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R-32 (Budd, 1964)

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R-32 car 3671 and mate in Coney Island Yard. Photo by David Pirmann, June 2004.

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Roster

Designation Unit Numbers Manufacturer Years
R-32 3350-3649* Budd 1964
R-32A 3650-3949 Budd 1964
R-32 3348 (see note below) Budd 1964


  • Cab Arrangement: Half-width driving cab at "A" end, half-width conductor control cab at "B" end
  • Coupling/Numbering Arrangement: All married pairs.
  • Stainless steel
  • 60' long, 10' wide
  • 236 R32, 297 R32A cars rebuilt, 1988-1990, MK/GE
  • Mismatched pairs: 3348 & 3549 (3348 was formerly 3659), 3382 & 3831, 3383 & 3890, 3418 & 3863, 3419 & 3740, 3420 & 3645, 3421 & 3558, 3444 & 3777, 3445 & 3468, 3469 & 3592, 3470 & 3919, 3471 & 3658, 3502 & 3905, 3503 & 3600, 3520 & 3891, 3521 & 3862, 3530 & 3741, 3531 & 3830, 3548 & 3593, 3559 & 3904, 3601 & 3918, 3617 & 3776, 3621 & 3644, 3628 & 3669, 3650 & 3767.
  • The GE Rebuild cars are: 3594-3595, 3880-3881, 3892-3893, 3936-3937, 3934-3935

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Artist conception. Collection of Phil Hom.

Datasheets

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R-32 Datasheet from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings

Description

After the initial delivery of the "Brightliner" R-32s, the NYCT put four of the cars on display at 34th St/6th Ave. The public was invited to vote on which interior lighting and fan grill design they liked. The R-32s had thin light lines and the standard louvered fan grills. The R-32As came with light canopies which could serve to backlight advertising signs. The fan grills were also different. From a technical standpoint, the R-32As came with Westinghouse Propulsion Packages while the R-32s came with GE SCM controllers.

The R-32s are no longer referred to as R-32 and R-32As. They are currently referred to as R-32 Phase I, R-32 Phase II and R-32 GE. The R-32 Phase I cars (re-built by MK) have WABCO Air Brake packages, GE Master Controllers (Throttle) and Thermoking HVAC units. The R-32 Phase II cars (also re-built by MK) have NY Air Brake equipment, Westinghouse Master Controllers and Stone Safety HVAC units. Since the cars were sent out to overhaul based on how poorly they were performing (bad cars first) there are regular R-32s and R-32As which are Phase I and Phase II. There are also about a dozen pairs which are comprised of R-32 and R-32A mixes. One last oddity of the R-32 fleet. While the original contract of R-32s started with car #3350, there is now an R-32 sporting the #3348. This was an odd car which was converted to an 'even' car when the NYCT ended up with 2 odd cars due to a mishap.

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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),
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Number Notes
3348 (3659) Former car #3659 was rebuilt into an "even" car and renumbered 3348 in July 1994. 3348 is mated with 3549.

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Location: 34th Street/Herald Square


3353 Was on temporary display at the New York Transit Museum, July 2008.

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3559, 3904 Fire damage in 53rd St. tunnel, 1996. (Air shaft grate fell on tracks causing third rail arcing when train hit it). Cars repaired and are now a mismated pair.
3616 Revenue service inactive, 36th St. Yard.
3620 Frame damaged, permanently retired. Moved to SBK yard for scrapping July 17, 2007.

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3628 Collided w/AA train car #4612 at 59th Street, 3/5/1971. End smashed. Rebuilt and returned to service, paired with 3669 (ex-3368) (see below).

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Coney Island Yard


3651 Yard move accident. Scrapped. (Date unknown)
3669 Derailed, hit wall, Franklin Shuttle, 12/1/1974. Massive gash in right side. Mate 3668 renumbered to 3669 and converted from "even" car to "odd" car.

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Empire Blvd. (Malbone St.) Tunnel Portal


3766 Involved in incident 5/15/1985 on "N" train south of DeKalb Avenue. This was the second car and its leading end was badly damaged. Scrapped.


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