• Rotem Cars Discussion (new bi-level cars)

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by Diverging Route
 
MBTAVideoClips wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:50 am Anybody know why the Rotem cab cars don't have bathrooms? They seem to have plenty of space on the No. 2 end and I don't see the reason why they excluded them
Cost. If the standard is one rest-room car per train, and there are enough to comply without the cabs having one, why spend the extra money?
  by MBTAVideoClips
 
1857 has tracking data from a Fairmount Line train a week ago on pantographapp.com, but it was most likely a mistake (maybe they accidentally set up tracking data), as it doesn't show up when you read through what pantograph shows what went on the Fairmount line.
  by OldColonyRailfan
 
Tracking data was turned on during a midday move from the Readville Yard. 1857 is not in service, but it is getting prepped for it.
  by MBTAVideoClips
 
1857 is in service now. Coming back from Middleborough/Lakeville
  by GP40MC1118
 
New Rotems 881,882,1862,1863 arrived Middleboro May 10th. Should be in Rochester by now. This group may have come out of Savannah, Georgia due to the mess in Baltimore. If not them, the next batch should be.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Did the batch before 1862 and 1863, 1860 and 1861 ever get delivered?
  by GP40MC1118
 
GP40MC1118 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 5:26 pm New Rotems 881,882,1862,1863 arrived Middleboro May 10th. Should be in Rochester by now. This group may have come out of Savannah, Georgia due to the mess in Baltimore. If not them, the next batch should be.
Confirmed this group was redirected to Savannah and railed from there.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
FYI, 1808 was recently sent north. I assume over the weekend by the readville switcher.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
As stated on netransit roster, Update: On 05/23/24 the MBTA Board approved an option with Rotem to purchase 41 additional Blind Trailer Coaches to be delivered starting in 2026. That means in 3 years, we will start seeing more blind rotem cars start replacing the blind single level coaches.
  by OldColonyRailfan
 
Remember, we don't want to see any K-cars besides the 900s go north. They are our only reliable cars we have left.
  by OldColonyRailfan
 
Rotem Update

R cars north: 1801,1808,1811,1822,1824

Rotems in service: 1800-1818, 1820-1825, 1827-1831, 1835-1855, 1857, 1858
800-850, 853-878
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