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no date - 650 new metropolitan subway cars to be illuminated entirely by fluorescent type lighting

FIRST SUBWAY CAR TO BE LIGHTED BY FLUORESCENT STARTS CITY RUN

CD 1963093 E&MP 25.032

Electric Lamps

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The first of approximately 650 new metropolitan subway cars to be illuminated entirely by fluorescent type lighting, this train began its run on the city's IND lines Thursday, July 10th [no year].

The three continuous rows of instant-starting cold cathode fluorescent lamps especially developed for this use by Sylvania Electric will furnish twice as much light as in present redecorated cars, and are of a warm white color which is flattering to passengers' complexions.

Destination signs placed above the car windows at a good reading height are lighted by concealed green color lamps of the same type, making the signs easier to read and visible at greater distances.

In addition to the new lighting the sample car incorporates all the major improvement s and added design features of the trains which are expected to be in operation on the IRT, IND and BMT subway lines in 1948.


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