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  by Amtrak7
 
Through the Freedom of Information Law, I have been able to obtain the Spring 2011 ridership books for all 3 lines. However, unlike LIRR's version, there is no intro or explanatory info, just the data, so I have a bunch of questions:

-How many seats are in each type of EOH equipment? SLE equipment?
-Diesel sets are split into CD and PP. What's the difference?
-New Haven peak service doesn't list train lengths. Off peak divides the equipment types into "MM", "MMC", and "M8". I would assume MM means M2/4/6, but what's MMC?
  by andre
 
im assuming the MM stands for Metropolitans which were the m1/3's and the MMC is for the Connecticut cars which were called Cosmopolitans when they were new M2/4/6 (i may be wrong)
  by Amtrak7
 
andre wrote:im assuming the MM stands for Metropolitans which were the m1/3's and the MMC is for the Connecticut cars which were called Cosmopolitans when they were new M2/4/6 (i may be wrong)
But the term "MM" is only used on the NHL. Obviously M1/3's can't run on the NHL...
  by DutchRailnut
 
PP is end door Push Pull cars (bombardier and CD is Center Door Bombardier pp has either 124 seats for trailer with toilet or 131 seats on trailer without, the CD cars have about 20 less seats.
  by Amtrak7
 
DutchRailnut wrote:PP is end door Push Pull cars (bombardier and CD is Center Door Bombardier pp has either 124 seats for trailer with toilet or 131 seats on trailer without, the CD cars have about 20 less seats.
Thanks, that's one part. What about the capacity of the MU's?
  by DutchRailnut
 
M2's have 118 in A car and 114 in B car, don't have numbers for M4/6 and M-8's
  by Amtrak7
 
DutchRailnut wrote:M2's have 118 in A car and 114 in B car, don't have numbers for M4/6 and M-8's
Thanks. M3A's?
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Amtrak7 wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:M2's have 118 in A car and 114 in B car, don't have numbers for M4/6 and M-8's
Thanks. M3A's?
See also:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1/M3_%28railcar%29