New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

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New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:12 pm

There are new cabinets at the north end of Silver Spring platform. They don't appear to be powered; I assume they are storage. ~6 ft tall, 1 deep and each ~4 ft wide.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby Sand Box John » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:20 pm

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There are new cabinets at the north end of Silver Spring platform. They don't appear to be powered; I assume they are storage. ~6 ft tall, 1 deep and each ~4 ft wide.


On the platform or on the ground on the other side of parapet at the end of the platform?
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:26 pm

Up against the wall, bolted to the platform. Directly adjacent to the "Don't sound the horn at the tunnel portal" sign.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:06 pm

Here is
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the cabinet I saw on the platform.

There's also a set on the south end of Ft Totten.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby Sand Box John » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:32 pm

Your guess is as good as mine as to what they are for.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby tommyboy6181 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:50 pm

It may be power generators. There was a press release a while back saying that Metro was going to install generators at specific stations or upgrade where needed.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:55 pm

tommyboy6181 wrote:It may be power generators.


Generators do not fit into 6-8" thick cabinets, with no conduits or exhausts.

The generators are located various places. At Ft. Totten, It's to the east of the CSX tracks, atop the Green Line tunnel portal.

Silver Spring's is off the south platform end.http://tinyurl.com/ye3anu5
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby JackRussell » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:28 pm

Are there any visible wires going into these boxes?

I am wondering if it is just storage for something or another.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:36 pm

JackRussell wrote:Are there any visible wires going into these boxes?

no
I am wondering if it is just storage for something or another.


I assume they are; but storing what is the question...
Stainless cabinets of that size are anything but cheap.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby SchuminWeb » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:07 am

Yeah, storage cabinets aren't cheap. I bought smaller ones for indoor use for my work, and those puppies cost $500 a piece. I can't imagine what ones that size and rugged enough for outdoor use would cost.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby justalurker66 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:14 am

SchuminWeb wrote:Yeah, storage cabinets aren't cheap. I bought smaller ones for indoor use for my work, and those puppies cost $500 a piece. I can't imagine what ones that size and rugged enough for outdoor use would cost.


Thousands ... although the ones pictured look a little worn - perhaps they got a good deal?
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:07 am

They are new. Each one is likely thou$ands.....

Some kind of safety equipment comes to mind.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby HokieNav » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:35 pm

There's a cabinet looking very much like that one on the North end of the Green line to Greenbelt platform at L'Enfant plaza with a sticker on the outside indicating that it's got first aid supplies inside, so the safety equipment thought is a good one.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:41 am

There's now a sticker; I don't know what "ETEC" means but I assume they are carts with standard gauge wheels for pulling gear/victims down the line.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby HokieNav » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:53 am

Bingo!

Emergency Tunnel Evacuation Cart.

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