bikentransit wrote:Maybe if they took care of them they'd be more reliable.In comparison to the milage that amtrak received from the toasters, septa's use of the push pull fleet is near criminal behavior and I cannot believe they're actually planning to replace them. When they do put in an order, add grand larceny to the laundry list of septa crimes. With the new fleet, maybe septa will spice up their operations and actually use them more throughout the day. To see how mundane and lazy septa operations are, just look at this forum, there is a topic with over 20 posts discussing trainsets out on the lines being reversed - seriously? Us railfans are grabbing at anything unique to discuss about septa.
As for maintenance, I know two septa mechanics. Both work on the MFL fleet and they refuse to ride any septa vehicle as they consider riding them as a form of russian roulette . with that said, I think the current unreliability of the toasters can be attributed more from age rather then septa TLC
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