Don't let the old New York disappear! Save the stainless steel R32 train cars!

Don't let the old New York disappear! Save the stainless steel R32 train cars!

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Basic facts about the R32 "

The R32s are numbered 3350–3949, but some cars have been re-numbered outside of this range or to different numbers in this range. They were the first cars to introduce all-mylar route and destination rollsigns instead of the former cotton cloth or linen type rollsigns found on prior rail cars.

The R32 contract was divided into two subcontracts of 300 cars each: R32 (cars 3350-3649) and R32A (cars 3650-3949).[3] The R32As were funded through the proceeds of a revenue bond, while the R32s were paid for out of the 1963–1964 New York City capital budget. The two subcontracts differed only in interior lighting; cars 3800-3949 of the R32As had interior lighting featuring backlit ad-signs.[4][5]

The R32s were the first mass-produced stainless steel cars built for the New York City Subway. Two previous Budd orders (the BMT Zephyr and the R11s) were limited production orders. The horizontally ribbed, shiny, and unpainted stainless exteriors earned the cars the nickname Brightliners.[6] The use of stainless steel reduced the weight of each car by over 4,000 pounds, when compared to previous models." -Wikipedia.

 

These old trains from the 1960s. This is one of the only trains with a small cab. Where the front door in the first car is not blocked by the cab. We should not get rid of this train as we did to the Redbirds, R33WF. The new R211 coming in 2020 is good and all. But, it should not completely replace the R32. Sign this petition to show your love for the R32 Subway car!

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