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    General CTrain Discussion

    @TechSpotlight Here's a rendering of the Calgary U2 interior from the late 70s / early 80s I'm pretty sure I've posted this before but it would be almost impossible to find it
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    General CTrain Discussion

    I don't think that's accurate. Maybe a small handful were refurbished and that's about it. Most of the U2's are in their original condition with exceptions of some minor interior upgrades. They still have the original Calgary 88 Olympics decal on them! Before the Series 8s where purchased Bombardier came to town to check out the cars and see what they to do with them as the Edmonton cars for being refurbished. The Calgary cars were too far gone then the Edmonton cars. I believe the price quote came in at over 2 million dollars a car and would not improve reliability it was more of a cosmetic refurb and would pose a shortage on cars and cause issues with service as they would be rebuilt. The idea was ditched 38 SD160s were purchased and the decision was made to eventually decommission the U2 cars with the Series 9 cars. Originally 20 series 9 cars were purchased for the U2 replacements but I'm pretty sure we seen more than 20 U2 cars get decommissioned in recent times.
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    General CTrain Discussion

    I don't think we're going to see that happening anytime soon at least in my lifetime. There is no planning set up in the near future for that to happen. If anything like that would ever happen I would imagine the tunnel section under the library and the interlocking would probably remain the same. It would be really cool to see a Red line train detour onto Blue Line tracks to get through a disruption or something...
  4. So, lots of talk about the Series 9 Cars. Fred Wong (Calgary Transit Director) has mentioned: "With future four-car trains and a new LRT leg on the horizon, we were pleased when Council approved the purchase of 50 new CTrain cars. In addition to needing more cars, our fleet is getting older and these new cars will provide many more years of service." So will a tender be issued? Also I have read that Edmonton will be purchasing new cars as well, will Edmonton and Calgary purchase new cars together? I would love to see other manufactures build new cars for these city's. We will "track" any news on these new cars here!!
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    I'm sure they will be one day. But my guess is as good as yours
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    The S200s were never ad wrapped.
  7. Plans are underway to Send the Series 5,6 and 7s back to Sacramento for a major mechanical refurb (By Siemens). We can track them here. The plan is 2 cars will be sent a time. I'm not to sure of a time line of when they will be sent but they are expected to head south by the end of the year.
  8. Hope they figure out the signal system by then...
  9. Yes you're right. The buses came in bare metal and everything else that's not metal comes in white. I'm very sorry for the miscommunication. Let's move on.
  10. Well, today car 2204 got a makeover, the car has received the streamline roof retrofit to resemble more of the new cars (series 8 or like the ETS cars) that are on order and are set to arrive in the spring. The retrofit dose not include the 3rd headlight or cameras. The SD160 cars are also suppose to receive the new seating arrangement as well. Car 2204 should be in service today in the morning rush. 2204 is a series 5 SD160 one of the older SD160s, but from what I have heard the lowest kilometers cars Here is a crappy pic of the car, it rolled out for the first time today and sat outside of Anderson Garage for about an hour. ENJOY!
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    Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Its an SD160 at the pad...
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    Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    2206, 2302 coupled up with 2204 at Anderson AND looks like we have a new delivery... just showed up as we speak but I don't know if it's an SD 160 or an s200
  13. It would be a good idea to begin a thread for the U2s retirement. So far cars 2010, 2019, 2027 Have been retired. As we may know parts from cars 2019 and 2027 were used to build car 2090 and also parts from those cars were used to repair car 2050 that was parked on the tail track at anderson for a few years. Now car 2057 sits on the tail track with a badly damaged cab and possibly frame, that car hit a backhoe at 3rd street during station construction a few years back.
  14. I guess some of stock pile at OBMF can be used for training purposes
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    Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Wow! They have put the pressure on! I wonder who's going to be driving it Cars 2302 and 2204 on test track today.
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    Calgary Transit

    It's funny how I hear about this stuff before it gets published out on on the media. Great tool I hope it works for people that need to use it.
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    Calgary Transit

    Looks like some crazy bacteria..
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    Calgary Transit

    That or it was off route.. pretty common for one of those buses to go off route in that area.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    No "*" on the 9s.. I'm assuming it's a series 9 as it's in this thread. "0" is kinda like "*" and pulling the card is like "0" yes its confusing and makes no sense why they did that.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    And the door bank selector on the 9s are spring loaded and will return to the center position. There are two red lights in the center of the dash that indicate if the door bank is selected to the left or to the right.
  21. I know this isn't the right topic but I seen an El Dorado parked off of Highway 2 near Stoney Trail on the Northside of the city limits near an acrage couple weeks ago
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    Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Here's a video I took back in October when a series 8 mixed consist showed up at City Hall. I had to compress the video heavily to get it on this thread as there is a 10 MB limit. VID_190427_012100.mp4
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    Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Cool! Same consist that was in the garage the other day when I took a picture of it. The lead car and Center car we're being worked on and the other two cars were split up. Nice to see they're running mixed consists.
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    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    Must have been horrific to witness. Our s200 are plagued with issues. They rattle like crazy they're definitely an inferior car than the SD 160s. Slowly but surely hopefully Siemens will have a handle on it
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