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Title Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Company. Herman T. Stichman, Trustee. Specifications for Rapid Transit Cars. (1955)
Object Name Specification
Catalog Number 2015.001.0009
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Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Company. Herman T. Stichman, Trustee. Specifications for Rapid Transit Cars.

(New York), no date, circa December 1955. Duplicated typewritten text (various methods appear to have been used), 8-1/2" x 11" high, 98 leaves, irregular pagination by section. One fold-out plan at rear which is dated: Nov 23 55.

See notes for transcription of Contents found on first three leaves. PDF with all leaves and drawing on file. (Single section PDF are available.)

A document prepared by the railroad for use by potential bidders in designing replacement passenger cars.
The railroad was in bankruptcy. Stichman had been appointed trustee in 1954. (In 1962 it would become the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Railroad - PATH.)

As seen in the plan at the end, the car appears to be same or similar to the ones built for the H&M as "Class K" or "K Series", the first air-conditioned subway car series in the world. The Hudson & Manhattan purchased 20 and they began to enter service on July 9, 1958.
Notes Archives 2015.001.0009

Contents (index as found on first three leaves)
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HUDSON & MANHATTAN RAILROAD COMPANY
Herman T. Stichman. Trustee
SPECIFICATIONS FOR RAPID TRANSIT CARS

SECTION 1 — DEFINITIONS, SCOPE, INSPECTIONS AND TESTS

1.01 Definition of Terms

1.02 Scope and Purpose

1.03 Responsibilities

1.04 Substitutes and Changes

1.05 Inspections

1.06 Tests and Adjustments

(a) Facilities and Requirements
(b) Car Wiring Tests
(c) Motor and Brake Controller
(d) Air Brakes
(e) Car Performance Tests
(f) Miscellaneous Body Tests and Adjustments

SECTION 2 — GENERAL DIMENSIONS

2.01 General

2.02 Dimensions and Design Considerations

2.03 Weights

SECTION 3 — CAR BODY

3.01 General

3.02 Motorman’s Cab

3.03 Framing Structure

3.04 Bolster

3.05 Ventilating Ducts

3.06 Roof

3.07 Ceiling and Side Lining

3.08 Floor

3.09 Windows

3.10 Seats

3.11 Doors

3.12 Door Operating Mechanism

3.13 Stanchion, Rails, Barriers, Grab Handles and Steps

SECTION 4 — HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING

4.01 Car Heating

4.02 Cab Heating

4.03 Ventilating and Air Conditioning

A General
B Service Requirements
C Air Distribution

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D Refrigeration System
E Refrigeration Control
F Heaters
G Motors and Electrical Equipment

SECTION 5 -- LIGHTING

5.01 Interior Lighting

5.02 Control of Interior Lights

5.03 Headlights

5.04 Markers and Tail Lights

5.05 Destination Sign Lights

5.06Instrument Lights

SECTION 6 — DOOR CONTROL AND SIGNAL SYSTEM

6.01 Door Control

6.02 Door Control Switches

6.03 Door Control Circuits

6.04 Door Control Key Switches

6.05 Motorman’s Foot Switch

6.06 Door Signals

6.07 Bell and Buzzer Signal System

SECTION 7 — MISCELLANEOUS CAR BODY ITEMS

7.01 Coil Springs and Safety Chains

7.02 Destination and Route Signs

7.03 Windshield Wiper and Defroster

7.04 Whistle

7.05 Fire Extinguishers

7.06 Advertising Car Racks

7.07 Car Numbers

7.08 Miscellaneous Signs

SECTION 8 — DRAWBAR AND COUPLING EQUIPMENT

8.01 Coupling Drawbar

8.02 Unlocking Cylinders

8.03 Manual Unlocking

8.04 Electric Coupler

8.05 Drawbar Drum Switch

8.06 Uncoupling Valves

SECTION 9 — TRUCKS

9.01 General

9.02 Weights and Dimensions

9.03 Center Plate

9.04 Bolster

9.05 Springs

9.06 Damping Means

9.07 Journal Bearings

9.08 Wheels

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9.09 Axles

9.10 Motors and Transmission

9.11 Brakes

9.12 Power Rail Contact Shoes and Fuses

9.13 Automatic Train Stop Trip Cocks

SECTION 10 — TRACTION MOTORS AND CONTROL

10.01 Traction Motors

10.02 Traction Motor Control

10.03 Control Accessories

SECTION 11 — BRAKES

11.01 General

11.02 Air Brakes

11.03 Air Supply System

11.04 Brake Cylinders

11.05 Emergency Valve

11.06 Automatic Train Stop Trip Cocks

11.07 Air Piping

11.08 Hand Brakes

SECTION 12 — MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND WIRING

12.01 Motor-Generator-Blower

12.02 Storage Battery

12.03 Cab Switch Panels

12.04 Power Rail Contact Shoes and Fuses

12.05 Grounding and Guarding

12.06 Wiring and Conduit

SECTION 13 — MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP

13.01 General

13.02 Steel

(a)Structural and SheetSteel
(b)Axles
(c)Steel Castings
(d)Stainless Steel

13.03 Aluminum

13.04 Rubber

(a)General
(b)Rubber Truck Springs
(c)Rubber Stops for Track Brake Spreader, for Bolster Bumpers and for Rubber Snubbers
(d)Rubber Axle Housing Sleeves
(e)Rubber Door Edges
(f) Rubber for Door and Window Seals and Glazing Strips

13.05 Safety Glass

13.06 Wire and Cable

(a)Conductor Material [note: the text of (a) includes (b) which is not shown in this index]
(c)Rubber Insulation
(d)Asbestos Insulation

13.07 Wiring

13.08 Welding

13.09 Paint and Painting

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Date 1955
Year Range from 1955
Year Range to 1955
Search Terms Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
PATH
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Classification Railroads
Engineering
Business & Commerce
Financial
Transportation