Nasadowsk wrote:How badly did ABB miss the weight target, anyway? I've heard these cars are somewhat slower than what they replaced, though the one time i was on the line, I thought they were pretty punchy...
Suburban Station wrote:we used to take the P&W to the tower theater. I knew people who took it form upper darby to bryn mawr and norristow for work. the lack of a seamless transfer to the R5 always bothered me.
gardendance wrote:We don't necessarily need articulated cars to improve the operator-passenger. We could institute self service-proof of purchase ticketing with random inspection. I do find it interesting though that most of those ticketing schemes involve ariculated light rail vehicles, the only exception I know of is Buffalo, which however has the longest non-articulated light rail vehicles that I know of.
JeffK wrote:SEPTA was roundly criticized for its decision to go with a one-off design on the N-5s. They in fact passed on the opportunity to make a joint purchase with PATCO, a line that is also a single route and shares many characteristics with the P&W.
Bill R. wrote:IIRC, there was also a design variation of the Kawasaki LRV that had been proposed at one point, though I don't know much more about this circumstance.
Tritransit Area wrote:Wow, so essentially the NHSL "K-cars" would have the "blinker doors"? Intriguing! It's hard to imagine those on the line, heh.
I'm glad we have the N5s though. I just LOVE hearing that a/c traction as the train starts, stops, and travels at speed. Sounds better than the other stuff out there, that's for sure!
60 Car wrote:The Radnor turnback was designed to be a stub end track on the southbound side north of the existing crossovers. Wyeth owned the property adjacent to the right of way, and I heard they wanted too much for the land.
Bill R. wrote:Since Silverliner II discussed digging for old material, I was motivated to locate the Electric Lines article that I mentioned in my last post.
I've scanned the article and posted access to it here:
Note: The files will appear beneath the PATCO image.
I don't believe that there would be a copyright infringement because the magazine has been out of business for so long. You couldn't get a reprint if you wanted.