• Type 7 Overhaul Program

  • 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 Type 7 3684
 
Just passed 3676 and 3653 testing on the D line. I'm currently on 3660, which is one of the last 9 original Type 7s remaining. Ride them while you can!
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Per NETransit. . .

Stored wreck 3609 has been chosen for rebuild, and has begun prep-for-ship to Alstom to be remade into a new working car from pieces of other wreck victims. With that selection, Riverside's other wrecked 3600's--3602, 3630, 3650, and 3693--are now slated to be scrapped for parts (along with 3679, which has been at Alstom for the past year being harvested of its parts).
  by Type 7 3684
 
I wonder which 3 out of service 3700s they're going to overhaul. I'd have to guess 3702, 3711, and 3718
  by Type 7 3684
 
We're down to 8 original Type 7s in service now. 3681 is apparently out of service for the overhaul.
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
3681 was a new-paint unit. Remaining 8 rolling ruins consist of 2 original-paint survivors (3686, 3692), 2 new-paint non-rehabs (3660, 3694), and 4 puke-teals (3620, 3647, 3674, 3682).
  by jwhite07
 
Do the cars repainted prior to overhaul get repainted again as part of the work or do they keep their "old new" paint?
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Yes. There's enough heavy body work involved in the rebuilds that every unit will get a full repaint.
  by jwhite07
 
Excellent, thanks.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Yeah, I saw 3678 yesterday and noticed it looked much shiner than it was before it went out to get overhauled.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Only 7 original 7s left in service. 3660 is out of service for the overhaul, which I just rode less than a week ago. 3694 is now the only newly painted original type 7 in service.
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Also a couple milestones:

60 rebuilds are now in-service.
Only 20 non-rebuilds total are left in-service: original-paint 3686 & 3692; new-paint 3694; puke-teal 3620, 3647, 3674, 3682; and 13 3700's.
  by Type 7 3684
 
6 original type 7s left. 3692 has been pulled from service for overhaul.
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
So 3686 takes the prize as the very last original-paint unit left in service. Get your photos while you can.
  by CRail
 
I'm so pleased my favorite scheme lasted the longest. I really wish that car could keep the green around the sign!
(It's not actually a different scheme, the green around the sign is the remnant of a wrap. I still think it looks cool though)
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