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R-27 -- R-30 (St. Louis Car, 1960-1961)

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Roster

Designation Unit Numbers Manufacturer Years
R-27 8020-8249 St. Louis Car 1960
R-30 8250-8351 St. Louis Car 1961
R-30 8412-8569 St. Louis Car 1961
R-30A 8352-8411 St. Louis Car 1961


  • Cab Arrangement: Half-width driving cab at "A" end, half-width conductor control cab at "B" end
  • Coupling/Numbering Arrangement: All married pairs.
  • The last of the R-30 cars were retired from passenger service in 1993. The Electric Railroaders' Association sponsored a Farewell to the R-30 fan trip.

Datasheets

R-30A Datasheet, Part 1, from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings

R-30A Datasheet, Part 2, from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings

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Image 4483
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Sheepshead Bay

Image 4627
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: DeKalb Avenue

Image 4658
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 71st/Continental Aves./Forest Hills

Image 7545
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Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

Image 38588
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Franklin Avenue

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Cypress Hills

Image 41077
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Ditmars Boulevard

Image 43575
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 30th/Grand Aves.

Image 45303
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 39th/Beebe Aves.

Image 66760
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Empire Blvd. (Malbone St.) Tunnel Portal

Image 71588
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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 3rd Avenue/38th St Crossing (Gowanus) (SBK)

Image 81179
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Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Location: 9th Avenue

Image 86550
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Photo by: Mike Ormond
Location: Rockaway Parkway (Canarsie) Yard

Image 115818
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Collection of: Collection of nycsubway.org
Location: Rockaway Parkway (Canarsie) Yard

Image 131229
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Photo by: Glenn L. Rowe
Location: 59th Street/Columbus Circle


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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
8027, 8396 Equipped early with individual guard lights for each door leaf.
8120 Paired for a time with R-16 6318; mate 8121 had been involved in a fire.
8145, 8246 Was at Pitkin Yard, used as a school car. Scrapped October 2013. 8246 also retained as a work car along with 8145, but survived only a short time.

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Photo by: Frank Pfuhler

Image 6306
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Photo by: Tristan Zieley
Location: Pitkin Yard/Shops


8176-8177 Heavily damaged in accident in Jamaica Yard in 1963. Repaired and returned to service by 11/67 (opening of Chrystie St.) It is believed one car had a storm door from an R-16.

Image 24497
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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Shop/Overhaul & Repair Shop

Image 24498
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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Shop/Overhaul & Repair Shop

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Collection of: David Pirmann


8202-8203, 8236-8237, 8512 Destroyed/damaged by fire at Metropolitan Ave., 1976. At least 8236 was repaired and returned to service.

Image 4536
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Fresh Pond Yard

Image 4550
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Fresh Pond Yard

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Fresh Pond Yard


8217 In accident at Coney Island Yard with BMT Standard 2761. Car repaired and returned to service by using end of R-16 6494.

Image 24500
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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 43081
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Collection of: Christopher Sattler
Location: 207th Street Yard


8265-8336 Survives at Concourse Yard, used as a school car. Scrapped by 2013.

Image 4601
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Photo by: David Justiniano
Location: Concourse Yard


8275, 8394, 8397, 8401, 8408 Several R-30 cars went west to Hollywood where they were used in the films Die Hard with a Vengeance, Blade, and Money Train. 8408 appeared in all three films. Car 8394 returned to New York City in 2014 and was installed in an ASICS athletic gear shop in Times Square.

Image 21932
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Photo by: Steve Hoskins
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Movie studio backlot-Los Angeles

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Photo by: Steve Hoskins
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Movie studio backlot-Los Angeles

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Photo by: Steve Hoskins
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Movie studio backlot-Los Angeles


8289-8290 Had been installed at Coney Island Yard, used as a police training facility. In July 2007, these cars ware moved to the SBK yard for asbestos abatement and scrapping. Left property by barge January 2008 for "reefing".

Image 4589
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Photo by: Sidney Keyles
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities

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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities

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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities


8293, 8392, 8521 Delivered with rough exterior paint surface.
8337 Was installed at the East New York High School of Transit Technology. To be replaced in 2009 with a newer car (R-42 4737).

Image 81720
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Photo by: Steven Cruz
Location: East New York High School of Transit Technology


8392-8401 Were used at Coney Island Yard, used as fire training school cars. They were replaced in July 2004, with R-110B 3004 and 3006. 8392 and 8401 were moved to the SBK yard for asbestos abatement and scrapping, July 2007.

Image 4631
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities

Image 41439
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Photo by: Mark W.
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities

Image 41560
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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities


8424-8425 Was at Coney Island Yard, used as school car. Scrapped October 2013.

Image 4638
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Photo by: Sidney Keyles
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities

Image 41563
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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: Coney Island Yard-Training Facilities


8429, 8558 Converted to Rail Adhesion Cars.

Image 4639
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Photo by: Salaam Allah
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 4640
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Photo by: Salaam Allah
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 6304
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Photo by: Tristan Zieley
Location: Pitkin Yard/Shops

Image 6305
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Photo by: Tristan Zieley
Location: Pitkin Yard/Shops


8463 Was at 36th St. Yard (yard office?). Scrapped October 2013.

Image 4644
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Photo by: Robert Mencher
Location: 36th Street Yard

Image 32421
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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 36th Street Yard


8506 New York Transit Museum collection.

Image 4654
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 57th Street

Image 4679
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 74848
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Photo by: Matthew Shull
Location: New York Transit Museum


8507, 8545 Collision on Astoria Line at 31st St., 5/22/1975. 8507's mate (8506) went to Transit Museum. 8507 scrapped, 8545 repaired and returned to service.
8522, 8481 Used as office space in 207th St. Yard.

Image 30443
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Photo by: Brian Weinberg
Location: 207th Street Yard











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