• 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 Backshophoss
 
The M-8 S trailer car has blind ends, no traction motors, has Air Brakes, HVAC systems, and seating.
Is placed between 2 Married pairs of M-8's.
  by PlaneLoverA380
 
So you mean they’ll look like this:
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  by PlaneLoverA380
 
Sorry, one more thing. Will the M9s be testing through Mineola next week? I might go out and get some video of them passing by. Last time, I was busy when they went east, and left too early to see them go west. :(
  by ConstanceR46
 
because there hasn't been any news on the procurement and acceptance of m9s recently, lol
  by Backshophoss
 
LIRR might have suspended the testing program for the holiday season, crews were needed for holiday extras. :wink:
  by gregorygrice
 
Testing resumed the other day.
  by geico
 
Any update on when we might see these in real service? Or is the current generation of commuters going to retire first?
  by John_Perkowski
 
we’ve banned the member and removed his posting history.

I’ve cleaned out the related crap in this thread.

You’re back on track
  by Head-end View
 
What just happened?
  by Jeff Smith
 
Some adolescent got past my screening and went haywire. It happens.
  by jamestrains1
 
geico wrote:Any update on when we might see these in real service? Or is the current generation of commuters going to retire first?
Are you speaking of the M9 or the M9a?

Depending on which you are referring to, the answer could very well be what you suggested.
  by geico
 
The plain old M9s, the ones they are testing that seems like going on forever.
  by Head-end View
 
LIRR seems determined to test all new cars very thoroughly nowadays. They did the same with the M-7's when they came in. They seem determined not to repeat the debacle that happened with the new M-1's in 1969. Back then huge numbers of the new cars were sidelined for many months with propulsion problems that were not detected during whatever minimal testing (if any) was done before the cars went into regular service.
  by DutchRailnut
 
Even if they did the acceptance plan , you can be assured the cars will not go in service till a decent amount has been accepted.
no use putting them in equipment cycle if there is no spare equipment.
  by geico
 
DutchRailnut wrote:Even if they did the acceptance plan , you can be assured the cars will not go in service till a decent amount has been accepted.
no use putting them in equipment cycle if there is no spare equipment.
its called keeping the M3s only as a reserve fleet.
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