Commuter Rail Coaches out of service

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Postby ST214 » Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:19 pm

Thanks CSX. Someone needs to get interior pics!!!

BTW, is it just me or has the maintence dropped off since the contract change???
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:47 pm

I have been hearing alot lately that MBCR is in some financial troubles.
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Postby bierhere » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:23 pm

The cars shortages continued:

6:06 AM Worcester - short 1 car ( only 140 seats short )
7AM Worcester 2 cars short ( 300 + seats short ), Unable to take on passengers in West Natick and Natick

6:05 PM Worcester train 6 lower cars instead of 5 Double / 2 lower ( about 300+ seats short )

6:06 Readvlle Shuttle cancelled.
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Postby Buzz » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:05 pm

the count is sixty coaches out of service now.
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Postby ST214 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:24 pm

Should have stuck with Amtrak. I warned this would happen, and noone believed me.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:48 am

Actually saw a 3 car consist on the Attleboro line the other day. Saw a couple 4 car consists yesterday too.
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Postby octr202 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:51 am

CSX Conductor wrote:Actually saw a 3 car consist on the Attleboro line the other day. Saw a couple 4 car consists yesterday too.


Wow...what time of day was that?? I could only imagine the mess that would make of rush hour...
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Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:53 am

the 4 car set was in the evening............the 3 was on Sunday :wink:
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Postby Buzz » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:18 pm

therez 3 new double deck cars in the line of dead ones at bet. been there long time
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:23 pm

can someone get a picture of the yard w/ all the coachs?

BTW train 811 (Bos-s. Attleboro) had 6 coach's, usuall trainset
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Postby Stephen » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:31 am

The 900 series cars were on the valley track again this morning (with a GP40MC).
I think they simply move them to the far side of the BET when they are not in testing.
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Postby Xplorer2000 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:09 pm

This morning, I rode a 4-car consist from Lynn: GP-40MC 11xx, coaches 525,352,388, Cab Coach 1633. Normal length is 5-6 cars.
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Postby CRail » Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:57 pm

900 Photo! Not Interior though

what does MBCR have to do with equipment problems? Did they remove maintnance $$?
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:07 pm

i have seen the usuall 6 car consist for off peak hour trains, 811/818 today and yesterday
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