There’s nothing more American than the MTA, right? Of course not.NYC Transit posted some awesome photos of new subway cars arriving fresh from a factory in Brazil (via Gothamist). These are the R160s, which run on the JLMZEFNQ.
Some trains are actually made in America — the R62A gets assembled in Vermont after manufacture in Montreal — but we wonder how long this can last. Brazil makes cheap trains. So does China, which is leading bids to build Californian high speed rail.
Just a little reminder of where the job market isn’t dying.
All 1,662 R160 subway cars have arrived and are ready to roll on the N, Q, M, J, Z, L, E and F lines.
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