IND Subway R-4 Car No. 825

The 500 R-4's were the IND's second major passenger car order and provided 40 years of service. They were the most spacious cars of their day and featured paddle fans and rattan seats. It was this kind of car which inspired the popular song Take the A Train. See the attached video (click play to start).

Dimensions: 60'-2.5" x 9'-10" x 12'-2", Weight: 84,503 lbs.

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Volunteer Mike Hanna paints the R-4
Video of Duke Ellington and his Orchestra performing Take the A Train