Rode the Gold Line today, Sierra Madre Villa to Atlantic and back (with a stop at Phillipe's). Haven't ridden in a few months. Noticed that the air-conditioning system in the car was roaring, as before. I thought there were going to be modifications made. The ride itself was very smooth, the new East Side ride was faster than I anticipated, all-in-all quite enjoyable, except for the loud air-conditioning that made normal conversation quite impossible
Post by bluelineshawn on Mar 23, 2010 17:42:30 GMT -8
Yeah they are still loud, but I think that they are somewhat quieter than they were when they were first testing. If you notice the subway car AC's are loud as well.
On the positive side the Breda lrv's do seem well insulated from outside noise, but so are the Siemens cars. The ones that aren't quite as well insulated from outside noise are the P865's. I guess because they are older but on the positive side for them is that they don't travel in as noisy environments as the other two.
Breda Bulletin: I suppose with Bredas quite common on the Gold Line, it's not that big a deal, but for those who are keeping score, cars 738 and 739 were spotted on the track between the maint. yard and Chinatown. The number 738 has an historic significance: when some of the higher-numbered PE "Hollywood" cars were modified to create the "Valley Seven" series in 1938, the Railroad Boosters club chartered car 738 for an excursion on the San Fernando Valley Line. Railroad Boosters later became Pacific Railroad Society, which is still active.