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Concept drawings of new Metrolink cab cars

Postby superbad » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:58 pm

I found this on the new metrolink cars and apparently new paint schemes.. Apparently the first two cars are going to be on Metrolink property in may????
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word is that they are stainless steel.. I guess they will be compatable with the commet cars and the bombardiers... anyone know anything else on this or have better pictures... I really do not know what to say yet, other than it looks like the current Amcal fleet cars with an amtrak loco nose on the front..
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby Kaback9 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:42 pm

Those really might be the ugliest cars I have ever seen!
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby superbad » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:35 pm

i was thinking the same.. fortunately the bombardiers will far outnumber these.. i think they are going to find the cabcar setup to be a pain in the rear..
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby Fan Railer » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:01 pm

from what company?
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby Kaback9 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:05 pm

The always crappy Rotem I believe.
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby superbad » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:56 pm

I have heard nothing but bad stuff about Rotem, so I assume that they really might be bad. At least the Bombardiers were built in North America. Basically these cars look like the current Amtrak-CAl fleet..
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby BuddSilverliner269 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:40 am

Yikes that stuff is ugly. Again anything Rotem builds is junk and it all looks like something that belongs in Korea and not American rails. just my .o2 cents
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby pennsy » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:38 am

Let's wait and see how they perform. The Bombardiers have an excellent track record, so the bar is set rather high.
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Re: new metrolink cars..

Postby lensovet » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:38 pm

wow, can we tone down the rhetoric here please?

what i think is more interesting is the look of the cab cars. looks like they are trying to do something about the glendale incident by reinforcing the end of the car to make it more like a loco and less like a regular trailer. i do have to wonder about the straight rooflines though, sort of like Caltrain's Gallery cars, seems to me that's less aerodynamic and just wastes fuel, is there supposed to be a direct connection between the upper levels?
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Re: Concept drawings of new Metrolink cab cars

Postby superbad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:34 pm

if i recall, wasn't this about the time the first of the rotem cars should be getting delivered. I agree with whoever, the cab car is going to be a pain in the butt..
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Re: Concept drawings of new Metrolink cab cars

Postby Aselver » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm

I like these. It gives you more of a feel as if you're on a train going forwards and not backwards.
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Re: Concept drawings of new Metrolink cab cars

Postby superbad » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:05 pm

the first two are slated for delivery in november 2009, so now. there are also going to be 80 regular passenger cars.. it looks like the new cabcars are going to be a legistical nightmare.
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Re: Concept drawings of new Metrolink cab cars

Postby ST214 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:03 pm

Any updates on these cars?
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Re: Concept drawings of new Metrolink cab cars

Postby superbad » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:00 pm

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec/18 ... -2009dec18

dated: dec 18,2009

>>>>>>>>>>>metrolink to receive new crash-resistant cars next month
The 117 cars have energy-absorbing ends to distribute the force of head-on crashes and feature breakaway interior tables. "These cars will save lives," said Metrolink Chairman Keith Millhouse.
December 18, 2009|By Rich Connell

Nearly five years after a deadly Metrolink train wreck in Glendale intensified debate about passenger car design, Southern California's commuter rail service will soon take delivery of new high-tech, crash-resistant cars, officials announced Thursday.

Two of the new-generation cars, the first of their kind in the nation, are to be unloaded from a ship in the Port of Long Beach in mid-January and will be put into service as early as next summer, agency officials said in a news conference at a Metrolink maintenance yard northeast of downtown Los Angeles.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


SO,,, if this was dated 12/18.. are they here yet? if not it must be close..
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Re: Concept drawings of new Metrolink cab cars

Postby superbad » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:18 pm

http://www.hyundai-rotem.co.kr/Datadown ... /scrra.jpg

they apparently are now being delivered... see link for picture
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