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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