New Double Deckers Sighted in Transit

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Postby ST214 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:26 pm

Hopefully, they will be road tested(in service) on the Northside like 751-766 were.
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Postby jwhite07 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:37 am

New cars (and locomotives, too) are usually put through a series of non-revenue instrumented tests on the New Hampshire Main Line between Wilmington and Shop Interlocking (near the B&M Billerica Shops), on weekends. They also undergo similar testing on the South Side, although I do not know the preferred testing location there.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:17 am

is the Attleboro line the only line where the MBTA passenger cars can go 80 mph?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:17 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:is the Attleboro line the only line where the MBTA passenger cars can go 80 mph?


I believe so. As far as I can re-call, the maximum passenger speed on all other lines is no more than 70MPH. I will double check the MBCR timetable when I get a chance. :wink:
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Re: They're here !!!!

Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:44 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:Hello all, the first four new double deckers came into Beacon Park last night on Q420.

The numbers were: 900, 901, 902,&903.

I am assuming that the Readville switcher will pick them up from Beacon Park some night this week and take them over the Grand Jct to B.E.T.


I noticed they decided to use the 900 range numbering rather than the 800 range. That's strange, I thought 800s would be use to number the new K Ddeckers.
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Postby bierhere » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:10 pm

Maybe they are considered a different series because of the bathrooms.
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Postby AmtrakFan » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:20 pm

I thought these Cars couldn't be use due to Amtrak's Catnary. Yes Kawaski is in Lincolin, NE

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Postby sery2831 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:52 am

The four cars are at BET as of this evening, looks like the local CSX switch that goes to Chelsea set them off today. Also now we have duplicate numbers on the property! Engine number 902 and coach 902, soon to have 904 and 904 too.
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Postby iandavid » Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:00 am

AmtrakFan wrote:I thought these Cars couldn't be use due to Amtrak's Catnary.


Not unless they're any higher than the double deckers they already run on that line. You'd be surprised how little height an extra level adds to those cars. Mostly they're just a lot lower to the ground.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:14 am

sery2831 wrote:. Also now we have duplicate numbers on the property! Engine number 902 and coach 902, soon to have 904 and 904 too.


That's the first thing that I thought of when I saw the numbers. :P

I also thought that they would be in an 800 series. :wink:
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:40 am

bierhere wrote:Maybe they are considered a different series because of the bathrooms.


Ok, that's probably it then, if they had major differences like that, then the cars would have had to use the next range up, the 900-series.
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Postby sery2831 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:43 pm

Yah, why not 800 series?
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:50 pm

when do you think they will start testing the cars?
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Postby sery2831 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:05 am

They normally run test extras on Saturdays, so maybe next weekend...
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 5:00 pm

Testing won't start until late January...It will be on the Lowell Line between Wilmington and N.Billerica on a Saturday and Sunday.

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