Old Metrorail Car Gets Second Life as Benches, Retail Space

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Old Metrorail Car Gets Second Life as Benches, Retail Space

Postby davinp » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:50 am

A Metro car is getting transformed, and there's a chance you could see it again in Montgomery County.
A sculptor is turning the retired car into benches, retail space and industrial art

http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainm ... 91373.html

Note: This is a 4000 series car and I still see a few of them still in service. Metro has retired about half of the 4000 series
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Re: Old Metrorail Car Gets Second Life as Benches, Retail Sp

Postby JDC » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:50 am

Cool to see a cross section.
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Re: Old Metrorail Car Gets Second Life as Benches, Retail Sp

Postby STrRedWolf » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:06 pm

Maaan... Okay, I can see the about kiosks if you block off everything from the main sliding doors to the end of the car... and maybe get 4 kiosks. The seating is something else. I'd have to see the old 4000 series floor plans to make a definite determination.
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Re: Old Metrorail Car Gets Second Life as Benches, Retail Sp

Postby Chris Brown » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:38 pm

4k cars are 80,000 lbs?
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Re: Old Metrorail Car Gets Second Life as Benches, Retail Sp

Postby Sand Box John » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:08 pm

"Chris Brown"
4k cars are 80,000 lbs?


No, I don't know where they got that 80,000 number. yes they were heaver then the 1k cars that had a curb weight around 72,000. Hell the 7k cars under 80,000.
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