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Listed in HO Scale, category: Locomotives/Traction Electric Subway RTR Plus Add-On Details
WalthersProto
PROTO 1000 R17 Subway Car 4-Pack (1 Powered, 3 Unpowered)
WalthersProto #31017
UPC: 616374069224


New York City Transit (Tuscan)
Walthers Part # 920-31017
HO scale, $239.98, sold out at Walthers

 

City Transit for Your Layout

The R17 class of cars was one of three fleets purchased in the mid-1950s to replace many of the pre-WWII Interboro Rapid Transit cars. There were 4000 cars in this class, all built by St. Louis Car Company. Among them were cars 6800-6809 which had air conditioning when delivered. The Air Conditioning experiment was considered a failure and the cars were refitted with the standard axiflow fans. As was the practice, the electrical components were split between General Electric (6500-6699) and Westinghouse Electric (6700-6899). The cars came equipped with low running lights at the ends. In 1957 headlights were added to the cars.
 
During the course of their careers, two cars (6673 & 6786) were wrecked in 1957 and three cars were destroyed by fire (6595, 6597, & 6601) in 1964. The last car was removed from service February 29, 1988.
 
* Factory-Applied Pantograph Gates * 5-Pole Skew-Wound Motor with Dual Flywheels * Close Coupled * Directional Lighting * Interior Lighting * Proto MAX(TM) All-Metal Knuckle Couplers
 

 

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