A total of 400 cars were built, arranged as single units. Two versions were manufactured: Westinghouse (WH)-powered cars and General Electric (GE)-powered cars. The R-17's were numbered #650 to 6899 used on various IRT routes. As delivered, R17s came with low-running lights and very comfortable foam rubber seats. In 1957, sealed beam headlights were added to the cars.
Additionally, vandalism and wear & tear contributed to rapid and frequent damage to the original seats, leading the Transit Authority to replace the seats with hard fiberglass benches similar in feel to the ones in use on New York City subway trains today. The first R17s entered service on October 10, 1955.Originally painted maroon red, the R17s subsequently received several different paint schemes, including bright red, platinum mist/blue, or plain white. The R17s were replaced by the R62As in the 1980s, and the final train of R17s ran on February 29, 1988. Some R17 cars were saved for various purposes, but most were scrapped.
The #4 Lexington Avenue Express. The #4 Lexington Avenue Express is a rapid transit service in the A Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored forest green since it uses the IRT Lexington Avenue Line in Manhattan. The 4 operates at all times.
Daytime service operates between Woodlawn in the Bronx and Utica Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, making local stops in the Bronx and express stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn; limited weekday rush hour service, as well as late night service, is extended beyond Utica Avenue to/from New Lots Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. During rush hours in the peak direction, #4 trains skip 138th StreetGrand Concourse. Late night service makes local stops along its entire route, but skips Hoyt Street in Brooklyn. Proto 1000 R-17 Subway Cars (4-Pack) NYC Transit NIB. One Powered, Three Unpowered Cars.
This set is Proto version of the R-17 in the Silver/Blue Stripe scheme; Route #4 Lexington Ave Express in new condition. Includes powered unit #6688 and three unpowered units: #6639, 6634 and 6550.
Walthers - Proto no longer manufactures this HO line, so it will become a collectors piece in the future. The R-17 will fit any. Urban layout from 1956 up to 1988 when they were removed from service.
Note: I mages 1 through 4 the are actual set for sale. Images 6 through 12 are a previous sale used to show detail of all four cars. All four cars are exactley the same with the exception of car numbers, and one unit is powered. 5-Pole Skew-Wound Motor with Dual Flywheels. Proto MAX(TM) All-Metal Knuckle Couplers.
Comes in original box with original packing. Before spending more on MTH equivalent version watch the following You tube video for a side by side comparison. As far cost and availability of parts this set is a true value for an urban layout. Kew-Wound Motor with Dual Flywheels may accommodate. Another 4 cars on flat track or slight incline.
The T4X is a multi-purpose HO-scale decoder. This decoder may be hard-wired or plugged directly into any locomotive with a 9-pin JST plug. The T4X may be used in locomotives which have ditch lights in addition to forward and reverse headlights. Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load.
Super-quiet motor control for "buzz" free motor performance. Decoder will automatically detect DC power. You can also configure how your lighting effects function on DC. This feature allows the decoder to talk to the command station. RailCom supports expansion for new features.
Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves. This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs. Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder. Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects!
Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED's or incandescent bulbs. Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated. Fully compatible with Airwire operation. Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits.
Graphic step by step instructions available at TCM website. The item "HO scale Proto 1000 MTA (NYC Transit) Subway 4 Car set R-17 Blue Stripe" is in sale since Tuesday, February 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Passenger Cars". The seller is "naya1_9" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Czech republic, Finland, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.