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Re: [PHOTOS] Odd Ball NYC Subway Cars

Posted by Mark S. Feinman on Thu Mar 8 14:43:52 2018, in response to Re: [PHOTOS] Odd Ball NYC Subway Cars, posted by randyo on Fri Mar 2 01:34:39 2018.

The 1979 election enabled New York state residents to vote on a $500 million bond issue to finance improvements to mass transit. The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority would chip in an additional $300 million and local matching funds would add up to another $180 million. The bond issue would finance, among other things, 260 IRT cars, each being 64 feet long instead of the usual 51 feet (tentatively labeled R-62). $425,000 was already spent on the design of these cars. They would be air-conditioned but lack the sophisticated technology that plagued the R-44s and R-46s. The estimated cost of these cars was $190 million.


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