Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:34 am

Anyone know why the set with 1128 is running backwards? The locomotive was pointing into South Station with no locomotive on the other end.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby sonicdoommario » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:12 pm

Last week there was a 6 double/2 flat set used on the Providence line (Control Car 1803) (order was from locomotive side: 4 doubles, 2 flats, 2 doubles).

This week that same 1803 set is now 7 cars, with 5 doubles and 2 flats, so one of the doubles was taken out at some point. Looks like it was removed from the front half, since the set is now 3 doubles/2 flats/2 doubles.

Looking at the inventory page, looks like there are a few more doubles out of service (mostly for the Kawasaki overhauling). Looks like they're doing the three remaining control cars and the remaining cars of the original 700-749 batch.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby sonicdoommario » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:25 pm

Looks like Worcester trains this week will get some juiced up train sets to accommodate for extra riders while the Commonwealth Ave Bridge gets repaired.

They took that 6 double/2 flat set on the Providence line and Providence got a 7-car, 5 double/2 flat set in its place with a GP40 on it, so when you're near it the train sounds like standing right below a jet at an air force base.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 am

Here are a couple pix of the Worcester - Framingham shuttle train 2506 for Sunday 7/29/18 featuring HSPs at each end.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby NeedhamLine » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:48 am

Perhaps as the result of cascading signaling issues around South Station, we got the Cape Flyer trainset on the Needham line this morning. Sadly, the café was not open.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:59 am

GP40 double header this morning. Didn't see the cab number, but 1116 and 1119 were coupled. Sounded like 1116 was providing the HEP but not positive.
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