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2206 and 2325 coupled up together. 

Siemens and Transit technicians working on them yesterday.

The Series 8 destination sign was acting strange when coupled to the Series 5

 

 

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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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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.

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11 minutes ago, Pantograf said:

Cars 2205, 2219 and 2207 will be in service on the Blue line Monday  for the AM and PM rush.

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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2206, 2302 coupled up with 2204 at Anderson

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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

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Currently riding 2219 on the refurbished consist on the Blue Line. Just departed Franklin for 69 Street on I assume itself lts first revenue run. The interior is different with sinilarities to the S200s. (As previously mentioned in earlier posts) I'm not going to lie, these plastic seats on a SD160 are very weird as being accustomed to cushion seats since the SD160s entered service in 2001. As a passenger, the seats are way better than the S200 for height, but they are still rather uncomfortable. Aside the seating arrangement and being a SD160, it feels like I'm riding a S200. 

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Riding #2207-2219-2205 up and down the West Line this afternoon. Seats are reminiscent of #2333 plus the added benefit of the same textured coating as on the S200’s. Much more comfortable than the S200 seats. Same door sensors, floor, and infotainment systems as the S200’s.

Ride wise, it accelerates and rides no different than pre-refurb, and still sounds exactly the same. The difference is during stopping. It seems the disc brake logic has been modified, and it no longer has the noticeable jerk that the SD160’s always had when coming to a stop. Very smooth to the point where the stop is almost unnoticeable. In fact it stops even more smoothly than the S200’s!

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Seems to me that the refurbs look quite good (though Winter will take its toll on the floor 😂). It's what we expected, an SD-160 that has the tech of an S200. Now the real question is how it will fair when with the Series 8s.

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15 hours ago, TimmyC62 said:

It's fantastic that the next-stop signs are no longer placed at head-height in the standees' section like on the S200s!

I've thwacked my 6'4"-high head on those a couple times and this makes me happy!

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6 minutes ago, chills_on_the_train said:

I've thwacked my 6'4"-high head on those a couple times and this makes me happy!

I've done the same, but I'm only 5'11.

In the future, will SD160s be able to run with S200s?

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1 hour ago, Imgursdownvote4love said:

I've done the same, but I'm only 5'11.

In the future, will SD160s be able to run with S200s?

No. Or at least, not for this refurb. The SD160s are being refurbished to run with the SD160NG/Series 8s. This will potentially unify all the SD160 variants so they can eventually all run together - assuming the refurb program continues to run completely through Series 5, 6 and 7. 

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2 hours ago, chills_on_the_train said:

I've thwacked my 6'4"-high head on those a couple times and this makes me happy!

At least you're tall enough to hit the flat part of the sign! Us shorter folks get the nice sharp edge!

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I got the chance to ride 2205 today.

Love the changes that they did to these cars.  The infotainment system from the S200s is a very welcome change and the amount of displays (6 in total) is also nice as well.  Although the seats are a downgrade from the vinyl padded seats on the pre-refurb ones, the new seats in my opinion are more comfortable than the ones on the Series 8 and 9s.  Can’t wait for more refurbed units to be active.

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