Pittsburgh Light Rail rebuild program for 40-year old cars and evaluation program for those built in 2000

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Pittsburgh Light Rail rebuild program for 40-year old cars and evaluation program for those built in 2000
Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 4:17 AM

 


Photo – Port Authority of Allegheny County

This autumn, The Port Authority of Allegheny County will commence a two-year rehabilitation program for 55 Siemens light-rail cars dating from the 1980's..   The budget for the two-year program is two million dollars, and it is expected to extend the cars' life by six years.  The work will be performed at the light rail shop facilities.

The 28 CAF-built vehicles, built in the year 2000, due for a mid-life overahaul, will be evaluated to decide whether that work will be performed by the Authority itself or by a private contractor.

 

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:19 PM

Yes the Penn Broad Gauge raises the cost of getting new or used light rail cars so they have to make way with the old.

5 ft 2 12 in (1,588 mm) gauge[edit]

5 ft 2 14 in (1,581 mm) and 5 ft 2 12 in (1,588 mm) are commonly known as Pennsylvania trolley gauge because it was originally used by railroad lines in the state of Pennsylvania. Unlike other broad gauges, it remains in use in a number of urban rail transit systems:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:25 PM

The text is correct.   The caption got very confused, with corrections not carried into atual posting.  I need the edit button.  Now returned and used to make the corrections,   Thank you, Moderator!

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