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).
Some of the cars are housed in the New York Transit Museum when not used for excursions (R12, R15, R17 and R33WF). Others are stored at the 207th Street Yard, 239th Street Yard, and Coney Island Yard.
There are 16 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|
|Silver with blue stripe||1971-early 1980s|
|9016-9017||Watermelon red with yellow handlebars||Original, when new|
|9069||Tuscan red with silver roof ("Redbird")||1986 to retirement|
|R33WF||9306-9307||1964 World's Fair aqua blue and white||Original, when new|
|9310||Tuscan red with silver roof ("Redbird")||1986 to retirement|
|R36WF||9586 and 9587||1986 to retirement|
|WF = World's Fair; identified by the large picture windows in the World's Fair cars and smaller windows in the Main Line cars.|
- 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'
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