Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Rockingham Racer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:42 am

OT: Let's face it: double track CTC is whats needed between Worcester and Springfield. So why are bother even to study the route? The study money could be spent on advancing the project. But nope: we need to be told by consultants what to do.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 am

All you need is double track, the CTC is already in place. However, one fly in the ointment is that CSX/EB&S
uses one of the mainlines between Spencer and E. Brookfield for building/breaking up of the auto rack train.
Triple track?!

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Rockingham Racer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:09 pm

Whatever it takes in terms of trackage at E. Brookfield.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Ridgefielder » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:17 pm

Rockingham Racer wrote:Whatever it takes in terms of trackage at E. Brookfield.

How far west on the B&A did quad track territory stretch back in the day?
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby nomis » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:13 pm

Quad trackage existed westward to just east of Framingham, in the vicinity of the east end of today's CP-21.

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby BandA » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Worcester-Springfield is not a BSRR proposed route.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Lentinula » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:56 am

Well, the RTA is basically bankrupt, but in the unlikely scenario that Worcester can get its transit money in order, you think there could be some public-private effort to be had here? Maybe RTA and RIPTA get together with BSR and make things work?
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