M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by PlaneLoverA380 » Tue May 29, 2018 7:15 am

Nobody posted the last 9 days. Creeped me out. But I found a video on YouTube of CSX Q701 bringing 9012/9013 up the Hudson Line of MN. Link down below⬇️

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sSsf_UPpZHI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

PM me if the link doesn't work.

P.S. I just had to revive the thread. 9 DAYS!
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by IslesFan » Thu May 31, 2018 11:19 am

Saw a link to this photo on reddit, but I think more are coming:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/659613/

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by LINYARailfan » Thu May 31, 2018 12:03 pm

I noticed in this photo that the ends are yellow instead of blue. Are these set of M9s going to have the same end scheme as the ones that are currently on the property?

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Post by gregorygrice » Thu May 31, 2018 12:34 pm

They will be updated once they arrive. These made it out of Kawasaki before the change.

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Post by Head-end View » Thu May 31, 2018 2:26 pm

Why did LIRR decide not to have the yellow front? I think it looks sharp!

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Post by gregorygrice » Thu May 31, 2018 3:39 pm

Cuomo/MTA decision.

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Post by Head-end View » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:29 pm

I wonder what their reasoning was; maybe saving a few dollars per car? Again I say, it looked sharp! I wonder if they're going to leave it on the first few cars that came with it, or peel it off so the fleet will be uniform. If it's left on them, that will make for a few unique and interesting pairs.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 am

Kawasaki will deliver all cars as per specification, and all cars are to be put in NY state colors .
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by adamj023 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:32 pm

Saw a new M9 when I was on LIRR. Noticed it quickly through the window. Knew it was a new M9 because it had the stripe on the side aka the Cuomo stripe we have seen. Not sure where I was at the time but it was near the existing tracks.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by gregorygrice » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:54 pm

Hillside Yard.

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Post by LINYTrains » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:44 pm

I spotted those yellow M9's at Selkirk earlier today.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by inthebag » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:48 am

The pre-production cars with yellow fronts are going to Kawasaki in Yonkers first. They actually all derailed in Chicago after they were humped. The trucks will be replaced and car bodies examined for any damage.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by PlaneLoverA380 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:22 pm

You gotta be kidding me! It says "DO NOT HUMP" in the window. Clear as day... More money down the drain, more delivery delays, oh my gosh...

In the meantime, I asked my aunt to get a pic of them at Hillside on her commute home. Hopefully she listened...
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by adamj023 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:54 pm

The image doesn’t show any evidence of damage to the LIRR train. Now if someone has proof of the derailment, I could be wrong but I just don’t see anything wrong with the trainset. Apparently it had the locomotive already connected so it should move soon if not already.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by ConstanceR46 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:55 pm

that's why they'd need an inspection; even without visible damage something might be wrong that would go wrong on the LIRR, making kawasaki look like idiots.

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