Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby The EGE » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:13 pm

Couple of interesting ones on the Worcester Line today (I was located near Yawkey). Around 3:00 a work loco headed westbound trailing a tank car, a flatcar with work equipment, and a single-level coach. About 3:30, #805 (plus a flat and a geep) headed eastbound, presumably coming from the GJ.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby ck4049 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:03 pm

The 1070 was on a rail washer train that looked like the consist you were talking about.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:44 pm

That was the Southside Terminal Switcher with GP40MC 1116 lite engine to BET...Picked up
two coaches.

The 1070 was on the Northside Power Wash Train today.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:30 am

904 had the honors yesterday for the Southside washtrain and a 15**, passed them heading outbound at Natick around 4pm
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby ns3010 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:03 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote: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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Who is the contractor that is doing the wrapping? Any particular reason that it's not being done at BET (too many cars to do, perhaps?)?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby sery2831 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:02 pm

There is a thread on the wrap program somewhere. But the short is, the work was being done at BET but was moved to the Seaview RR recently.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:39 pm

GEO train making the rounds around the Southside these coming days. This morning, did the Old Colony lines, had the 1052, ***, ***, geo car, 1522 bringing up the tail end...tmmw is the branch lines of the MBTA
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA1016 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:49 pm

When should I expect them on the Franklin line?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:16 am

some point today, they were on duty @ 7am IIRC
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:34 am

11/22 Train 844 (Attleboro short turn) N-2Ks-3Fs-1K-engine-S. The leading K is the 1703.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:33 pm

consist operating Southside, 11/25 with a locomotive on each end

also 20 psgr cars OOS in Readville for various problems, needed calendar day tests, etc.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Diverging Route » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:53 pm

Spotted this morning around 10am at South Station, a real mixed bag:

F40R-810-800-6xx-2xx-9xx-17xx
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:45 pm

Diverging Route wrote:Spotted this morning around 10am at South Station, a real mixed bag:

F40R-810-800-6xx-2xx-9xx-17xx


many of these odd sets running around lately...K's/R's on either end and the flats occupying the middle of the consist
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA1016 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:54 pm

Not really an interesting consist but u didn't want to start a thread with my question. Yesterday around 4:30 I saw 1067 pushing an inbound train and a red bag over the coupler of the locos nose caught my attention. Why was the bag over the coupler and why are they only on the locos?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Diverging Route » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:24 pm

Mbta fan wrote:Not really an interesting consist but u didn't want to start a thread with my question. Yesterday around 4:30 I saw 1067 pushing an inbound train and a red bag over the coupler of the locos nose caught my attention. Why was the bag over the coupler and why are they only on the locos?

It's a "shower cap," and keeps snow and ice out of the coupler.
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