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Postby Ron Newman » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:37 am

What is an 'OCC', and why is a bell needed at Quincy Center?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:55 pm

Ron Newman wrote:why is a bell needed at Quincy Center?


Because trains can be turned there instead of Braintree if need be.

BTW, just a guess as to the OCC.......... Operations Control Center?
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Postby octr202 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:02 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:
Ron Newman wrote:why is a bell needed at Quincy Center?


Because trains can be turned there instead of Braintree if need be.

BTW, just a guess as to the OCC.......... Operations Control Center?


Good guess. 20 points. :wink:
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Postby efin98 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:05 pm

Ron Newman wrote:why is a bell needed at Quincy Center?


Same reason it is there as the reason as there is for one being at Wellington...it used to be the terminal for the Braintree branch while the extention was being built. Probably hasn't been used for years...
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:09 pm

Probably hasn't been used for years...

Actually it has been used recently, when they short-turn trains at Quincy Center because of emergencies, in fact, I've even heard it myself, and it's a lower-tone bell sound than Braintree and Oak Grove.
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