WalthersProto PROTO 1000 R21/22 Subway Car 4-Pack (1 Powered, 3 Unpowered)
WalthersProto #31018 UPC: 616374069217
New York City Transit #7656 (Powered) & #7697, #7703 & #7728 (Unpowered)
Walthers Part # 920-31018
HO scale, $239.98, sold out at Walthers
Transit Equipment for Big City Scenes
* Ready to Run
* Factory Installed Pantograph Gates
* PROTO-Max(TM) Metal Knuckle Couplers
* Directional Lighting
* Interior Lighting
* Skew Wound Motor w/ Dual Flywheels
As part of fleet upgrades in the 1950s, the IRT purchased 250 R21 in
1956/57 and 450 R22 class subway cars in 1957/58 from St. Louis Car Co. for
use on New York's Interboro Rapid Transit (IRT).
Both classes had drop-sash door windows instead of the round type used on
the R17 series. During their service lives, three R22 cars served on the
Times Square and Grand Central shuttle in automatic train operation, and
three different cars served to demonstrate crewless operation. After
retirement, some were converted to work cars. The last revenue run for
these cars was in 1987.
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