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Re: WMATA - Back2Good

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:23 am

Union is all white edge lights now too. They're probably less expensive.
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Re: WMATA - Back2Good

Postby JDC » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:14 am

MCL1981 wrote:Union is all white edge lights now too. They're probably less expensive.


I believe it's a mix of less expensive, because they're using white LEDS, and also they are more visible. I can definitely say that, as compared to stations with the red lights, the white lights definitely get your attention. Riding from Dupont to Gallery Place, it seemed like most of the stations in between had switched to white. Maybe the Red line is the first to convert? I'm also seeing more of the brass at L'Enfant having been buffed, and the ceiling at Crystal City is all setup for the new ceiling tiles.
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Re: WMATA - Back2Good

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:03 pm

Of course, they probably paid a consultant 2x the cost saved to determine if there would be a cost savings....
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Re: WMATA - Back2Good

Postby Sand Box John » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:23 pm

"JDC"
I'm also seeing more of the brass at L'Enfant having been buffed. . .


it's not Brass, it's Bronze.

Bronze: 88% copper, 12% tin.
Brass: 63% copper, 37% zink.

I should know because my fathers business back in the 1950s and 60 was the production of ornamental brass castings.
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