- Oct 2, 2011
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I have not heard that they were in service yet. Last I heard was that they were in testing.
The tracker picks up pings from the RFID tags onboard the lead car on the train, and doesn't differentiate between revenue and non-revenue moves because it can't. Once it leaves the Wellington test track or Cabot leads it's being pinged on the mainline and picked up by the tracker same as Orange and GL Type 9 test trains have been lighting up the tracker all year. You have to cross-ref them with the NETransit active rosters to filter the car numbers that haven't been accepted, and that still doesn't tell you the difference when it's a revenue-accepted set that just happens to be doing a non-revenue test extra.
I don't think any rail vehicle procurement for the MBTA has ever been "on time". Though, from what I understand, this one might be the closest to 'on-time'. As crazy as that sounds.Looks like the new trains will never be on time with production, testing & being put into service. This is just ridiculous!
Remembrances of the Red 01800's '94-95 rollout on RR.net threads relating to this procurement say that's not crazy at all. Being 1st-gen AC traction product, the Bombers were torturously slow to roll out and the choo-choo boards back in the day on AOL dial-up were aflame with laments that they'll never get rid of those 01400 "rustbuckets". But the Bombers ended up swarming on the back half of acceptances and have held up just super in their 25th year of service.I don't think any rail vehicle procurement for the MBTA has ever been "on time". Though, from what I understand, this one might be the closest to 'on-time'. As crazy as that sounds.
At the 90,000 foot level, I also blame the federal government for keeping us an island of practice, technology, and policy. This Anglo-American island mentality stuff has made it all quite difficult for the layperson to have a historical reference.Short attention-span theatre IS the universal constant.
Ra8 -- "would that it were" [John Kerry numerous times]At the 90,000 foot level, I also blame the federal government for keeping us an island of practice, technology, and policy. This Anglo-American island mentality stuff has made it all quite difficult for the layperson to have a historical reference.
Only in a world where uninformed hottakez are the authoritative voice would one assume that there's something distinctly un-"West" about the product to begin with.Ra8 -- "would that it were" [John Kerry numerous times]
Unfortunately -- we are not that island -- we are critically dependent for many things on a country who's fundamental approach is opposed to our fundamental approach to economics and liberty and who manages the in/outs to benefit the Chinese Communist Party staying in power
If the shop in Springfield was dealing only with suppliers from the "Angloworld" -- more correctly the "West" including not just the British Commonwealth and the the EU and the Americas but the "extended West" of places like Japan, Korea, etc. -- we wouldn't be in the current situation
F-LineOnly in a world where uninformed hottakez are the authoritative voice would one assume that there's something distinctly un-"West" about the product to begin with.
You realize, Professor, that the bulk of assembly delays in Springfield has been because of EU component suppliers' COVID shutdowns, right? And that this is two-months' old news first reported long ago. There isn't a single bloody railcar in the world that's sole-supplied with guts from one region only, so that cuts all-ways. China can't on-time deliver China's railcars right this second when they have component supply chains in Angloworld, Euroworld, and Ugly 'Murcanworld upended by the pandemic.
I'd put more effort into searching for the PDF list of sub-contract component suppliers for the OL/RL cars that plainly illustrates, but there's little motivation to when wouldn't read it to begin with before doubling-down on this same whiff-o'-xenophobia that got your last attempt at the subject emergency-excised to the "Please Stop" thread.
I didn't make it up -- delays in ChinaPoftak referenced delays with CRRC in both China and Springfield as to why there were no more cars in the testing pipeline.
No...but you DID willfully omit the "...and Springfield". Springfield's the assembly plant for components. Half-finished chunks-o' car guts get waybilled there from all over the world. Assembly plants: how do they work?!?!I didn't make it up -- delays in China
Not "ruling out" does not mean the barn door is wide open for ruling in anything-goes. Like you just did with...fucking meat imports. One kind of has to point to some evidence for the ruling-in part. Chicken gizzards are not a known railcar component, last I checked.Could there be legitimate reasons for the delays in China -- of course
Could there be "Big Power Politics" reasons -- you can't rule these out as -- China has been recently questioning meat imports from the US over transmission of the SARS-Cov-2 virus despite any evidence of transmission through that mechanism. Note that those imports were one of the features of the recent "Phase One Trade Agreement"