Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:50 pm

BandA wrote:How do they have engines to spare for testing coaches?


Unaccepted HSP's that can't be cleared for revenue service because they haven't been able to get out for burn-in either. No cleared rails = no test trains running = unaccepted equipment piling up in the yard.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:29 am

The 2013 & 2020 have been the latest units on the test trains.

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:42 am

718-730-748 were picked up by PAR LA-10-21 Saturday afternoon and went north to
Lowell in a 35 car, 3 unit train. The trio is now showing departed Ayer today.

Nothing showing out of the plant in Hornell..

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:57 pm

I havent seen cab #1706 in a very long time, is that one of the next cars to go out?
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:31 pm

Don't know, but its been out of service since early March.

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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:20 pm

Passed by the BET on both the Fitchburg and Lowell lines today and didnt see 1705 and the other rebuilds, were they testing? Also, I saw 1711, 1721 and other Kawasaki cars on the tracks next to the BET close to the Lowell Line bridge, does this mean anything?
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:39 pm

The rebuilt K Cars have spent a lot of time on PM-2 inside BET. As for the cars on the Valley Track as you mentioned, I would guess that they will be next to head out for overhaul.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby harshaw » Wed May 20, 2015 9:18 am

I just saw 1705D at south station. It looks like a rebuilt k-car with updated electronics. Does the D imply a rebuild?
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby chrisf » Wed May 20, 2015 9:34 am

harshaw wrote:I just saw 1705D at south station. It looks like a rebuilt k-car with updated electronics. Does the D imply a rebuild?

The D denotes automatic doors.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby JonY12 » Wed May 20, 2015 5:21 pm

Just saw 1705 on the Kingston line. Here is photo of 1705
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby harshaw » Thu May 21, 2015 8:49 pm

To answer my own question, according to http://www.transithistory.org/roster/ it is one of the refurbished cars. Looks sharp.
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Sun May 24, 2015 7:40 pm

They didnt put a new horn on 1705, it has the EXACT same horn it had before rebuilding
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Sun May 24, 2015 8:29 pm

JonY12 wrote:Just saw 1705 on the Kingston line. Here is photo of 1705
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I feel like we should be calling these things Rotasakis or Kawasotems now...
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Mon May 25, 2015 11:27 am

Krotems. Kawasuckis. Anything else?
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Re: Kawasaki Rebuild Program at Alstom Discussion

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:02 am

Per a yahoogroup posting by Gary Young, dated 5/29, MBTA cars coming home! XMBT coaches 700, 716, 739, 743, 745, 1704 showing now at Mechanicville, NY
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