M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon May 14, 2018 7:49 am

adamj023 wrote:...As ESA looks to be on track, they are going to need quick deliveries on a large volume of these M9 trainsets. ...


ESA is not opening until 2022, in 4 years. I don't think they need them "quick". The priority right now is replacing M3's. After the initial order of 9's come the 9a's, so designated due to funding source IIRC. Yes, they'll need them for ESA. But not "quick".
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby amtrakhogger » Mon May 14, 2018 9:22 am

2 M9’s spotted on President’s St. branch in Baltimore (near NS Bayview Yard) this morning 5/14.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby LINYARailfan » Mon May 14, 2018 9:37 am

At approximately what time will this set be arriving on the property via fresh pond? I may try to see them arriving on the property at Jamaica on the move to Hillside if it is after the evening rush hour or on a weekend.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby amtrakhogger » Mon May 14, 2018 9:47 am

I don’t know the info on the routing or time frame, but I would guess Amtrak may be
Involved in the delivery (because of the cars presence on NS rails.)
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Mon May 14, 2018 10:07 am

+CSX to Selkirk

+Q701 Selkirk to Oak Point

+Y-job from Oak Point to Fresh Pond

+NYAR accepts them and stores them until LIRR picks them up.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby LINYARailfan » Mon May 14, 2018 11:45 am

At approximately what time does the Q701 leave Selkirk on the move (ie is it a daytime move or is it conducted under darkness?)Oak Point and what are the chances of seeing it on the move by Yankees E. 153rd street Metro North station?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 14, 2018 11:51 am

Amtrak is not involved in moves, they can only forward their own cars, these M-9's will all be moved by freight carriers.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Mon May 14, 2018 1:00 pm

LINYARailfan wrote:At approximately what time does the Q701 leave Selkirk on the move (ie is it a daytime move or is it conducted under darkness?)Oak Point and what are the chances of seeing it on the move by Yankees E. 153rd street Metro North station?


Q701 does not run past Yankees E. 153rd. CSX runs at night on Metro North unless they outlaw and are reviewed by a day crew.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon May 14, 2018 1:08 pm

You mean on Oak Point Link, right?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby LINYARailfan » Mon May 14, 2018 1:10 pm

Yes
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Backshophoss » Mon May 14, 2018 6:10 pm

Don't those cars make a "pit stop" at the "factory" shop in Yonkers before winding up on LIRR?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 14, 2018 6:15 pm

nope
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby trainbrain » Mon May 14, 2018 9:15 pm

NJT had their Multilevel 2's delivered by Amtrak. They desperately needed them due to Sandy damaged equipment and it was faster than using freight carriers. They used back to back P42's above Albany and back to back P32ACDM's below Albany to get into Penn. Basically, Amtrak will deliver other agencies' equipment, but it is probably much more expensive as they had to pay for a special move. The M9's aren't nearly as time sensitive and it's probably much cheaper to let freight carriers handle it.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby trainspot » Wed May 16, 2018 11:06 am

9013 & mate thru Bound Brook,NJ this morning. Did the cars from Pueblo arrive yet?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Wed May 16, 2018 11:19 am

trainspot wrote:9013 & mate thru Bound Brook,NJ this morning. Did the cars from Pueblo arrive yet?


Nope
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