R65 (New York City Subway car)

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In service1989–present
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries
Built atKobe, Japan
Number built3
Number in service3 (work service only)
Fleet numbersPC01–PC03
Operator(s)New York City Subway
Car body constructionStainless steel
Train length1 car train: 51.04 feet (15.56 m)
Car length51.04 feet (15.56 m)
Width8.60 feet (2,621 mm)
Height11.89 feet (3,624 mm)
Platform height3.65 ft (1.11 m)
Doors4 per car
Weight75,550 lb (34,270 kg)
Coupling systemWestinghouse H2C
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The R65s are New York City Subway work service cars built around 1989 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe, Japan. They are similar-looking to the R62 and R62A passenger cars and built to IRT specifications, but can be found on either division. They are numbered PC01–PC03 and used to pump out water from flooded tunnels and open cut areas. Unlike their revenue service counterparts, the R65s cannot move under their own power, thus are always propelled by diesel locomotives.


  1. ^ Corpsman, Joe. "NYCTA Work Cars 2013". The JoeKorNer.
  • Sansone, Gene (1997). Evolution of New York City subways: An illustrated history of New York City's transit cars, 1867-1997. New York: New York Transit Museum Press. ISBN 978-0-9637492-8-4.

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