R30 GOH Redbird by Mudwrestle & Dj Hammers
162 GE equipped R30s and all R30As were overhauled in 1985, which include being repainted in the Redbird style of the IRT cars. The last of the rebuilt R30s were retired from passenger service on June 25, 1993 on the C train. The Electric Railroaders Association sponsored a Farewell to the R30 Fan Trip. The rebuilt R30As were scrapped as the Transit Authority deemed them too difficult to upgrade with air-conditioning, which would have been costly and added too much weight to the cars. All of the new parts used for the rebuilding of these cars were salvaged and transplanted into the GE R36 fleet to improve their reliability between 1992-1993, therefore these cars technically became parts donors for the GE R36 (9558-9769) fleet.
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