No. 1 Cambridge Subway Cars

Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

No. 1 Cambridge Subway Cars

Postby The MTA Blue Egg » Tue May 10, 2016 11:53 am

Anyone know where I can get good photos and/or blueprints of the original Cambridge Subway Cars?
I'm looking for something alittle more detailed than the clearance drawings that are out there.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Mike
The MTA Blue Egg
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:09 pm

Re: No. 1 Cambridge Subway Cars

Postby jonnhrr » Tue May 10, 2016 1:14 pm

I assume you have seen the Acadia book on the Red Line which has many pictures and an outline drawing.

Possibly the BSRA might have something. Unfortunately I don't believe any of these cars were saved. The one at Seashore is a #4 (0719).

Jon
Avatar Photo - P&W local from Gardner to Worcester at Morgan Rd., Hubbardston
User avatar
jonnhrr
 
Posts: 1044
Joined: Sun May 30, 2004 5:58 pm
Location: Sabattus ME USA

Re: No. 1 Cambridge Subway Cars

Postby The MTA Blue Egg » Tue May 10, 2016 3:00 pm

Thanks. I do have the Arcadia book . The drawing you are referring to is a clearance drawing.
Those are very, very general and and are tough to use to base a CAD on.
The MTA got rid of all the first three sets of CD cars. The only ones that are still around are
the 1928 No. 4s as you said.
There are blueprints from the Digital Maine Seashore collection but I'm looking for something more detailed.
Its interesting to note that the Elevated changed the dimensions slightly from their original form
in order to comform to what Standard Steel wanted (you can even see where the original numbers were
erased and new ones substituted, but the drawing still has original post locations)

Mike
The MTA Blue Egg
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:09 pm


Return to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests