BART A & B car ratio

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BART A & B car ratio

Postby jackintosh11 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:51 pm

Wikipedia says that BART has 59 A cars and 389 B cars, all built from 1968-1971. That means for every A car, there are 6.5 B cars. How is this possible? Were some of the A cars converted to B cars after the purchase of C cars?
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Re: BART A & B car ratio

Postby lensovet » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:15 pm

some cars have presumably been lost to accidents or shelved for parts…
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Re: BART A & B car ratio

Postby Silverliner II » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:20 pm

jackintosh11 wrote:Wikipedia says that BART has 59 A cars and 389 B cars, all built from 1968-1971. That means for every A car, there are 6.5 B cars. How is this possible? Were some of the A cars converted to B cars after the purchase of C cars?


When the A and B cars were overhauled, and after the second order of C cars arrived, many of the A cars were indeed rebuilt into B cars.
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