M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by BuddR32 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:35 am

MattAmity90 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:16 pm
The mushroom light (they're vanishing and being replaced) is a symbol of the LIRR since the 1960's. Found at many stations, from the temporary stations during elevation of the Babylon Branch, to the Long Beach-Far Rockaway-West Hempstead-Hempstead-Main Line, they are universal at many of the 124 stations. Although most stations have had them removed for energy efficient lights which I'm glad they are doing, but I'll miss the lights.
Ah, understood, thanks. I thought it was referring to something on the M3. I've never heard them called mushroom lights. I've refered to them as the (less politically correct) Chinaman hat lights.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by MattAmity90 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:09 pm

BuddR32 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:35 am
MattAmity90 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:16 pm
The mushroom light (they're vanishing and being replaced) is a symbol of the LIRR since the 1960's. Found at many stations, from the temporary stations during elevation of the Babylon Branch, to the Long Beach-Far Rockaway-West Hempstead-Hempstead-Main Line, they are universal at many of the 124 stations. Although most stations have had them removed for energy efficient lights which I'm glad they are doing, but I'll miss the lights.
Ah, understood, thanks. I thought it was referring to something on the M3. I've never heard them called mushroom lights. I've refered to them as the (less politically correct) Chinaman hat lights.
That's alright, they do and the politically correct term would be rice hat lights. Many railroaders and websites refer to them as mushroom lights. If you take a look at the lights they look like mushroom heads. They are actually full of Mercury which is why they are being phased out. A good majority of the stations have replaced them with energy-efficient lights. Examples of stations with them or used to have them:

-Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset (used to), Westbury (used to), Carle Place (used to), Mineola, Merillon Avenue, New Hyde Park.
-Country Life Press, Garden City, Nassau Boulevard (used to), Stewart Manor (used to?).
-Found on walkover bridges at Ronkonkoma Branch stations, not anymore).
-Amityville, Merrick (used to), Freeport, Baldwin (used to), Rockville Centre (used to). Massapequa Park (only grade level, Bellmore, Merrick temporary stations).
-Long Beach, Far Rockaway, West Hempstead, Port Washington, and many City Terminal Zone stations.
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by Train2009 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:44 pm

I caught the 5:06 PM NYP to Hempstead 8 car M9 set at Queens Village yesterday evening.

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Post by nyandw » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:12 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 pm
url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxd0WryKPu0]Video[/url] by Max Diamond (Dj Hammers): West to east: 9015-9016-9017-9018-9007-9008-9005-9006-9001-9002
Noted, thank you. :-)

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by Liquidcamphor » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:20 pm

I caught the 5:06 PM NYP to Hempstead 8 car M9 set at Queens Village yesterday evening.
What was your opinion of the new cars?

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:07 am

nyandw wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:12 pm
R36 Combine Coach wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 pm
url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxd0WryKPu0]Video[/url] by Max Diamond (Dj Hammers): West to east: 9015-9016-9017-9018-9007-9008-9005-9006-9001-9002
Noted, thank you. :-)
Steve: This is the correct car numbers for Train #1621 for September 11, 2018
This was an 8 car M9 train which was their first revenue run -
West
9015-9016
9007-9008
9005-9006
9001-9002
East
Train#1621 stops: Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Hicksville, Jamaica and Hunterspoint Avenue.

The numbers given previously indicated a 10 car train: 9017-9018 were NOT part of the inaugural
M9 train. Search YouTube with this information "LIRR M9 cars inaugural run 9/11/2019"
An example:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=LG-naZ_GdjA
MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by GojiMet86 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 am

Does anyone know what the build dates are of these cars?

I think the first two were built in 2017, and the rest in 2018?...

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Post by Train2009 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:14 pm

Liquidcamphor wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:20 pm
I caught the 5:06 PM NYP to Hempstead 8 car M9 set at Queens Village yesterday evening.
What was your opinion of the new cars?
It looks nice.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by MattAmity90 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm

My opinion on the look of the M9 cars both pros and cons.

PROS:
1.) I approve the advancements in accommodations such as the electronic screens for advertisements.
2.) LED destination present on the front of the cars above the conductor and engineer cabs.
3.) The fact that when the train is arriving at a station that is less than 12 cars long, it tells you what car you're in out of the consist.
4.) On the sides where it shows the destination of the train, it scrolls.
5.) Safety system upgrades in case of emergencies.

CONS:
1.) The blue vertical stripes are an eyesore, and should not be a part of the paint scheme.
2.) Front of the cars should have fluorescent yellow bumpers (bumblebee) like the M7 cars, where the head and taillights are located.
3.) The headlight and taillight configuration being inverted. Headlights need to be the inner lights, with the taillights as the outer lights.
4.) Propulsion and air brake sound.
5.) Fact that the release of the cars was delayed by a few years, and that car #9002 wasn't the head car for the first revenue run.
This station is Babylon, this is the train to Penn Station. Stopping at: Lindenhurst, Copiague, Amityville, Massapequa Park, Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, Penn Station.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by GojiMet86 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:04 pm

Photos from 9/11. The train went to LIC after finishing its maiden run at Hunterspoint.

Also, I'm happy that the BBC code from Flickr is back to the forums. I don't like uploading attachements.


ImageIMG_8085 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

ImageIMG_8044 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

ImageIMG_8092 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

ImageIMG_8025 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

ImageIMG_8094 by GojiMet86, on Flickr



YouTube clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG-naZ_GdjA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imSA39F5fRU

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:19 pm

GojiMet86 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 am
Does anyone know what the build dates are of these cars? I think the first two were built in 2017, and the rest in 2018?...
Pilot pair 9001-9002 2015 build. MTA board meetings reports have the cars built 2015 and undergoing testing at Kobe 2016.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by 452 Card » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:21 pm

MattAmity90,
The headlights are Headlights, but the correct term for the "taillights" is "Markers"
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by GojiMet86 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:40 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:19 pm
GojiMet86 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 am
Does anyone know what the build dates are of these cars? I think the first two were built in 2017, and the rest in 2018?...
Pilot pair 9001-9002 2015 build. MTA board meetings reports have the cars built 2015 and undergoing testing at Kobe 2016.
So it seems that 9003-9016 are 2018 units then.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:23 pm

If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by newkirk » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:42 pm

Okay, the M-9's are in service. Now what's next ?
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