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Hi-V (New York City Subway car)

Hedley Hi-V
Manufacturer Standard Steel, Pressed Steel Car Company, Pullman
Constructed 1910-1911, 1915
Scrapped 1955-1960
Number built 617
Number preserved 0
Number scrapped 617
Formation Singles
Fleet numbers 3700-4024, 4223-4514
Operator(s) Interborough Rapid Transit Company
NYC Board of Transportation
New York City Transit Authority
Car body construction Riveted Steel
Car length 51 ft 1.5 in (15.58 m)
Width 8 ft 10 in (2,692 mm)
Height 12 ft 0 in (3,658 mm)

Up until the early 1910s:4

After the 1910s:6
Maximum speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
Traction system Motor car: 2 motors per car.
Power output 200 hp (149 kW) per traction motor
Electric system(s) 600 V DC Third rail
Current collection method Top running Contact shoe
Braking system(s) Before 1910: WABCO Schedule AM(P) with 'P' type triple valve and M-2 brake stand
After 1910: WABCO Schedule AMRE with 'R' type triple valve and ME-21 brake stand
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

The Hedley Hi-V, a New York City Subway car, was built between 1910 and 1911, which were motor cars and then in 1915 an order for trailers that were numbered 4223-4514. These were the first cars built with center doors. They were also the last high voltage cars built for the system as all subway cars delivered afterward had low voltage since high voltage cars were a hazard to both the train operators and track crews, which is probably one of a few reasons why the TA was in a rush to get rid of these cars by the mid 1950s with the R17, R21, and R22 cars. These cars ran on both the West Side and Broadway-7th Ave lines and most likely ran with both the Gibbs and Deckroof Hi-V cars up until they retired by 1959 along with what was left of both the Hi-V Gibbs and Hi-V Deckroofs, which were in very small numbers by that point.[1] Some of the cars that were manual door control cars were used in work service up until 1960 and possible even as early as 1961 before getting scrapped.[2] The Hedley's standard car body would be incorporated into another fleet of cars known as the Lo-V fleet, which were built from 1915 to 1925. None of the Hedleys were saved, as it was not thought of at the time to preserve for future generations.

Hi-V Specifications

  • Car Builder: Pressed Steel Car Company, American Car and Foundry, Standard Steel
  • Car Body:
  • Unit Numbers: 3700-4024, 4223-4514
  • Fleet: 617 cars
  • Car Length: 51 feet 1.5 inches (15.58 m)
  • Car Width: 8 feet 10 inches (2.69 m)
  • Car Height: 12 feet (3.66 m)
  • Track Gauge: 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
  • Propulsion System: WH/GE C18
  • Motors (2 per motor truck): GE 69, 212, WH 86, 300
  • Power: 200 hp (149 kW) per motor
  • Total Seating: 44
  • Total Weight: 77,500 lb (35,150 kg) (3700-3756, 3815, 3915), 81,450 lb (36,945 kg) (3757-3814, 3816-3914, 3916-4024)


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