Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby BandA » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:27 am

So, three trains with 4 coaches, 2 in use & one in reserve?
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby lakest101 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:15 pm

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Ridgefielder » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:19 pm

Maybe not, but even from this document we found out that a) P&W will operate the service and b) there is an MOU between these guys and Amtrak.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby MaineCoonCat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:59 pm

Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby dbperry » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:43 pm

BandA wrote:The "T" has reorganized their schedule to segregate the trainsets...not sure if the deadhead was eliminated :wink:


There is one PM deadhead from Worcester back to Boston. I can't figure out if it is P525 or P551. Entire Worcester "turn table" here:
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby lakest101 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:04 pm

From http://www.bsrc.com/

Join the BSRC for a Southern New England Sightseeing Excursion
Depart Worcester Union Station at 9:00AM on July 30th 2016

Relax for a scenic trip down the Connecticut River Valley via Plainfield and Norwich to New London, CT with a Northbound return via Amtrak's Northeast corridor via Providence and Woonsocket, RI

BSRC staff will be available periodically throughout the day to discuss our exciting project to restore passenger service to the Blackstone River Valley


I'm for sure going with the wife!
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Cosmo » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:04 pm

LIKE BUTTON! :-D
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:26 pm

This is really cool.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby leviramsey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:19 pm

-1 for not knowing which is the Connecticut River ;)
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby lakest101 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:56 pm

-0.66 it's the Connecticut River Watershed lolololol I just looked it up.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:17 am

The P&W line through Putnam/Norwich/Plainfield seems to follow the Quinebaug River which empties into the Shetucket River (north of Norwich) which empties into the Thames River (at Norwich) which then empties into LI Sound. The Worcester line follows the Blackstone River. The Valley RR does follow the Conn River! :wink:

But it should be interesting to hear first-hand accounts of those who ride the 7/30 excursions and their take on the Boston Surface RR personnel accounting/credibility in discussing the proposal.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Ridgefielder » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:28 am

They appear to have fixed the website- it now references the Connecticut countryside instead of the Connecticut River Valley.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby BandA » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:13 pm

7 hours 15 minutes? Seems like a leisurely trip.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby Jeff Smith » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:11 pm

Discussion of the initial start to the service plan: Woonsocket Call

Commuter rail will start with Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – In a switch of plans with a big upside for the city, the Boston Surface Rail Company now says the first trains of its fledgling commuter rail service may run between this city and Providence before Worcester is included as part of the daily run.

“When we engineered the whole project it made sense to start from Woonsocket and go south,” said BSRC President Vincent J. Bono.

“Officially...we are exploring a Woonsocket-Providence start prior to Worcester-Woonsocket-Providence.”

In a phone interview, Bono said the $3 million project is still on track to welcome riders by 2017.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Postby The EGE » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:15 pm

And the cracks begin to show.
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