• M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  by Fan Railer
 
Backshophoss wrote: For the M-9's=Federal funded cars for LIRR, M9A's=State/local funded cars for LIRR
You switched the assignments. The M9s are the locally funded cars while the M9As will be the federally funded cars as part of federal ESA funding.

In other news, the public now knows what the cars will sound like (propulsion and horn, which is incidentally a Nathan K2 variant and not a Leslie RS2M):
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  by adamj023
 
After the test phase, hopefully cars will be put in service quickly and new deliveries come in.

The M3 breakdowns are happening too frequently and M9’s are needed.

Was looking at the system between France, Italy and Switzerland and the trains seem to be faster and run more reliabily for long haul and commuter between those countries.
  by MADDOG
 
Just this morning, coming into Penn on track 20, I decided to walk down the platform to get the 1/2/3 instead of the A/C/E and on track 21 I saw the 4 new M9's. Cars 9009-9012 coupled into a train. There were dozens of safety vested workers inside on computers and standing.
Since I cannot post photos here, I posted the 4 photos I took on Facebook.
Look up the Oyster Bay RR Museum
MADDOG
  by trainspot
 
Saw a test train go to Hempstead, 4 M9s in-the middle with M7s on either end. 9010 & 9014 were the even car#s
  by trainspot
 
EB thru Jamaica at 1355, dest. unknown
  by gamer4616
 
According to TIMACS report, departed Atlantic Terminal off track 2 at 1:21 to Hillside Yard
  by Train2009
 
trainspot wrote:Saw a test train go to Hempstead, 4 M9s in-the middle with M7s on either end. 9010 & 9014 were the even car#s
It went by Queens Village before Noon yesterday on their way to Atlantic Terminal.
  by deandremouse
 
No more Charlie Pellett eh? Interesting.
  by gregorygrice
 
He passed away a while ago...
  by ziggyzack1234
 
Why do they add an A to the model designation when cars are federally funded. Wouldn't it be much easier just to have one designation and a sheet of paper saying who paid for what instead of dealing with two different designations?

Here in Massachusetts we keep the name cycle going regardless of who pays.
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