M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:00 pm

The M-8 S trailer car has blind ends, no traction motors, has Air Brakes, HVAC systems, and seating.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:55 pm

So you mean they’ll look like this:
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:17 pm

Sorry, one more thing. Will the M9s be testing through Mineola next week? I might go out and get some video of them passing by. Last time, I was busy when they went east, and left too early to see them go west. :(
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby ConstanceR46 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:03 pm

because there hasn't been any news on the procurement and acceptance of m9s recently, lol
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:38 pm

LIRR might have suspended the testing program for the holiday season, crews were needed for holiday extras. :wink:
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:34 pm

Testing resumed the other day.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby geico » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:41 am

Any update on when we might see these in real service? Or is the current generation of commuters going to retire first?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:55 pm

What just happened?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:03 am

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby jamestrains1 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 pm

geico wrote:Any update on when we might see these in real service? Or is the current generation of commuters going to retire first?

Are you speaking of the M9 or the M9a?

Depending on which you are referring to, the answer could very well be what you suggested.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby geico » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:16 am

The plain old M9s, the ones they are testing that seems like going on forever.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:37 pm

LIRR seems determined to test all new cars very thoroughly nowadays. They did the same with the M-7's when they came in. They seem determined not to repeat the debacle that happened with the new M-1's in 1969. Back then huge numbers of the new cars were sidelined for many months with propulsion problems that were not detected during whatever minimal testing (if any) was done before the cars went into regular service.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 pm

Even if they did the acceptance plan , you can be assured the cars will not go in service till a decent amount has been accepted.
no use putting them in equipment cycle if there is no spare equipment.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby geico » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:33 am

DutchRailnut wrote:Even if they did the acceptance plan , you can be assured the cars will not go in service till a decent amount has been accepted.
no use putting them in equipment cycle if there is no spare equipment.


its called keeping the M3s only as a reserve fleet.
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