What's the beeping noise on Bombardier cab cars?

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What's the beeping noise on Bombardier cab cars?

Postby SouthernRailway » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:47 pm

I rode in a cab car on a Hudson Line train and noticed frequent beeping: usually 2 or 3 series of electronic beeps; sometimes more, but the last series would end quickly. The beeping occurred all along the route, including in Grand Central.

Curious what this is? I was in a Connecticut cab car with doors at each end- Charter Oak, I think.

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Re: What's the beeping noise on Bombardier cab cars?

Postby RearOfSignal » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:19 pm

Alerters now installed on cab cars.
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Re: What's the beeping noise on Bombardier cab cars?

Postby SouthernRailway » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:26 pm

Thanks, your reply is most helpful.

I won't be riding in cab cars from now on. That beeping is very annoying.
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Re: What's the beeping noise on Bombardier cab cars?

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:33 pm

Then avoid the head cars of the electric equipment too...you can hear it through the closed cab door.
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Re: What's the beeping noise on Bombardier cab cars?

Postby kitn1mcc » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:47 pm

This is the best part about riding the head end.

on the SLE in both directions once you learn the sounds it tells you alot of whats going on
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