Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:35 pm

Figured I'd post this here....Readville yard was full today, all layover tracks, in which a train was required to layover in the yard adjacent to the Fairmount Mainline, CSX Yard 1 IIRC??...I haven't seen this once since I've been here...there are ALOT of dead cars in Readville...saw the switcher pulling at least 15 cars the other day....there are 18 5 car consists as of 7/25 running around on the Southside...tight squeezes on many trains as of late. The 4 Rotems are still in the located in Readville, looked to be on Track 8 or 9 from a distance
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:55 pm

counted 18 cars OOS in Readville being worked on, or soon to be worked on. Still resulting in many 5 car, small trainsets.....Also, the power rail washer was missing from Track 1, M.I.A.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby ck4049 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:41 pm

Looks like MBCR may be sending cars off-property for inspection/repair again like they did three years ago at the rate they are going.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:29 pm

The K cars are being sent off for rebuild which is already in progress.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:59 am

A train was set to run to New Bedford yesterday morning, consisting of the 1028-4 R's-1724 bringing up the rear. Train should have ran from Middleboro, with a CSX pilot to COTLEY jct. in Taunton, then ran to New Bedford with a Mass Coastal pilot. I have yet to hear if the ride actually went thru with yesterday morning. Was suppose to have the Governor onboard, and other State Transportation big wigs, just like the CT. ride a few months back to promote commuter rail to NB/FR. I'll get more info later...I have the complete car consist, but paper is in the car...I'll up this post later on
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:31 am

Does he get to request an expensive T escort to any far-flung corner of the state whenever the hell he wants? Yeesh...membership has its perks.


I can't wait until the dignitaries board the Hyannis-Attleboro-Walpole-Hopedale-Gardner-Miller's Falls-Palmer-Barre-Palmer-Westfield-Holyoke-Deerfield-North Adams excursion for the big announcement of his unfunded EVERYWHERE TRAIN!
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:13 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:A train was set to run to New Bedford yesterday morning, consisting of the 1028-4 R's-1724 bringing up the rear. Train should have ran from Middleboro, with a CSX pilot to COTLEY jct. in Taunton, then ran to New Bedford with a Mass Coastal pilot. I have yet to hear if the ride actually went thru with yesterday morning. Was suppose to have the Governor onboard, and other State Transportation big wigs, just like the CT. ride a few months back to promote commuter rail to NB/FR. I'll get more info later...I have the complete car consist, but paper is in the car...I'll up this post later on


It did go through, because yesterday MassDOT was tweeting pictures of the Governor with the Rotems behind him. They announced the environmental review was complete and available for public consumption.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:17 pm

beat me to it! just found this picture:

Gov. in NB
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:25 pm

the consist to New Bedford was: 1028-808-810-819-766-1724
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby ns3010 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:14 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:the consist to New Bedford was: 1028-808-810-819-766-1724


Just for the record, this set is still intact. Just went through Ruggles on 931.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:38 am

Another Coach extra to Davisville today...OD 830AM...Two coaches (378 & 607) for
"wrapping". They should be picking up four coaches (325,361,1625 & 1632).

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby ck4049 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:19 pm

There is no coach 325 lol
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA1016 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:37 pm

ck4049 wrote:There is no coach 325 lol


Nice catch Chris, I didn't even notice it. What was the power on the train that went to davisville?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:25 pm

Should've been the 1116, but who knows...

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:17 am

It was indeed the 1116 that made the journey down. The wrappings are just a "new paint job" sort of. just like what MBCR did for the 205 all those years ago. I must say, they sure did fool me at first look, but upon closer look, def could tell one of the new wrap jobs
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