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The Scrubbed Look on the R44SIR's?

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Anyone know why it has a scrubbed look, after it under went the GOH, back in the 90's? Also why did they have the aluminum belly stripe, instead of the gray ones, that are on the main line? thanks:)

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That belt area was carbon steel on all R44s when they were manufactured. During GOH they kept the carbon steel on most NYCT units, but painted it gray of course. NYCT 5228-5229 and all the SIR units had the carbon steel belt replaced with stainless steel, not aluminum.

 

Found this photo of 5228, one of the NYCT anomalies. It was posted in an old NYCTF thread:

 

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SIR units have the scrubbed look (are you referring to the sheen of the car?) most likely because they are always outside and never in tunnels, therefore they remain cleaner than real subway cars.

 

If you meant the "ribbed" look on the side of the car, that looks like it could be anything: Marks from an actual scrubbing, or perhaps it was the way in which the metal was manufactured, or wear and tear, stress on the metal, etc.

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SIR units have the scrubbed look (are you referring to the sheen of the car?) most likely because they are always outside and never in tunnels, therefore they remain cleaner than real subway cars.

 

 

 

That scrubbed look your talking about is because of the rain.

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