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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(Yesterday, 08:32 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: Very cool video. Thanks for doing that. Quick question: is the shunting engine remote control operated?   It doesn't appear to have an operator in the cab.

They can be, yes!

They have at least one B MAXI L (“Tram robot”) with no cab, and then a bigger one that has a cab. But both can be run remotely.

http://www.railquip.com/main-categories/...-equipment

The small flanged wheels can flip up, too - they’re only used for guidance when operating on tracks. The work is done by urethane treaded wheels (like forklift tires) that contact the head of the rails. When the flanged wheels are up, they can drive them around on the concrete floor of the OMSF.

   

   
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(04-15-2018, 09:13 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 07:39 AM)Canard Wrote: LOL!  You make it sound like ours and Toronto's orders are the only ones Bombardier has ever done around the entire world.

They are doing just fine.  A little behind on our project, yes - but Kingston has handed a poorly-managed project from another plant and have turned it around incredibly rapidly.  Historically, Kingston has delivered on every single project in their entire history successfully.
Canard. Why are you laughing at my response. You are the first person on here to get upset if someone is even a little bit disrespectful in your view.  

May I remind you that New York city just shut bombardier out. Add Toronto et al.  You can laugh at me if you want but if this compnay docent get serious about how is manages itself, it's days are numbered . I truly hope I am wrong because I want a Canadian company to suceed. But right now. The reality is they are incompetent.  Put your bias a side and look at their unproven results.

(Yesterday, 08:41 AM)Canard Wrote:
(Yesterday, 08:32 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: Very cool video. Thanks for doing that. Quick question: is the shunting engine remote control operated?   It doesn't appear to have an operator in the cab.

They can be, yes!

They have at least one B MAXI L (“Tram robot”) with no cab, and then a bigger one that has a cab. But both can be run remotely.

http://www.railquip.com/main-categories/...-equipment

The small flanged wheels can flip up, too - they’re only used for guidance when operating on tracks. The work is done by urethane treaded wheels (like forklift tires) that contact the head of the rails. When the flanged wheels are up, they can drive them around on the concrete floor of the OMSF.
Thank you. Very interesting. Seems much more efficient when the operator can have their eyes directly on the point of interest.
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Yes, exactly!

(Why do you keep quoting my old posts?)
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(04-15-2018, 09:13 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 07:39 AM)Canard Wrote: LOL!  You make it sound like ours and Toronto's orders are the only ones Bombardier has ever done around the entire world.

They are doing just fine.  A little behind on our project, yes - but Kingston has handed a poorly-managed project from another plant and have turned it around incredibly rapidly.  Historically, Kingston has delivered on every single project in their entire history successfully.
Canard. Why are you laughing at my response. You are the first person on here to get upset if someone is even a little bit disrespectful in your view.  

May I remind you that New York city just shut bombardier out. Add Toronto et al.  You can laugh at me if you want but if this compnay docent get serious about how is manages itself, it's days are numbered . I truly hope I am wrong because I want a Canadian company to suceed. But right now. The reality is they are incompetent.  Put your bias a side and look at their unproven results.

(Yesterday, 10:20 AM)Canard Wrote: Yes, exactly!

(Why do you keep quoting my old posts?)
Because I am old and not as tech savy as you guys!!!
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Well that's cute!

   
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Yeah those mini flex bollards seem to have gone up pretty recently. Saw them at curves and intersections around uptown, and at King/Moore and King/Allen where the tracks and vehicle lanes swap sides.
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Excuse the crappy photo (right click open in new tab) but I noticed this evening that the Kitchener City Hall Station has some of the platform lighting turned green. Not sure what this means (if anything) but perhaps they are testing a lighting change system for arriving trains after all?


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