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Date: 09/20/22 07:22
article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains running
Author: goneon66




Date: 09/20/22 09:52
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: PasadenaSub

Interesting article, with a few places getting the old cars after retirement - it would be nice if a railroad museum could get one. 

Of course - the 5'-6" gauge might be a problem for most museums.  Perhaps Oracle Park could work one into their outfield display.

Rich



Date: 09/20/22 10:44
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: joemvcnj

Could they be retrucked at standard gauge ? 



Date: 09/20/22 11:34
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: Westbound

Seeing any government owned & operated entity make do with old equipment does my old tax paying heart good. 



Date: 09/20/22 11:47
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: DevalDragon

BART does offer old cars for donation to qualified organizations.

So if there is a museum that wants one and has the means to feed and care for it, that can happen.



Date: 09/20/22 15:09
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: wpdude

Oracle park could put one in the outfield, like Minutemaid steam engine in Houston. Then every time the Giants hit a home run it could go back and forth making that horrible high pitch screeching sound :-)



Date: 09/20/22 15:23
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: TAW

No mention of MacGyver? Sounds like they need him.

TAW



Date: 09/20/22 16:15
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: schaffner

The Western Railway Museum is getting some cars and will be building a new rapid transit history center.  They will be on static display.  Besides the track gauge, there's also the issue with the BART cars using third rail and WRM only having overhead wire also BART uses 1000 VDC and WRM has 600 VDC.



Date: 09/20/22 16:28
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: quentin956

Paywall. Would like to read article. Suggestions?
 



Date: 09/20/22 17:52
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: rattenne

Great article. Railfan & Railroad magazine had a good article on the early years of BART.



Date: 09/20/22 17:57
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: TAW

quentin956 Wrote:
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> Paywall. Would like to read article. Suggestions?
>  

Outlets with a paywall often syndicate their stuff to others. I search the headline in its entirety and see if I score:
https://usa-today-news.com/news/how-clever-mechanics-keep-50-year-old-bart-trains-running-windows-98-ebay-and-scraps/

TAW



Date: 09/20/22 19:19
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: Drknow

Remember:

Those mechanics contribute nothing to the bottom line. Only executive Risk Takers make any money for ventures such as this.

Regards

Posted from iPhone



Date: 09/20/22 19:22
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: quentin956

Thank you for guidance!



Date: 09/20/22 20:51
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: wzd

The article also ran in the East Bay Times and the San Jose Mercury News..



Date: 09/22/22 19:03
Re: article: how clever mechanics keep 50 yr old bart trains runn
Author: JAmtrak

Any1 who wants the article in pdf, lemme no your email and I send to you. I saved it to pdf.I cant post this to TO invalid file error.



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