News Wire: Brookville to supply Sound Transit with Liberty streetcars

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:36 AM

BROOKVILLE, Pa. — The Brookville Equipment Corp. will supply five Liberty light rail vehicles to operate on Sound Transit's 2.6-mile Tacoma Link extension. Brookville officials say in a news release that the streetcars will be eight feet wide...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/12/12-brookville-sound-transit

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:02 AM

America is getting fatter and older so they will need wider buses and trolleys

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:04 AM

Eight feet is 96 inches, CTA's standard bus width is 102 inches and has been since the 1950's.

Brookville used to be known primarily as a manufacturer of mining equipment.  Now they have added locomotives and transit equipment to the mix.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, December 15, 2017 10:20 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

Eight feet is 96 inches, CTA's standard bus width is 102 inches and has been since the 1950's. 

standard TT width is also 102 inches.  Now if you are ever in an accident with a TT and the sides bulge ask investigator to measure that width.  Might get you some relief if more that 102 !

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:45 AM

CTA's rapid transit equipment has that outward bulge.  They are eight feet wide at platform level and extend wider above that for extra seat room.  This feature began with CRT articulateds 5001-5004 in 1947.

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Posted by erikem on Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:39 PM

Street railway and most interurban cars were 8 to 8.5 feet wide to accomodate the narrow "devil strip" on many double track street railway lines. Since a streetcar can't shift laterally as a bus can, having six inches less width may be desirable for ensuring clearnace.

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