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

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  by NH2060
Interesting breakdown. A few questions about this:

1) Is there an official reason as to why each car has 1 MNR and 1 State Of CT logo and will additional logos, etc. be added to the respective owners' cars once all have been delivered?

2) A Wikipedia link to an article in Trains magazine claims that there is an option for yet another 25 additional singlets. Fact or fiction?

3) Since there is the possibility of yet an additional option for 58 or 68 or so cars (and presuming that this batch will be owned only by CT) would that make them 9700-9757+ ?

4) Would the 9600 series cars be for SLE service since it has been mentioned quite a few times before in DOT documents that there would be 24 (to 32) cars used for SLE service?

5) Bar cars are indeed a go? Or will these be coaches specially numbered for conversion to bar cars?
  by DutchRailnut
I only got you info that was given to me , rest is pure and only speculation.
as for bar cars its maybe, maybe, maybe but if their converted new Haven shop will do it.
  by Train2009
#9505 was leading the 12:30 PM Stamford, CT to GCT local train this afternoon with #9500 trailing as seen at Botanical Garden Station.
  by Train2009
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Updated April 30.
  by Train538
Train2009 wrote:http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/newM8.html

Updated April 30.
360 cars already? Time is really flying!
  by DutchRailnut
360 on property only 340 conditionally accepted, so only 340 are available for passenger use.
  by Train538
Right. Does the order for 405 cars total still stand or is it 380? I've seen both numbers in a lot of places so I'm not sure which to believe :-P .
  by DutchRailnut
380 cars in pairs and 25 cars as single unpowered cars.
  by DutchRailnut
no one knows and no plan yet, they have not been tested east of New Haven on 25 Kv and on ACSES system.
at growth of service on MN you may never see M-8's on SLE.
  by runningwithscalpels
jackintosh11 wrote:When will they be used on SLE?
After I at 25 am cold and dead in the ground at this rate.
  by jackintosh11
The M2 bar cars had their last run today. Instead of paying for a conversion, either make some singles bar cars, or add drink carts.
  by DutchRailnut
Thanks for advise, but the experts say no way.
  by Train538
Not that this is so significant, but 9204/05 was on display in New Haven on track 3 for National Train Day today. The pantograph was down the whole time, but yet the emergency lights were still on. How long can their batteries go for before draining?
  by DutchRailnut
till battery drains enough ;-)
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