Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ACeInTheHole » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:20 am

GP40MC1118 wrote:701, 711 & 1701 on the way home. Last reported in Allentown, Pa. on NS, although the
701 was listed on the repair track.

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what routing would they take to Boston? would they go up the Conrail Lehgih Line through NJ? Would be interesting to see
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:29 am

Unfortunately, they probably will go via NS/PAS/PAR*. So Enola to Mohawk, to Lawrence.

*this is not a diss of NS!
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:15 am

705-713-737-1721 snuck out of BET sometime last week or weekend and now are in
East Deerfield.

701-711-1701 out of Harrisburg/Enola on NS14R

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby johnpbarlow » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:27 am

On Thursday afternoon, newly rebuilt Kawasaki bi-level cab car 1700D and coach 748D plus two others were picked up at Hill Yd Ayer by MBTA work extra led by MBA C-1 to head to Boston Engine Terminal making for an interesting GP40 sandwich.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ns3010 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:34 am

Stumbled across this tidbit from NETransit:

NETransit wrote:Update: On October 16, 2015, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved Authority for Action for the overhaul of 32 additional Kawasaki coaches (750-781) for $32.1 million, increasing the total number of cars to be overhauled to 106.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:51 pm

ns3010 wrote:Stumbled across this tidbit from NETransit:

NETransit wrote:Update: On October 16, 2015, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved Authority for Action for the overhaul of 32 additional Kawasaki coaches (750-781) for $32.1 million, increasing the total number of cars to be overhauled to 106.


Good. That means the 33 BTC-4C's less than 10 years old are the only ones not getting the full upgrades. I would imagine that's a small enough batch to install the ASA screens in-house so the full bi-level fleet can get both the audio and the visual announcements like all others. And a small enough batch that max authorized speed uprates from 79 MPH to 90 MPH like the others is likewise not too much of an in-house reach. They're too young to need any other work.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:23 pm

ns3010 wrote:Stumbled across this tidbit from NETransit:

NETransit wrote:Update: On October 16, 2015, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved Authority for Action for the overhaul of 32 additional Kawasaki coaches (750-781) for $32.1 million, increasing the total number of cars to be overhauled to 106.


I wonder if all of this familiarity with the K-cars, especially in light of an expansion of the work order, might be the beginnings of the MBTA looking to Alstom to build the extra cars that the T was supposed to get from Rotem.

If I were Alstom, I'd almost be throwing together an unsolicited bid at this point...
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:29 am

Bramdeisroberts wrote:
ns3010 wrote:Stumbled across this tidbit from NETransit:

NETransit wrote:Update: On October 16, 2015, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved Authority for Action for the overhaul of 32 additional Kawasaki coaches (750-781) for $32.1 million, increasing the total number of cars to be overhauled to 106.


I wonder if all of this familiarity with the K-cars, especially in light of an expansion of the work order, might be the beginnings of the MBTA looking to Alstom to build the extra cars that the T was supposed to get from Rotem.

If I were Alstom, I'd almost be throwing together an unsolicited bid at this point...


and hopefully they would gladly accept!! the Rotem order should have never happened! The new rebuilds are great
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby Frode » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:51 am

I've ridden in a couple of Rotems lately with a bad vibration at speed. I'd rather ride in an unrebuilt K-car. The rebuilds are nice.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:07 am

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:55 am

They modified the HVAC air intakes to match the 900s and Rotems, I see.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:04 pm

The 725 was delivered Thursday night.

Of interest are the last three coaches shipped west (721-740-1712). Apparently they got
taken all the way to Buffalo and are still in Bison Yard.

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:47 pm

717 and 1724 are next to go out
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:31 pm

PAR LA-2 will be delivering the 726 and picking up the 717 & 1724 tonight.

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby bierhere » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:10 pm

I have to agree with the comment about the Rotems. I was on car 842 tonight and never have ridden a car in 15 years with a vibration this bad.
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