400 of these welded steel cars were built in 1948-49 for service on the world-famous "A" train line, where they replaced the nearly 20-year old R-1 class. The R-10s lasted just over 40 years, with the last revenue train running on September 8th, 1989. Two examples have been preserved (a third surviving example which served as the carbody prototype, was actually a rebuilt R-7a and only ran with other R-1 to R-9s) and are run on periodic "nostalgia train" excursions by the NYCTA. During their lifespans, the R-10s had several paint schemes; the final paint scheme was an attractive dark green with black numberboards and a silver roof. These cars will fit any period between the mid-1940s and tthe late 1980s.
Our model is printed in Shapeways frosted ultra-detail plastic. We also have an underbody and wheelsets available seperately, or the modeler can use the underbody/wheelsets of their choice.