Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:34 am

Add the 746 to the returnees....

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3309
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ACeInTheHole » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:07 am

GP40MC1118 wrote:703, 714 & 1705 on the way home on PAS 22K. Cars moving under MBTA
reporting marks instead of MBTX, which is why nothing continued to show
out of Hornell.

D

Bout. Frickin. Time.
User avatar
ACeInTheHole
 
Posts: 2774
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 10:31 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:16 am

Hopefully they didn't get 'Rotemed' in a negative way during these rebuilds.
F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Posts: 7184
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:26 pm
Location: North Cambridge

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:56 pm

I've seen pictures of them post-rebuild and believe me....they look ALOT more like the Rotems do now.
ck4049
 
Posts: 1033
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: Somerville, MA

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby 8th Notch » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:10 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Hopefully they didn't get 'Rotemed' in a negative way during these rebuilds.


That was the plan, they are suppose to get same software and other upgrades to the same spec as the Rotems that way all of the features play nice and work 100%. Even the HSP's have the same software as the Rotems installed to allow for 100% of the train line features to be displayed in the engine.
8th Notch
 
Posts: 509
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:23 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:12 pm

8th Notch wrote:
F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Hopefully they didn't get 'Rotemed' in a negative way during these rebuilds.


That was the plan, they are suppose to get same software and other upgrades to the same spec as the Rotems that way all of the features play nice and work 100%. Even the HSP's have the same software as the Rotems installed to allow for 100% of the train line features to be displayed in the engine.


Well then, it'll be nice that everyone at North Station will now be able to know that they're approaching Salem :wink:
Bramdeisroberts
 
Posts: 315
Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:45 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:01 am

Delivered last night off PAR LA-2-03 with two boxcars as spacers...

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3309
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:31 pm

Any updates on the cars?
MetroBostonRailways
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:34 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby 8th Notch » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:01 am

The ones that are back on the property are hooked up to the 2004 for static testing.
8th Notch
 
Posts: 509
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:23 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:14 am

Was supposed to go out for a road test Friday to Newburyport, but was cancelled.
Should be making another attempt Monday. On duty at 10AM BET and hopefully
behind Train No.113 from Boston. Will go to Newburyport & return.

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3309
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:17 pm

Does anyone have any pictures of what the cars look like?
MetroBostonRailways
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:34 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby 8th Notch » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:23 pm

I haven't noticed any floating around however I will say they are almost identical to the Rotems from an exterior standpoint.
8th Notch
 
Posts: 509
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:23 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:28 pm

MetroBostonRailways wrote:Does anyone have any pictures of what the cars look like?


I've seen pictures of the cab, same set up as the Rotems, 9 aspect Cab signal display unit, same operating computer screen above the windshield. What is odd is that the horn, bell, headlights, all have been converted to buttons, like the 1800's, and located on the panel to the left, and as 8th Notch wrote, look almost exactly the same. I questioned the pictures myself, but couldn't miss the 1705 number board
MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
Posts: 3498
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:57 pm

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:57 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:
MetroBostonRailways wrote:Does anyone have any pictures of what the cars look like?


I've seen pictures of the cab, same set up as the Rotems, 9 aspect Cab signal display unit, same operating computer screen above the windshield. What is odd is that the horn, bell, headlights, all have been converted to buttons, like the 1800's, and located on the panel to the left, and as 8th Notch wrote, look almost exactly the same. I questioned the pictures myself, but couldn't miss the 1705 number board


As long as they weren't fitted with the same gremlins that are making the Brokems' baseline reliability pure and total garbage, nothing wrong with making all these fleet consistency-related touches.

Now, did these things get uprated to 90 (93?) MPH MAS like the Rotems and HSP-46's? Providence Line riders would love to know if they're got a snowball's chance of getting an equipment pool rationed with the faster equipment to betterment of their schedules.
F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Posts: 7184
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:26 pm
Location: North Cambridge

Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby JonY12 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:29 pm

MetroBostonRailways wrote:Does anyone have any pictures of what the cars look like?


Here's a picture of 1705 I found on instagram, the link is below

http://instagram.com/p/vd6kDFQNXN/
JonY12
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:56 pm
Location: Quincy MA

PreviousNext

Return to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests