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Re: PHOTOS: Edison

Posted by WillD on Tue Feb 21 00:46:29 2012, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Edison, posted by kp5308 on Mon Feb 20 21:53:31 2012.

The Bilevels used by GO, Metrolink, and pretty much everyone else who isn't MARC, MBTA, Metra, or NJT are lighter. They're between 110,000lbs and 134,000lbs as compared to 139,000lbs through 142,000lbs for the Multilevel variants (cab, restroom, and neither). I say 'between' because the Wikipedia entry on the subject disagrees with the purported source for the 134,000lb figure. Transit Toronto states that GO's Bilevels are 110,000lbs (really 49.5 tonnes, but close enough). Pretty sure both numbers are technically correct as the original Bilevels were on the order of 110,000lbs. But Metrolink's frequent in-situ, high fidelity crashworthiness demonstrations caused BBD to perform a number of revisions that added around 20,000lbs to the Bilevels which rolled off the production line toward the end of the last decade.

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