SEPTA to get multi-level railroad coaches

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rcthompson04
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Re: First (?) images of double-deck body shells

Post by rcthompson04 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:14 pm

JeffK wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:50 pm
R36 Combine Coach wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:45 pm
rcthompson04 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:31 pm
My take on that is have more commuter rail if you want more Americans building it.
Make America Build Again: instead of funding assembly plants that are subsidiaries of foreign companies with Buy America Act guidelines, put bigger investments in domestic companies that could invest in such capabilities. Pullman, Budd and St. Louis once exported their cars over the world too.
AMEN!!
Agree. The one reason passenger rail is dominated by foreign players is that we are a relatively small market by comparison.

ExCon90
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Re: First (?) images of double-deck body shells

Post by ExCon90 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm

True--if consistent and predictable demand exists, American companies will be created to meet it. But they can't survive as pop-ups that disappear when an order is completed and there aren't any more in the pipeline.

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Re: First (?) images of double-deck body shells

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:33 pm

CRRC's attempts at getting orders shook up the major freight car builders enough to lobby the Congress Critters to ban CRRC from getting
Federal $$$ backed car orders,other then SEPTA's order,that was done before Jan 2019,CRRC cannot bid on any projects with Fed $$$$$
CTA and MBTA are local funded projects that CRRC had the "winning" bid.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

rcthompson04
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CRRC Car Order Delay

Post by rcthompson04 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:04 am

https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/07/s ... -cars.html
CRRC identified the delay because SEPTA's welding consultant is reviewing CRRC's proposed work on the car shells, will review the structural designs and give input, Busch said.

mcgrath618
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Re: SEPTA to get multi-level railroad coaches

Post by mcgrath618 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:04 am

Eh. I’m fine with it. Better safe than sorry. It’s not like the Comets are on their last leg.

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