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Re: Sutter Ave. Rutland Road station

Posted by MainR3664 on Fri Jul 12 03:26:49 2019, in response to Re: Sutter Ave. Rutland Road station, posted by FYBklyn1959 on Thu Jul 11 05:18:54 2019.

I would guess that the R26, being odd-numbered and having compressors, would be able to run its electrical system off the R12 behind it. I'm also thinking it's a lot easier for the R12 to have shared some electricity with the odd-numbered R26 than it would have been to share air with an even-numbered R26- that would require hoses- and would diminish the R12's own braking ability, whereas juice can be shared with a jumper cable (a/k/a a plug) - a capability which the R26 probably had anyway to receive power from a mate of its own kind.

As for the PA system, I'd think that unless they made some serious modifications to the R12, there'd have been no way to pass communications through it. And I never heard of such modifications being made. If they were, it would have made sense to just install speakers in the R12. Actually, in 1967, there were a lot of trains in the system without PAs- All the Arnines, the R10s, even a few Standards and Qs. So making announcements probably wasn't considered as essential as it is today. And the few that needed to be made could be made from the conductor's position- but even then, a lot of folks wouldn't hear .

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