Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby djimpact1 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:04 pm

fogg1703 wrote:Caboose 100 is out of the paint booth with a new brown/boxcar red paint scheme. No lettering yet. Any info as future plans for it?


First, there is no "paint booth" at FRVT....only the engine house itself. With that said, the caboose was hand-painted.
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Second, there's still a good amount of interior work to be done to it...but there's more to come for the exterior. Being an old PRR caboose, I will give the hint that it'll "honor" part of it's original look (see provided example of another old PRR caboose...this is NOT the same one).
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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby fogg1703 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:21 am

djimpact1 wrote:First, there is no "paint booth" at FRVT....only the engine house itself. With that said, the caboose was hand-painted.


My statement was a bit tongue-in-cheek.

Looks great nonetheless. Could we see its return as the shoving platform?
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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby Badandy » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:30 pm

Before the paint jobs...............
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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby boatsmate » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:24 am

A drive by the yard in Quincy yesterday showed track work taking place near the unguarded entrance. it appears that they are taking up 2 of the 3 stub tracks. only the one closest to the road was left and that had cars stored on it. unknown company doing the work. also the Maroon Engine was outside the door to the engine house.


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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby boatsmate » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:15 pm

Drove by the yard Monday am and saw what appeared to be an MBTA Engine sitting outside the engine house. did not get a number as it caught me by surprise. it appeared to be a GP 40 MAC. It was definitely not one of here locos. sitting there. when I came home later that night it was not visible.
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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby deathtopumpkins » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:31 pm

boatsmate wrote:Drove by the yard Monday am and saw what appeared to be an MBTA Engine sitting outside the engine house. did not get a number as it caught me by surprise. it appeared to be a GP 40 MAC. It was definitely not one of here locos. sitting there. when I came home later that night it was not visible.


That would be one of the GP40MCs that the T has contracted out repair of. FRVT got a contract to repair one of them.
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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby fogg1703 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:46 am

deathtopumpkins wrote:That would be one of the GP40MCs that the T has contracted out repair of. FRVT got a contract to repair one of them.


Any idea how the 1139 moved from Rochester to Quincy? Special T equipment move after MC brought it to Middleboro?

Also FRVT 102 with 12 cars for CSX interchange switching South Braintree this morning.
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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:03 am

fogg1703 wrote:
deathtopumpkins wrote:That would be one of the GP40MCs that the T has contracted out repair of. FRVT got a contract to repair one of them.


Any idea how the 1139 moved from Rochester to Quincy? Special T equipment move after MC brought it to Middleboro?

Also FRVT 102 with 12 cars for CSX interchange switching South Braintree this morning.


Attached to the back of a noontime non-revenue move 2 weeks ago. I saw it myself from the Red Line and posted a spotter report on the T subforum.
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Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Postby fogg1703 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:22 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Attached to the back of a noontime non-revenue move 2 weeks ago. I saw it myself from the Red Line and posted a spotter report on the T subforum.


Interesting thanks.
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