New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby BandA » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:06 pm

I would think you would always want to use Feddybucks. But the CRRC underbid was so large that it probably works out okay for Taxxachu$$ett$.

I recently drove by the CRRC plant at night. Couldn't see much though the fencing. The CRRC logo is creepy.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby dieciduej » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:09 pm

BandA wrote:But the CRRC underbid was so large that it probably works out okay for Taxxachu$$ett$.


Only if the orders are ToT (Time on Target), no major technical hiccups or ECO (Engineering Change Orders). And we can get at least 35 years out of them before GOHs (General Overhauls). Wow three (3) acronyms!
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby BandA » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:17 pm

CRRC is trying to make their reputation on this order. Plus I think they should be able to find enough trainable, competent workers in the area. As for 35 years before GOH, that's the area that's gonna fail. I imagine they would also have plenty of managers/supervisors that want to work in USA that they won't have the problems that Hyundai-Rotem had. Dealing with U.S. unions is presumably a culture shock for them. (I'm just assuming they are unionized).
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby bgl » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:13 am

dieciduej wrote:Only if the orders are ToT (Time on Target), no major technical hiccups or ECO (Engineering Change Orders). And we can get at least 35 years out of them before GOHs (General Overhauls). Wow three (3) acronyms!


True, but, the use of federal funding vs state only funding won't change the end results of this.

BandA wrote:I would think you would always want to use Feddybucks. But the CRRC underbid was so large that it probably works out okay for Taxxachu$$ett$.


Strange how Massachusetts continually ranks middle of the pack of all states in tax burden.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby dieciduej » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:29 pm

I saw a six pack of new Orange Line cars on the test track between Wellington and Sullivan on my trip home. Do the greatest photo since it was going away. Before you know it we'll have a case of cars! :P
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby marlowe » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:13 pm

Ariel view (both old and new)

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:02 pm

marlowe wrote:Ariel view


Doesn't look like you're under the sea, to me!



I appreciate the full consist shots, guys. They look pretty sleek.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby caduceus » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:52 pm

I was looking at the top picture, and wondering why it was laying on it's side...only to click on it and realize the embedded image was rotated...
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby rethcir » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:01 pm

Saw it parked on the express track at Sullivan last night.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby Kilo Echo » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:42 am

Mind the gap
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby Bolo42 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:40 am

Testing has been going on for a while now.
I hear about it at work where I am helping out with the car documentation.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:40 am

And now today, there will be another trainset delivered later today from Springfield to Wellington Rail Yard for their formal introduction of the new OR Cars to civilian riders
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby Tobin Dax » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:31 pm

Do we have any sense of how well the tests of the new Orange Line cars are going? Have they picked up on any issues, or do the cars seem to be relatively clean?
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:44 am

Saw an orange line car headed east by truck with state police escort on the Mass Pike at the Auburn interchange at around 10:30AM 1/3/18. For unknown reason, it was crawling down the highway with traffic behind it stopped by the police escort.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:44 am

Wow, I thought for sure they would have delivered them by rail. Not by truck. That's a cool sight.
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