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Interesting CR Set

Postby Diverging Route » Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:54 pm

Today train 1305/1306 (North Station-Lowell-North Station) was a four car set. And the MBB "lav" car (1515) was the second car from the south, i.e. adjacent to the control car, 1640, and not in its usual position next to the engine.
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Postby sery2831 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:19 pm

I had that set last Wed night. It was a 5 car, but they must have cut off the 1602(I think) that was behind the loco. That car had no working heat what so ever. There was also another 4 car train with a 1500 car as a control car and no 500 car behind the loco.
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Postby Diverging Route » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:20 pm

Intersting, CB! I also saw a four-car set on the south side last week. Hopefully it wasn't used for much more than the Readville Shuttle.

Inbound on my trip to Boston this morning (I won't give the train number so as not to implicate anyone), the conductor announced on the PA as we passed Tower A, "Please remain seated until the train comes to a complete stop at North Station." I think this conductor has been flying too much :-) I said to the conductor, "I stand all the way on a rush hour train five days a week. Is there a different "rule" for Saturdays?" *chuckle*
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Postby Porter Sq » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:00 pm

Diverging Route I think i know who your talking about.Did this guy give a long speach like you hear on a amtrak train?
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Postby SnoozerZ49 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:26 pm

"Ladies and gentleman, at this time we are now arriving at our last stop, North Station, Boston, with a connection for the green and orange lines. At this time please check around your seat and make sure you have all your personal belongings with you before you leave the train. Finally we would like to remind all children travelling with small parents to please hold their hands and mind the gap while exiting the train. Thank you and have a nice day."
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:14 pm

Thought that you were on the South Side Snoozer?!? LOL

I take it you've worked with that person enough to know the lecture by heart. :-)
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Postby Porter Sq » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:35 pm

Snoozer that's the exact speach sometimes he ads about the weather but that is right on target. Is it you were all talking about?
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Postby sery2831 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:58 pm

I know it wasnt me, lol :-)

North Station last stop, connect here with the Green and Orange Line, watch your step when exiting the train, North Station Final stop.

That's my normal speech if I have a working PA system!!!
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Postby Diverging Route » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:03 pm

Nope, wasn't you, CB. It was a female! And not the usual suspect :wink:
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Interesting CR set

Postby paulrail » Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:09 am

I had this fellow on a trip from Worcester to Boston. Before Back Bay station, he did his thing, [pretty much the same wording] but tailored to the south side. He did point out the historical places to visit and how to get there on the T. He's quite a showman! :wink:

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Postby CRail » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:31 pm

mine is short and sweet.

"now arriving south station, last stop, change here for the red line, amtrak, and intercity bus connections."

When departing south, i say

(time, destination, and next stop depend on the train i am on [obviously])
this is the 4:35 Providence train. Next stop will be Route 128, please have your tickets ready as the conductors will be coming to collect them.

(usually i wait untill we leave back bay because so many people get on there, and payment isnt usually collected untill after back bay)
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:01 pm

CRail wrote:mine is short and sweet.

"now arriving south station, last stop, change here for the red line, amtrak, and intercity bus connections."

When departing south, i say

(time, destination, and next stop depend on the train i am on [obviously])
this is the 4:35 Providence train. Next stop will be Route 128, please have your tickets ready as the conductors will be coming to collect them.

(usually i wait untill we leave back bay because so many people get on there, and payment isnt usually collected untill after back bay)


Just don't get caught by an official since you have to authority to use the PA. :wink:
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Postby CRail » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:34 pm

i given authority by the crew, i usually ride with crews i know
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Postby CRail » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:35 pm

i given authority by the crew, i usually ride with crews i know I play conductor and they love it because it makes their job easier. :-D
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