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tdoran1951 wrote:Electronics is NOT HARDWIRED but the are PHYSICAL SUPPORTING ITEMS (heavy cast transponder receivers etc.) that are part of the physical car, and except for the brief R-44 period, SIRT has had RR trainsets, and they can be quickly car-floated to LIRR/MN trackage for repair.First, a history lesson. This year is the 90th anniversary of the arrival of the MUE-1s. they were based around the BRT/BMT AB stanards, in the hopes of joint service via the narrows tunnel. When the North shore and South Beach lines closed, surplus cars were shipped over to NYCTA and operated, almost unmodified, on the subway. The line opened in 1860. that means for the majority of it's existence, the line has been operating with equipment based upon the current State of the art on the subway.
"Quickly car floated?" With what? Staten Island doesn't have a float bridge for SIRTOA to use. Metro-North has none directly ether, and the LIRR's link still requires a diesel to tow it for a long distance. Nether railroad has any overhaul infrastructure anywhere near by. It's an 8 mile drive from Clifton Shops to Coney Island. Meanwhile, the LIRR's shops in Hillside are a 20 mile trip and Metro North's shops are all well north of the city (anything Highbridge can do, Clifton can do, so it's ether Stamford, North White Planes or Croton)
There are also structural and mechanical difference between the R44SI/MUE-2 and it's subway counterpart. Nothing you have said precludes the design of a Staten Island R211. Because these cars are still being designed, there is nothing to prevent them from removing things or going back and changing them latter. Go hang around an R142A and then ride an R188 conversions set and you'll see what I mean.
Yes, railfans, still and the MTA at first wanted to make the SIRT, and the LIRR "rapid transit", but the SIRT has more in common with a railroad than a subway, and it would be short-sighted to make it a subway.It's already part of the Transit Authority and is within subway fare control. It can be, at best, quantified as a hybrid. It's the Prius of rail transit. While the FRA no long oversees the line, they still operate as a railroad of their own volition. (or in simple terms, because the choose to). Using transit equipment on "railroad" tracks is not out of the question. the two car share if agreed on properly.
BTW, the R-211 specification has been given to several manufactures in parts, under code-names, to toss everyone off the R-211 nomenclature, for comment.You proof of this? I would think our sources would have caught on a long time ago. Even then, how do you know such modifications as Backshophoss and I have mentioned are not part of the preliminaries you speak of? IF you have seen these plans and are talking to us, you might be in serious trouble. those car builders protect their trade secrets so much, they'd practically lynch you if you so much as go near the shop floor with a camera. the Transit museum once had a tour of the Kawasaki plant in Yonkers once. If you had worked for Bombardier or Alstom, you could not go.
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