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R-11 (Budd, 1949)

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Roster

Designation Unit Numbers Manufacturer Years
R-11 8010-8019 Budd 1949


  • The R-11 cars were designated R-34 after rebuilding in 1965.

Length over
Anticlimbers

60' 2.5"
Width at
Door Sills

10' 0"
Total
Weight

81,478 lbs.
Height from
Railhead

12' 2"
Height, Railhead
to Floor

3' 9 1/8"
Seating
Capacity

54

Datasheet

Description

The ten R-11 cars were a new technology test train ordered as a prototype for a new fleet for The Second Avenue Subway, which of course never materialized. The new technology included include "precipitron" sterilizing lamps, under-seat heaters, and damper control of fresh and recirculated air through ceiling and under-seat diffusers. The R-11 was the first stainless steel R-type. 15 years later, the Budd Company also built the first production stainless steel fleet, the R-32.

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1949 Budd Company advertisement featuring the R-11 cars.

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Image 2598
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Kings Highway

Image 2599
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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Knickerbocker Avenue

Image 2644
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 23385
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue

Image 24380
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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 24384
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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Kosciuszko Street

Image 26957
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Photo by: Robert Mencher
Location: Coney Island Yard-Museum Yard

Image 41772
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Photo by: George Cuhaj
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 43574
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Photo by: Arthur Myrick/Harold Fagerberg Coll.
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Rockaway Parkway (Canarsie) Yard

Image 58915
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Mott Avenue/Far Rockaway

Image 66083
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway

Image 92107
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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 128191
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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 128194
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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 144512
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Photo by: Nicholas Noel
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
8013 Part of New York Transit Museum collection. Was also damanged in the October 1973 accident which wrecked 8016, but was repaired. Car 8013 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 2644
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: New York Transit Museum

Image 2646
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: New York Transit Museum

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Photo by: Sidney Keyles
Location: New York Transit Museum


8016 Involved in a yard accident at Coney Island Yard, October 1973.

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Photo by: Harv Kahn
Location: Coney Island Yard

Image 2628
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Photo by: Steve Hoskins
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Coney Island Yard











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