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Re: PC: Re: PC MU's

>NYC 4500 and 1700, RDC cars of 1950 did not use then out dated 
>seats when built. They came delievered with plastic covered seats 
>that were more comfortable and easier to clean. Rattan seats were 
>last used in the early 40's on mostly transit equipment.

I have vivid memories of the rattan walk-over seats on NYC MU cars. I 
never saw any of the pre-1950s cars in operation, and I know the 1962 
cars had vinyl or plastic seats, so it had to be the St. Louis cars 
that had rattan.

Peter King 

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