Re: Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail
Author: FUD
Date: 06-29-2020 - 07:46

Is that a FLIRT? Are the logos extremely reflective or are the Photoshop? Is that actually on site, someplace? Anyway, for use on the Branch at least one mod is still needed: a third headlight on top. At least, as a low-floor LRV, making the temporary stations ADA-compliant should be relatively easy.

Nobody (other than, possibly, Metra, where well-maintained equipment that's only seen California winters would be an improvement in some respects) wants old Caltrain gear. The diesels are too big and heavy for the line in its present condition and they're Tier-0 emissions at best, the cars' ADA compliance is minimal, and SC wants and needs something clean and new and cute and maintainable by bus mechanics. For a demo, especially, an off the shelf fuel cell car is ideal and maybe is borrowed from somebody already buying them like Metrolink for the Redlands line. (Looking at photo again...) Howard: where is that photo taken? Looks like a body-in-white before any logos are added. Is that at the factory?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Howard 06-27-2020 - 06:40
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Espee99 06-27-2020 - 06:56
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update AnthonyG 06-27-2020 - 07:20
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update BOB2 06-27-2020 - 08:48
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Shortline Sammie 06-27-2020 - 10:04
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update FUD 06-27-2020 - 11:21
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Howard 06-27-2020 - 18:11
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! Olde Glen Ellen Station 06-27-2020 - 18:55
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! Howard 06-27-2020 - 19:51
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! George Andrews 06-27-2020 - 20:17
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! WebDigger 06-27-2020 - 21:50
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Wayne (not related to Howard) Cohen 06-27-2020 - 10:19
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update An Observer 06-27-2020 - 12:24
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Shortline Sammie 06-27-2020 - 13:02
  Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail Del Monte Burns 06-27-2020 - 14:09
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail Howard 06-27-2020 - 17:06
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail BNSF1995 06-27-2020 - 18:01
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail FUD 06-29-2020 - 07:46
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Nudge 06-27-2020 - 14:40
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Howard 06-27-2020 - 18:22
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Mistertower 06-27-2020 - 20:12


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