M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:57 pm

Normally a M(x)A is for MN equipment,the difference is in how the Air Brake system is set up and plumbed for MN specs.
AS MN has said it will not buy M-9s,the next "joint" build will be the C-5/MLV-II bi-level cars,as loco hauled coaches.
Figure on a M-11/M-11A as the next joint EMU build for LIRR/MN.
For the M-9's=Federal funded cars for LIRR, M9A's=State/local funded cars for LIRR
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Fan Railer » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:48 pm

Backshophoss wrote:For the M-9's=Federal funded cars for LIRR, M9A's=State/local funded cars for LIRR

You switched the assignments. The M9s are the locally funded cars while the M9As will be the federally funded cars as part of federal ESA funding.

In other news, the public now knows what the cars will sound like (propulsion and horn, which is incidentally a Nathan K2 variant and not a Leslie RS2M):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_yt3P3ZMxc
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:41 am

So 10:30 pm seems to be the magic time if anyone wants to see the M9s at Jamaica:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RaJupz732k
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby adamj023 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:28 pm

After the test phase, hopefully cars will be put in service quickly and new deliveries come in.

The M3 breakdowns are happening too frequently and M9’s are needed.

Was looking at the system between France, Italy and Switzerland and the trains seem to be faster and run more reliabily for long haul and commuter between those countries.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:17 pm

Video of the M9s testing on the Mainline. Nice runby and lots of horn included!

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUzwF8dctYQ
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby MADDOG » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:06 pm

Just this morning, coming into Penn on track 20, I decided to walk down the platform to get the 1/2/3 instead of the A/C/E and on track 21 I saw the 4 new M9's. Cars 9009-9012 coupled into a train. There were dozens of safety vested workers inside on computers and standing.
Since I cannot post photos here, I posted the 4 photos I took on Facebook.
Look up the Oyster Bay RR Museum
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby trainspot » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:37 am

Saw a test train go to Hempstead, 4 M9s in-the middle with M7s on either end. 9010 & 9014 were the even car#s
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby trainspot » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:56 pm

EB thru Jamaica at 1355, dest. unknown
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby trainspot » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:16 pm

trainspot wrote:EB thru Jamaica at 1355, dest. unknown

Here's the video:
https://youtu.be/-dou6b3c7hk
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gamer4616 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:24 pm

trainspot wrote:EB thru Jamaica at 1355, dest. unknown


According to TIMACS report, departed Atlantic Terminal off track 2 at 1:21 to Hillside Yard
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Train2009 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:42 pm

trainspot wrote:Saw a test train go to Hempstead, 4 M9s in-the middle with M7s on either end. 9010 & 9014 were the even car#s


It went by Queens Village before Noon yesterday on their way to Atlantic Terminal.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gamer4616 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:42 pm

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby deandremouse » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:07 pm

gamer4616 wrote:https://streamable.com/cbw58

No more Charlie Pellett eh? Interesting.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:14 pm

deandremouse wrote:
gamer4616 wrote:https://streamable.com/cbw58

No more Charlie Pellett eh? Interesting.


He passed away a while ago...
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby BuddR32 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:09 am

gregorygrice wrote:
deandremouse wrote:
gamer4616 wrote:https://streamable.com/cbw58

No more Charlie Pellett eh? Interesting.


He passed away a while ago...


Isn't he still on Bloomberg Radio?
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