-04-2008)…

Subway car barge to depart this Saturday

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008


The famous “barge of death” will once again be departing New York City Transit’s 207 Street Yard for the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The latest estimate is for it departing this Saturday morning. The retired R-32 and R-40 class subway cars will be dumped in the ocean to form an artificial reef.

Photo source: The Virginian-Pilot