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Postby Reddy Rocker » Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:01 pm

On my way up to Park Street from JFK/UMass this evening (Actually late afternoon it was about 3:45) I got 01818, which was the rear car. Didn't get the number of the front car or whether that window was obstructed. The AC worked ok, but as for the ASA: The voice worked, the display did not. I then rode down to Braintree with Rob but we didn't get a 01800 then, but we just missed 01800 itself (as in car #01800) at Park Street.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:17 am

Well I finally got a better 01800 ride this time around, albeit on the engineer's side, otherwise the ASA was fine, and so was A/C on 01875/74 out of Braintree till DTC.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:33 pm

The news for me has now gotten from good to even better, since on the way back home from Park Street till Braintree, I picked up 01879 there while sitting around on a schedule adjustment (usually I miss it by a hair when I get to that train coming down from the office) and caught that train. Then the fireman's side seat freed up at North Quincy, and I was real lucky this time since the fireman's side window was open and got to see through with NO PROBLEM at all :-D. ASA was fine also, and same with the A/C. So, not a bad ride and a nice end to a workday for me today. Yeyyyyyyyy!!
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Postby Reddy Rocker » Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:54 am

That sounds like a great ride on your part, Rob, congratulations. Unfortunately, I have nothing to report today yet, I will try again in my way home this afternoon.
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Postby StevieC48 » Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:16 am

I went to Cabot this morning and have a rundown on what is OOS an why.

01744/45 Awaiting Control Group
01630/31 Coupler Program
01520/21 Door Mod Program (Sensitive Edges)
01816/17 Awaiting Parts

Unknown when they will return to service. ill try to keep it updated.
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Postby jwhite07 » Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:25 am

Thanks, Stevie!

Confirms my guess that 01520/21 have been out for door mods... what's odd is that they've been OOS for almost a year!

If you ever do get a return-to-service date estimate on any of these cars, let us know.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:51 am

StevieC48,

How is the 01400 (01469/70 & 01477/80) misc. train making out?

Have you seen it moving around lately rather than sitting in the far track ALL THE TIME?

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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:20 am

All right now, I gained yet another one last night (09/13) out of Park Street till Braintree with 01853 in the lead. Window was occupied by multiple ads, although I got to do my seat trick yet again :-)

ASA was also fine, and so was A/C though starting to experience fall weather.
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Postby Reddy Rocker » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:17 am

That's good, Rob. I got #01860 today, but it was the third car. The only problem was the ASA. It repeated "Next stop, Downtown Crossing", but corrected itself and said "Entering South Station" upon doing so. The AC was ok, but I couldn't tell if the window in the front car was blocked or not.

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Postby Reddy Rocker » Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:01 pm

Another one this afternoon. I got #01849, the window had an ad. The ASA kept thinking that the next stop was Fields Corner. AC ok.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:55 am

same as you last night, but 01839, with open window, ASA was fine, and so was A/C. FYI I had to jump ship at Quincy Adams since I arrived late this morning and the Braintree Garage was full except handicapped spaces.
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Postby octr202 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:54 pm

I caught 01858 twice today -- and the window is clear, but I never could get the seat. It was on the south end of an Ashmont consist this afternoon.

Now -- what surprised me, and maybe this is just because I seem to always get 01500's and 01600's, was that 01858 seemed to ride really smooth -- even smoother than the others in its class. The first time I noticed it between Charles and Park where the track has been rehabbed and dampened for noise, but ont he way home from Kendall to Harvard it seemed to ride really well -- it didn't even feel like I was on a 100 year old subway!
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:52 am

I caught 01858 twice today -- and the window is clear, but I never could get the seat. It was on the south end of an Ashmont consist this afternoon.

Oh No, the seat still "taken for" by other passengers (or off-duty T employees) on you?

Well, not for me, at least all the way down to Braintree, lately, the seat would become available at Quincy Centre, which happened again on last night's 01873 affair from Park Street till Braintree with window occupied by just a stretcher and the engineer's jacket, ASA was fine, and so was A/C.
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Postby octr202 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:49 am

Nah -- just other passengers. I'm only on for short hops anyway.

I can only imagine what the Red Line would feel like if the track work done on the Beacon Hill tunnel was done over the entire line. When you get an 1800 in good condition its like being on the DC Metro...
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:48 am

I can only imagine what the Red Line would feel like if the track work done on the Beacon Hill tunnel was done over the entire line. When you get an 1800 in good condition its like being on the DC Metro...

That would be nice if they redid the entire Red line like that, with higher top speeds. Especially with the 01800s which run just like their cousin T-1 cars from Toronto, which they were built right after the last 01800s by Bombardier. The only thing standing in the way of the is of course money.
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