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Due to popular demand, here is a series of pictures of the AMT's 900 series "gallery" cars.

Built by Canadian Vickers under Budd license in 1970, they have served the west-island commuter train line, with a brief stint on Go Transit when they explored the use of bilevel trains;

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Cab control car. The cab itself is on the upper level.

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Inside view. The car is divided in two equal-sized compartments by the center entrance. Two balconies on each side accommodate a combination of single seats and transverse "theater" pop-up seats. Originally, the seats were walkover, but the mechanism has been locked since, but some seats can still be flipped… The picture is taken at eye-level, so you have to duck down to sit. Nevertheless, the seats are raised from the floor.

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The vestibule allows three persons at a time to get in. This is where the door controls are located.

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The stairs to the upper level; there are four on each car, one for each "balcony".

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The stairs, viewed from above. They are quite compact…

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The upper-level has single seats…

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… as well as pop-up "theater" seats. Note the double seat on the bulkhead. A luggage rack is available above the aisle.

The balcony railings allows inspecting of both levels at the same time. Note that the lower balustrade have been blanked accross the side-seats to prevent people from putting their feet on the railing.

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Another view of the upper-level. The ceiling is really low; a tall person has to duck in order to move about.

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The center aisle, seen from above.

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The door control buttons & crew intercom/P.A. system are located above the vestibule doors.

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Originally, cab-control cars used to have a bathroom, but those have been long condemned.

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A conductor's workstation has been made-up on the lower level.

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Oh fine.. Be that way. But that was quite the interesting video even though it broke a rule... I expect you've never broken rules in your life?

As a whole, transit enthusiasts must conduct themselves in a way that promotes respect from others. Trespassing is frowned upon, generally for the safety of the trespasser. If someone from the outside were to read these posts or watch that video, they would generalize, saying "transit enthusiasts trespass."

boo2277: It is generally frowned upon on the board for members to associate with those who have previously been banned. In order to prevent you being grouped with them, I urge you to stop sympathizing with them and remain on topic.

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I expect you've never broken rules in your life?

Depends upon which rules. Jaywalked. Yep. Other stuff like that, yep.

Trespassing. Nope. I actually tend to thing I'm even more concious than perhaps need to be about being on the wrong side of the line around railway/ transit property simply because I don't want to give any one reason to have an issue with my photography.

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As a whole, transit enthusiasts must conduct themselves in a way that promotes respect from others. Trespassing is frowned upon, generally for the safety of the trespasser. If someone from the outside were to read these posts or watch that video, they would generalize, saying "transit enthusiasts trespass."

boo2277: It is generally frowned upon on the board for members to associate with those who have previously been banned. In order to prevent you being grouped with them, I urge you to stop sympathizing with them and remain on topic.

OK then. Sorry for all this. I just found it was quite an interesting video and we didn't necessarily have to focus on the rules he broke to get that video.

I'll try to keep from making any arguments on the subject again.

Depends upon which rules. Jaywalked. Yep. Other stuff like that, yep.

Trespassing. Nope. I actually tend to thing I'm even more concious than perhaps need to be about being on the wrong side of the line around railway/ transit property simply because I don't want to give any one reason to have an issue with my photography.

Heh. All right then.

I understand stand the thing about "where to stand"... I don't film at train stations anymore (without a ticket) because if i'm on the quai, i can actually be fined and they can also say it's because i'm not allowed to take videos and all that bullcrap...

Anyways, like the previous post... Back to the topic!

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Meh. Twice already I have committed a criminal act, each time continuously for a duration of more than one hour, and both times we were under police escort. Here are the pictures of the second time (NSFW) And no, I am not in any of those pictures. And yes, it was downtown.

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Was it necessary to suspend me for a week over this video?

I didn't know he's a banned member or a member at all, I just thought it was a very nice video of the AMT 900 series cars and I thought you guys would enjoy it.

For a week I've been thinking back on my posts wondering why I was suspended for so long. I'm not going to apologize.

Back on topic.

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Was it necessary to suspend me for a week over this video?

I didn't know he's a banned member or a member at all, I just thought it was a very nice video of the AMT 900 series cars and I thought you guys would enjoy it.

For a week I've been thinking back on my posts wondering why I was suspended for so long. I'm not going to apologize.

Back on topic.

I thought that perhaps you would have gotten the message that you were not welcome here. Good luck in life with that attitude! Enjoy your ban!

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All 900 serie cars are at Pointe-St-Charles ADM,were was the Alstom company in the past

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the only way to see them are from the train..

and one more 900's car are in CAD Rail at Lachine,I don't know what will be happen with them,but I hope they will conserve one at the St-Constant Exporail museum

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The gallery cars were built as lightweight commuter cars - designed to pack in as many people as possible with only an afterthought given to comfort. They don't ride particularly well, but they're not as bad as a lot of other cars.

The Horizon cars ride fastastically terrible on all track. I feel quite sorry for the poor shlubs who have to ride them for any great length of time. The Comet cars are worse, as they are Horizon cars on a diet with cheap, lightweight trucks underneath them - but at least they are only commuter cars, so most people are spending an hour or less on them.

Dan

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The gallery cars were built as lightweight commuter cars - designed to pack in as many people as possible with only an afterthought given to comfort. They don't ride particularly well, but they're not as bad as a lot of other cars.

The Horizon cars ride fastastically terrible on all track. I feel quite sorry for the poor shlubs who have to ride them for any great length of time. The Comet cars are worse, as they are Horizon cars on a diet with cheap, lightweight trucks underneath them - but at least they are only commuter cars, so most people are spending an hour or less on them.

Dan

How does the ride compare to the GO Bi-levels or LRC cars? Both of which i think are not bad, even at high speeds.

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How does the ride compare to the GO Bi-levels or LRC cars? Both of which i think are not bad, even at high speeds.

Old Comet cars and Canadian Vickers bi-level car,including Horinzon car make lot of noise and shaking a lot..

Even the old GO Hawker-Sidedly cars are noisy..

But Bombardier multi-level(2000 serie and brand new 3000 serie) are much confortable and silent

horizon car(700 serie) are not too bad,but I rather multi-level

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I know this is off-topic, but since we are talking about bi-levels, here is a visual simulation of the renovated ex-METRA Chemin de Fer Charlevoix cars.

You might enjoy other pictures here : http://www.lemassif.com/fr/train#_content_1

(Yes, the tracks will be welded so that the china and the crystal should not break. Don't worry. :P ).

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