Metro to begin retiring 4000 series next week

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Re: Metro to begin retiring 4000 series next week

Postby JDC » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:24 pm

Wmata's metroforward Facebook page has a post about the retirement and an image of a stripped 4k car on a flatbed truck being carried off. Also a link to a YouTube video. I'll post links when I'm not on mobile device.
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Re: Metro to begin retiring 4000 series next week

Postby Chris Brown » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:09 am

JDC wrote:Wmata's metroforward Facebook page has a post about the retirement and an image of a stripped 4k car on a flatbed truck being carried off. Also a link to a YouTube video. I'll post links when I'm not on mobile device.



How are the 1k more reliable than the 2k/3k????? That's crazy!
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Re: Metro to begin retiring 4000 series next week

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:50 am

The 4K's have an internal glitch in their cab signal/automatic control system that cannot be repaired
As long as the 1K's are buried in consist,they are basicly trailers,and cannot lead.
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