Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby dbperry » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:36 am

I spoke to a senior MBTA manager last night and we talked about the Alstom K-car program. Details here:

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby johnpbarlow » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:21 am

Here comes another completed K-car rebuild bringing up the rear of a 100 car EDPO at Ayer on Friday 10/14/16.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:20 am

Got dragged all the way to Portland too instead of being set off in Lawrence!

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:58 am

They've stepped up the pace on the cab cars, upping the count out at Alstom to 1:1 with the trailers. 1706, 1711, 1713, 1716, 1720 are the last five non-rebuilds still roaming. 13 rebuilds are back, 6 are away in rebuild.


Heaven forbid we might actually be out of the hole at long last on cabs shortage before Memorial Day at this pace, and if Delaware Car can clear the inspections backlog on the 1600's briskly enough.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby leviramsey » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:18 pm

My wife was driving through Athol this morning and saw two K cars on (what I'm guessing was a) POED.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:01 pm

707 & 1713
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue May 02, 2017 7:01 am

Down to only 3 non-rebuilt cabs left in-service: 1706, 1711, 1716. At rate Alstom's going now double-barreling trailers and cabs 1:1 to finish the cab fleet those 3 will be gone in couple weeks and the entire active bi-level cab fleet will be pumping out ASA. And by summer's end commuter rail will finally be at full strength on cabs for first time in years.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed May 03, 2017 6:33 am

Also...looks like the first of the '97-era BTC-4A contract options have headed out to Alstom. 757 and 767 have cut ahead in line of 15 non-rebuild '91 trailers still in-service.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:38 am

What's with the extremely slowed pace of cars returning to service of late? NETransit's been stuck at 48 in-service rebuilds for nearly a month with 4 cars back on the property languishing in testing. Problems uncovered, or manpower shortage at BET for clearing out the test line?
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am

Well the last car took a week for PAR to pick up, then the slow boat west to Mickeyville. Also they took
two weeks to pick up the 1812 for Delaware Car (there was some brake issues, I guess).

The last K-Car returnee went fairly quickly to Area 52 for testing.

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:22 am

777 has not been rebuilt yet right? It does not have power doors or electronic displays.

Was on this car this morning on the North Side, and I have to say it looked much newer / nicer than the 900's cars we sometimes get.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:18 pm

777 is a BTC-4B coach, from the third batch of 3 separate orders in the 700 series. They're 10 years younger than the BTC-4 cars currently in rebuild, so that's why they seem so much fresher.

700-749 are BTC-4's delivered 1991-92 (along with CTC-4 cab cars 1700-1724), and are on the base contract for the rebuild program.
750-766 are BTC-4A's delivered 1997-98, and are on the now-exercised contract option on the rebuild program.
767-781 are BTC-4B's delivered 2001-02, and are on the now-exercised contract option on the rebuild program.
900-932 are BTC-4C's delivered 2005-06, and are not included in the rebuild program because of their youth.

All of the in-service rebuilds so far are -4's from '91. The first BTC-4A (757) and BTC-4B (767) pilot cars have been removed from service and sent to Alstom for rebuild, but the contract gives Alstom an extra-long time to work on them so neither will be back in-service until the rest of the '91-era cars are all done.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby CRail » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:07 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:900-932 are BTC-4C's delivered 2005-06, and are not included in the rebuild program because of their youth.

They also do not need the HVAC intake modification.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:03 pm

702, 706 & 710 set out today for PAR to pick up.

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