Re: PASSING SIDINGS
Author: Lloyd Christmas
Date: 05-20-2017 - 10:24

In SMART's contract with Nippon Sharyo they had an option to buy more cars at the original price which I believe was exercised in April of 2016. Their last set of cars arrived in December 2015, I think. The purchase of the four additional ones was done to beat the expiration of the option. So, unless I misread or something happened later, they are going to get that extra two sets of cars.

But the main thing I'd like to know is why they believed in April 2016 and earlier that they would be able to run a 6 train service with 7 trains, which seems to be the case. The discussion in 2016 when they exercised the option did not include anything having to do with being able to run six trains. It was a decision to not use the C cars because they hadn't been designed yet.

Even in November of 2016 they released a schedule that showed 6 train service.

So the thing that needs to be looked at is what happened o change SMART's operation from six trains to four trains.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 10:47
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Joe M. 05-19-2017 - 10:59
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Carr 05-19-2017 - 11:12
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 11:23
  Storage Not An Issue Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 11:20
  Re: Storage Not An Issue Snips 05-19-2017 - 11:29
  Re: Storage Not An Issue Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 11:37
  Re: Storage Not An Issue Snips 05-19-2017 - 12:58
  Re: C CAR MIDDLE ONE was never made david i 05-19-2017 - 13:48
  Change Order Was Made For 2 As and 2 Bs Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 15:57
  Re: Change Order Was Made For 2 As and 2 Bs sklinck1 05-19-2017 - 17:59
  Re: Change Order Was Made For 2 As and 2 Bs theconductor 05-19-2017 - 19:46
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS david i 05-19-2017 - 20:37
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS Lloyd Christmas 05-19-2017 - 23:25
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS HUTCH 7.62 05-20-2017 - 09:30
  Re: PASSING SIDINGS Lloyd Christmas 05-20-2017 - 10:24
  Re: C CAR MIDDLE ONE was never made Joe 05-19-2017 - 22:54
  Re: C CAR MIDDLE ONE was never made Snips 05-20-2017 - 10:27
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? SP5103 05-21-2017 - 15:57
  Re: Why Can't SMART Run Six Trains At A Time? Johnny Paycheck 05-21-2017 - 21:17
  Hindsight is 20/20 Dave L 05-22-2017 - 11:37
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 synonymouse 05-22-2017 - 12:43
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 Espee2472 05-22-2017 - 14:44
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 Dr Zarkoff 05-22-2017 - 17:33
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 synonymouse 05-22-2017 - 18:45
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 Dr Zarkoff 05-22-2017 - 20:44
  Re: Hindsight is 20/20 mook 05-22-2017 - 21:38


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