M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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BuddR32
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by BuddR32 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:12 am

In the history of the MTA, LIRR received the M1, M3, & M7 models while Metro North received the M1A, M3A & M7A models, which were the same cars with slight differences as requested/needed by each railroad.

With the M9, someone either didn't care to maintain that or didn't know. Had MNR decided to purchase M9 cars, they also would have been M9, not M9A (Which they should have been)

To further corrupt this scheme, the M9A will be a different car altogether than the M9, perhaps not even compatible, it should really be the M11

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by frankie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:46 pm

Why wasn't there an M5 and M5A?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:21 pm

the M5a was designed as a single car to replace the MN ACMU's it was to have been compatible with the M-3a's .
LIRR nixed the idea, realizing their M3's would not last as long as newer M5's so both railroads went for the M7's
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by geico » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:53 am

When will see M9s in actual revenue service?

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Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:30 am

when FRA and company testing is done and accepted.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by geico » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:12 am

Timeframe........ 6 months, 2 years, 2050....

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by newkirk » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:12 pm

M-9's ON THE RUN !

At 2:50PM today I spotted a six car M-9 test train breezing through Farmingdale.

So that's twelve cars on the property ?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by gregorygrice » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:55 pm

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by tj48 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:23 am

Just spotted the same train just a few minutes ago westbound on the grade between Deer Park and Wyandanch.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by interface76 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:44 pm

Saw the M9 test train pass through Jamaica around 1 PM or so today. Looked sharp!

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by Train2009 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:13 pm

I caught it in Queens Village at 12:50 PM yesterday afternoon.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by ConstanceR46 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:35 pm

This is down a grapevine but i feel like it should be reported nonetheless. The M9s apparently suffered a minor accident in Hillside, and haven't been accepted into LIRR ownership. This comes from a post in the Long Island Failroad facebook group

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by edflyerssn007 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:24 pm

Has anyone heard anything new in the last few weeks regarding the M9's?

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by Train2009 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:22 pm

edflyerssn007 wrote:Has anyone heard anything new in the last few weeks regarding the M9's?
Here is what is new, at 12:24 PM this afternoon the test train was seen between Kew Gardens and Jamaica no M7 sandwiched, they were waiting to head eastbound.

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Post by gregorygrice » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:57 pm

They are now in the process of testing the other pairs as leaders.

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