M3 Rebuild

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M3 Rebuild

Post by P32ac-dm » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:22 pm

Well, i found this video of the M3 Rebuilds. Its the 1st video of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_2494BrOTA

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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by TDowling » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:55 pm

Very nice...Are these to be restricted to Harlem and Hudson only?

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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:58 pm

Betya , their real tough to run on New Haven line ;-)
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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by SubaruWRX » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:10 pm

too bad the New Haven line wont get that done.. getting rid of the 80's fake wood panal makes the inside look much brighter.
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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by Clean Cab » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:16 pm

M3s, M1s and M7s can technically can run on the New Haven Line..................to Mt. Vernon East at least. They could get a good run and stop at Pelham, but then they'd be dead in the water!!
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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by RearOfSignal » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:56 am

SubaruWRX wrote:too bad the New Haven line wont get that done.. getting rid of the 80's fake wood panal makes the inside look much brighter.
The interior is so bright to keep the roaches from coming out. :wink:
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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by P32ac-dm » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:12 am

You got to admit the seats could have been in a different color. I liked the old red and blue seats. Im sorry, im just raised with the m1/m3. Too bad i dont ride them anymore. :(

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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by Lucius Ameri » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:16 am

I have to say...the seat color choice was quite nice. It actually matches the rebuilt Gennies!
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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by Patrick A. » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:33 pm

I wonder if the Mets chipped in for those seat colors. :-D Anyways I wish that treatment was done to the M2's when they went through CSR. Hopefully they might take out the wood for the M4/6 rebuilds.

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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by RearOfSignal » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:28 pm

Worked in a pair of M3's a couple of nights ago, the seats were blue, black, yellow -all mismatched. It didn't look very good. Didn't get the numbers though. (It seems I never do)
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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:09 pm

LIRR also has a set of rebuilt M-3s (9893-94), however the interior more resembles the M-7.
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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by SubaruWRX » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:15 pm

lol I never seen that many on the trainI may be the only one that likes the orange and blue seat color.
RearOfSignal wrote:
SubaruWRX wrote:too bad the New Haven line wont get that done.. getting rid of the 80's fake wood panal makes the inside look much brighter.
The interior is so bright to keep the roaches from coming out. :wink:
Awaiting the new M8

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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by Kurt » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:11 pm

Most of the rebuilds also lost the opening windows, in favor of a one piece design. here is a quick photo of the center of the car. the non-wood paneled areas retained the "NYS seal" wallpaper
Image

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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by trainguy98 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:17 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:LIRR also has a set of rebuilt M-3s (9893-94), however the interior more resembles the M-7.
I've worked this pair before and its my understanding that almost all of our M3s have been overhauled, but only this pair got the interior treatment. Maybe this was due to lack of funding 'cuz we had to spend millions on all these WATCH THE GAP signs everywhere you look. :-D BTW, what's the deal with all the cushioning on the seatbacks?

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Re: M3 Rebuild

Post by Railroader » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:41 pm

trainguy98 wrote: BTW, what's the deal with all the cushioning on the seatbacks?
Do you mean the crash pads?

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