NJ Transit parts shortage

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NJ Transit parts shortage
Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:42 AM

Typical political problem.  Get incompetents in place but do not plan for replacement parts.  It would seem that when ever you buy equipment that a contract provides for replacement parts.  That would maybe have requirement that all parts drawings and tools revert to buying agency instead of them being scrapped.  Granted that will not always be feasible but over 200 OOS cars ?

http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2018/01/standing_on_a_train_right_now_it_might_be_because_nj_transit_cant_find_parts.html#incart_river_home_pop

 

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Monday, January 29, 2018 7:50 PM

And the Lacawanna Electrics on the M&E marched on for almost 50 years.  

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, February 01, 2018 5:55 PM

It just never stops.  Even my Lionel New Jersey Transit U34CH broke down!

Don't worry, I fixed it.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, February 02, 2018 4:49 PM

blue streak 1
Typical political problem.  Get incompetents in place but do not plan for replacement parts.  It would seem that when ever you buy equipment that a contract provides for replacement parts.  That would maybe have requirement that all parts drawings and tools revert to buying agency instead of them being scrapped.  Granted that will not always be feasible but over 200 OOS cars ?

http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2018/01/standing_on_a_train_right_now_it_might_be_because_nj_transit_cant_find_parts.html#incart_river_home_pop

Our society have made mechanics into simple parts replacers.  If they don't have the 'correct part' they don't have the knowledge, skills or ability to fabricate a 'fix' for the bad part.  

         

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, February 04, 2018 9:58 AM

Yet Carrolton Shops in New Orleans keeps 92-year-old Pearly Thomas streetcars renewed regularly, and Douglas Shops 119-year-old Manx Electric interurban cars rolling,

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