The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

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The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby davinp » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:31 pm

As of today, all 1000-series passenger cars (except #1000-1001 which are being preserved) have been sent to scrap yard.

https://twitter.com/wmata/status/923977269793652737

Metro tweets:

We've replaced them with 7000-series cars that are even better at destroying our rails!
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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby Chris Brown » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:49 am

Took long enough.

There are still a few 4000 series cars collecting dust and spider webs in rail yards. I wonder when the last one will go.
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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby srepetsk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:30 pm

(Not that it matters, but the last two 1Ks were carted off to Baltimore the week ending Friday Oct 20, a few days before that PR tweet was sent out.)
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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby STrRedWolf » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:56 pm

srepetsk wrote:(Not that it matters, but the last two 1Ks were carted off to Baltimore the week ending Friday Oct 20, a few days before that PR tweet was sent out.)


Okay, where in Baltimore? B&O Railroad Museum?
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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby Sand Box John » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:17 am

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Okay, where in Baltimore? B&O Railroad Museum?


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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby smallfire85 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:17 pm

I saw 1274 & 1275 at Greenbelt on the shop track to be decommissioned the week of October 20th. I'd want to say that they were the last 1000s to be shipped out since I didn't see any others in the yard that day.

Of course there are the money train cars, but we don't get to ride those...
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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby srepetsk » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:37 am

smallfire85 wrote:I saw 1274 & 1275 at Greenbelt on the shop track to be decommissioned the week of October 20th. I'd want to say that they were the last 1000s to be shipped out since I didn't see any others in the yard that day.

Of course there are the money train cars, but we don't get to ride those...


Yes, that was the last 1000 married pair to leave WMATA, apart from the money trains and 1000/01.
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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby farecard » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:17 am

The feeler car?
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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby Sand Box John » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:22 pm

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The feeler car?


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Re: The last 1000 series car heads to the scrap yard

Postby JDC » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:24 pm

Sand Box John wrote:"STrRedWolf"

Okay, where in Baltimore? B&O Railroad Museum?


United Iron & Metal, Inc. 909 Millington Avenue off Wilkins Avenue.


I looked on Google Maps, and unfortunately the current satellite view does not have any Metro railcars in the photo. That would be a great shot, though.
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