New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:11 pm

If these cabinets are for the new MERV's....Putting them where they must be tipped down and then lifted down to the tracks... strikes me as a major PITA.

Even if not, i.e. they hold the hand-drawn cars; Jill Citizen will find those cabinets are solidly locked.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:53 am

Past these cabinets is a building filling the distance out to the pocket track.

I assume it is the new, hopefully un-floodable track signal equipment location
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby SchuminWeb » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:18 pm

There's a second new building at the other end of the station as well. No idea what they house, but your theory sounds like a pretty good one.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:27 am

Now above that ETEC cabinet is a new panel antenna. No idea what it is for....

https://goo.gl/photos/W8EkTdzSr9qYNvbaA
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby Sand Box John » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:54 am

"farecard"
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.


Emergency Track Evacuation Cart.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby dcmike » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:48 pm

farecard wrote:Now above that ETEC cabinet is a new panel antenna. No idea what it is for....

https://goo.gl/photos/W8EkTdzSr9qYNvbaA


Internal wifi. Will eventually support wireless transmission of diagnostic and operational data from 7000+ series fleet, carborne CCTV on 6000+ fleets, mileage capture on 2/3, 5, 6000 fleets, automated telemetry data transfer for the TGV (track geometry vehicle), supervisory line checks via handheld devices for operations staff, etc, plus access to all intranet applications for any WMATA staff.
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Re: New cabinet at N end of Silver Spring

Postby farecard » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:58 pm

dcmike wrote:
farecard wrote:Now above that ETEC cabinet is a new panel antenna. No idea what it is for....

https://goo.gl/photos/W8EkTdzSr9qYNvbaA


Internal wifi.


Thanks.


Why do I suspect they lease the backhauls from someone?

You'd think they would mux all the inter-station data along their own glass, but I was told "Nope" as there were fights as to who got how much of it, etc.....
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