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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:28 am

Oh, so the 01400s and 18s were made of steel regardless of type, but the 1400s were plastic ended save for the last two which were slanted-end with fiberglass.
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Postby RailBus63 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:12 am

The 01400's did not have plastic ends - they were steel all the way around, except for #01490-01491 which had the experimental fibreglass ends.

By the way, I may be mistaken but I believe the 01700's have steel carbodies, not aluminum, and only look like the 01500/01600's.

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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:26 am

I thought they DID have plastic ends. But if they were Corten Steel, then that would do.

I think 01700s are also aluminum, thus leaving the 01800s as the only active car roster with steel (stainless).
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Postby efin98 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:03 am

The only 01400s that were non-front steel and had plastic ends were 01490/91, it's been prominently reported among the various railfan pages and rail books featuring them that there were only two.
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Postby RailBus63 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:15 am

01490/01491 had the experimental fibreglass ends because Pullman-Standard wanted to test this material out before using it for an order of Chicago elevated cars, and the MTA agreed. The rest of the 01400's had the same steel ends as the 01100's on the Main Line Elevated and the St. Louis-built 0500's on the East Boston-Revere line, not to mention thousands of New York City subway cars of similar design.

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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:31 am

I didn't know the 01400's straight end were all Steel. But 1490/91 were fiberglass after all.

Although the Slant Ends of 1490/91 gave it away as having fiberglass.

Now back on toipc, the 01200s as I've seen have been sporting alot of corrosion on the top as well, so they may have to be repainted.
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