Type 7 Overhaul Program

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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Diverging Route » Tue May 29, 2018 6:31 am

Type 7 3684 wrote:I noticed quite a few double 7s last week on Stefan's tracker. There will probably be even more soon when the rest of the Type 7s return from Alstom.


That's not supposed to happen -- need a Type-8 for ADA.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue May 29, 2018 7:27 am

When I posted that photo to facebook, A Mr Murphy responded,

"They are allowed to run two type 7's together if the headways are short enough . There may be other reasons too."
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby OCC Retiree » Wed May 30, 2018 10:03 am

Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:Last week I caught an ultra rare double 7 on my ride home from Hynes. Just two overhauled 7s.



Nice photo. I operated those beginning in 1986 when they were new. For those of you too young to have been there, this is how good they looked back then.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:07 pm

Right now I’m on 3694 (one of the newest rebuilds) and I’ve noticed that the cell phone sticker in the cab has been relocated to above the windshield, below where the train number stickers are in the cab. I noticed the same thing on 3681 recently. Also, the door chimes are slightly higher pitched.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:36 pm

3710 is prep to ship now, leaving 3 more 3700s in service. 3708 is the only Type 7 left with the teal and green scheme.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:16 am

3714 has returned from Alstom and is in testing.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:20 pm

3708 was recently pulled from service, which was the last teal and grey Type 7 in service. The only two original 3700s left now are the Lyft cars (3701 & 3704).
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:04 am

As of today, 3704 is out of service for rebuild, which was the last unrebuilt Type 7 in service. All active Type 7s are now rebuilt.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby OCC Retiree » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:30 pm

This is the first time since April 1, 1997 that there are no 3700s in service. I ran the first trip on 3700 from Riverside to Government Center on April 2 1997, the day after the "April Fool's Day Storm."
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:22 pm

Are the 3700s being renumbered or are they just all currently out of service?
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:21 pm

They're all out of service for rebuild. 3714 is in testing and will probably enter service sometime this month. The only 3700 that has yet to be sent is 3711 (or 3719A/3711B, depending on the severity of the roof damage on 3711).

Also, there are only two 3600s that haven't returned yet from Alstom, 3609 (which had been out of service for some time, so it'll probably take a little longer), and 3656 (which has been at Alstom for over two years after receiving body damage in 2016). 3684 still remains in testing after having a roof fire last November.


Edit: 3714 is now listed in service on NETransit.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:17 am

In the "They just can't help themselves" department, overhauled Type 7 3644 has received a full body ad wrap for Suffolk University.

The new paint was nice, for a while.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:42 pm

3665, 3674, 3639, and 3671 have it too.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:11 am

3684 is finally in service after having a roof fire during testing last year. Additionally, 3705 is also listed in service.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:44 pm

Rode 3714 earlier today. No significant differences from the rebuilt 3600s, but I did notice that the fake woodgrain in the car had not been replaced and looked the same as the woodgrain on the unrebuilt 3700s. The lights also looked a little more yellow than the lights on the rebuilt 3600s.

I also saw 3709 and 3713 testing on the D line.
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