• #14 Orange Line Cars 1400-1551 (From Red/Orange Procurement discussion)

  • 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 Kilo Echo
 
trains18 wrote:Im not a big fan of china designs but as long as it does the job im happy. I like American made train sets better, not foreign sets.
Like Pullman Standard's R46 cars (in New York)?
  by typesix
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote: Did the Blue/Orange cars have teething issues in 1979-80, despite being based off the shelf (PATH PA3)?
Had a few issues that I remember. One was excessive wheel wear that was corrected? Another was speed governed to 40 mph due to braking issues. Cars were specified capable of 65 mph and intended to run at 50 mph.
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  by MBTA3247
 
There’s a test train of 1400s running up and down the entire Orange Line today.

Edit: it went into the shop just before 1PM.
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  by BandA
 
So are they less comfortable or more comfortable? Bet those LCD screens become a maintenance headache.
  by rethcir
 
MBTA3247 wrote: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 pm Looks like the cars I saw testing on Saturday are going into service on Wednesday.
Pedantic, but I wish the digital signs said the more colloquial “Mass Ave” vs “MA Avenue”

Frankly I think the static old printed signs are just fine. It’s not like this route changes frequently. Kind of overkill.
  by MBTA3247
 
rethcir wrote: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 am
MBTA3247 wrote: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 pm Looks like the cars I saw testing on Saturday are going into service on Wednesday.
Pedantic, but I wish the digital signs said the more colloquial “Mass Ave” vs “MA Avenue”

Frankly I think the static old printed signs are just fine. It’s not like this route changes frequently. Kind of overkill.
The idea behind the digital signs is that you always know where the train is on the line. Using a full-blown LCD display is overkill for that, though; I've seen the same thing implemented with a printed map and LEDs marking the stations and direction of travel.
  by StefanW
 
In case you didn't already know... you can follow the new cars as they debut today with my app...
https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/subway-map.html

The trick is to hit the button "Show a detailed table" under the map, and then click the header on the column "Lead Car No." to sort them in order. Look for anything with 14XX and that's the new Orange Line cars.

Also of note - 3900 & 3904 are signed for Gov't Center and inbound at Reservoir right now. I bet they are planning on making some show of both new types at North Station - or something like that.
  by StefanW
 
Here we go!!
Lead Car 1404, Orange Line to Forest Hills, STOPPED_AT Wellington predicted departure at 11:06 AM, location last updated: 11:05:36 AM
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