• Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. elevated car 1349

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February 1, 2014 by 

Car 1349 is a “convertible” car, meaning it has side panels which can be affixed with window glazing during the cold months which can then be removed and replaced with metal bars in the summer months to let the breeze flow through. Built in 1905, the center window openings are the convertible portion of this car, a clear advantage in the days before modern air conditioning! It was ordered for service to Canarsie, and in the early years, it could be seen running on the street as well as on elevated structures. 1349 is currently operable but is in the midst of an intense overhaul of end platforms and other components.

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