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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:41 am

Oh no, that sucks, you should have told him, "Yeah but I like to see thru the front, you know? I'm just a railbuff, I'm not trying to do anything illegal, Don't worry"

Tell them that next time....
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Postby Reddy Rocker » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:43 am

He can't hear me though the glass, and I don't want to get the other passengers involved. They may play the "suspicious individual" card on me if I don't sit down when told to.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:46 am

Yeah thats right, you don't want to have a "police encounter" like I had down in Washington Metrorail or the roads here for my moving violations.
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Oh yeah!!!

Postby CS » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:30 pm

Finally, a decent reddy report from your truly...

about 7:45 from Fields Corner Station, I got 01836 and there was NO AD!!!! ASA was great, in fact this one didn't even mention Savin Hill. As we left Fields, he said next stop JFK \ Umass which is great. Some of them will say they are going express, or some will still announce the station (but will never say "entering Savin Hill"
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:29 am

Ok, now I got two more lead-car 01800s, one last night (06/7) and another one this AM (06/8).

Last night: Picked up 01821. Window has both stretcher and ad, although I did my seat trick, and no, nothing happened to me unlike Karl's last ride. ASA was fine again, but A/C was down a bit until after Columbia and then it kicked in.

This AM: P/U'd 01803 out of Braintree till DTC, an ad only in window, ASA was also fine and A/C was functional all the way this time.
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Postby fm535 » Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:55 pm

I have been commuting back and forth to Braintree so often now, and seem to hit Reddys into Braintree, and the old biddys on the way home. (I would rather the other way around, when I am tired from work, the hunt and sway and bounce on the older cars are just a bit much. ) But the other morning, we were on hold at North Quincy, and the operator came out, and an Inspector came into the car, and just had a casual conversation with eachother and me for a good 8 minutes while we waited for clearance. It was probably one of my best rides, since the window had no ads, and everything was fine, and it was a nice morning, and I love it when the Reddys get up to max speed along Adams St, and toward Braintree.

Question about max controlled speeds and ATO, etc. Is the system EVER shut down for failure or problems and allow the trains to operate without regulation of speeds? I was on my way home a few weeks ago, and it appeared to me, especially matching/watching the traffic pacing along Adams St in Quincy, that we were going faster than 49 miles an hour. Excessively faster!
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:33 am

Last Night, 06/15/04, I picked up 01823 from Braintree till DTX with an ad in window, ASA was a bit mute, and AC was fine.

Then, on the way home at Park Street, I then gained 01874 (lead car), although the next to last car of the remainder of that train was isolated right there at Park Street. I picked up the seat right then and there. The window had multiple ads to start with, and then the ads were taken down by a supervisor who boarded the cab at South Station, which absolutely DELIGHTED me :-). The ASA was fine this time despite the delays after isolating that next to last car, and AC was fine until Braintree, when the electricity went out at Braintree and the train's power died almost causing me to get pinned by the door as it was closing by itself when the lights went out. Unlike the older trains, I guess the 01800's doors close automatically when there's a power failure.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:33 am

Now I got two more 1800s last night and this AM. Last night, 06-23, I gained 01841 out of Park Street till Braintree, had seat for entire length, and window was mainly disguised with an ad. ASA was fine, and so was A/C.

This AM (06/24/04), I met 01854 out of Braintree, ad also in the window, ASA was fine, and so was its A/C.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:24 am

Well, I picked up 01841 again on the way home last night, same things as the day before pretty much..........
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:34 am

All right, gents, I gained more 01800s last night, 6-28, and I got 01849 from Braintree inward with ad in window, ASA being fine, and A/C on duty.

The way home, it was that pair that was being cannibalized until it was restored. That was 01830-31, I gained 31, the front cat. Window had multiple ads, thus leaving me with no choice but to do my seat trick. ASA was also fine, as well as the A/C.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:58 am

Another question.

Does anybody know how many 01800s run on the Braintree Extension alone?

I know that the MBTA, at Peak Hours, run around 68-70 out of 86 cars from the pool of 18's overall but I wonder if anyone would know how many go to Braintree alone. Thank you in advance.
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peak car count

Postby willfh » Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:47 am

Normal week day rush hour on the braintree line consists of 15 six car trains
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:31 am

Oh, alright then, since I've been getting ALL older trains even during rush hours too, more than 01800s so that's why.

But this AM (07/19), I got 01871 out to Braintree till DTC, got seat and view, window was open for the first time since WW1, ASA was fine and so was A/C.
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Postby ST214 » Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:50 pm

Oops, 01800's were negative for me yesterday. Out of the 3 i rode on, 2 of them were infatuated with DC. THe 3rd was fine.
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1808

Postby Porter Sq » Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:03 pm

I Rode 1808 today from Alewife to DTX. It was the last car and the window had a clear view no ad no strechers. Riding the last car to Dtx makes it easier to get to OL.SO be on the look out for 1808.

Also made smooth connection to OL to Mass Ave.The train pulled in as i walked up the stairs,
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