Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:58 am

the 1056 and the 1062 are the 2 units painted in MassDOT paint currently. The 1062 needs its HEP unit completely replaced, believe it went down to Area 52 Tuesday
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:38 pm

I'm on the MassDOT consist right now. Its the 4:47 Needham Heights train out of South Station. What a shame it's all MBB cars. I hate these things. So uncomfortable.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby BandA » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:23 pm

Mbtagp40mc wrote:I'm on the MassDOT consist right now. Its the 4:47 Needham Heights train out of South Station. What a shame it's all MBB cars. I hate these things. So uncomfortable.
Cheap foam cushioning breaks down after 10-15 years even when lightly used. I'm assuming that's what happened because the MBBs were very comfortable when new.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby sonicdoommario » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:10 pm

Providence train 821 (4:30PM outbound) had 7 doubles with a locomotive on each end, an HSP and a GP. Looks like there was no control car on the set.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby cbrett » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:52 pm

Is #1120 owned by MassDoT too? It had a MassDot Logo on the side of it when it stopped at West Natick headed towards Worcester at around 3:10 today. Is this on all the engines and I'm just really obvlivious, or is this something else?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby sonicdoommario » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:59 pm

Pretty sure this isn't too surprising but Providence train 803 (6:31AM outbound) (and I believe turns to 812) had two control cars in its set, I believe 1712 and 1705 (1705 being the primary one). They were right next to one other.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:41 pm

some of the recent refurb K cars have been problem childs and have not been in the lead, just filling a spot in the consist
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Frode » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:12 pm

I rode on an all-MBB set today on the Franklin line. I didn't think that was still possible!
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:59 pm

Not consist related, but can't think of where else to put it. . .

Users of Kingston station may have noticed the very large collection of retired T-logoed NABI CNG buses that have been piling up in the lot the last couple weeks. Now 30-strong and increasing by couple buses per day as more fresh retirees get yanked from revenue service and sent down Route 3 for storage. Those are awaiting their maker on a huge 300-bus scrap contract currently 125+ buses into its meal. The scrappers are working Southampton, Cabot, and Arborway yards right now at a rate of a dozen buses per week, with 120 retired buses left to go in the intra-city yards. After those dead lines are cleared out the scrappers will be descending on a filled-up Kingston and start putting on a daily demolition show in full view of the platform for commuters' entertainment. Should be some good photo ops of the action this September-ish when the heavy equipment decamps to Kingston.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:08 pm

Frode wrote:I rode on an all-MBB set today on the Franklin line. I didn't think that was still possible!


a set of 5 it is, as of Tuesday, had a HSP as the power
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby CSRR573 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:37 pm

Dont know where else to put this really, buy today I just noticed that the old spur just after the Holbrook/Randolph station has a huge boiler or pump or something on a center depressed flat car. Its quite a good size piece too. Always figured that spur has been spike off for like 10 years now
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby csor2010 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:18 pm

There is a set of 8 doubles running around with 2 HSPs in top/tail configuration - 2010 on the outer end and either 2011 or 2017 on the inner end. It was working 521 yesterday afternoon.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:23 am

The past two days, 521 from SS has had GP40 1134 on the end, behind cab car 1826.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby sonicdoommario » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:32 pm

Was at the Attleboro station today and saw an outbound train with 5 double decker cars zip through on track 1, ahead of the 1:05PM outbound train. Might've had control car 1721. Is this a test/rescue train or something?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:47 am

sonicdoommario wrote:Was at the Attleboro station today and saw an outbound train with 5 double decker cars zip through on track 1, ahead of the 1:05PM outbound train. Might've had control car 1721. Is this a test/rescue train or something?


Been a busy summer, but what you probably saw was a set returning from dropping off an engine at Davisville, RI
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