C1 and C3 Bilevels

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C1 and C3 Bilevels

Post by nyandw » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Working on this: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/C1-C3% ... 20Cars.htm

Anyone know the cars numbers of the C1 and C3 cars, and when the C3s began service? Thank you.

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Re: C1 and C3 Bilevels

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:51 am

pretty sure google has some reference to roster info.
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Re: C1 and C3 Bilevels

Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 am

Steve:

The 10 C1 bilevel cars date from 1990/91 - Tokyu Car Company of Japan.
There were five married pairs: 3001/3002; 3003/3004; 3005/3006; 3007/3008 and 3009/3010.
They were equipped with MU couplers requiring specially-modified Diesel locomotives for service.

The C3 cars were built by Kawasaki in 1997-98. All use 480VAC and can run at LIRR MAS of 80/65 mph.
C3 Cab Car 5001-5023 - Weight 149,652 - Total 23.
C3 TT Car 4001-4087 - Weight 145,681 - Total 44 (odd number cars with lavatory)
C3 T Car 4002-4134 - Weight 141,270 - Total 67 (even number cars)

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Re: C1 and C3 Bilevels

Post by nyandw » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:16 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:51 am
pretty sure google has some reference to roster info.
The actual numbers have been elusive...

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Re: C1 and C3 Bilevels

Post by jhdeasy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:38 am

Good subject for a page at your website.

I like the photo of 614 alongside 5014 at Montauk. A “relieve the watch” moment at the end of the era of Pullman Standard push-pull cars.

I must admit the C-3 cars hold no particular appeal for me. I never rode on them. Maybe I will someday on a future visit to NY.

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Re: C1 and C3 Bilevels

Post by mp15ac » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:42 am

I rode the C3's a few ties. They are very comfortable, and quieter than the MU's.

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Re: C1 and C3 Bilevels

Post by JamesRR » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:51 am

I recall riding the C3s for the first time in 2002. Man, the A/C was insane! I seem to recall hearing it was because the temp sensors were near the doors, and when open, the entering heat threw them off. Not sure if that's why, but you could hang meat in there at the time.

Nice cars - I always found it intriguing that the windows on the C3s look like the ones found on the old M1/M3 cars. And yet on the new M7s an all new window design was introduced.

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