• MBB Overhaul

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by Backshophoss
 
Some sort of structure failure on the MBB's will force their retirement,NYCTA had a whole fleet of cars retired way before their time due to structure issues.
Remember they were put away wet at Seaview not prepped for long term storage.
  by CRail
 
Your crystal ball is broken. There are no structural issues with the fleet.
apodino wrote:There was no issue with any faulty MBTA equipment in this incident. I wanted to rehash that point.
That's correct. I mentioned the wreck to point out that the incident which inadvertently caused those cars to be removed from the south side involved one of them, though you're right to point out that its involvement was not a contributing factor.
  by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube)
 
I spotted 534 at Rochester yesterday. South Coast Rail wrap identical 520 and 533. The 534 appeared to be rebuilt from a cab car. Anybody know which one?
  by GP40MC1118
 
Should be the 1504.
  by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube)
 
GP40MC1118 wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:52 am Should be the 1504.
1504 is off the rails with no trucks and a stripped interior at Rochester. Believe it's being scrapped.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Thanks....

According to NE Transit:
Stored At Rochester MA: 507-PTC test coach, 523-PTC test coach, 530-PTC test coach, 1501, 1504-acc damage, 1508, 1510, 1515, 1517, 1521, 1526-acc damage -(three coaches in overhaul, five additional to be overhauled, 1500s will have cabs deactivated as part of overhaul and be renumbered 533-542)
  by RenegadeMonster
 
What kind of damage does the 1504 have?
  by sonicdoommario
 
1533 officially back in service today. Meaning for the first time in a long time the entire fleet of control cars are all in service).
  by west point
 
It may be exposure to salt both tracked in and thrown onto the cars which can limit their lifespans ?
  by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube)
 
535 was overhauled from a cab car. Not sure which. Entered service today with an Operation Lifesaver wrap.
  by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube)
 
That makes 4 cars rebuilt. Does anyone have a way to identify which cars they were rebuilt from?

520 - South Coast Rail
533 - South Coast Rail
534 - South Coast Rail
535 - Operation Lifesaver
  by sonicdoommario
 
The 520 is the original car, any car numbered 533 and up is rebuilt from a control car (533 being the 1503).

At NETransit, the 535 is listed as being rebuilt (although not yet the 534 as you mentioned), but it doesn't show which control car is was rebuilt from:

MBBs overhauled and in service: 520, 533 (ex 1503) , 535 (20 cars to be overhauled)

I tried pulling up the site on an archived page from last week to see which car was out of service that's no longer listed today could've been it, but both lists (from the archived page and today) look the same.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
I only know as much as you guys do. All I know is 520 is not from a former control coach. 533 and 535 are in which idk the number that 535 was rebuilt from. Although I know 533 is ex 1503 as stated by netransit roster page.
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