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Subway Car Schemes from the past

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Anyone remember the original color schemes back when painted

cars ruled the system?

 

R10's Originally: Dark grey 1/4 height / red thin stripe / light grey 3/4 up

1964 turquoise and white scheme (TA)

1966-7 light blue with white band around window heights

70's / 80's whitish with wide royal blue stripe (NYCT) logo (graffiti days)

90's dark olive (anti-graffiti paint)

 

R10's originally were only assigned to (A) train service

 

The mid-60's was a great period on the subway system, as there were

many different types of equipment in operation. One trip past the Coney

Island yards, say on the (F) train, one would see many different cars

in storage. Nowadays, all cars are stainless steel and the blue stripes

that used to appear on R40's, R40A's, R42's, R44's and R46's are gone.

the closest you get is the advertising that appears on the IRT R62/62A's

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Aside from the Redbirds in the 90s, I think it was the shiny period in which every train had no colors on the steel.

 

R36WF Original paint scheme: Aquamarine and cream.

 

All World's Fair trains had the original aquamarine color. I'm even shocked that the pair at the museum has the original doors pre-overhaul!

 

As for the original redbirds those trains came in kale green probably, as what they were called.

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All World's Fair trains had the original aquamarine color. I'm even shocked that the pair at the museum has the original doors pre-overhaul!

 

If you talking about 9306 (the R-33 WF single), that's because it was never overhauled.

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