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Learned today that the new SMART cars have not been put into service because UP humped and damaged them...hmm.


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Comment by Richard C. Brand on November 7, 2018 at 11:25pm


You called this one correctly.  While the SMART GM did not identify where they were damaged his picture clearly showed major in transit damage by UP. 

See my post today Nov 7.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on October 29, 2018 at 1:02am


We won't forget because we are watching.  Please identify issues as I will be attending the next SMART mtg.

If nothing else you know that I will fight for the success of both SMART AND NWP on this new RoW. 

Having just once again driven to Cloverdale only to see a beautiful station sitting in the weeds and now paying the tax, I will demand answers or better yet results for SMART.


Comment by Dave S. on October 28, 2018 at 10:25am

Steve:  Forgot about that!  Thanks!

So, is the "A" car the one with the cafe or the restroom?  I always get those two mixed up.

Comment by Steve Atnip on October 28, 2018 at 9:11am
one has poop holes, the other a “cafe”
Comment by Dave S. on October 27, 2018 at 11:04am

What are "C" cars?  Isn't it the case the SMART only has "A" cars?  All the trains that I've seen are either "A" cars back to back, or three "A" cars lashed together.  Right?

Or is there some subtle detail that I missed?

Comment by Steve Atnip on October 26, 2018 at 4:58pm
They had a grant for “C” cars but NS hadn’t even designed them and declined, so they bought some AB sets with the grant
Comment by David L ILLICH on October 25, 2018 at 1:21pm
The last 4 cars were built in Japan . the 4 new cars do not have PTC installed in them yet .Smart Never ordered the middle car .
Comment by Dave S. on October 25, 2018 at 11:41am

A recent Trains Mag. article says that the Nippon Sharyo plant in Illinois is closing.  Isn't this where the SMART cars were manufactured?

Comment by Chad Glover on October 24, 2018 at 8:55am
It's me that's confused... isn't b before c ? :)
Comment by Steve Atnip on October 23, 2018 at 5:35pm
Chad. one of us is confused, I’m old probably me. Did you mean “C” cars?

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