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Sinking 1,000 NYC subway cars in the Atlantic to create a reef didn’t go as planned


- The Brightliners were predicted to last underwater for more than 25 years, but they started to disintegrate only months after they were dropped. — The MTA had good reason to believe the program would succeed. Just a few years prior, it had dropped more than 1,000 Redbird trains in the ocean. They remain on the ocean floor to this day, in part because they were made of carbon steel, which helps prevent corrosion. By comparison, Brightliners were made of stainless steel.

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