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ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans

Posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 05:43:46 2021

Any explanation as to why this BMT Bluebird received these indoor fans, almost in the same concept of the Multi's, R-10/12/14's and later the Q's? I have seen a color image of this same set-up in one of the New York City Subway Calendars published by Newkirk Images.

BMT Bluebird Interior; September 13, 1954; Photo by Frank Pfhuler.


-William A. Padron
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Re: ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans

Posted by Elkeeper on Mon Sep 13 10:37:01 2021, in response to ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans, posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 05:43:46 2021.

Perhaps, the first ordered unit, #8000, had them?

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Re: ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans

Posted by Mitch45 on Mon Sep 13 11:53:29 2021, in response to ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans, posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 05:43:46 2021.

Were car interiors really that dark?

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Re: ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans

Posted by Evan on Tue Sep 14 14:34:33 2021, in response to Re: ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans, posted by Mitch45 on Mon Sep 13 11:53:29 2021.

Nah, same lighting as a PCC streetcar. That pic didn't compensate for the bright lights so the rest looks dark.

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Re: ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans

Posted by Dan on Tue Sep 14 15:48:45 2021, in response to ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans, posted by William A. Padron on Mon Sep 13 05:43:46 2021.

Doesn't look like those two small fans could do much good.

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Re: ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans

Posted by Mitch45 on Tue Sep 14 16:08:22 2021, in response to Re: ONE (1) PHOTO - BMT Bluebird Interior With Fans, posted by Dan on Tue Sep 14 15:48:45 2021.

They were there to provide atmosphere, like the slowly rotating ceiling fans in cigarette-smoke filled rooms in old time detective movies.

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