Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:31 pm

My god, they turned them into Rotems
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:17 pm

oh I should add that there isn't a new paint job, it is the same fake decal wrapping as the Rotems...I understand the reasoning for the wrapping...costs, but I dislike, stick to the good ole paint jobs!! I assume that is how the other cars are going to come back as well
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby 8th Notch » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:23 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


The rebuilt K cars did retain their 26C brake stands vs being upgraded to the fast brake setup like the Rotems. Personally Im glad they went with the push button and it makes sense to have them both the same that way they are interchangeable. The power door and PA controls were also changed to mimic the layout of the Rotems as well so basically we can call the rebuilt K cars "clones".
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ACeInTheHole » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:01 pm

8th Notch wrote:
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


The rebuilt K cars did retain their 26C brake stands vs being upgraded to the fast brake setup like the Rotems. Personally Im glad they went with the push button and it makes sense to have them both the same that way they are interchangeable. The power door and PA controls were also changed to mimic the layout of the Rotems as well so basically we can call the rebuilt K cars "clones".

Here we go with that last bit. This page is going to be loaded with how the K cars are "nerfed"
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:31 pm

And it looks like 1705 has an E-bell now. Is there a possibility these cars will run on the North Side for a little while or will they be sent straight to the South Side
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby 8th Notch » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:27 am

The cab signals and ACSES need to be tested as well so I can imagine them being sent south.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:55 pm

8th Notch wrote:The cab signals and ACSES need to be tested as well so I can imagine them being sent south.


I mean when they enter service will they run on the North Side a little or go straight into service on the South Side.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby 8th Notch » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:44 pm

That's hard to predict, coaches are added in where and when they are needed.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:17 pm

Coaches 730 and 748 are being prepped for shipping to Alstom
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:44 pm

Old news...they were pulled from service almost a month ago.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:04 pm

they should stay on the property...leave them as is
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:48 am

Three more K-Cars were set out at BET for pickup (716, 730 & 748). Unknown if headed
out via PAR or CSX. Probably the former.

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:48 am

I noticed the cars that have already been rebuilt are on the valley track with a loco on the head end of the consist. Are they out doing testing?
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:58 pm

Yes, test trains have been running all week. One more Friday...10AM on duty BET.

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby BandA » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:45 pm

How do they have engines to spare for testing coaches?
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