Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:11 pm

Were these cars ment for Springfield-Greenfield service under the MassDOT/T-west service banner?
Were put in storage "wet" in need of repairs to on board systems and bodyshell damage/rot, have long since gone "sour"
on air brake and cab control inspections.
ConnDOT has cars in storage they can bring back online without buying/leasing MBTA's worn out MBB's
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby diburning » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 pm

According to this article which is almost a year old at this point, it says that ConnDOT intended to lease the equipment needed for this line and would operate with the leased equipment for about five years until a joint order with Metro-North for push-pull cars for the branchline services is placed.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby CRail » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:49 am

Backshophoss wrote:ConnDOT has cars in storage they can bring back online without buying/leasing MBTA's worn out MBB's

What cars are these? And what makes you think they're in any better condition than MBBs?
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