Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:33 am

When train 160 was pulling in Salem this morning I thought it was the PTC Test train at first glance as it was approaching.

1513-360-506-521

3 MBBs and a 3XX. Standing room only. I don't think I have ever seen more than 2 MBB's in a set before on the North Side, and that was over the summer on a 4 car set of flats as well.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:58 pm

It looks like at least two of the 5xx cars from the PTC test train have ended up in sets this week on the North Side.

Did they break apart the test train / finish testing or did they just need the cars this week?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:18 pm

Most of the Northside PTC consist is stored in the so-called "Cut Yard" at BET (off the Fitchburg Route mainline near Swift)

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby jaymac » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:50 am

The 10-22-2018 400 had MassDOT 1056 (w) and 1119 for power.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby Diverging Route » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:41 pm

There's a VLC (very low capacity) set on T5 at BON now: four flats, including two MBB 500s.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby RenegadeMonster » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:44 pm

I was on that this morning with Train 160. Standing Room Only.

This set has been circulating the North Side for over a month now. The conductors called the consist a "spare".

Thank god 1513 is no longer the control cab. The set was 1513-360-506-521 back on September 18th.
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