Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

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Re: Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

Postby Limited-Clear » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:47 am

Your so right that what you saw has nothing to do with the "current problem", the engineers cab is basically a few false walls installed inside the shell of the car, the car didn't warp to create the gaps, the shoddy internal build quality is what caused it, it shouldn't happen but with everything we've seen so far are you surprised, the door frame is flimsy the walls for the cab area are thin, 100mph shaking everything around and stuff moves, a solid build like the old cars and you don't see these "shortcuts"
The managers in their ivory tower know more and more about less and less, and end up knowing everything about *&$% all
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Re: Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

Postby pumpers » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:27 pm

An article in philly.com today that SEPTA is putting forged beams in 33 cars - it sounds like they never have had the plate beams with the feet attached with pins on those cars. Hard to think SEPTA was down 33 cars the past few months - maybe the have been keeping some of the loaners?
Fair use quote:
Nearly six months after SEPTA pulled from service a third of its Regional Rail fleet due to flawed weight bearing beams, 33 of 120 cars remain out of service.
The delay occurred because SEPTA is pursuing a more durable repair job for those cars, which should be completed by the last week of December, SEPTA officials said

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/S ... r-yet.html
And that SEPTA wants to put forged beams in the 87 cars which did receive the plate steel fixes, timetable unclear.
JS
So a afew months ago when some were arguing about whether the repair job was going to be forged beams and some for the plate beams, I guess both sides were right
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Re: Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

Postby jackintosh11 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:42 am

They have indeed been keeping some of the loaners - I think they have about 18 MARC cars left. The balance is probably from lowered shop counts, shortened consists, etc.
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Re: Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

Postby electricron » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:19 pm

It's been 6 months since the last post, what's the status of these EMUs now?
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Re: Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

Postby BuddCar711 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:31 pm

electricron wrote:It's been 6 months since the last post, what's the status of these EMUs now?


The SL-Vs are back in service. The MARC cars were back in Maryland, but they are now on their way to New York as loaners for the LIRR.
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Re: Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

Postby Nasadowsk » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:32 pm

The MARC IIs on their way to LI? They had a revenue run this morning!
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Re: Silverliner Vs Out of Service - Technical Topics

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:22 pm

LIRR has leased a 5 car set,4 coaches and 1 cab car,"topped and tailed" by a pair of DE's
MARC will not allow Cab Signal mods on the Cab car this year.
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