MARC New Multilevels

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Re: MARC new multi level cab cars finally entering service!

Postby realtype » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:27 pm

Nice!!! I wonder if they'll use the automatic destination announcements, or let them become long forgotten like on the MARC IIIs.
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Re: MARC new multi level cab cars finally entering service!

Postby MCL1981 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:24 pm

One step a time here. It took them 2 years to put that one car in service. Lets not get out of hand. lol
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Re: MARC new multi level cab cars finally entering service!

Postby STrRedWolf » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:09 pm

Excuse me a minute, but....

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG If I see this I'm taking video.
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Re: MARC new multi level cab cars finally entering service!

Postby amtrakhogger » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:06 pm

The 8046 was leading inbound train off the Camden line (Capital sub) into DC this afternoon.
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Re: MARC new multi level cab cars finally entering service!

Postby Silverliner II » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:12 pm

STrRedWolf wrote:Excuse me a minute, but....

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG If I see this I'm taking video.

I'm waiting for more of them to go into service before I tramp down there with my video camera.... but I echo the sentiment! LOL ;)
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Re: MARC new multi level cab cars finally entering service!

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:21 pm

Well it took time to iron out all the mistakes MARC made with this order.
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby jcepler1 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:13 am

Photo from the red line on Thursday 9/15
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby MCL1981 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:16 am

Camden Line 852 and Brunswick Line 877 had them as of yesterday as well. I think that first one was on Camden 850.
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby STrRedWolf » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:24 pm

Penn 406 was hauling cab car 8050 this morning.
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby MCL1981 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:54 am

The sets for 874/875 and 876/877 on the Brunkswick Line have them now. I sit in the same seat religiously on the way home, but I might throw off my routine and check out the new cab car this afternoon on 877.

The digital signage and automated announcements are still not doing anything.
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby MCL1981 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:31 am

On the new cab cars, there are equipment cabinets where there would normally be a row of benches behind the engineer's seat. Other than that, they are (as to be expected) identical.
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby jcepler1 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:26 am

A six car train on the Brunswick Line, all multilevels, passes Twinbrook Metro Station on Wednesday 11/9 just before 9am. They were probably running an extra car for crowds during SafeTrack.
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:10 pm

The other day, the electronic signs in 874/875 were saying "PLEASE DO NOT JUMP ON OR OFF A MOVING TRAIN". Really? You don't say!
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby STrRedWolf » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:50 pm

MCL1981 wrote:The other day, the electronic signs in 874/875 were saying "PLEASE DO NOT JUMP ON OR OFF A MOVING TRAIN". Really? You don't say!


There's been a few attempts recently. Some of them on 445 at Baltimore Penn Station. The conductor has been keeping an eye on them lately.
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Re: MARC New Multilevels

Postby JackRussell » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:48 pm

STrRedWolf wrote:There's been a few attempts recently. Some of them on 445 at Baltimore Penn Station.


Really? What are they hoping to accomplish?

One of my favorite sayings for these types of situations is "What could possibly go wrong".
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