Type 7 Overhaul Program

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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:26 pm

Tracker list update, 7/31:

3616 (teal) now yanked from service for prep-to-ship to Alstom. 9 active non-rebuilds left in the 3600 series.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:39 am

Just passed 3676 and 3653 testing on the D line. I'm currently on 3660, which is one of the last 9 original Type 7s remaining. Ride them while you can!
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:02 pm

Per NETransit. . .

Stored wreck 3609 has been chosen for rebuild, and has begun prep-for-ship to Alstom to be remade into a new working car from pieces of other wreck victims. With that selection, Riverside's other wrecked 3600's--3602, 3630, 3650, and 3693--are now slated to be scrapped for parts (along with 3679, which has been at Alstom for the past year being harvested of its parts).
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:19 am

I wonder which 3 out of service 3700s they're going to overhaul. I'd have to guess 3702, 3711, and 3718
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:00 pm

We're down to 8 original Type 7s in service now. 3681 is apparently out of service for the overhaul.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:07 pm

3681 was a new-paint unit. Remaining 8 rolling ruins consist of 2 original-paint survivors (3686, 3692), 2 new-paint non-rehabs (3660, 3694), and 4 puke-teals (3620, 3647, 3674, 3682).
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby jwhite07 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:59 am

Do the cars repainted prior to overhaul get repainted again as part of the work or do they keep their "old new" paint?
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:34 am

Yes. There's enough heavy body work involved in the rebuilds that every unit will get a full repaint.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby jwhite07 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:42 am

Excellent, thanks.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:49 am

Yeah, I saw 3678 yesterday and noticed it looked much shiner than it was before it went out to get overhauled.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:15 pm

Only 7 original 7s left in service. 3660 is out of service for the overhaul, which I just rode less than a week ago. 3694 is now the only newly painted original type 7 in service.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:15 pm

Also a couple milestones:

60 rebuilds are now in-service.
Only 20 non-rebuilds total are left in-service: original-paint 3686 & 3692; new-paint 3694; puke-teal 3620, 3647, 3674, 3682; and 13 3700's.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:53 am

Just saw a photo on twitter of 3655 returning from the overhaul. Link if anyone is interested: https://twitter.com/seanroche/status/902902044314435584
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby Type 7 3684 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:13 am

6 original type 7s left. 3692 has been pulled from service for overhaul.
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Re: Type 7 Overhaul Program

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:21 am

So 3686 takes the prize as the very last original-paint unit left in service. Get your photos while you can.
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