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okay here in this thread we will discuss the equipment used on commuter train systems from boston to portland. by discussing one member will post a commuter rail car type for ex: the comet 2 then everybody discusses the faults the car brings and the good things the car brings and what type of commuter line the car is mainly used on and why. the person who post a commuter rail car must also post a picture of it. even if the picture is of a model of the real thing. when somebody post a commuter car they must give the specs example:

 

car type: m7

main role: long distance commuter

systems used on: mta metro north and long island railroad

debut for service in:2003

train consist(#of cars in typical train):7

but thats just an example ill begin the thread discussions with a bombardier car:

 

 

car type: bombardier multi level

main role: long distance commuter

systems: nj transit, mta long island rairoad, caltrain, sounder, metra, mbta many more but to many to list

debut:2008

train consist: typically 8 cars seen on most lines

 

bombardier multi level

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a typical bombardier multi level in service at a nj transit station.

 

i like that this car looks so modern because its just gives a feel that the future is near. one of the good things it carries almost 2 times what a typical comet car carries. one of the faults is the car is so heavy that at high speed they sway to much. since the car is very heavy the car wheels screech when stopping and rounding a bend. the car can also be used to pull an entire train without a locomotive. although wheels screech when stopping has a good braking and acceleration rate. okay anybody else has anything to say? if anybody wants they can post more pictures of this car until the discussion for this car ends.

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okay here in this thread we will discuss the equipment used on commuter train systems from boston to portland. by discussing one member will post a commuter rail car type for ex: the comet 2 then everybody discusses the faults the car brings and the good things the car brings and what type of commuter line the car is mainly used on and why. the person who post a commuter rail car must also post a picture of it. even if the picture is of a model of the real thing. when somebody post a commuter car they must give the specs example:

 

car type: m7

main role: long distance commuter

systems used on: mta metro north and long island railroad

debut for service in:2003

train consist(#of cars in typical train):7

but thats just an example ill begin the thread discussions with a bombardier car:

 

 

car type: bombardier multi level

main role: long distance commuter

systems: nj transit, mta long island rairoad, caltrain, sounder, metra, mbta many more but to many to list

debut:2008

train consist: typically 8 cars seen on most lines

 

bombardier multi level

7014.jpg

a typical bombardier multi level in service at a nj transit station.

 

i like that this car looks so modern because its just gives a feel that the future is near. one of the good things it carries almost 2 times what a typical comet car carries. one of the faults is the car is so heavy that at high speed they sway to much. since the car is very heavy the car wheels screech when stopping and rounding a bend. the car can also be used to pull an entire train without a locomotive. although wheels screech when stopping has a good braking and acceleration rate. okay anybody else has anything to say? if anybody wants they can post more pictures of this car until the discussion for this car ends.

 

bombardier multi level

 

is only used by NJT and Montreal's AMT

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but ive seen bombardier multi levels working on caltrain and sounder

 

Those are Bombardier Bi-Level cars. GO Transit (Toronto), AMT-Agence métropolitaine de transport (Montreal), West Coast Express (Vancouver) Sounder, Caltrain, Metrolink (LA), Coaster (San Diego), Tri-Rail (Miami), Trinity Railway Express (Dallas-Fort Worth), FrontRunner (Salt Lake City– Ogden) ,New Mexico Rail Runner Express (Albuquerque), Northstar Commuter Rail, (Minneapolis – St. Paul), The Altamont Commuter Express-ACE Rail (Stockton and San Jose) all use the Bombardier Bi-Level Cars that were designed for GO Transit by Hawker Siddeley.

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Those are Bombardier Bi-Level cars. GO Transit (Toronto), AMT-Agence métropolitaine de transport (Montreal), West Coast Express (Vancouver) Sounder, Caltrain, Metrolink (LA), Coaster (San Diego), Tri-Rail (Miami), Trinity Railway Express (Dallas-Fort Worth), FrontRunner (Salt Lake City– Ogden) ,New Mexico Rail Runner Express (Albuquerque), Northstar Commuter Rail, (Minneapolis – St. Paul), The Altamont Commuter Express-ACE Rail (Stockton and San Jose) all use the Bombardier Bi-Level Cars that were designed for GO Transit by Hawker Siddeley.

 

oh okay thank you for the correction. still right now in the thread its open for discussion on the bombardier multi level B):)

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Here's another with the ALP-46 and ALP-46a leading.

 

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By the way, the MLV operate 7 to 10 car trains, by the norm is 8/9 or 10. the RVL operates 5 and 6 car trains with the occasional 7 car train here and there 6 being the norm.

 

With inspections and maintenance schedules sometimes there will be more or less equipment available, thus varying train lengths.

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The shoreliner (comet) has been around for a really long time. The comet 1's are still used here and there, and the comet 2's are likely going to be here for a while longer. The comet 3 and 4 were a success, and while the 5 had some problems they are now seen as reliable.

 

- A

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The shoreliner (comet) has been around for a really long time. The comet 1's are still used here and there, and the comet 2's are likely going to be here for a while longer. The comet 3 and 4 were a success, and while the 5 had some problems they are now seen as reliable.

 

- A

 

now to make this into a dsicussion how its supose to be what type of problems did the comet v cars have. because i see them alot on nj transit and they seem fine. what problems did the comet v have? :confused:

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This thread needs more gallery cars.

 

It would be cool if NJT started using what Metra uses on their Metra Electric line.

 

So...where is that gonna go? Even the caternary is certain area give Multilevels speed restrictions because sometimes the wires rub along the ceiling. And that's 14ft-6in, those METRA EMUs are 17 feet. Plus NJT is 25k-12k Catenary. the Metra runs off 750 Volt caternary.

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now to make this into a dsicussion how its supose to be what type of problems did the comet v cars have. because i see them alot on nj transit and they seem fine. what problems did the comet v have? :confused:

The door control system was not reliable and often conductors had to open them at the door control panel for each car at every stop.  This meant some cars had doors that did not open.  This also meant the locomotive may not recieve the door open/close info.  Due that that last point, some crew applied the manual emergency brake once the train stopped to keep it from leaving with open doors and/or crew still on the platform.

 

- A

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