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Uploaded 13-May-21
Taken 5-Dec-20
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"Modern Meets Classic at Dyre Ave"

A "5 Train" shuttle consisting of modern Bombardier R142 railcars prepares for a scheduled departure as one of New York City Transit's "Rail Adhesion" trains, led by St. Louis Car Company R33 (Redbird) #9323, sits ready to follow at Dyre Avenue station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line. 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.
"Modern Meets Classic at Dyre Ave"