9400 and 9401 are World's Fair R36 cars built in 1964 for IRT #7 service to the New York World's Fair. They are part of the 9346-9523 series, equipped with Westinghouse controllers and motors. These cars spent there entire lives on the #7 line. When delivered in 1964, they had a turquoise two-tone paint scheme and turquoise blue interior.
Air conditioning was installed on these cars by 1984. The R36s had been painted white by this point. Over the next several years a deep red paint with silver roofs appeared on the cars. Known as "Gunn Red", this would later evolve into the now famous "Redbird" scheme.
9400 and 9401 were removed from #7 service on June 14, 2002. They were stored at Unionport Yard, Bronx before returning to the #7 Corona Yard in August 2008 with a new repainting.
R36 WF 9400 & 9401 Specifications
St. Louis Car Company, St. Louis, Missouri
Carbody and construction
Low Alloy High Tensile (LAHT) steel, all welded body with center sill floorpan