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R44 Scrap Photos

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Why do these old trains get reefed? What purpose does that serve?

Well the frame is too old to be reused and rather than being put in a dump or landfill, when the subway is reefed, it becomes an artificial habitat for fish. Naturally, it helps fish survive.

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that and the asbestos makes it much more difficult to take these trains apart and recycle the scrap metal

 

I do remember someone mentioning that after the R42s, nothing was built with asbestos. This allows the MTA to recycle the scrap metal in the R44s for money instead of reefing them.

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For this point we were 10 years late in France.

We found asbestos in trains built in early 1980's:angry: 

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