Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:11 pm

Were these cars ment for Springfield-Greenfield service under the MassDOT/T-west service banner?
Were put in storage "wet" in need of repairs to on board systems and bodyshell damage/rot, have long since gone "sour"
on air brake and cab control inspections.
ConnDOT has cars in storage they can bring back online without buying/leasing MBTA's worn out MBB's
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby diburning » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 pm

According to this article which is almost a year old at this point, it says that ConnDOT intended to lease the equipment needed for this line and would operate with the leased equipment for about five years until a joint order with Metro-North for push-pull cars for the branchline services is placed.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby CRail » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:49 am

Backshophoss wrote:ConnDOT has cars in storage they can bring back online without buying/leasing MBTA's worn out MBB's

What cars are these? And what makes you think they're in any better condition than MBBs?
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby electricron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:27 pm

Mafersa built the coaches new for the Virginia Railway Express at $24.7 million, or $600,000–$700,000 per car. VRE sold 33 of the coaches to the Connecticut Department of Transportation in 2004 for its Shore Line East service. QIT-Fer et Titane, a Quebec mining company, purchased the remaining five cars in 2008.

CDOT’s SLE Service presently uses 4 coaches per train typically, so that means they have around 8 train sets. If they lease 16 cars from MBTA, that means they will have another 4 train sets.
I don’t know how many train sets they would need to support services on both the SLE and Hartford lines. But obviously then need more than 8 while more new M8 cars are being built.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby ebtmikado » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:45 am

A total of 8 (two 4-car sets) cars are being rehabbed for use on the CT rail Hartford Line.
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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Postby diburning » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:07 pm

According to the roster, there are 16 cars (12 coaches, 4 cabs) set aside for this, so there are probably going to be four sets total.
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