About car 1689

The City of New York opened the first municpal subway line in 1932. Car 1689 was built in 1940 for an expansion of service. It ran until 1977 in New York. At 60 feet and 84,000 pounds, This is the largest passenger car regularly operated at the museum. It is currently undergoing motor repairs.

Num/Owner/City: 1689 IND Subway (City of NY) NYC
Builder: American Car & Foundry
Date Built: 1940
Num Trucks: 2
Truck Type: ACF Archbar
Num Motors: 2
Motors: GE-714
Controls: GE PC-15C1
Brakes: AMUE
Length: 60’6″
Weight: 84,396
Seats: 56
Ends: 2
OpenClosed: closed
Roof: deck
Structural: steel
Type: rt subway “R-9”
Guidebook: 57-58