by R36 Combine Coach
Will the older cars be phased by age (the A/Bs from early 1970s first) or the C units first?
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
Fan Railer wrote:C cars should be going first, as they have never been overhauled.As far as I know, 3000 series for the D (cab) cars and 4000 series for the E (cabless) cars.
On a different note, does anyone know the fleet numbering for the new cars?
YOLO wrote:Did anyone figure out the make and model of the propulsion engine? Sounds very similar to the WMATA 1000 trains.It's a Bombardier MITRAC system as the Bombardier site has confirmed this in the past. BART likely has a variant of the MITRAC DR1200 series motor combined with a variant of the MITRAC TC-1410 or TC-1420 IGBT inverter module. They definitely use the MITRAC TCMS for the monitoring system. Now what BART has is not the only system that has a similar sound. Usually most of the propulsion motors/inverters rated at 1000VDC or above will have the higher pitched whine.