South Shore is Getting New Cars!!!

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South Shore is Getting New Cars!!!

Unread postby rsinoms » Wed May 21, 2008 8:18 pm

I just read in Progressive Railroading that the South Shore has ordered 14 Gallery Style EMU's from Nippon Sharyo which will start being delivered at the end of the year. These are simular to 26 EMU's that metra orderened in 2005!

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Unread postby PerRock » Thu May 22, 2008 7:07 pm

is that NICTD? or Metra? The picture you show is of Metra cars.

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Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Thu May 22, 2008 7:39 pm

South Shore is NICTD.
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Unread postby rsinoms » Fri May 23, 2008 9:31 pm

they didnt have any picture of the south shore ones but the nippon sharyo site had mentioned that they are very simular to the metra ones pictured!!!
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Unread postby cnw8835 » Fri May 23, 2008 9:38 pm

This purchase has been planned for several years now but was held up looking for where the money would come from.
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Unread postby PerRock » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:26 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread; but I was reading that these cars are supposed to enter service in 2008. as of this summer (July) they were nowhere to be seen @ Millen Station. Does anybody who is in the area have any pics or even know if NICTD has gotten them?

here is the most recent render/drawing of them:

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Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:17 am

2006? Last I knew they didnt even sign the deal until 2007. I dont believe they are supposed to be here until late mid 2009 at best.
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Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:12 am

Does the CSS&SB have the clearance for the double decker cars? Granted, most of their trackage is parallel to the NS Chicago Line, on which double stack trains are common, but does anyone know if the CSS&SB would have any low bridges or other things to restrict their clearance?
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Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:04 am

I would guess Charles that if they are buying them, they probilly arent worried about it. So I would say No. 8)
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Unread postby PerRock » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:18 pm

sd70accsxt700 wrote:2006? Last I knew they didnt even sign the deal until 2007. I dont believe they are supposed to be here until late mid 2009 at best.


my bad that was supposed to be 2008. (fixed in original post)

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Unread postby PerRock » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:19 pm

Charles W wrote:Does the CSS&SB have the clearance for the double decker cars? Granted, most of their trackage is parallel to the NS Chicago Line, on which double stack trains are common, but does anyone know if the CSS&SB would have any low bridges or other things to restrict their clearance?


Metra runs double decks under the CSS cat; so I don't see why CSS couldn't
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Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:20 pm

PerRock wrote:Metra runs double decks under the CSS cat; so I don't see why CSS couldn't


Metra doesn't run all the way to South Bend though. The CSS line actually separates from the NS and winds its way up to the airport on the west side of town, out beyond the Bendix plant. I guess the wires that cross the line (i.e. that run alongside streets like Lincolnway West) are high enough to not interfere with the line, there probably aren't any overpasses to really worry about along that particular stretch of the line...

The question was more regarding the sections that only CSS&SB uses that don't run directly alongside the NS main.
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Unread postby esprrfan » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:06 pm

I don't think it was a wise move to buy these cars from Japan. They never held up well against a giant fire breathing, walking lizard :shock:
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Unread postby jb9152 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:07 am

The first 2 cars, 301 and 302, will be delivered to the Shops on November 19. The new cars are scheduled to enter service in Spring or Summer 2009.
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Unread postby Beal99 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:08 pm

so no new cars running this winter, just want to make sure, gotta get my shots!
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Unread postby Beal99 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:09 pm

also how are they getting delivered?
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Re: South Shore is Getting New Cars!!!

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:53 pm

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Re: South Shore is Getting New Cars!!!

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:29 pm

SouthShore could always run the doubledeck cars only from Carroll Ave. in Michigan City to Chicago. That would eliminate some of the older cantenary running east of Michigan City toward South Bend.

Once this project is done, SouthShore can begin restoring the elegant 1927 Insull station at 11th Street in downtown Michigan City! A plexiglass shelter is pathetic!
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Re: South Shore is Getting New Cars!!!

Unread postby Big Frank » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:04 pm

Heres a Link to a bunch of pics of the NEW south shore cars

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Re: South Shore is Getting New Cars!!!

Unread postby PerRock » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:07 pm

ooh very nice...I'll have to make a pit stop along the line next time i'm in the area :D

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