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R-16 (ACF, 1955)

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Roster

Designation Unit Numbers Manufacturer Years
R-16 6300-6499 American Car & Foundry 1955


Length over
Anticlimbers

60' 2.5"
Width at
Door Sills

10' 0"
Total
Weight

84,532/86,270
Height from
Railhead

12' 2"
Height, Railhead
to Floor

3' 9 1/8"
Seating
Capacity

54

Datasheet

R-16 Datasheet from NYCT Revenue & Non-Revenue Car Drawings (PDF)

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Image 2924
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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 168th Street (Demolished)

Image 2931
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Photo by: Steve Hoskins
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Smith/9th Street

Image 2932
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 30th/Grand Aves.

Image 3019
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Photo by: Ed McKernan
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: New Lots Avenue

Image 7965
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Photo by: Harold
Location: Scrapyard

Image 24019
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Rockaway Parkway

Image 24655
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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Broadway/East New York (Broadway Junction)

Image 74843
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Photo by: Matthew Shull
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 74844
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Photo by: Matthew Shull
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 75618
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Photo by: Frank Pfuhler

Image 75661
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Photo by: Frank Pfuhler
Location: Sutphin Boulevard (Demolished)

Image 91509
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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Coney Island Yard-Museum Yard

Image 115224
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 127793
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Photo by: Robert Callahan
Location: Rockaway Park/Beach 116th Street

Image 144514
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Photo by: Max Diamond
Location: Rockaway Park Yard


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Car Notes

Green Preserved, saved for preservation,
or exists in some state
Yellow Converted to work service
(and later scrapped or still in use)
Red Wrecked/Damaged in accident (and possibly repaired),
or scrapped prior to the bulk of the type
Number Notes
6304 Derailed, hit pillar near Roosevelt Ave., 5/20/1970.
6305 Survives at Coney Island Yard. Possibly operational; recently had some paint work done on exterior.

Image 2925
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Photo by: Sidney Keyles
Location: Coney Island Yard-Museum Yard

Image 24456
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Yard-Museum Yard


6318 Paired for a time with R-27 8120.
6318, 6463 Outfitted in gold exterior paint for celebration of the 50th anniversary of the subway. (1950's)
6339 Survives at Coney Island Yard.

Image 2951
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Queens Plaza

Image 7623
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Photo by: Salaam Allah
Location: Coney Island Yard-Museum Yard

Image 24457
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Yard-Museum Yard


6387 New York Transit Museum collection. Car 6387 had been on static display inoperable but in 2014 was returned to operational status and operated a Transit Museum Nostalgia Train trip on August 3, 2014.

Image 3061
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 3062
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 3063
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Photo by: Sidney Keyles
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 139308
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Photo by: Daniel Negron
Location: 207th Street Yard


6398 Trolley Museum of New York collection.

Image 3057
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Photo by: Harold Greenblatt
Location: 207th Street Yard

Image 3058
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Photo by: Harold Greenblatt
Location: Walkill, NY enroute to TMNY

Image 3059
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Photo by: Harold Greenblatt

Image 3060
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Photo by: Harold Greenblatt


6400-6424 No standee poles, as a test of passenger space utilization.
6400, 6418 Swapped numbers in 1964.
6452 Located until July, 2004 at P.S. 248, Brooklyn (a NYCT training facility). Was used as a training car. Painted in redbird scheme; not operational. In July 2004, car was removed to Linden Yard, Brooklyn, and will be replaced at P.S. 248 with R-110B 3005. 6452 was moved in 2005 to Coney Island Yard. In July 2007, the car was moved to the SBK yard for asbestos abatement and scrapping.

Image 3024
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Photo by: Trevor Logan
Location: PS 248-MTA Learning Center

Image 17698
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Photo by: Michael Pompili

Image 17699
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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 71556
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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: SBK Yard (2nd Ave at 38th St.) (SBK)


6494 Rear-ended by a BMT Standard; pushed against bumping block at Broad St., 9/26/1957. Good end of 6494 used to repair R-27 8217.










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