Silverliner V: Progress Reports

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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby RRDMECH » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:06 pm

701 is inside Septa Roberts Shop getting both trucks replaced
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby dcipjr » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:01 pm

RRDMECH wrote:701 is inside Septa Roberts Shop getting both trucks replaced


Really? How come? I thought they were ready-to-run? Was there damage in shipping?
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby Nick L » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:08 pm

Will they need to replace the trucks on the 801-802 pair as well?
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby RRDMECH » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:46 pm

dcipjr wrote:
RRDMECH wrote:701 is inside Septa Roberts Shop getting both trucks replaced


Really? How come? I thought they were ready-to-run? Was there damage in shipping?







701 has bad roller bearings, the married pair is fine.
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:01 am

RRDMECH wrote:701 has bad roller bearings, the married pair is fine.

I'm feeling more optimistic by the minute...
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby Silverliner II » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:24 am

MelroseMatt wrote:Does anyone know the numbering scheme? Are 700 cars singles, and 800s married pairs? Or something else?


Single units: 701-736

Married pairs: 801-884
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby ex Budd man » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:19 am

The roller bearings aren't bad, they're the wrong type. This was known before it was shipped. The shop crew should have no problems doing the change out since the truck is nearly identical to the SL-IV design.
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:13 am

801 was being taken off the low-boy in Roberts Yard this morning at 8:25 or so.
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby jslader » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:36 am

Were all three SLVs shipped at the same time yesterday? For some reason I got the impression they only shipped 701 yesterday.
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby dcipjr » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:37 am

They're doing one a day. 701 yesterday, 801 today, 802 tomorrow.
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby ex Budd man » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:28 pm

I watched the SL-V's being removed from the trailer and set on it's wheels yesterday and this morning. One half of a married pair is lifted off a huge trailer. Here are a few pictures of the move.
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Car 801 is ready to be placed on rails for the first time.
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Even the lifting fixture is huge.
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Silverliner V arrives 064.jpg
Ropes attached to each end help guide 801 into place.
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby RRDMECH » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:45 pm

801 Interior.JPG
Silverliner V 801 Interior
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For the Budd fans
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby thegivenup » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:49 pm

This is very exciting to see these pictures. Are the rest of the shells going to be trucked to Rotem or can they load those on flat cars? It seems like it'd be easier if they just took the shells over on flat cars, that way the high lift cranes at the port can just load them right from the ship and the shop cranes can move them around in the factory. No need to keep renting trucks and cranes then.
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby RRDMECH » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:58 pm

Diesel 70 n 801.JPG
Diesel 70 n 801
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801 Interior 2.JPG
Silverliner V 801 Interior
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801 Cab.JPG
801 Cab
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Re: Silverliner V: Progress Reports

Postby Nick L » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:23 pm

Interior looks nice. I'm liking the huge windows.

Also, very nice shot with the II and V in the shop. Wonder how long until someone catches the "money shot" - II, III, IV, and V in the same photo? :-D
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