Type 7 Overhaul Program

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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:46 pm

According to NETransit, 3630, 3650, and 3693 have been shipped to Alstom to be used for parts. The cars are going to be scrapped there when the program is complete.

3602, 3703, 3711, and 3719 still remain at Riverside. It's been decided that 3719A/3711B may be overhauled at some point at Alstom, but it doesn't look like it's guaranteed to happen anymore. This means that 3602, 3703, and 3711A/3719B will probably be scrapped at Riverside soon.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:08 pm

Per NETtransit, 3707 has been taken out of storage at Alstom and is going to be overhauled. 3711/3719 is no longer a candidate for overhaul and will be scrapped eventually.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:20 pm

3609 has entered service, meaning that the 3600 series rebuild program is finally complete. After the remaining 8 3700s at Alstom enter service, the entire program will finally be complete.

Additionally, 3602, 3630, 3650, 3679A/3636B, and 3693 have been scrapped at Alstom.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby MBTA1052 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:56 am

How bad are the car bodies of 3711/3719 or is the T isn't trying to dump more money into the rebuild program?
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:22 pm

3711 has a large dent in its roof and 3719 has significant frame damage. The cars were probably repairable, but it was decided that 3707 would be the best candidate for rebuild instead.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby orange1234 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:43 pm

This begs the question: why not mate the B-end of 3711 with the A-end of 3719?
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:17 pm

This was considered, but they decided not to.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby johnpbarlow » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:44 am

Caught recent rebuild 3709 leading a type 8 heading west on the Riverside line at Longwood in great lighting yesterday, Monday 3/25/19. And no ads have yet been applied! And moments later a Type 9 "Test Train" scooted east here but I wasn't in position to grab a photo unfortunately.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby KevinSun242 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:40 pm

Looks like the 3706 was involved in a rear end collision where it struck another vehicle in front of it last night... I saw a video that posted on Twitter that showed the involved cars.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:36 am

How bad was it? Do you have a link to the Twitter post?
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:16 pm

Thanks. OK, train vs auto, slow speed. At first I thought it was train vs train. Hope there were no injuries.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:15 pm

3706 is running tonight on the D Line, so the damage was probably very minimal if any.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:20 pm

As of today, there are 100 rebuilt 7s in service!
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