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 DutchRailnut
 
no about 24 cars are still in use as spare trains.
  by Frank
 
Any M4 and M6 cars left?
  by DutchRailnut
 
actually yes whole string of them sitting in New Haven read earlier post about use on harlem/hudson.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Any more details on the M4/6 sets being held for H/H service? This ought to be interesting...
  by DutchRailnut
 
just plan so far, to create a few sets m-2- triplet-triplet-m-2 for temporary service while M-7a cars are getting retrofitted with camera's.
  by Ridgefielder
 
On the way home tonight on 373 we paced a 6-car set from 125th to Woodlawn. Got the numbers: 8714 & 8715, 8720 & 8721, 8735 & 8734. Definitely headed up the New Haven at Woodlawn.
  by DutchRailnut
 
yeah and ?? you know there are 24 spare M2's on New Haven line ?? none are deployed otherwise yet.
  by Ridgefielder
 
DutchRailnut wrote:yeah and ??
Some people had a smellier than expected ride home?
  by rr503
 
There was a bunch of them w/ FICX marks coupled to a flat on track 8 (or was it 6?) this morning.
Looked good in the snow
  by Travelsonic
 
Ridgefielder wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:yeah and ??
Some people had a smellier than expected ride home?
Honestly, I thought the M6s were worse, oddly, than the M2s or M4s... especially when it came to the bathroom, and smell leakage. :P
  by Steamboat Willie
 
M4's were brutal to work. I won't miss them one bit.
  by Train2009
 
Last week Thursday January 28 during the PM Rush hour I caught M2 #8700 trailing on the east end of a 8 car NH Line deadhead train from Stamford, CT to Grand Central, it was seen in Woodlawn, I am sorry it is a last post
  by Travelsonic
 
Yesterday, was in a 6-car (3 pair) consist, with 8729 in the rear. Being able to watch the scenery go by from the window at the end door gave me a feeling of nostalgia that numbed the pain of slamming the door between paired cars into my foot. XD I forgot how heavy those doors are (on top of being used to the automated doors on the M8s). 0_o
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