BMT-IND Cars Types
- R143, R160, R179 (In delivery), very similar to the R-142 and R-188 (IRT) Types.
- R-142, R-188 (Similar to BMT-IND R-143, R-160, R-179 types)
Pictures from NYCSubway.org website.
Picture (top) IRT R-142 and similar to the BMT-IND Types R-160 above)
Middle: R-46 or R-68, one type
Bottom: IRT R-62, one type.
I base this on the appearance of the cars. Actually, there are sub classifications among these car types involving car arrangements, motors, breaking systems and cab widths. Overall, as I see it, there are on a visual basis two IRT subway car types and 6 BMT-IND car types, or 8 types including the future R-211. When the R-32's through R-68's are gone, and replaced with drone R-211 types, there will be three system wide types with no seats near windows! What a boring place!
What remains: R-62 IRT Type and system wide R-160 types and the gangway type?
Imagine passing the Coney Island Yard and seeing one type of subway car, and a few museum cars?