Any planned maintenance programs for LI M7s?

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Any planned maintenance programs for LI M7s?

Postby deandremouse » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:27 am

The oldest M7s are about 14 years old at this time, does the LIRR have a mini rebuild or something of the caliber set up
Is there any planned fleet program for them because they're starting to look and are getting pretty rough. The use and abuse of running nearly 24/7 is prominently showing.

Seats need to be changed or are just extremely filthy (patched with tape or adverts off the walls) broken or loose wall panels, compartments that arent supposed to be accessible to passengers are (for example conductors station. While they can't do anything unless keyed in still should have a working lock). Window rubber on some cars needs to be replaced, Restrooms a mess, Endless flatspots… I know every 92 days the brake shoes/pads, third rail shoes and suspension components usually get changed out if needed and any other mechanical fixes needed.

Was just curious if any things planned or in the works…

comparing them to MNs whose are in better condition wouldn't be fair as there's more than double the amount and run more frequently
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Re: Any planned maintenance programs for LI M7s?

Postby geico » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:23 am

deandremouse wrote:The oldest M7s are about 14 years old at this time, does the LIRR have a mini rebuild or something of the caliber set up
Is there any planned fleet program for them because they're starting to look and are getting pretty rough. The use and abuse of running nearly 24/7 is prominently showing.

Seats need to be changed or are just extremely filthy (patched with tape or adverts off the walls) broken or loose wall panels, compartments that arent supposed to be accessible to passengers are (for example conductors station. While they can't do anything unless keyed in still should have a working lock). Window rubber on some cars needs to be replaced, Restrooms a mess, Endless flatspots… I know every 92 days the brake shoes/pads, third rail shoes and suspension components usually get changed out if needed and any other mechanical fixes needed.

Was just curious if any things planned or in the works…

comparing them to MNs whose are in better condition wouldn't be fair as there's more than double the amount and run more frequently


They have been fairly agressive on changing the seat cushions. Lots of M7 i ride lately have a lot less duct tape and you can tell where new cushions have been installed.

Windows need changing so we can see out and the cars could be cleaner.
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Re: Any planned maintenance programs for LI M7s?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:38 pm

deandremouse wrote:. The use and abuse of running nearly 24/7 is prominently showing.

comparing them to MNs whose are in better condition wouldn't be fair as there's more than double the amount and run more frequently

That is a probably a major reason behind it. LIRR is a 24 hour operation (on the electric branches), operates multiple electric lines and has several terminal. The M-7As at MNCR are only used on electric portions of Hudson and Harlem lines and operate out of one terminal only. While MNCR has a sizable portion of M-3As, the M-3s at LIRR are a small group (and shrinking) compared to 836 M-7s.
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