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Framingham / worcester line

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:58 am

on the framingham worcester line, near boston, are there any all high level platforms? how about the whole line?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:18 pm

None at all.

With the exception of Newtonville, West Newton & Auburndale, all of the stations have a mini high-level platform at the west end.

The high-level platform on Track #1 at Southboro is temporarily out of service per an MBCR formeman according to CSXT Dispatcher Bulletins for the past week or so. (Maybe it got hit by an open plug-door by a westbound freight out of Framingham.)
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:22 pm

ok, thanks :-D
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:31 pm

Just curios, why do you ask? Gona do the B&A on your Microsoft Trains Simulator?
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:00 pm

good question, i'll answer you in a PM :-D
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Postby CRail » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:48 pm

let me know too matt.

Low ADA epuiped:
Back Bay
Yawkee
West Natick
Framingham
Ashland
Southboro
Westboroug
Grafton

Low Platforms:
Newtonville
West Newton
Auburndale
Wellesleey Farms
Wellesely Hills
Wellesely Square
Natick

All High:
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:03 pm

Thanks Corey.................I don't know how I forgot about Worcester. ( I might have been thinking about the intermediate stops only).
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Postby dcm74 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:47 pm

Worcester is not all high level. Normally 5 cars will fit on the high level platform. The remaining two cars are on the bridge over Grafton St. The clearances were a little too tight to allow a full length high level platform.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:03 pm

Also true, but in comparison to the rest of the line, it is closer to being mostly high-level.
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Postby CRail » Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:44 am

Ok. I have only been there twice and thought you could fit a whole set on the high, although i knew there was some low. Now that i think about it, the 2 times i have been there, there were cars exceeding the high level.

Thanks dcm74. :-)
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Postby octr202 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:35 am

Funny I should stumble upon this this morning on NERail...

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Postby trigonalmayhem » Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:03 am

the low level platform is mostly left-over from when the trains used to stop further down (before Union Station was restored and reopened). There's a little dinky structure down along the low level platforms by the parking that used to be the amtrak ticketing counter. What a dump that thing is next to the restored station, though!
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