M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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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.
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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

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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

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

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

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

Isn't he still on Bloomberg Radio?
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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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