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R28 (New York City Subway car)

Index R28 (New York City Subway car)

The R28 was a New York City Subway car model built by American Car and Foundry (ACF) from 1960 and 1961. [1]

23 relations: A Division (New York City Subway), American Car and Foundry Company, Current collector, Direct current, Dynamic braking, High-strength low-alloy steel, Hornell, New York, Illinois Railway Museum, Interborough Rapid Transit Company, List of New York City Subway yards, Morrison-Knudsen, New York City Subway, R142 (New York City Subway car), R142A (New York City Subway car), R26 (New York City Subway car), R29/R99 (New York City Subway car), Railway coupling, Redbird Reef, Redbird trains, Third rail, Twin unit, Volt, Westinghouse Air Brake Company.

A Division (New York City Subway)

The A Division, also known as the IRT Division, is a division of the New York City Subway, consisting of the lines operated with services designated by numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) and the 42nd Street Shuttle.

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American Car and Foundry Company

American Car and Foundry (often abbreviated as ACF) is an American manufacturer of railroad rolling stock.

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Current collector

Electric current collectors are used by trolleybuses, trams, electric locomotives or EMUs to carry electrical power from overhead lines or electrical third rails to the electrical equipment of the vehicles.

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Direct current

Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.

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Dynamic braking

Dynamic braking is the use of an electric traction motor as a generator when slowing a vehicle such as an electric or diesel-electric locomotive.

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High-strength low-alloy steel

High-strength low-alloy steel (HSLA) is a type of alloy steel that provides better mechanical properties or greater resistance to corrosion than carbon steel.

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Hornell, New York

Hornell is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States.

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Illinois Railway Museum

The Illinois Railway Museum (IRM, reporting mark IRMX) is the largest railroad museum in the United States.

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Interborough Rapid Transit Company

The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the private operator of the original underground New York City Subway line that opened in 1904, as well as earlier elevated railways and additional rapid transit lines in New York City. The IRT was purchased by the city in June 1940. The former IRT lines (the numbered routes in the current subway system) are now the A Division or IRT Division of the Subway.

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List of New York City Subway yards

The New York City Transit Authority operates a total of 24 rail yards for the New York City Subway system.

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Morrison-Knudsen

Morrison-Knudsen (MK) was an American civil engineering and construction company, with headquarters formerly in Boise, Idaho.

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New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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R142 (New York City Subway car)

The R142 is the first model class of the newest generation or new technology (NTT) IRT cars for the New York City Subway.

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R142A (New York City Subway car)

The R142A, along with the R142, are the first and second part of the fourth generation of somewhat similar new technology cars (NTTs) for the A Division of the New York City Subway.

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R26 (New York City Subway car)

The R26 was a New York City Subway car model built by American Car and Foundry from 1959 to 1960 for the IRT A Division.

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R29/R99 (New York City Subway car)

The R29 was a New York City Subway car model built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1962 for the IRT A Division.

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Railway coupling

A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.

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Redbird Reef

Redbird Reef is an artificial reef located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Slaughter Beach, Delaware, east of the Indian River Inlet.

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Redbird trains

The Redbird trains were the 1,410 New York City Subway cars of the following types: R26, R28, R29, R33 Main Line (ML), R33 World's Fair (WF), R36 ML, and R36 WF.

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Third rail

A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway locomotive or train, through a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track.

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Twin unit

A twin unit or twinset is a set of two railroad cars or locomotives which are permanently coupled and treated as if they were a single unit.

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Volt

The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.

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Westinghouse Air Brake Company

The Westinghouse Air Brake Company (sometimes nicknamed or abbreviated WABCO although this was also confusingly used for spinoffs) was founded on September 28, 1869 by George Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R28_(New_York_City_Subway_car)

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