Train of Many Colors
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The Train of Many Colors (also referred to as TOMC) is one of the New York Transit Museum's IRT nostalgia trains used for excursions. The name comes from the fact that the cars are painted in many varying schemes from different eras.
During the 2004 Subway Centennial, some of the cars were used for regular service on the 42nd Street Shuttle route. In addition, the cars may be used to commemorate a special occasion (i.e. the opening of CitiField in Queens).
There are 14 cars painted in various schemes as listed below.
List of cars and colors
|Model||Builder||Car numbers||Livery||Era used|
|R12||American Car & Foundry||5760||Two tone gray with orange stripes.||Original, when new|
|R15||6239||Maroon with tan stripe||Original, when new|
|R17||St. Louis Car Company||6609||Maroon||Original, when new|
|R33ML||9010 and 9011,
9206 and 9207
|Two-tone, silver with blue stripe||1971-early 1980s|
|9016 and 9017||Watermelon red with yellow handlebars||Original, when new|
|9069||Tuscan red with silver roof (Redbird)||1986 to retirement|
|R33WF||9306||1964 World's Fair aqua blue and white||Original, when new|
|R36WF||9586 and 9587||Tuscan red with silver roof (Redbird)||1986 to retirement|
|ML = Main Line, WF = World's Fair; identified by the large picture windows in the World's Fair cars and smaller windows in the Main Line cars.|
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- New York City Transit Subway Centennial press release, describing two museum trains that ran in 2004 in route service.[dead link]
- New York City Transit's 'Train of Many Colors'