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Uploaded 13-May-21
Taken 9-Dec-20
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"Gel Train Under Gun Hill Rd"

New York City Transit's "Rail Adhesion Train", led by St. Louis Car Company R33 #9323, passes under the newly built Gun Hill Road station house on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line. Gun Hill Road station is the first station on the line to be extensively rebuilt to meet ADA standards. Unfortunately this process involved getting rid of the original New York, Westchester & Boston structure that was similar to the design found at Morris Park. Rail Adhesion Trains, also known as "Gel Trains", make one nightly round trip on select portions of specific New York City Transit subway lines applying a sandite solution to the rails to eliminate slip slide conditions during the leaf season. These trains usually consist of old subway cars that have been retired from revenue service and converted to work train duties. The Dyre Ave Gel Train is the A Division's only Rail Adhesion train; consisting of R33 "Redbird" cars and running on the original New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad right of way between East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue.
"Gel Train Under Gun Hill Rd"