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Description[ edit ] A total of R44 cars were ordered: The R44s originally came in singles, but needed each other to run, much like the "married pairs" of subway cars before them R26 to R42, except R33WFs. The SIR-operated cars were never reassembled after overhaul and remain set up as singles.
Since September 16,all NYCTA-operated cars have been retired and replaced by the Rs due to structural integrity issues found on those cars.
This leaves the SIR as the sole operator of the R44, which will continue to operate them until at least —, when they will be replaced by the Rs. The cars were introduced under the idea that a train of eight foot Despite the increase in length, the R44s had eight pairs of doors per car four on each side like other B Division cars.
As a result, eight foot The reduced number of doors on a train of eight foot cars increased boarding and dwelling times, so recent car orders have returned to ten foot The interior design was very different from previous models. The seats were protected from the doorways by faux wood and glass panels.
This design continued onto the subsequent R46 cars. The R44 was the first car since the BMT Green Hornet to incorporate a two-note warning tone, the first two notes of Westminster Quartersthat sounds before the doors begin to close as the train prepares to leave the station.
When the cars were built, the chime was sounded four seconds before the doors closed, but the time delay was later removed. This P-Wire system was removed from the R44s beginning inand was replaced by a more conventional Westcode SMEE type braking system which made these cars much more reliable than their original system.
The roll signs from eight R44s were removed and replaced by experimental flip-dot signs starting inthe same year The New Technology Program began. These experimental flip-dots signs from eight R44s were replaced by electronic LCD signs during the General Overhaul Program between to The R44s set the world speed record for a subway car.
On January 31,a consist reached a speed of The cars were capable of attaining even higher speeds, but the length of the test track was insufficient to allow further acceleration. Pre-introduction[ edit ] To ensure the subway could accommodate foot Delivery and early mishaps[ edit ] After many months of exhaustive testing on the ADEand F one week on each service, starting December 16,as well as on the LIRR to test the cars' state-of-the-art electrical and mechanical systems, the first sets of R44s was placed in service on the New York City Subway on the F in April 19,following a brief introductory ceremony attended by the Mayor of New York City John V.
Ronan at the Jamaica — th Street station. Louis Car Company shut down operations. An eight-car train was tested in with carpeting, and another was tested with hydraulic brakes that were incompatible with the rest of the R44s' braking systems.
Inorganizations for the blind stated that the gaps in between R44 and R46 cars were dangerous, since the blind could mistake the spaces for doorways. These cars, along with carwere not overhauled during the GOH program; they were instead stored on the system and stripped of parts until Marchwhen they were shipped off property and scrapped.
Cars and were retired after separate fire-related incidents. Cars were involved in a derailment north of th Streetresulting in the whole set being placed out of service;  however, was later repaired using parts from other cars and returned to service.
Car was taken out of service in due to cracked truck bolsters. While and were completely destroyed and subsequently scrapped in the late s, the other cars were stored out of service for parts until they were scrapped in with the rest of the NYCTA-operated cars.
All SIR-operated cars were overhauled for a second time between and as a part of scheduled maintenance program. Several improvements included the repainting of the bulkheads, rebuilt trucks, new dark floors, new periwinkle bucket seats, and updated logos; unlike the NYCTA-operated cars, the SIR-operated cars retained their original blue "M" MTA decals during their first overhaul.
The first cars - the eight cars that failed the structural integrity tests - were retired in Decemberand the last train cars and made its final trip on September 16, on the A and C. After retirement, all NYCTA-operated cars excluding cars lost in accidents were mothballed and placed into storage system-wide.
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