Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by July 1

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Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by July 1

Postby davinp » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:20 am

Every 1000- and 4000-series railcar - Metro's oldest and least-reliable cars, respectively - will be decommissioned and permanently removed from passenger service by July 1, months ahead of original projections, Metro announced today.

Metro is making available a number of decommissioned 4000-series railcars to emergency response agencies in the region for training purposes. In addition, a pair of Metro's original railcars, numbered 1000 and 1001, will be refurbished and preserved for historical purposes.

https://www.wmata.com/about/news/1000-4 ... -July1.cfm
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby JDC » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:12 pm

Only 404 more 7000-series to be delivered and comissioned. So we're approaching the halfway point for delivery.
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby avgeeky » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:17 pm

Hallelujah! The odds are now in my favor for working air conditioning on every train just in time for summer (and for hillterns :D)!
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby schmod » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:34 pm

Is this the first official confirmation that 1000-1001 will be preserved?
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby JDC » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:48 pm

schmod wrote:Is this the first official confirmation that 1000-1001 will be preserved?


That I recall, yes. I think PR may have said it hoped to be able to do that, it planned to. But this is first official 'yes' I recall.
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby MCL1981 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:06 pm

The PR department hard at work with their smoke generator... They make it sound like the decommissioning is ahead of schedule and they're working faster to get things done. No. It's because of their service reductions, they need less trains and can remove them from service sooner. And those service reductions are due to incompetence and criminal negligence, not efficiencies....
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby Sand Box John » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:16 pm

"schmod"
Is this the first official confirmation that 1000-1001 will be preserved?


Should have preserved at least 8 cars for the purpose of commemorating significant events in Metrorail History.

"MCL1981"
The PR department hard at work with their smoke generator... They make it sound like the decommissioning is ahead of schedule and they're working faster to get things done. No. It's because of their service reductions, they need less trains and can remove them from service sooner. And those service reductions are due to incompetence and criminal negligence, not efficiencies....


I mentioned something similar in a post at reddit.com/r/washingtondc
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:50 pm

Since the ""Money Train" is made up of modified 1 K's,there should be a pile of Parts unique to them stashed away.
That stash should keep 1000+1001 up and running as well,unless they wind up in the "Nation's Attic"! :-)
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby dcmike » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:49 am

The 1000-based money cars are on the way out too. We're converting some 6000s to replace them. 6182-6183 is currently in progress.
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby Chris Brown » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:51 am

Will cars 1000-1001 be in a museum or somewhere else?

Also are they being restored to their original 1976 specifications or are they just being detailed, cleaned and refurbished?
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby Sand Box John » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:48 pm

"Chris Brown"
Will cars 1000-1001 be in a museum or somewhere else?


My guess is WMATA holding the answer to that one for future propaganda purposes, for now they will likely stored some place safe.

Also are they being restored to their original 1976 specifications or are they just being detailed, cleaned and refurbished?

Likely the ladder as none of the origenal hardware exists.
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby jayo » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:32 pm

Sand Box John wrote:"Chris Brown"
Will cars 1000-1001 be in a museum or somewhere else?


My guess is WMATA holding the answer to that one for future propaganda purposes, for now they will likely stored some place safe.

Also are they being restored to their original 1976 specifications or are they just being detailed, cleaned and refurbished?

Likely the ladder as none of the origenal hardware exists.


Well, at least they could give them the original 1976 vintage rail maps!
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby jayo » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:35 pm

Sand Box John wrote:"schmod"
Is this the first official confirmation that 1000-1001 will be preserved?


Should have preserved at least 8 cars for the purpose of commemorating significant events in Metrorail History.


1000-1001, a pair of 4000 series, a pair of 5000 series, and if there are any unrehabbed 2000/3000 series cars, that'll do nicely!
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby tommyboy6181 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:11 pm

jayo wrote:
Sand Box John wrote:"schmod"
Is this the first official confirmation that 1000-1001 will be preserved?


Should have preserved at least 8 cars for the purpose of commemorating significant events in Metrorail History.


1000-1001, a pair of 4000 series, a pair of 5000 series, and if there are any unrehabbed 2000/3000 series cars, that'll do nicely!


All of the 2000/3000 cars that were not scrapped due to accidents were rehabbed by Alstom back in the early-mid 2000's.
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Re: Metro to retire all 1000- and 4000-series railcars by Ju

Postby YOLO » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:52 pm

I don't see a good reason why any other series would be preserved, 1Ks and 7Ks when they retire IMO.
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