sery2831 wrote:Finch wrote:Folks, the Type 7 is not getting a new propulsion system. Some modest propulsion overhaul work is being done, but the existing DC system is not going anywhere. Figured I'd nip that in the bud before this thread goes off the rails (so to speak) with propulsion speculation.
From what I understand the cars are getting new interiors, new propulsion systems, and new HVAC systems.
Edit. A source I have is saying that the propulsion system is not going to be replaced. Since the RFP did not include that... Seems that in the press releases have picked up wording they are being replaced and not rebuilt. A change could have occurred, but most likely a mistake in the press release.
MBTA3247 wrote:I like the existing interiors on the Type 7s. Way better than the doctor's office motif the Type 8s have.
djimpact1 wrote:MBTA3247 wrote:I like the existing interiors on the Type 7s. Way better than the doctor's office motif the Type 8s have.
Agreed! Well-stated visual with the "doctor's office motif". There's something just extremely un-inviting about the Type 8 interior.
I hope no major renovation on the cab door/wall or floor happens. I didn't realize until the LRVs were completely gone & Type 8s were running full-force how much I actually like the faux wood grain interior features. Why that is, I have no clue...I think growing up with the 0600 Blue Lines, Green Line LRVs & the still-running 01200 Orange Line cars, I've come to find comfort in this paneling.
I wouldn't mind an interior lighting upgrade though for the Type 7s. And hopefully Alstom will put SOMETHING over the open (interior) side rollsign cases. I don't need to see the back of the LCD sign boxes while I'm riding...it depresses me to no end, as it reminds me how the rollsigns are long gone.
BandM4266 wrote:I have learned that another transport truck has arrived at Riverside to haul another car off to Hornell. I believe that this will bring the total number of cars out for rebuild to seven. Truck maybe on the road tonight or head out first thing in the morning headed west.
F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:There any updates on how the program is progressing with the 4 cars that have been in Hornell for months?