4.2 Subway trains

4.2.2 New York

R-36 Redbird

Screen dump of the driver's view Picture of a R-36 subway train
NYCTA R-36 Redbird electric subway train. One R-36 unit consists of 2 permanently coupled motorized cars. This train consists of 5 such units coupled. The R-36 class was after about 30 years of service one of the most reliable class of cars in the New York subway during the 1990 decade. Driver's stand with speedometer, manometer (pressure gauge), clock and pilot lamp.
# of veh.:
Total length:
Ca. 162 m 
Total weight:
Ca. 331 t 
Traction pwr:
2983 kW 
Max load:
440 seats
Power source:
3rd rail 625 V DC
Max velocity:
72 km/h  
Safety systems in BVE:
Ernie Alston alstoer1@compuserve.com
Phil Domiguez
NYCTA line 2 
NYCTA line 7 
 Works with OpenBVE:
Known problems:
Vehicle description:
Short info about and >400 pictures of the R-36 class
Picture inside the R-36 class
The digital speedometer indicates the speed in km/h, but the permissible speed indicators in the New York subway indicates permissible speed in mph.
Download from:
This train has disappeared from the website BVEstation.
To download from this website:
Train files
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