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R-10 (ACF, 1948)

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Roster

Designation Unit Numbers Manufacturer Years
R-10 1803-1852 American Car & Foundry 1948
R-10 3000-3349 American Car & Foundry 1948


  • Cars renumbered 2950-3349 in 1970
  • Last R-10 train in revenue service was in September 1989, most likely Friday, September 8, 1989 with just only one train on the "C". The following Monday, there were no R-10's listed on the "C" line car assignment sheet. The Electric Railroaders' Association sponsored a "Farewell to R-10 Fantrip", held October 29, 1989, which consisted of cars 3018-3203-3182-2974-3143-3045-3145-3216, probably the last run of R-10 cars with (non-revenue) passengers.
Length over
Anticlimbers

60' 2.5"
Width at
Door Sills

10' 0"
Total
Weight

81,200 lbs.
Height from
Railhead

12' 2"
Height, Railhead
to Floor

3' 9 1/8"
Seating
Capacity

56


Datasheet

R-10 Datasheet from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings

Description

Paint Schemes: The R-10's various paint schemes were as follows: two-tone grey/orange (1948-circa 1967); tartar red (1962-circa 1966 on the following cars: 1822 (ren. 2969), 1850 (ren. 2997), 3099, 3101, 3137 and 3342); navy blue/white with and without blue stripe (1965-circa 1970), silver/blue (circa 1970-1988) and dark green with silver roof and black front hood (1985-1989 on the GOH Westinghouse units only).

General Overhaul: The R-10's GOH rehabilation program between December 1984 to February 1986 was simply an interim measure to get the entire car fleet in a non-graffiti state and await the ultimate arrival and replacement by the R-68/68A's. The rehabilation of each one of the 110 R-10's was done in-house at a cost of $65,000.

Scrapping: The last R-10 car to be removed from NYCTA property was #3081, which was the only surviving G.E.-equipped unit in existence. The bulk of the scrapping of the remaining R-10 cars ended in June 1990.

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Image 2384
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Rockaway Boulevard

Image 2388
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Coney Island Yard

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 2529
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Jamaica Bay Crossing

Image 2549
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Times Square/42nd Street

Image 2576
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Photo by: William Mangahas
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 2588
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 71st/Continental Aves./Forest Hills

Image 29233
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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Rockaway Park/Beach 116th Street

Image 35652
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Rockaway Boulevard

Image 35655
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 4th Avenue

Image 35661
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Rockaway Park Yard

Image 63225
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Rockaway Boulevard

Image 73023
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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 114188
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Concourse Yard

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Photo by: Al Bennett, Jr.
Location: New York Transit Museum


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Car Notes

Green Preserved, saved for preservation,
or exists in some state
Yellow Converted to work service
(and later scrapped or still in use)
Red Wrecked/Damaged in accident (and possibly repaired),
or scrapped prior to the bulk of the type
Number Notes
2959 Collision at Pitkin Yard, date unknown. Returned to service.
3029, 3240 Involved in a side swipe incident in 1958, near Dyckman Street on the IND "A" line. These cars were repaired later by Pullman-Standard, and car #3240 received all-new bright R-17 type lighting with its clear lenses.
3035, 3135 Damaged in collision, 11/7/1963. A portion of 3035 was welded onto 3135's body. 3135 was returned to service, and renumbered as 3035. Original 3035 was scrapped (and remains of 3135). #3035 became the first R10 to be scrapped.
3047 Accident causing front end damage. Repaired with spare R-16 parts and returned to service. Date unknown.
3055 Accident?
3062 Hit by "E" train outside Hoyt St., 7/17/1970. Scrapped in November, 1976.
3113 In collision, front end damaged.

Image 2445
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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 207th Street Yard


3150 In collision at 207th Street Yard, 1/11/1973, repaired and returned to service.
3184 Owned by Railway Preservation Corp. Stored at Coney Island Yard for many years. Has been on display at the New York Transit Museum.

Image 24474
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Yard-Museum Yard

Image 30350
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Photo by: Trevor Logan
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 30351
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Photo by: Trevor Logan
Location: New York Transit Museum


3189 Used as Road Car Inspector School Training Car, located at Pitkin Yard. This car has an experimental 3-passenger transverse seat interior; mechanical condition unknown.

Image 2481
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 207th Street

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Photo by: Tristan Zieley
Location: Pitkin Yard/Shops


3192 Car 3192 had a new R-42 type front installed on that car in early 1975 to be the prototype car for an overhaul complete rebuilding of the fleet to be done with modern interiors and air-conditioning. The unit was scrapped in 1980 inside Coney Island Yard and the rebuilding never took place.

Image 2485
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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Shop/Overhaul & Repair Shop


3212 Involved in a fire condition at Times Square, date unknown. Returned to service.
3221 Struck by a "mad bomber" type device at 125th Street, 11/16/1960. Damage sustained on this car was a big hole through its ceiling and roof, but it was subsequently repaired and returned to service.
3226 On March 6, R-10 3226 was accidentally part of a train consist moved from Concourse Yard to Jerome Yard... scraping the Bedford Park Blvd. IRT station platform in the process. The car returned to service within a couple of weeks (!).
3274, 3333 Derailment at Columbus Circle, damage caused by hitting center wall, 12/12/1978. Stored at 207th Street for a year then scrapped in 1980.

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Photo by: William Mangahas
Location: Coney Island Yard

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Photo by: William Mangahas
Location: Coney Island Yard











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