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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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby electricron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:27 pm

Mafersa built the coaches new for the Virginia Railway Express at $24.7 million, or $600,000–$700,000 per car. VRE sold 33 of the coaches to the Connecticut Department of Transportation in 2004 for its Shore Line East service. QIT-Fer et Titane, a Quebec mining company, purchased the remaining five cars in 2008.

CDOT’s SLE Service presently uses 4 coaches per train typically, so that means they have around 8 train sets. If they lease 16 cars from MBTA, that means they will have another 4 train sets.
I don’t know how many train sets they would need to support services on both the SLE and Hartford lines. But obviously then need more than 8 while more new M8 cars are being built.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby ebtmikado » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:45 am

A total of 8 (two 4-car sets) cars are being rehabbed for use on the CT rail Hartford Line.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby diburning » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:07 pm

According to the roster, there are 16 cars (12 coaches, 4 cabs) set aside for this, so there are probably going to be four sets total.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:12 am

Those MBBs cleaned up and are looking sharp

https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images ... D-LINE.jpg

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/73/77/04/157 ... 20x920.jpg

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut ... story.html

CT Rails grand opening for the Hartford line is tomorrow, June 16. Free rides this weekend.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:16 pm

Uh oh, apparently the launch of the Hartford line with the MBBs wasn't without issues.

The restrooms are not ADA complaint and must be locked out until each consist has at least one ADA compliant. Full story here: http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-biz-hartford-line-bathrooms-20180612-story.html


It appears both the FRA and a non profit group took issues with the bathrooms not being handicap accessible.

Did this happen because they launched a new line / service or is this something to impact the MBTA in the future when the only restroom is located in an MBB?
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby MBTA3247 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:56 pm

Has caboose C-2 been retired, or is it still in Lincoln, NH waiting to be shipped back after being painted? I saw it up there yesterday.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby diburning » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:33 pm

Has it ever left the Hobo? I can't say I've ever seen it on property.
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