New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Kilo Echo » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:29 am

trains18 wrote:Im not a big fan of china designs but as long as it does the job im happy. I like American made train sets better, not foreign sets.
Like Pullman Standard's R46 cars (in New York)?
Mind the gap

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by typesix » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:27 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote: Did the Blue/Orange cars have teething issues in 1979-80, despite being based off the shelf (PATH PA3)?
Had a few issues that I remember. One was excessive wheel wear that was corrected? Another was speed governed to 40 mph due to braking issues. Cars were specified capable of 65 mph and intended to run at 50 mph.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by chrisf » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:49 pm

The Orange Line cars now will not begin to enter service until "this summer."

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by MBTA3247 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:22 am

There’s a test train of 1400s running up and down the entire Orange Line today.

Edit: it went into the shop just before 1PM.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by ssresident » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:39 am

Someone built a site to track the new OL & RL trains along with the type 9s. https://newtrains.today/

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by MBTA3247 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 pm

"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by bostontrainguy » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:27 pm

Seat backs look awfully short!

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by diburning » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:46 pm

Those seatbacks are London tube style

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by BandA » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:55 am

So are they less comfortable or more comfortable? Bet those LCD screens become a maintenance headache.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by rethcir » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 am

Pedantic, but I wish the digital signs said the more colloquial “Mass Ave” vs “MA Avenue”

Frankly I think the static old printed signs are just fine. It’s not like this route changes frequently. Kind of overkill.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by typesix » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:43 am

bostontrainguy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Seat backs look awfully short!
Doesn't look any worse than 01400 Bluebirds.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by MBTA3247 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:05 pm

rethcir wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 am
Pedantic, but I wish the digital signs said the more colloquial “Mass Ave” vs “MA Avenue”

Frankly I think the static old printed signs are just fine. It’s not like this route changes frequently. Kind of overkill.
The idea behind the digital signs is that you always know where the train is on the line. Using a full-blown LCD display is overkill for that, though; I've seen the same thing implemented with a printed map and LEDs marking the stations and direction of travel.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by StefanW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:55 am

In case you didn't already know... you can follow the new cars as they debut today with my app...
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html

The trick is to hit the button "Show a detailed table" under the map, and then click the header on the column "Lead Car No." to sort them in order. Look for anything with 14XX and that's the new Orange Line cars.

Also of note - 3900 & 3904 are signed for Gov't Center and inbound at Reservoir right now. I bet they are planning on making some show of both new types at North Station - or something like that.
The Blue Line is good for Lynn, and Lynn is good for the Blue Line.

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https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/commuter-rail-map.html

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by StefanW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:07 am

Here we go!!
Lead Car 1404, Orange Line to Forest Hills, STOPPED_AT Wellington predicted departure at 11:06 AM, location last updated: 11:05:36 AM
The Blue Line is good for Lynn, and Lynn is good for the Blue Line.

My live MBTA real-time mapping apps:
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/commuter-rail-map.html

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