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Re: The R-179 contract, ad nauseum

Posted by randyo on Thu Mar 29 15:50:33 2012, in response to Re: The R-179 contract, ad nauseum, posted by Widecab5 on Wed Mar 28 22:02:19 2012.

I agree about the cab window and the pantograph gates. I have no idea why the cab window could not have been made like the one on the R-68s since both cars are curved sided. As for the pantograph gates, the only reason that the 75 footers had to have springs was because the end excess on a 75 ft car presented clearance problems on curves and near switches. No such clearance problem exists with any of the IRT cars or with 60 ft BMT/IND cars so traditional style pantograph gates are no problem.

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