Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Amtrak7 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:57 am

According to the alerts most services had 10-15min delays. Not bad!
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Rbts Stn » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:41 pm

Little yellow something or other with a big blower (not active) on the back end just went by here blowing it's horn (sounded like a '66 Chevy), heading inbound.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby rmccown » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:08 am

Amtrak7 wrote:According to the alerts most services had 10-15min delays. Not bad!


Yep, yesterday on the Fitchburg line was ok, at least for me. The 412 inbound was about 5 minutes late getting to Littleton, and arrived in Boston maybe 10 minutes late? 433 outbound last night was maybe 5 minutes slow.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Komarovsky » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:54 am

Still having issues with signals on the south side. Between Yawkey and Back Bay the inbound trains have been forced to stop before proceeding since the storm.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby StevieC48 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:48 pm

I know its OT but the CSX line here in Taunton was opened today at 1pm when the lime green small locomotive came through. Too far to get the shot and see the markings so IDK if it was a CSX engine or leased. Ill ask on CSX but does anyone know what kind of locomotive and is it CSX's. Lime green and it was small like it was shrunk down MBTA 3246 CR. Place in proper thread if needed.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:53 pm

It might have been leased or a repainted ex-bay colony loco. Im just guessing, I don't know who controls what tracks down in that area.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Zanperk » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:00 am

StevieC48 wrote:I know its OT but the CSX line here in Taunton was opened today at 1pm when the lime green small locomotive came through. Too far to get the shot and see the markings so IDK if it was a CSX engine or leased. Ill ask on CSX but does anyone know what kind of locomotive and is it CSX's. Lime green and it was small like it was shrunk down MBTA 3246 CR. Place in proper thread if needed.


CSX has barf green MoW equipment. Was it a jet blower, or a snow blower?
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby StevieC48 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:11 pm

Just a small engine lime green solo with just the plows on the ends.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:52 pm

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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Disney Guy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:17 am

Does the T have (or still have) a snow melter consisting of an airplane jet engine mounted on a rail car?

Would anyone have an idea of how many miles of double track it could keep clear by going back and forth given snowfall of half an inche per hour, one inch per hour, etc.?
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby wicked » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:40 pm

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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:40 pm

Disney Guy wrote:Does the T have (or still have) a snow melter consisting of an airplane jet engine mounted on a rail car?

Would anyone have an idea of how many miles of double track it could keep clear by going back and forth given snowfall of half an inche per hour, one inch per hour, etc.?


I think the fuel consumption makes such equipment only viable for switches and crossovers, not continuous trackage.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby chrisf » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:54 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:I think the fuel consumption makes such equipment only viable for switches and crossovers, not continuous trackage.


If I'm not mistaken, these jet blowers move at not much more than walking speed, making their use generally impractical on the road.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Dtiger » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:16 pm

Disney Guy wrote:Does the T have (or still have) a snow melter consisting of an airplane jet engine mounted on a rail car?

Would anyone have an idea of how many miles of double track it could keep clear by going back and forth given snowfall of half an inche per hour, one inch per hour, etc.?

Yes, known as Snowzilla
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