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Date: 11/07/19 02:27
Repurposed MR-63's
Author: ghCBNS

The MR-63’s were the original rubber-tired Montreal Metro cars in service from 1966 to 2018. One is on display at Expo Rail (below) and one has now been nicely repurposed as a Student Lounge at the Montreal Polytechnique:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/metro-car-polytechnique-students-1.5347645








Date: 11/07/19 05:12
Re: Repurposed MR-63's
Author: joemvcnj

The way the Polytech car is suspended on beams, it is sort of like imagining what a Montreal subway car would look like on a Chicago or NYC el. 

Can anyone go to their campus and get on it ? 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/19 05:22 by joemvcnj.



Date: 11/07/19 07:53
Re: Repurposed MR-63's
Author: railfan400

Nice to see metro/subway cars preserved and some repurposed. Looks like the school did a great job with the Montreal car.

Goose Island Brewery in Chicago converted a CTA Budd 2200-series car into a beer concession wagon. Funny seeing a license plate on a subway car!




Date: 11/07/19 15:20
Re: Repurposed MR-63's
Author: 4489

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> The way the Polytech car is suspended on beams, it
> is sort of like imagining what a Montreal subway
> car would look like on a Chicago or NYC el. 
>
> Can anyone go to their campus and get on it ? 

As the article says it will be open to the public on Nov 10th.  I believe that this will be a one day only event.  Based on the tragic events at the Polytech those many years ago, I think that security may be a bit tight and not open to the general public!



Date: 11/07/19 17:08
Re: Repurposed MR-63's
Author: joemvcnj

What horrible thing happened at that Polytech ?

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Date: 11/07/19 18:39
Re: Repurposed MR-63's
Author: 4489

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> What horrible thing happened at that Polytech ?
>
> Posted from Android

The Montreal Massacre! It bothers me too much to write about it.  December 6, 1989.

14 Innocent women.

GOOGLE for more info!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/19 18:42 by 4489.



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