Re: Окраска метровагонов

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От: Fedia (
Дата: Mon May 24 1999 - 15:33:26 EDT

Christopher Rivituso wrote:

>I know about the 81-717.5M, I lived in Moscow not so long ago.
>I had seen pictures of 81-717.5M in the middle of 1995, but the first time
>ever actually saw one was in October 1995. It was on the
>Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line and I was at Kaluzhskaya waiting for a train to go
>to Bitsevsky Park. As the train's lights came into view, all I saw was one
>very bright strip of light. Initially I did not know what it was but
>wondered if it could be indeed an 81-717.5M, which it indeed was. But
>honesly speaking, I was sincerely hoping that it was an I-series train.

Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line is longest.. and Babushkinskaya station is mine

>I know that the 81-717.5M is standard on the Lyublinskaya line

It was standard for Lyublinskaya till becoming to exploitation of Yauza...
Now already two trains Yauza available (if news is true).

>, pretty often seen
>on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line and sometimes you see them on the
>Kol'tsevaya line.

When they was on the Kol'tsevaya line?! I pretty often use this line, but
never seen 81-717.5M there. Only first series of 81-717...

>But they were becoming standard on the Sokol'nicheskaya
>line, I guess toward the end of 1997. The plan there seems to be to phase
>out the ***yozhiki*** with these ***nomery***, thus allowing a one-man crew
>and cab signals. And there seemed to be quite a few such trains on this
>line when I was last there.

I suppose it was in the begin of 1997. My friend Dennis who lives near
Frunzenskaya station, said me about 81-717.5M when he becoming to my
birthday on March 21, 1997.

>The one thing I notice about these trains on the Sokol'nicheskaya line is
>how incredibly bright the lights are. Maybe it was because I was used to
>the light configuration on the yozhiki, but indeed I was shocked at how far
>the nomerys could cast light. To give an example, if you know
>Sokol'nicheskaya line well, the curve on the northbound track just south of
>Kropotkinskaya station would be completely lit up by one of these trains
>before you could hear it coming.

If I will be at Kropotkinskaya then look without fail!

Sincerely yours,
Fedor Matveev

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