M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby adamj023 » Wed May 02, 2018 7:48 am

ConstanceR46 wrote:Saw photos of the interiors; told not to share any photos. TL;DR they're pretty similar to the M7s; i think the vestibules are wider and the posters have been replaced with LCD screens.


Interior photos are publically available. This isn’t a trade secret and the cars will be publically accessible by the masses very soon. Even the engineering designs themselves as being for the mass transit authority were publically available. The cars are nicer than the M7 and seem to be a good balance for a modern trainset. It is a good replacement for the M3.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Wed May 02, 2018 6:41 pm

Nicer than the M-7's? Would I be correct to assume the M-9 has the same full width cab with blocked cab-door window as the M-7's? If so, really no improvement for us railfans.......
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:06 pm

Hello guys, I'm new here. Sorry for my nickname :wink:
So we have 8 in Pueblo at TTCI, and 4 at Hillside. When do you think they will test near Mineola on the main line? I love railfanning Mineola in a club called Railstormers. Kinda sad to see the M3s go... :(
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby ship-ahoy » Thu May 03, 2018 3:27 pm

Got a exterior photo by Hillside and not a very good one of the interior - very M7 like - looks like more closet space for equipment
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Fri May 04, 2018 12:09 pm

I got a photo of the interior and cab from Kawasaki with the pilot cars. Not my photo. Can't wait to railfan these with my friends! Will post some pics of the testing from all our cams!

Railstormers is a private group going on YouTube with some great clips!
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Fri May 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Cab interior looks almost identical to an M-7. :-)
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri May 04, 2018 7:48 pm

entire car pretty much is , a few differences and few upgrades and a new manufacturers plate, kawasaki vs bombardier
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Sat May 05, 2018 7:24 pm

How far we've come:
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Sat May 05, 2018 7:27 pm

And the current:
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Sat May 05, 2018 8:30 pm

I like the raw comparison of the MP-41 photo (first electric MU LIRR car) and the M-9 of today. What a difference a hundred years makes. :-D
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Nasadowsk » Sun May 06, 2018 11:23 am

No love for the MP-54? :(
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Tue May 08, 2018 2:32 pm

9008 was spotted in Hillside. Drew a digital rendition of the car in service. In Hicksville, going to Penn.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby trainbrain » Sat May 12, 2018 12:15 pm

Interior looks almost European
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby adamj023 » Sun May 13, 2018 1:44 pm

Shouldn’t be long till we see these testing on LIRR tracks and additional trainsets being delivered. As ESA looks to be on track, they are going to need quick deliveries on a large volume of these M9 trainsets. I presume most of the real world tests were done in Colorado and the LIRR tests hopefully will go quickly and there shouldn’t be real issues. M7 had the tilting issues after cars first came out when tests were completed which was subsequently resolved. M9 testing looks to be more thorough.

Kawasaki is superior to Bombardier as a manufacturer for transportation. LIRR would have been in a huge bind if they chose Bombardier this time around considering their needs.
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