M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby ziggyzack1234 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:27 pm

Why do they add an A to the model designation when cars are federally funded. Wouldn't it be much easier just to have one designation and a sheet of paper saying who paid for what instead of dealing with two different designations?

Here in Massachusetts we keep the name cycle going regardless of who pays.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby BuddR32 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:12 am

ziggyzack1234 wrote:Why do they add an A to the model designation when cars are federally funded. Wouldn't it be much easier just to have one designation and a sheet of paper saying who paid for what instead of dealing with two different designations?

Here in Massachusetts we keep the name cycle going regardless of who pays.


In the history of the MTA, LIRR received the M1, M3, & M7 models while Metro North received the M1A, M3A & M7A models, which were the same cars with slight differences as requested/needed by each railroad.

With the M9, someone either didn't care to maintain that or didn't know. Had MNR decided to purchase M9 cars, they also would have been M9, not M9A (Which they should have been)

To further corrupt this scheme, the M9A will be a different car altogether than the M9, perhaps not even compatible, it should really be the M11
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby frankie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:46 pm

Why wasn't there an M5 and M5A?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:21 pm

the M5a was designed as a single car to replace the MN ACMU's it was to have been compatible with the M-3a's .
LIRR nixed the idea, realizing their M3's would not last as long as newer M5's so both railroads went for the M7's
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby geico » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:53 am

When will see M9s in actual revenue service?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:30 am

when FRA and company testing is done and accepted.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby geico » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:12 am

DutchRailnut wrote:when FRA and company testing is done and accepted.


Timeframe........ 6 months, 2 years, 2050....
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby newkirk » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:12 pm

M-9's ON THE RUN !

At 2:50PM today I spotted a six car M-9 test train breezing through Farmingdale.

So that's twelve cars on the property ?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:55 pm

newkirk wrote:M-9's ON THE RUN !

At 2:50PM today I spotted a six car M-9 test train breezing through Farmingdale.

So that's twelve cars on the property ?


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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby tj48 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:23 am

gregorygrice wrote:
newkirk wrote:M-9's ON THE RUN !

At 2:50PM today I spotted a six car M-9 test train breezing through Farmingdale.

So that's twelve cars on the property ?


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Just spotted the same train just a few minutes ago westbound on the grade between Deer Park and Wyandanch.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby interface76 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:44 pm

Saw the M9 test train pass through Jamaica around 1 PM or so today. Looked sharp!
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