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[MBTA] MBTA mechanics keep old subway cars rolling
« on: July 11, 2012, 10:41:05 pm »
This is a really interesting article on how the Orange Line trains are kept running. Various techniques include recycled parts from the old Blue Line trains, and tricks like using Duck Tape and Deli hair nets to protect the motors from snowdrops.
http://articles.boston.com/2012-07-08/metro/32575582_1_subway-cars-blue-line-cars-oldest-cars
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Re: [MBTA] MBTA mechanics keep old subway cars rolling
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 10:53:12 pm »
Very very interesting. Funny how cars from the 70's are considered "old" at the MBTA though...

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Re: [MBTA] MBTA mechanics keep old subway cars rolling
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 12:22:25 am »
Very very interesting. Funny how cars from the 70's are considered "old" at the MBTA though...
That is true. However the hair net trick is clever and effective. I really don't know why they never did upgrade them.
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