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jeffmorris

Floors on pre-WWII IRT subway cars?

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Many of the floors were made of a material called tucolithe (spelling?) which was basically concrete mixed with sand for traction and red color pigment. That was a second layer which went over the first layer, I don't remember what the first layer stuff is called, but I can check later this week.

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I think that there are no color photos of IRT Composite cars on nycsubway.org website. I don't know if the wooden interior parts were painted or stained.

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I think that there are no color photos of IRT Composite cars on nycsubway.org website. I don't know if the wooden interior parts were painted or stained.

 

Floors on composites were different than much of the prewar equipment that came later.

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Anyone know the colors of the marker lights on the roof?

 

I'm not sure about any particular car type but ,in general, marker lights were either green, yellow, red, or clear (white w/ no lens) on any car I've ever seen or operated. Some combination of those colors designated route and destination of the train. In the IRT these carried over into the 1980's and beyond.

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