Although the Green Hornet and the Zephyr were actually equipped for OPTO and there is a photo of the Hornet with its rear view mirrors extended, the production Multis only had provision for the rear view mirrors but never had them installed and didnít have OPTO capable door controls installed either. The mechanical signs changeable from one operating position for the train were used however.
Weren't they used in Fulton St. service out of Park Row? If so, for how long, and what was their eastern terminal? - or were there two eastern terminals - one rush hour (eastern pkwy? maybe for example) and one non-rush hourr?
I was on a R1-9 E train going to the old Madison Sq Garden on 50th & 8 from Queens & that train did fly thru the 53d St Tunnel. We hit a stretch of poor quality track & the whole front end of my car was swaying left & right so hard it felt like it was banging the sides of the tunnel. My first thought was this could be a re-enactment of the opening scene from the "Fugitive" TV series!
What's interesting is that I can't remember any E or F trains derailing on that section of track in those days. However an R46 F train derailed a few years ago after a recently replaced section of rail broke under it.
Although the Multis did some test runs on the complete Fulton St el there is no record or any photographic evidence of them ever having operated there in regular service like there is of the Green Hornet.
This would be the same photo that also appears in Subway Cars of the BMT & Sansone's book?
Have all existing pictures of the Green Hornet been published? I can think of photos in both of the above books, which are all that I have ever seen. One of them IIRC(?) appeared in Brian Cudahy's Underneath the Sidewalks... book.
Any others out there I wonder?
Maybe some other railfan's which have never been published, or builders photos? Though maybe any of these latter ones may already have been published in the above books.