Vintage C cars are laid to rest
Photo by Frankenstein via Flickr
The first city subway cars to feature AC quietly bowed out of the system Wednesday night.
The last R38 car took its final run on the C line before retiring to transit history.
Dating back to 1967, the silver cars with ribbing on their sides were born at the St. Louis Car Company in Missouri. The 200 cars ran on the A and C lines. Other than air conditioning, their claim to fame was a cameo in Coming to America.
Last year, Transit starting replacing the cars with the snazzy new trains making their way through the system. The old cars were sent to their grave at the 207th Street yard.
If youre feeling nostalgic, a pair of R38 cars can be viewed at the New York Transit Museum.