Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:03 pm

Probably the Worcester Extra doing a qualifying crew run to Worcester and return. For
the next Grand Jct outage...

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby sery2831 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:13 pm

1713 is currently on 424. It's a 5 car set.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:07 pm

The control car it replaced had excessive flat spots so apparently the K car was the only thing available.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:19 pm

K-car control car is still in service today. Very weird to see! Was approaching North Station at Tower A at 6:00pm.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ck4049 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:51 pm

1713 was on Mass Bay #330.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby mbta1051dan » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:47 pm

ck4049 wrote:1713 was on Mass Bay #330.


I'll be on the lookout. I just missed 424 yesterday while doing my bus route! But I had more important *cargo* if you will, to take care of. Leave the foaming for after work!

Any idea what set it's on?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ck4049 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:58 am

1017 is the locomotive and one of the Fidelity coaches is behind the locomotive, thats all I know.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:23 am

I was told the 1713 set was on inbound on the Eastern Route early this morning. I saw it near Tower A around 7:20am.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BandM4266 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:36 pm

1713 was out in Rockport and headed inbound on train # 136
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:13 pm

Coach 514 has a sticker on it that says "PROPERTY OF THE MBTA" and there is another sticker under it, but you can't read/see it because of the MBTA one. Anyone know what this is? Was 514 sent out for work recently?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:07 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Coach 514 has a sticker on it that says "PROPERTY OF THE MBTA" and there is another sticker under it, but you can't read/see it because of the MBTA one. Anyone know what this is? Was 514 sent out for work recently?

Where is the sticker located? Most (if not all) of the commuter rail equipment is technically owned by banks and leased back to the T, and I've seen stickers on some cars indicating a such. It could be that the lease for 514 expired and it reverted to pure MBTA ownership.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:12 am

It was located on the outside, right near one of the doors.

Typically any leasing information is on the inside somewhere, from what I've seen.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby jwhite07 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:24 am

It could be that the lease for 514 expired and it reverted to pure MBTA ownership.


Right you are. Lease on MBB coaches 500-516 and 1500-1516 is expired. Here's one of the Surface Transportation Board filings:

http://www.stb.dot.gov/recordations.nsf ... enDocument

Boring legalese, but there it is. There are filings for other MBTA equipment on the STB site too.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:18 pm

The 1713 was cut last night to get sent south. There is an acela style set with 2 geeps running for the work taking place on the Lowell line as well.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby dth9269 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:18 pm

A couple of oddities here on the Fitchburg Line in West Cambridge today. A lonely F40 (#1033) went rolling out westward shortly after noon...and then came back a few (10-ish?) minutes later. Then just a few minutes ago, ~1:10PM EDT, a mixed set of the work engine #3247 pulling 3 Amtrak coaches, an Amtrak grey locomotive in the middle (didn't catch a number), and then a standard set of MBTA commuter cars with a 10XX engine at the end (possibly pushing) headed inbound toward Porter Square.

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