Yep. They have 600V DC overhead, same voltage as all Boston trolley/LRV, heavy rail, and trackless trolley vehicles throughout history. And have their tracks ground to the same wheel profile as all Boston rapid transit vehicles throughout history.Is Seashore set up for heavy rail operations?
You can do it/see it in any of the cabs in the train, not just the lead car.It has been a while since I rode on the lead car of the Red, Orange or Blue.
Most of the time, the platforms are so packed with commuters that I don't even try to get up there for fear that all that running & killing myself may be a waste!!
Uhh...the article says exactly when: next week. They'll have a little ceremony for the first production pair to be finished in Springfield, then off on flatbed trucks they go to Wellington.I wonder exactly when the new cars will begin being delivered to the MBTA.
I am sure they want the inaugural run to be photo-shoot perfect.NETransit hasn't confirmed it, so I'm skeptical.
There will likely be a dignitaries-invite inaugural run, but it'll be on no more than a few days' notice to rule out last-minute technical snags or a snow forecast.
They may be shooting for third week of Jan., but it's improbable they've got a firm date set a full month out.