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Postby atsf sp » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:45 pm

I live near beacon park and the csx line to worcester. I was just wondering if anyone knew the schedule at beacon park either inbound or outbound. If anyone could tell me when trains arrive or leave for csx, that would be great.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby CSX Conductor » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:27 pm

For the most part the departues would be:

M-F:
Q115 on duty @ 630, usually put together and ready to depart by 715pm.
Q117 on duty @ 715, usually ready to depart around 800/815
Q167, runs most weeknights and departs lite engine, on duty @ 930pm, depart between 945 & 1030.
Q113, on duty at 1030p,m departs around 1115/1130 depending on how many cars or if it's lite engine to Worcester.
Q421 on duty at midnight, unless there is no power for the train in which case it usually goes to work around 800 the next morning. If it goes to work at midnight, usually doubled-up and departing around 100/130am.
Q119 on duty @ 100am, runs lite to Worcester, departing anywhere between 115 & 145am (Tuesday-Saturdays).
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby atsf sp » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:31 am

Thanks for the outbound. Does anyone have the inbound schedule?
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:48 pm

I only posted the westbounds because they're more predictable since eastbounds are rather sporatic.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby atsf sp » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:49 pm

What is the designation of the train that ussually comes in around 1:30 pm? It is ussually led by 3 locomotives.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby wereswaldo1 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:12 pm

Mr. CSX you are the man!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any inside scoop on a daytime schedule???

Yours truly, Mr. waldo
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:45 pm

Again, it's very hard to peg exactly what's gonna show up where. The best places to go would be either Framingham or Worcester for more action anyways.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby atsf sp » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:02 pm

I was out in Framingham two days ago. Saw 6 GP40-2s and in Wellsley Hills I saw a consist of 7 CSX units, including a Conrail paint and a SD70Ace, pulling three dropwell flatcars going outbound.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby railman616 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:29 am

Hi,
To help out my good friend, CSX Conductor(pm or call me with what you are up to?) here is a rough schedule of the inbound trains.
Q140 arrives around 4:30 am daily
Q114 arrives around 6:00am daily
Q168 light power arrives around 11:30am Wednesday-Sunday
Q116 arrives around 15:00pm Wednesday-Sunday
L172 arrives Monday around 1:00pm
L170 light power 12:30am Friday
Q420 arrives daily around 11:30pm
All times are subject to the whim of the rail gods and acts of nature.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby atsf sp » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:16 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:I only posted the westbounds because they're more predictable since eastbounds are rather sporatic.

You were right. I waited for the Q116 arriving at 3:00pm but it didn't come till around 4.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:34 pm

atsf sp wrote:
CSX Conductor wrote:I only posted the westbounds because they're more predictable since eastbounds are rather sporatic.

You were right. I waited for the Q116 arriving at 3:00pm but it didn't come till around 4.


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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby atsf sp » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:19 pm

I didn't see the train per say but I live near the tracks and I heard the horn of the incoming train around 4 and I was watching the tracks since 2:45 to 3:30. In the yard around 2:15 there was a SD70ACe 4847, acouple of Sd70MACs but I only caught 4715, ES44DC 5226, and two AC6000CWs. Plus somemore I couldn't catch anything of.
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:23 am

At 5:19AM Thursday, WCVB traffic cam on the Mass Pike at Brighton shows eb pig train entering Beacon Park yard - must be Q114?
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Re: Boston to Worcester Schedule

Postby CSX Conductor » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:42 pm

Most likey Q114-05, but there's also the chance that it was Q140-05. :wink:
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Re: CSX B&A mainline activity

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:25 am

Q436, Selkirk-Framingham train, has 2 new ES44AC-H's #901-900-6209 with 95 cars was through Chatham Center, NY @ 10:31 am 8/9. *posted on yahoo by Tim Bruno*
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