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Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

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With more Azurs coming in on a monthly basis, This is a good timing to begin the MR-63 retirement watch. There was 336 cars running both the Green and Yellow lines and as user @SMS said on the Metro thread, the first MR-63 retired was Element 42 Jeumont. If the Element 41 hasn't already been retired, 80-041 is the only Jeumont running, If you hear a retirement of a MR-63 either on Youtube, from the STM or any other sites. comment below

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What I have heard so far

Retired

81-581 // 80-041 // 81-582

81-583 // 80-042 // 81-584

81-693 // 80-097 // 81-694 ** Awaiting Official Confirmation**

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Why did the Jeumont's go first? Oddballs of the fleet?

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4 hours ago, Matt Demers said:

Why did the Jeumont's go first? Oddballs of the fleet?

I don't think the Jeumonts are in the best shape, in fact I think of the MR-63 fleet they were in the WORST shape

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8 hours ago, Transitfan39 said:

I don't think the Jeumonts are in the best shape, in fact I think of the MR-63 fleet they were in the WORST shape

What's the difference between a Jeumont and another type of MR-63?

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51 minutes ago, Tom1122 said:

What's the difference between a Jeumont and another type of MR-63?

It is the special type of motor that makes the loud F / B-flat / F sound, and was specifically to be tested for the MR-73.

 

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2 hours ago, Tom1122 said:

What's the difference between a Jeumont and another type of MR-63?

The Jeumonts were prototypes that were tested for tones that were going to be introduced on the MR-73s, I believe they were introduced in the 1970s, They weren't planned to be so popular and the STM kept 2 of 3 Jeumonts (80-041 and 80-042). The 3rd Jeumont (80-043), was retired and is used for the Just for Laughs festival. The difference is the Jeumonts has either loud or silent Jeumonts (80-042 is louder than 80-041) and the rest of the 63 fleet use a motor known as Hitachi motors

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20 minutes ago, Transitfan39 said:

The Jeumonts were prototypes that were tested for tones that were going to be introduced on the MR-73s, I believe they were introduced in the 1970s, They weren't planned to be so popular and the STM kept 2 of 3 Jeumonts (80-041 and 80-042). The 3rd Jeumont (80-043), was retired and is used for the Just for Laughs festival. The difference is the Jeumonts has either loud or silent Jeumonts (80-042 is louder than 80-041) and the rest of the 63 fleet use a motor known as Hitachi motors

Fact check

- Normal MR63 don't have current chopper engine, so no Hitachi or Jeumont there

- Jeumont elements 41 and 42 were not back in service until the mid 2000 !

-  The chopper sound is just because it is like that, not because of a popularity contest

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3 hours ago, eclair14 said:

Fact check

- Normal MR63 don't have current chopper engine, so no Hitachi or Jeumont there

- Jeumont elements 41 and 42 were not back in service until the mid 2000 !

-  The chopper sound is just because it is like that, not because of a popularity contest

I used the info from the STM's website on the history of the MR-63 and they mentioned Hitachi and Jeumont as prototypes http://www.stm.info/en/about/major_projects/sustainable-reclamation-plan-mr-63-cars

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6 hours ago, Transitfan39 said:

The Jeumonts were prototypes that were tested for tones that were going to be introduced on the MR-73s, I believe they were introduced in the 1970s, They weren't planned to be so popular and the STM kept 2 of 3 Jeumonts (80-041 and 80-042). The 3rd Jeumont (80-043), was retired and is used for the Just for Laughs festival. The difference is the Jeumonts has either loud or silent Jeumonts (80-042 is louder than 80-041) and the rest of the 63 fleet use a motor known as Hitachi motors

A minor correction to your post. It was 80-040 paired with 81-579 / 81-580.

I will miss riding the Jeumont trains. It was always in the middle set on the green line so it was pretty easy to spot. :(

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30 minutes ago, Matt Demers said:

A minor correction to your post. It was 80-040 paired with 81-579 / 81-580.

I will miss riding the Jeumont trains. It was always in the middle set on the green line so it was pretty easy to spot. :(

I thought it was 80-041-043 was the Jeumont but after a google search you are correct its not 80-043 but 040

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On 31/08/2016 at 6:36 PM, Transitfan39 said:

I used the info from the STM's website on the history of the MR-63 and they mentioned Hitachi and Jeumont as prototypes http://www.stm.info/en/about/major_projects/sustainable-reclamation-plan-mr-63-cars

Yeah but the Hitachi units were reconverted back to normal, so no current chopper on the normal ones except the Jeumonts that were left in service.

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33 minutes ago, AlexLy said:

Yeah but the Hitachi units were reconverted back to normal, so no current chopper on the normal ones except the Jeumonts that were left in service.

Oh I thought all the trains were Hitachi motor equipped, what makes the bass sound when the MR-63 accelerates and decelerates?

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81-581 // 80-041 // 81-582 (Back in Service, next on the list when next Azur enters service)

Retired (Confirmed)

81-529 // 80-015 // 81-530

81-583 // 80-042 // 81-584 (Sent to American Iron and Metal in Rivière-Des-Prairies)

81-693 // 80-097 // 81-694

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I'm curious if anyone heard of any notable retirements on the MR-63s, like if the Element 41 been retired again

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Nothing yet, still waiting for the next Azur Set to be ready for service, it was delivered last week.

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Well, 80-031 and it's mates 81-561 / 81-562 are gone. I remember a fun ride on 81-561 years ago when the train would jerk hard and the whole train burst out laughing in amusement.

I got on 80-007 today and when approaching Beaudry station, half the lights turned off and the train rolled into the station with silence. A few minutes after all the fans and the other half of the lights came back on.. Is this a problem with the train or with the power?

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On ‎2016‎-‎10‎-‎15 at 11:47 PM, Matt Demers said:

Well, 80-031 and it's mates 81-561 / 81-562 are gone. I remember a fun ride on 81-561 years ago when the train would jerk hard and the whole train burst out laughing in amusement.

80-031 was put on display at Place des Arts for the 50th anniversary, I don't know if its still sitting there as of Oct. 17 2016

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12 hours ago, Transitfan39 said:

80-031 was put on display at Place des Arts for the 50th anniversary, I don't know if its still sitting there as of Oct. 17 2016

We passed the next day on the Charter and it was gone.

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Have anyone spotted the Element 41 lately? I haven't seen any videos of it in a while and my friend said he haven't seen it in weeks

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