Status and Delivery of Additional M8 Cars

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Re: Additional M8 Cars Ordered

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:58 pm

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Re: Additional M8 Cars Ordered

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:39 pm

poorly written article, how is New Haven line expanded ?? and their suggesting 60 and 94 car cars instead of 60 plus a 34 option.
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Re: Status and Delivery of Additional M8 Cars

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:01 pm

Any update on the status of these? I think there were up to 94? including options... Supposed max M8 fleet of 499 I think I saw somewhere?
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Re: Status and Delivery of Additional M8 Cars

Post by GojiMet86 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:02 pm

I'm curious as to what the numbers on the new cars are.

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Re: Status and Delivery of Additional M8 Cars

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:09 pm

My numbers show 94 more, as to when, I think due to delay on M-9's it will be second quarter of 2020 for first delivery.
as for actual car numbers, nothing posted yet but pretty sure it will be 66% 34% split between CDOT and MTA
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Re: Status and Delivery of Additional M8 Cars

Post by Jeff Smith » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:32 am

Jaap, all pool? And, of course, think there will be any bar cars LOL let's open that can of worms LOL. I say not.
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Re: Status and Delivery of Additional M8 Cars

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:21 pm

yes all pool as MN would be maintaining the M-8's .
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Re: Status and Delivery of Additional M8 Cars

Post by Erie-Lackawanna » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:22 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:09 pm
My numbers show 94 more, as to when, I think due to delay on M-9's it will be second quarter of 2020 for first delivery.
as for actual car numbers, nothing posted yet but pretty sure it will be 66% 34% split between CDOT and MTA
There are 66 cars coming. The remaining “option” cars have not been and will not be optioned.

Jim

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