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R-42 (St. Louis Car)

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R-42 car 4800 leads a J train inbound at Hewes Street on the BMT Jamaica Line. Photo by David Pirmann, August 2008.

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Roster

Designation Unit Numbers Manufacturer Years
R-42 4550-4949 St. Louis Car 1969-1970


  • 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
  • 392 cars rebuilt 1988-1989, MK/NYCTA
  • Mismatched pairs: 4460 (R40M) & 4665 (R42), 4684 & 4727

Datasheets

R-42 Datasheet from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings

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Image 5382
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: 18th Avenue

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: DeKalb Avenue

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Livonia Avenue

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Atlantic Avenue

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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: Livonia Avenue

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Photo by: Peter Schmidt
Location: US DOT Test Facility, Pueblo, Colorado

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 15th Street/Prospect Park

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: Smith/9th Street

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Seneca Avenue

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Photo by: Robert Mencher
Location: Coney Island Yard

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Alabama Avenue

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Photo by: Zach Summer
Location: Canal Street-Holland Tunnel

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Photo by: Christopher Henderson
Location: Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue

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Photo by: Glenn L. Rowe
Location: 207th Street Yard

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Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Location: Williamsburg Bridge


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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
4554-4555 First R-42s in service, May 9, 1969 (in a mixed train on the Sea Beach line).

Image 5318
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Avenue U


4612 Collided with "D" train, 59th Street, 3/5/1971. Repaired at 207th Street shop and returned to service.
4624-4625, 4730-4731, 4786-4787, 4818-4819 Bumper block overshoot at Chambers Street, 11/6/2007. As the R-42 fleet is being prepared for scrapping, the four pairs of R-42 cars were sent to the 207th St. yard scrap line instead of being repaired, even those with only relatively minor damage.

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Photo by: Glenn L. Rowe
Location: 207th Street Yard

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Photo by: Glenn L. Rowe
Location: 207th Street Yard


4664 Hit by "J" train on Williamsburg Bridge, 6/5/1995.

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Photo by: Trevor Logan
Location: East New York Yard/Shops


4680-4681, 4714-4715, 4766-4767 Scrapped, no other info available.
4685, 4726 Involved in accident nr. 135th St. station. 4685 scrapped in 2000; 4726's nose (end cap) used to repair 4918.

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Photo by: Harold
Location: 207th Street Yard

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Photo by: Trevor Logan
Location: SBK Yard (2nd Ave at 38th St.) (SBK)

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Photo by: Trevor Logan
Location: SBK Yard (2nd Ave at 38th St.) (SBK)


4736-4737 Installed at the East New York High School of Transit Technology in 2009; used for educational and vocational training purposes. Replaced an older car (R-30 8337).

Image 137264
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Photo by: DeAndre Walters
Location: East New York High School of Transit Technology

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Photo by: DeAndre Walters
Location: East New York High School of Transit Technology


4878, 4927 Moved to SBK yard in Brooklyn for asbestos abatement and scrapping, July 2007. Scrapped January 2008.
4904 Involved in fire at East New York Yard, 1971. Mate 4905 coupled with 4946.
4918-4919 Collided with "B" train near 9th Avenue, 2/5/1995. Repaired with front end of 4726.

Image 7608
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Shop/Overhaul & Repair Shop


4938-4939 Blind ends damaged in collision, 2/5/1995; repaired and returned to service.


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