Short MBCR Commuter Rail Train

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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:33 am

Let's get back to the original topic at hand and forget this foolishness.

You're right, I agree, let's just resume our topic regarding the short CR train's cars. Lately, the Old Colony Commuter trains that I see have been regular length, six or seven cars.
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Postby bierhere » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:50 am

It continues.

Worcester train P502: Has always been a 7 car train for the 3 years. For the last month, mostly 6 cars. For the last 2 days, it been a 5 car train.

In addition, wacky trains sets for other trains. Last night I took the P533 7:15pm which is usually 6 flat cars, last night 5 doubles and a flat.
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Postby Stephen » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:50 am

Last nigth around 7:15, I saw 1004 with a 3 car train loading at South Station. I didn't catch its destination.
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Postby octr202 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:01 am

bierhere wrote:It continues.

Worcester train P502: Has always been a 7 car train for the 3 years. For the last month, mostly 6 cars. For the last 2 days, it been a 5 car train.

In addition, wacky trains sets for other trains. Last night I took the P533 7:15pm which is usually 6 flat cars, last night 5 doubles and a flat.


C'mon man...don't call 'em flat cars -- next thing we know they'll be putting people on board the work train! :wink:
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Postby ST214 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:14 pm

Ooh, let me know when that is!! I call the Cupola!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby CRail » Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:41 pm

Thats ok as long as the caboose has bathrooms, you must have bathrooms!

P524 is usually 5 700's (one of which actually being a 1700), one 200/600 and 1 500. yesterday there were 3 700's (one a 1700), 2 200/600's and a 500.

(Usually: |--=====, yesterday |---===)

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-single level 6??, 2??, 5??
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:09 pm

811/818 (2:15 dept from S. Sta. --> S. Attleboro) is an off peak train, and it had 6 single level cars, the usual for this train
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Postby bierhere » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:23 pm

I've had at least 2 trains this week with no bathrooms.
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Postby CRail » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:06 pm

bathrooms are required by law. they could get in hot water for not having them. It can be a health issue.
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Postby bierhere » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:09 pm

Any chance you could provide the law, or under what seciton of Mass General Law is this?
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Postby Porter Sq » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:27 pm

The Bathrooms themselves are a health concern have you ever been in one i'd rather hold it and explode than walk into one of those bathrooms.
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Postby efin98 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:32 pm

bierhere wrote:Any chance you could provide the law, or under what seciton of Mass General Law is this?


That's a good question, I've heard that stated before but with no backup...

Is it state law? Internal requirement? Strong suggestion? Federal regulations? A length allotment with that(as in under a certain trip time or length trains are exempt...)?
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Postby sery2831 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:30 pm

I dont believe there is a law requiring the rest room on the commuter rail trains. I have worked trains on the north side with no german cars several times. If there is, it's a local law. SEPTA runs with no rest rooms what so ever. There push pull sets have rest rooms but they are not active, I am told they activate them around Thanksgiving when Amtrak uses there stuff.
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Postby ST214 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:57 pm

Hey John!!! WB!!

BTW, when and where were these trains without 500/1500 cars??? Are there any still out there??? I would love to get a picture of one, just to see what it looks like with just bombers.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:08 pm

the control cars 1500's all have bathrooms i believe, at least a few of them do if not all
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