Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

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Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by metrony » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:40 pm

I cannot seem to find the stats for average miles per breakdown, average miles when the car has to be in the repair shop etc. I'd like to compare the Metro-North and LIRR fleet.

LIRR M3 vs Metro-North M3a
M7 vs M7a
DM/DE30 vs the Genesis

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Re: Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by ADL6009 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:51 pm

i dont know about the electric fleet. but i will go out on a huge limb here and say that the Genesis engines are far more reliable than the DE / DM's lol

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Re: Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by Otto Vondrak » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:06 am

What are you trying to prove? Two different railroads, different equipment, management, etc etc.. No comparison.
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Re: Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by metrony » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:22 am

Otto Vondrak wrote:What are you trying to prove? Two different railroads, different equipment, management, etc etc.. No comparison.
Just really curious. Nothing more.

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Re: Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by Tommy Meehan » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:10 am

ADL6009 wrote:i dont know about the electric fleet. but i will go out on a huge limb here and say that the Genesis engines are far more reliable than the DE / DM's lol
I don't know what the figures are either but the LIRR has greatly increased the miles between failures for their DE/DM fleet. They had issued a press release about it a couple years ago and the information was posted on their website.

I'm pretty sure the information was posted and regularly updated on both LIRR and MNR's websites. Miles between failures seems to be a pretty standard industry yardstick. Since the websites have been redone I can't find much of anything but it's probably still there.

Like Otto said, there can be a lot of reasons why the figures would vary. But I really don't see a whole lot of difference between say MNR M3s and LIRR M3s. They're essentially the same equipment built with the same components, aren't they?

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Re: Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:16 am

The MDBF numbers are usually posted in MTA annual report posted somewhere on http://www.mta.info/

check this:
http://www.mta.info/mta/compliance/pdf/ ... rative.pdf
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Re: Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by Tommy Meehan » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:39 am

Thanks very much!

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Re: Miles per breakdown LIRR vs Metro-North fleet

Post by metrony » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:39 am

DutchRailnut wrote:The MDBF numbers are usually posted in MTA annual report posted somewhere on http://www.mta.info/

check this:
http://www.mta.info/mta/compliance/pdf/ ... rative.pdf
Thanks Dutch!!

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