813 had only 4 coaches!

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813 had only 4 coaches!

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:57 pm

a 345 dept. from South Station, 813 today only had 1 single level, and three double decker coach's. This train is usually 2 single and at least 4 double deckers. It must have been a packed train!!

why would the MBTA put such a small train, it looked like a readvile shuttle train, on a rush hour, Providence bound train? The scheduled train must have run into problems before it left Boston
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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:09 pm

is 3:45 really "rush hour"? I don't think many people get off work that early.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:06 pm

the 215 train is full, and that is 6 single levels, i have been on the 435 train, and it is packed after back bay, even w/ 6 coach's
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Postby ST214 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:45 pm

It's about time the Southside gets shafted. I'm sick of the Northside always getting crapped on, now it's your turn.....
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:12 pm

Ron Newman wrote:is 3:45 really "rush hour"? I don't think many people get off work that early.


Yes Ron, that train is usually pretty full.


I saw the set that F40 is referring to and was surprised to see it around all week.
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Postby bierhere » Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:35 pm

My trains have been running short all week. Most Worcester trains usually have 4-5 doubles and 2-3 singles, but always 7 cars. This week most morning trains have been runnng 6 cars. Or this morning 7 cars, but one without heat ( it was closed off ).

My guess is that the T/MBCR is having trouble keeping the heaters running in the cars this week and are dropping cars with broken heaters.
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Postby CRail » Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:46 pm

bierhere wrote:My trains have been running short all week. Most Worcester trains usually have 4-5 doubles and 2-3 singles, but always 7 cars. This week most morning trains have been runnng 6 cars. Or this morning 7 cars, but one without heat ( it was closed off ).


Worcester has some 6 car trains

Was it a misserschmitt? they lose heat a lot.
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Postby bierhere » Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:50 pm

It was, car 512. I had the same trainset on the way home tonight and it was closed off, dark and frozen. I felt really bad for the guy who went into the freezer to use the bathroom.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:12 pm

Still warmer than riding outside. LOL :P
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:13 pm

haha yea thats true
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