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    I just deleted 8 posts in this thread. If I find any more flamewar in this thread again, I will close it down or delete it altogether and start handing out infractions or ban people who contributes to flamewar. Like someone said in this thread here, put that person on your Ignore List and be done with it! Enough already!
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    Doyfinson looks great! Especially behind MP36s.
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    5 things:
    1. 70 downloads and counting thanks for your support.
    2. I am considering building an activity that includes these.
    3. MP36 please don't turn threads into flame wars.
    4. I see the MARC everyday as i ride the metro home and they do not operate Bombardier Bi-Levels they operate Kawasaki MARC III Bi-Levels.
    5. I like how the weathering and paint came out on these
    CEO of Pie Commuter Rail running from Union Station to Fredericksburg and Broad Run/Airport. PIEX we serve pie to keep you happy.

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    Metrarailboy1 What do you mean by editing shape file modifications or .ace file modifications?
    CEO of Pie Commuter Rail running from Union Station to Fredericksburg and Broad Run/Airport. PIEX we serve pie to keep you happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conductorchris View Post
    Maybe we should take a breath.

    Virginia Railway Express can run these cars into Union Station, but they specifically modified the tunnel under Union Station and made other changes to make it work. As for the rest of the corridor, Amtrak did consider running Superliners from Philadelphia. The plan was dropped, but low level doors are a bigger issue. I recall that the Superliners fit, but there was some concern that they were too close to the wires. In fact the B&O and later Amtrak banned passengers from the upper level of the dome car of the Capital Limited in Washington DC because of the same concern.

    MARC has bi-levels. That is not fictional.

    MARC's bi-levels (as the photo posted by Steve shows) are of a different design. While they have a similar floor plan, they are lower in profile specifically to fit into the northeast corridor clearance envelope. You can compare them to cars run by MBTA from the same builder, which are noticeably taller.
    Chris with all due respect VRE did not modify the tunnel into Union Station - I think you are confused with the modifications to the Baltimore tunnel(s).... The Union Station tunnels run Gallery cars every day and have for quite some time also previously they ran Bombardiers and Kawasaki BiLevels - they have also run Superliners thru there and an experiment with stack trains.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doyfinson View Post
    Metrarailboy1 What do you mean by editing shape file modifications or .ace file modifications?
    Texture mods change it up a bit.

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    My minor tweaks to the Cab Car.......


    New front stripes layout...


    Cleaned up the sides a bit....







    I am probably going to number these in the 8000 series but I'll do it later....

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    Hi Chuck,

    Respect appreciated. But I am pretty sure that one track (only) was lowered under Union Station before the gallery cars and Sounder cars started running on VRE. Remember that in the beginning VRE used the ex Budd rebuilds and the single level cars built in Brazil. (now up in Connecticut).

    Interesting that there was a stack train experiment. Especially in light of the $170 million or whatever is being spent on making clearance improvements on the Virginia Ave tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metrarailboy1 View Post
    My minor tweaks to the Cab Car.......


    New front stripes layout...


    Cleaned up the sides a bit....







    I am probably going to number these in the 8000 series but I'll do it later....
    Nice I changed the paint scheme on the front a little because marc does not run this type of car and I liked the original striping pattern.
    CEO of Pie Commuter Rail running from Union Station to Fredericksburg and Broad Run/Airport. PIEX we serve pie to keep you happy.

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