M9 Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:43 pm

only few M-9's will be produced in Japan, basically the first 20 or so test cars, rest will be build in Lincoln Nebraska.
with finishing work in Yonkers, NY.
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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby MattAmity90 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:11 pm

It's going to be interesting to find out what the horn on the M9's will sound like since the M1 and M3 horns were different.
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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:15 pm

LOL Good question Matt! The M-1 and M-3 horns sure were different, but I liked both of them. I hope the M-9's horn is different from the M-7, 'cause I never liked the M-7 horns, even before they muffled them.
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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby MattTheM1 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:15 pm

Head-end View wrote:LOL Good question Matt! The M-1 and M-3 horns sure were different, but I liked both of them. I hope the M-9's horn is different from the M-7, 'cause I never liked the M-7 horns, even before they muffled them.


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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Norton » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:48 pm

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/lir ... 1.11943460
From Newsday:

"LIRR’s new trains may come later than promised, officials say

HIGHLIGHTS

Delivery of M-9 electric cars now set for Nov. 2018
Railroad has purchased 92 trains for $377 million

The LIRR’s next generation of train cars could roll off the assembly line nine months later than originally promised, railroad officials say. "
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LIRR M9 deliveries

Postby adamj023 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:25 pm

Anyone know if the test set has arrived?

M3's are breaking down more, and the cars need to go. The newer cars need less personnel to run and are a faster ride. I always hate getting on the M3's occasionally. The C3, M7 and soon M9 will all make for a nice LIRR fleet for a very long time.
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Re: LIRR M9 deliveries

Postby BuddR32 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:45 pm

No, the test set is still in Japan.

I like the M3 cars, although I know this is may be a minority opinion. I like riding on them, and liked working on them, unless you compared a motor PI to an M1, it was better than the M3 for Electricians.
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Re: LIRR M9 deliveries

Postby BuddR32 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:47 pm

Explain how this is so, aren't the crew assignments the same regardless of the class of MU?
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Re: LIRR M9 deliveries

Postby onorclose7 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:33 am

The crew assignment is the same. This person knows not of what he speaks
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Re: LIRR M9 deliveries

Postby jackintosh11 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:56 pm

Probably meaning fewer maintenance personnel, makes slightly more sense.
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Re: LIRR M9 deliveries

Postby Dump The Air » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:59 am

it's been a good 3+ years since i've rode the LIRR but i always liked getting the odd set of M3s on a late night KO train, the lights going out occasionally helped the sober up nap on the ride back.
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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby bellstbarn » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:55 am

A few weeks ago, I may have seen a report stating that the windows on the M-9's will be tinted darker than those on the M-7's. Would anyone know if this is true? Thanks.
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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:36 pm

I hope not. It's already hard enough to see out of the existing tinted windows at night.
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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby edflyerssn007 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:24 pm

Are there any updates?
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Re: M9 Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Crabman1130 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:28 am

I saw on FB that the FRA rejected the M9 proto and the car is being redesigned. Does anyone have anything on why?
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