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MBTA's newly acquired flanger in service.

Postby CSX Conductor » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:10 pm

I heard there was a snow removal extra that was operatin on the Old Colony Lines during the overnight last night.

Apparently the T used 2 F40's which sandwiched the MBTA's newly acquired flanger (still in it's original paint and reporting number, but with "MBTX" stenciled over the old "Con-Rail".
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:26 am

Yeah I actually saw that new snow-remover at Braintree station at 5:17 AM with an F40 locomotive on either end on the new unit. Looked neat, and speaking of F40's in work service, it seems that they have been more frequently used in more non-revenue work service than before.........
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Putting the lead sled to work

Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:50 pm

There was another flanger extra yesterday.

It did the Franklin Branch (via the Dorchester outbound) to Forge park, then the Needham & Stoughton Branches.
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Re: Putting the lead sled to work

Postby efin98 » Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:33 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:There was another flanger extra yesterday.

It did the Franklin Branch (via the Dorchester outbound) to Forge park, then the Needham & Stoughton Branches.


That explains what I saw near Back Bay station on the Patriots Extra today... Was wondering what was sandwiched between those engines!
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Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:52 am

Good to hear that somebody rode the Pats extra. I heard that ridership was very low.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:10 pm

well the train left too late, it got to the staduim at tlike 930, there were already a TON of people there at 7! i would have gone for the ride :-D and the see the Pat's
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Postby efin98 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:29 pm

Sparse is an understatement...the crew and the TPD made up a good chunk of the ridership on the Boston section!
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Postby Stephen » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:31 pm

FYI,
There is a picture of the flanger in the current (February 2005) issue of Railpace Magazine. Its on page 35.
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Flanger location

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:34 pm

It's back at BET this weekend.

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