M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Head-end View » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:30 pm

Well don't sweat it. We'll be seeing more and more M-9's as time goes on, and in a few years we'll be sorry the M-3's are all gone along with any form of front-window viewing...... :(
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:43 pm

Mixed train passing through Queens Village:
https://youtu.be/7NvpaYeX36Y
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 am

Thanks Fan Railer, and I saw your RS41 video. I caught the RS41 at Mineola yesterday too! Not gonna leave railfanning early anymore :-D But are the test schedules staying the same? Up to KO at 8, leave KO at 4?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby inthebag » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:03 am

Yesterday was a one off.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:38 am

inthebag wrote:Yesterday was a one off.


What do you mean? There will be no more mixed consists? Will the test schedules change? Cause 3:30-5:00 is my optimal railfanning time.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby gregorygrice » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:51 pm

PlaneLoverA380 wrote:
inthebag wrote:Yesterday was a one off.


What do you mean? There will be no more mixed consists? Will the test schedules change? Cause 3:30-5:00 is my optimal railfanning time.


There is no "test schedule".
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby PlaneLoverA380 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:23 pm

But would they be coming at the same time, is what I mean, or would I have to listen here?
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm

There's no such thing as a fixed test schedule,they will see what the results were from this run,then proceed from that point onward.
Road testing will happen again but will not be announced publicly,most likely at night as well.
Just grab shot what you see happening,pray you get word of the next road test in the near future.
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Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

Postby MattAmity90 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote: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.


Just to clarify:

The Budd Company built the M1 and M3 cars.
Bombardier built the M7 cars.
Kawasaki has already and will continue to manufacturer the M9 cars.

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