NYC Subway Cars on the JoeKorNer

Selected?NYC Subway Cars
Selected?BMT Elevated Cars

Steam coaches, gate cars, C-Type, Q-Type

Selected?BMT Cars 1914 to 1940

A, AX, B, BT, BX, D Multis, Compartment

Selected?IRT Elevated Cars

Gate cars and MUDC

Selected?IRT Cars 1904 to 1939

Hi Votlage, Low voltage, Flivver, Steimway, World's Fair

Selected?The R-Type Cars 1932 to 1987

Cars purchased by the IND, Board of Transportation, NYC Transit Authority until 1990

R-1 to R-9 - 1932 to 1940
R-10 to R-22 - Single Units
R-26 to R-42 - Married Pairs
Door controls and cabs
R-44 to R-68 1987 ABBA sets

Selected?R-Type Cars - Post 1990 - The Next Generation

R-142 -1999
R-143 - 2002
R-160 - 2006
R-179 - ordered 2012
R-188 - 2013
R-211 - RFP 2013


Door controls and cabs

Selected?Subway Car Number Finder

Find all of the car classes that carried any number from the 1880s to the present. You can also see all of the cars of any division and car types


The Current Car Fleet roster changes since May 2008.


Work Cars

For everything from delivering rails to a work site to picking up the garbage, the TA has a special fleet devoted to these mundane tasks. Here are the rosters for Work Cars - 1996
Work Cars-2007.
Work Cars-2013

Selected?R-Type Contracts R-1 to R-179 (there are gaps)


5/16/99 with the latest on the R-142, R-142A, R-143, and R-160 car orders
1/21/2008 with information from James Matthews
2016 - latest updates to R-188, 179, & R-211

Selected?Car Assignments Index

Car Assignments beginning with mid 1998


Marker lights were used on cars up to the R-38 fleet to let employees in the control towers know the route and destination of each train.

NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY CAR DATASHEET - compiled and summarized by Kris Datta from information gathered from various sources.
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Selected?Oddball Subway Cars

8217, 100, 1575 and more

Selected?Owner Plate

Every subway car has an ownership plate attached to it. This is the style of those that were on the IND R 1 to 9 series. No, it's NOT the real one from car 100.

Selected?Subway Keys

A collection of historic keys used in the New York subway.

Selected?Subway Handles

A collection of handles used to control NY subway trains.

Selected?This Door Not Working
Selected? Air Brakes
Traction Control
Interior Lights

The three major systems that make subway cars operate

Selected? Roll Signs

Full sign scanned 2 images per reading and pieced together electronically.

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