Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V cars

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Matthew Mitchell
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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by Matthew Mitchell » Fri May 31, 2013 11:41 am

glennk419 wrote:Has anyone else noticed an apparent change in the brilliance and amplitude of some of the SL V horns?
Definitely. There's an increasing number of differences between the individual cars.

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by ekt8750 » Fri May 31, 2013 11:44 am

Maybe they're lowering the air pressure to drop the decibels a bit. I know a lot of people have complained at how loud those horns are.

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by Head-end View » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:00 pm

The Silverliner V horns sounded great to me when I was out there last month. A heck of a lot better than LIRR's deliberately muffled M-7 horns.

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by BuddCar711 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:25 pm

What's the status of 738 and 881/882? Are they in regular service yet?

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by Matthew Mitchell » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:37 pm

BuddCar711 wrote:What's the status of 738 and 881/882? Are they in regular service yet?
I rode on them months ago.

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by 25Hz » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:12 pm

Really great build quality these are...

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac19 ... 24a622.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I sincerely hope that is just a cosmetic body sheet.
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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by scotty269 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:02 pm

25Hz wrote:Really great build quality these are...

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac19 ... 24a622.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I sincerely hope that is just a cosmetic body sheet.
What??

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by trackwelder » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:17 pm

25Hz wrote:Really great build quality these are...

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac19 ... 24a622.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I sincerely hope that is just a cosmetic body sheet.
are you talking about the boot print or the tiny little dent? there's no love lost on me for the sV's, but i don't think you can indict them for that.
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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by loufah » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:30 pm

25Hz wrote: http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac19 ... 24a622.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"Dear SEPTA, enjoyed riding the new train cars to Philly, but the kick plates don't work. Signed, NJ resident."

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by Fan Railer » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:24 pm

LOL about time:
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/pas ... channel=55" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by BuddCar711 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:36 pm

Little late on the story, aren't they.

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by Fan Railer » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:27 pm

BuddCar711 wrote:Little late on the story, aren't they.
just a little lolz

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Re: Delivery and revenue service status of Silverliner V car

Post by Limited-Clear » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:15 am

No they aren't late with the story, just because the cars were on the property didn't mean they were accepted by Septa, the Dec 17th date reflects the date that all after production modifications and required running times were completed and the cars officially handed over to Septa from the testing/running in/ teething stage
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