WMATA 6000 Series Rail Car Legacy

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WMATA 6000 Series Rail Car Legacy

Postby Chris Brown » Fri May 18, 2018 11:53 am

With the 6000 series cars going through so many changes past, present and future, I figured they might as well have their own thread. I don't think any other series of WMATA cars have gone through so many changes over such a long period of time.

Past and Present:
*Carpet Removal
*Stainless steel grab bars
*New seat testing
*Money Train Conversion
*Vinyl Wrapping
*LED interior lighting upgrade
*Seat Replacement (blue)

Future
*Automated Announcements
*Mid life overhaul?
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Re: WMATA 6000 Series Rail Car Legacy

Postby davinp » Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 am

6182–6183 were removed from service, and have been converted into "money train" cars to replace the 1000-series Rohr cars that run the route. Here is a picture of one of the yellow cars parked in the railyard: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45146717@ ... otostream/

Also, here is another 6000 series car out of service due to damage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45146717@ ... otostream/
and for some reason, Metro plans to dispose of two 6000 series cars as shown in this IFB: https://www.wmata.com/Business/procurem ... on_id=3743

They are installing energy efficient LED lighting in the 6000-series cars, which reduces energy consumption and provides superior lightning quality for customers. Back 2 Good April Update Page 7: http://issuu.com/expressnightout/docs/e ... 0/60611924
Metro is planning to add automated announcements on all 6000-series railcars once refurbishment is complete, which will meet up with 7000-series standards.

The 6000 series are 12 years old, so a few years away from it's mid-life overhaul.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washingto ... ling_stock
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Re: WMATA 6000 Series Rail Car Legacy

Postby D40LF » Wed May 23, 2018 3:50 pm

Chris Brown wrote:With the 6000 series cars going through so many changes past, present and future, I figured they might as well have their own thread. I don't think any other series of WMATA cars have gone through so many changes over such a long period of time.

Future
*Automated Announcements
*Mid life overhaul?


Yes if they decide to overhaul them they will almost certainly receive automated announcements, and I suspect electronic interior displays as well.

davinp wrote:Also, here is another 6000 series car out of service due to damage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45146717@ ... otostream/


Any idea what happened there?

As for the 2 they plan to dispose, that document also has a provision for the removal of two 7ks. This is probably just there to cover any premature retirements.
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Re: WMATA 6000 Series Rail Car Legacy

Postby YOLO » Thu May 24, 2018 7:54 pm

6050-6051 derailed in the New Carrollton yard a few years ago, don't know when exactly or why
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