Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

  by Jeff Smith
 
Award for WORST stock photo ever used for MNRR rolling stock. Click the link and see why:

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Worse than WORST? It's the Yale newspaper.
  by DutchRailnut
 
poorly written article, how is New Haven line expanded ?? and their suggesting 60 and 94 car cars instead of 60 plus a 34 option.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Any update on the status of these? I think there were up to 94? including options... Supposed max M8 fleet of 499 I think I saw somewhere?
  by DutchRailnut
 
My numbers show 94 more, as to when, I think due to delay on M-9's it will be second quarter of 2020 for first delivery.
as for actual car numbers, nothing posted yet but pretty sure it will be 66% 34% split between CDOT and MTA
  by Jeff Smith
 
Jaap, all pool? And, of course, think there will be any bar cars LOL let's open that can of worms LOL. I say not.
  by DutchRailnut
 
yes all pool as MN would be maintaining the M-8's .
  by Erie-Lackawanna
 
DutchRailnut wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:09 pm My numbers show 94 more, as to when, I think due to delay on M-9's it will be second quarter of 2020 for first delivery.
as for actual car numbers, nothing posted yet but pretty sure it will be 66% 34% split between CDOT and MTA
There are 66 cars coming. The remaining “option” cars have not been and will not be optioned.

Jim