4.2 Subway trains

4.2.2 New York


Screen dump of the driver's view Picture of a R-143 subway train
NYCTA R-143 electric subway train. This train for the Franklin Avenue Shuttle consists of 2 permanently coupled motorized cars. Normally, a R-143 unit consists of 4 permanently coupled motorized cars. Driver's stand with digital speedometer (see text at Misc. below) and pilot lamp.

# of veh.:
Total length:
Ca. 37 m 
Total weight:
76 t 
Traction pwr:
895 kW 
Max load:
288 pax. (of which 84 seated)
Power source:
3rd rail 625 V DC
Max velocity:
88 km/h  
Safety systems in BVE:
Edward Yee r68a_5200@hotmail.com
NYCTA line S - Franklin Avenue Shuttle 
NYCTA line L 
 Works with BVE 2:
 Works with BVE 4:
Known problems:
Vehicle description:
Short info and >150 pictures of the R-143 class
Picture inside R-143 class
Picture of the driver's stand in R-143 class
Picture of the driver's stand in R-143 class
Picture of the panel at the driver's stand in R-143 class
The digital speedometer indicates speed in km/h, but the speed indicators in New York subway indicates permissible speed in mph.
Download from:
The creators' website www.nyctba.com has been down for a long time. Until it may reappear, the train may be downloaded from this web site.
To download from this website:
Train, Install instructions (in Swedish only)
Last update of this directory entry:

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