Blue line signal question

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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:22 pm

i have seen the trains go 60 in that section, i had a clear view of the speedometer
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:33 pm

Figures, since I can see the speed indicator from the last car, I'm sure you got the last car to see, that way we can monitor the train's speed. The Red Line however, is a different story. You'd have to get an 01800 consist, and get the nutorious seat, and the window must be open unless you were willing to do my Seat Trick..............

The red line speedometers work only on the lead (motormen's) and the second car (it's mate).
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Postby typesix » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:59 pm

They may be able to go that fast downhill, but the power is set to cut out at 40 mph. This also applies to the 01200s. Due to braking problems that were never solved(wheels tended to lockup too much when traveling above 40 mph).
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