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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby jwhite07 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:02 pm

Don't look for 01856/57 in service any time soon:

French cook charged with tagging 'RASK' on trains at MBTA station

At least they grabbed him before he skipped the country.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby RailBus63 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:13 pm

Maybe someone should be asking the MBTA how a stranger had time to do so much damage without being spotted. We're lucky he was painting the train and not doing something that could cause harm to others.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:53 pm

Caught a set yesterday (didn't get the number) with new ASA firmware that has Frank now announcing the "elevator service on center platform" standard operator spiel at Park St. First time I'd ever heard that.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby octr202 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:12 pm

I think that's been on for at least a few weeks now. Perhaps it's been slow to be propagated throughout the whole fleet.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby danib62 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:51 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Caught a set yesterday (didn't get the number) with new ASA firmware that has Frank now announcing the "elevator service on center platform" standard operator spiel at Park St. First time I'd ever heard that.

I don't think that announcement is Frank. It sounds like a different person (and yes I'm aware he sounds different on different equipment and recording sessions but this doesn't sounds anything like any of his other recording I've heard).
"We are running with normal train service on the Red Line. We apologize for the inconvenience."
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby diburning » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:55 pm

It's not Frank. The voice seems to have a slight attitude to it.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:46 pm

diburning wrote:It's not Frank. The voice seems to have a slight attitude to it.

I agree.

BTW, why is there STILL no "doors open on the left/right" addition to the 1800s' ASA??? Green and blue have it, and you KNOW the motormen aren't going to make the announcements anymore once OPTO kicks in (they wont be able to realistically drive the train and do announcements--been on the orange line recently?).
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby danib62 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:45 am

I can't say I've noticed a change in the orange line announcements.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby StevieC48 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:24 pm

LOL Orange Line are done by the operator lol, unless the got retrofitted with asa's
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:56 pm

What he's saying is that without automatic announcements, the operators will not make them under OPTO. I didn't realize it, but thinking about it, he is right. The Orange Line operators are getting very skimpy on the announcements now that they're running on OPTO.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby RailBus63 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:33 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:What he's saying is that without automatic announcements, the operators will not make them under OPTO. I didn't realize it, but thinking about it, he is right. The Orange Line operators are getting very skimpy on the announcements now that they're running on OPTO.


Sounds like a supervisory issue. Blue Line operators didn't seem to have a problem making announcements when the 0600's were in service.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby StevieC48 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:59 pm

Sounds like a training issue or just the operator just dosent care or the PA was out.
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:52 am

I noticed that they are now installing evacuchairs on even #'d 01800s and all other cars therefore esentially eliminating viewing out the ends, so you'd have to hope and wait to get an odd #'d 01800 if you want to see out front and back now
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby Head-end View » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:00 pm

What!!??...............Rob, are you saying we can't see out the front of Red Line 1800's anymore, because of this new development?
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Re: 01800 Tracker

Postby Robert Paniagua » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Well, we still can. But we'll onl;y be able to do so on an odd #'d car, the Stryler Evacuchairts are ONLY being installed on the EVEN #'d cars. Only way we wont see out front is if the worker places an ad card on an odd # 01800 car. Now, as fars as my observations are concerned, most even #'d 01800 cars have the Evac-Chair already installed.
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