theraven Posted March 4, 2015 Report Share Posted March 4, 2015 Hey everyone, Long-time lurker, first-time poster, & all of that. Does anyone know if/when the 800-series NF (the Hybrid ones) are scheduled to leave the CTA fleet? I've ridden quite a few of these lately (including #806 last night operating as the 12-Roosevelt) and my general impression is that they are in pretty bad shape compared to even the not yet-rehabbed 1000-series. One thing I've noticed is that these models no longer seem to run in Hybrid mode - when I first started riding them back in '07 or '08, you could clearly hear the electric motor doing most of the work up to about 10-15mph. Nowadays I no longer hear that, only the gas engine. Is it possible that the roof-mounted batteries are completely dead? Any thoughts? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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