Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby Backshophoss » Tue May 30, 2017 10:05 pm

That's the "reporting mark" for T owned equipment,put on the passenger cars when shipped offline to contract shops in
other states.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby sery2831 » Wed May 31, 2017 9:37 am

631 was a car that recently went to the Delaware Car Company for some maintenance.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:43 am

Saw the new Mass DOT hoppers on the Eastern This morning.

Such a same that several of these shiny blue new cars are more than 3/4ths covered in graffiti already on their sides.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:59 pm

RenegadeMonster wrote:Saw the new Mass DOT hoppers on the Eastern This morning.

Such a same that several of these shiny blue new cars are more than 3/4ths covered in graffiti already on their sides.


I made sure to take my roster shots before they got tagged on the Grand Jct runaround....knew it was only gonna be a matter of time before artwork was added
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:42 pm

166 tied on to a dead 161 and came inbound as an hour-late 166 double-draft.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:07 am

The Passenger count train is still running on the north side. Was on it again this morning.

Any word on how long it will continue to operate on the north side?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby deathtopumpkins » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:25 pm

sery2831 wrote:No busing on the Eastern Route for the PTC shut down.


Looks like I was right after all: http://blog.mass.gov/transportation/mbt ... ice-plans/
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:42 pm

That was a very recent decision because of public outrage. Shuttles were never planned beyond Beverly garage.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby jaymac » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:49 am

The 06-28-2017 402 was east of Wachusett at 0545 with 4 flats, a bi, and another flat plus the 1128. Dunno if this was just luck of the draw at the facility or if more cars are now available.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Bike Car 219 as the quiet car tonight on train 173.

If there is a bike car, is the quiet car location a odd placement for it or is that where they normal put them in the consist, right behind the engine?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby deathtopumpkins » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:15 am

The bike car is always right behind the engine on the weekend trains. I assume this is because it's much easier to roll a bike onto the mini-high platform than try and carry it down the stairs off the train.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:29 pm

Looks like they took a car off the Passenger Count Train. It was down to 4 cars today.

Wonder if they took it off because few trains actually need all 5 bi-level. Or if they were having problems with it.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BigUglyCat » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:55 pm

RenegadeMonster wrote:Looks like they took a car off the Passenger Count Train. It was down to 4 cars today.

Wonder if they took it off because few trains actually need all 5 bi-level. Or if they were having problems with it.

Or if they needed the car elsewhere. Isn't there still a shortage of passenger cars?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:20 pm

Train 173 tonight was made up of 5 flats. All 16xx or 6xx series. No double deckers, no MBBs, no bathroom.

I thought they were required to have at least 1 bathroom on all trains?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:52 pm

The law only requires a bathroom for trips longer than 50 miles, which on the North Side means only for Wachusett. That said, in practice, unless there's a coach crunch (pretty sure we're better off right now than we were this past winter and spring) every train has a bathroom anyway. So there must have been an unexpected last minute cut from the set, would be my guess.
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