Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby chrisf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:59 am

BandA wrote:The glass is actually Plexiglas, right? And there is clearly photodegradation involved.

They're Lexan or other brand polycarbonate rather than Plexiglas.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby BandA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:56 pm

chrisf wrote:
BandA wrote:The glass is actually Plexiglas, right? And there is clearly photodegradation involved.

They're Lexan or other brand polycarbonate rather than Plexiglas.
Lexan (polycarbonate) apparently generally has greater impact resistance than Plexiglas (poly methyl methacrylate), which is more flexible and has greater tensile strength.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GU1001 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:17 pm

710 & 715 along with the flat 388 arrived in Deerfield today on 16R.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby sonicdoommario » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:59 pm

From what I've read, the rebuilt Kawasaki's have Ds next to their car number, but I've seen two Kawasakis (760 and 768) with Ds next to them, but they do not appear to have been rebuilt (unless the LED signs were on the other side of the car). Or am I misreading it? According to the NETransit inventory, they haven't been rebuilt yet.

Also, what is the average time of a rebuild? Still looks like they're finishing up the remains of the first batch of cars.

Also, when a rebuilt car (according to the inventory page) is in testing, who is doing the testing? Alstom or the MBTA using a non-revenue train?

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:30 am

The "D" means the coach has electric doors.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:29 pm

Acceptance testing for the rebuilt K-Cars are done down in Rochester, Ma. on the Mass Coastal

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