R127/R134 (New York City Subway car)
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R134 EP011 at Corona Yard paired up with an R62A
R127 EP006 at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike
|In service||R127 (1991-present)|
|Manufacturer||Kawasaki Heavy Industries|
|Built at||Kobe, Japan|
|Number built||R127: 10|
|Number in service||18 (work service only)|
|Fleet numbers||R127: EP001-EP010|
|Operator(s)||New York City Subway|
|Depot(s)||EP001-EP005: (239th Street Yard)|
EP006-EP010: (36th-38th Street Yard)
EP011-EP013: (Corona Yard)
EP014-EP018: (207th Street Yard)
|Car body construction||Stainless steel with fiberglass end bonnets|
|Train length||1 car train: 51.04 feet (15.56 m)|
|Car length||51.04 feet (15.56 m)|
|Width||8.60 feet (2,621 mm)|
|Height||11.89 feet (3,624 mm)|
|Platform height||3.65 ft (1.11 m)|
|Doors||2 sets of 50 inch wide side doors per car|
|Maximum speed||55 mph (89 km/h)|
|Weight||75,550 lb (34,270 kg)|
|Traction system||General Electric SCM 17KG1924A1 propulsion with 4 GE 1257E1 motors per car|
|Power output||115 hp (85.8 kW) per axle|
|Acceleration||2.5 mph/s (4.0 km/(h⋅s))|
|Auxiliaries||SAFT NIFE PR80F Battery |
SAFT SMT8 Battery
|Electric system(s)||625 V DC Third rail|
|Current collection method||Contact shoe|
|Braking system(s)||NYAB GSX23 Newtran “COBRA SMEE” Braking System |
NYAB Tread Brake Unit
|Coupling system||Westinghouse H2C|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
The R127s and R134s are New York City Subway cars purpose-built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe, Japan, for work train service. The ten R127s were built in 1990-1991 while the eight R134s were built in 1994-1996.
The cars are similar to the R62 and R62A passenger cars; they are built to IRT specifications. However, they can be found on either division and are used as garbage train motors. They are not air conditioned and instead have axiflow fans, so in the summertime these cars are frequently replaced by air-conditioned passenger cars used on garbage trains. Sometimes, these cars operate with other cars assigned to work service. The two types are essentially identical to each other, with only a few cosmetic differences.
The ten R127s are numbered EP001 to EP010, while the eight R134s are numbered EP011 to EP018.
- High Speed Rail Seminar in Washington D.C. Kawasaki’s High Speed Train Technology and Contributions to the US Society
- "Work Car Roster". Google Docs.
- "www.nycsubway.org: R-127 -- R-134 Rubbish Motors". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved January 3, 2017.