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MTA double deckers?

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by kaesthebluntedwonder, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 0
    my dad was telling me theyre proposing to make double decker cars to deal with the need for more seating for more people. if this is true it means theyll have to either raise the roof, no pun intended, on tunnels or lower the tracks at certain spots. one, is this true? two, which do you think theyll do?
     
  2. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 0
    oh by the way

    i think this applies to metro-north and such
     
  3. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    LIRR already has some nice looking double deckers. The trick to getting them into low-clearence routes is that the first level is dropped as low as possible, so it really only looks like a 1 and a half decker. I dont know the Metro north infastructure well enough to comment, but I think they'd probably have the room.
     
  4. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    I did some looking and....no. its not gonna happen:

    "Posted by: Jaap (asterix@localnet.com) on Fri, Sep 21, 01 at 19:33

    it can haul 11 easy but not with HEP going
    the LIRR C1 double deckers were tested into GCT but they only fit on two inside tracks, but not outside tracks.
    MNCR has no plans to develope double deckers.
    "

    GCT being Grand Central Terminal, and MNCR being Metro North Commuter Railroad

    (for those not fluent in train geek)
     
  5. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

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  6. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    i'll try to get some flix of these LIRR DOUBLE DECKERS

    nearest station is 2 minutes from my house.wow.
     
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