M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:10 am

I'm sure it was mentioned here before, but last year the original cars from Japan that tested in Pueblo, CO were damaged when they were on the head pin of a hump move. The damaged sets were eventually brought to Yonkers. One of the pairs was fully repaired and delivered around a month ago. The rest remain at Yonkers.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby trainspot » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:25 am

Thank you Greg. I looked back a few pages & didn't see anything. I saw the 9002 & 9018 last October passing on Amtrak just after delivery:
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Crabman1130 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:41 am

I saw a picture of 9015-16 being delivered at Pond.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:17 pm

"Long Island Rail Road's Roustabout crew tows a pair of Kawasaki M9 EMUs over the Fresh Pond Bridge clear of the "Interchange" switch in order to get downstairs to the Fresh Pond Yard Wye. This pair, numbered 9015 & 9016, are the first "production" cars produced from Kawasaki's Lincoln Nebraska Plant. Once the pair is downstairs, Kawasaki officials inspect the cars for any damage that may have occurred in transit."

Photo Link: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/691426/

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:05 pm

notice how they are shipped with regular AAR couplers.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby BuddR32 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:49 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:notice how they are shipped with regular AAR couplers.


Yes, also have the DB-40 valves so that the service brakes can be controlled via brake pipe. This is so they can be shipped on their own wheels. When they arrive here, the DB-40 valves are removed, and the piping plugged The valves then go back to KRC for shipment of another pair.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:45 pm

nyandw wrote:I started this page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/M-9/M-9.htm for M9 info/history we can add to.

"Nines at Republic" Long Island Rail Road & Kawasaki Heavy Industry's M9 Test Train head west past the former Republic Station on LIRR Main Line, 3/11/2019. The six car train is making several runs throughout the LIRR system, testing each function the railcars have to offer. Republic station, which opened in 1940, served Republic Airport and employees of Fairchild Aircraft manufacturing company until being closed in 1980. All that remains are the staircases that lead passengers from NY Route 110 to the platform which are seen in the foreground and background of this photo. Photo/Archive/Info: Greg Grice

Steve: Nice picture of the new M9 test train passing westward at Republic. This photo was taken
from the eastbound platform access stairway (closed) from NYS 110. I took notice to one error in
your post: Republic Station was closed in 1986 as new stations with high-level platforms opened
as part of the Hicksville-Ronkonkoma Electrification replacing low-level platform facilities.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby nyandw » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:28 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:
nyandw wrote:I started this page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/M-9/M-9.htm for M9 info/history we can add to.

Steve: Nice picture of the new M9 test train passing westward at Republic. This photo was taken
from the eastbound platform access stairway (closed) from NYS 110. I took notice to one error in
your post: Republic Station was closed in 1986 as new stations with high-level platforms opened
as part of the Hicksville-Ronkonkoma Electrification replacing low-level platform facilities.
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Thank you. I modified the info provided as per your input above. NOTE: The page folder name I changed to: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/M9/M9.htm
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:53 pm

https://youtu.be/-VWdwtzRlv8 - M9 test train @ Farmindale 3/29/19
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby nyandw » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:31 pm

Fan Railer wrote:https://youtu.be/-VWdwtzRlv8 - M9 test train @ Farmindale 3/29/19

Very nice professional video.Any chance of an audio file of the voice announcement(s)? :-)
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:26 pm

Good video Fan Railer. Appreciate you included the new signals even if they are goofy looking.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Fan Railer » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:39 pm

nyandw wrote:
Fan Railer wrote:https://youtu.be/-VWdwtzRlv8 - M9 test train @ Farmindale 3/29/19

Very nice professional video.Any chance of an audio file of the voice announcement(s)? :-)

Haha thanks. And nah, not until the cars go into service.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby LINYARailfan » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:14 am

Today 4/3, around 10:05AM an M9 test train was seen heading Eastbound in Mineola.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:58 am

Fan Railer rules. Just sayin'.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby mwichten » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:04 pm

Facebook is abuzz today about a 14 car test train, and much disbelief as you can imagine.

https://youtu.be/WSpzEklRd7c
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