Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ck4049 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:58 pm

Those cabs are pretty well insulated, it wouldn't be too much louder than just one screamer alone.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:04 pm

beanbag wrote:
octr202 wrote:Doubleheader in service tonight...I think it was 1007 & 1002 paired up on track 10 about 5:30 Wednesday evening.

Two screamers.. Hope that engineer had top notch hearing protection.


They both aren't screaming because hep is only supplied from one loco. You can't hear much difference between 1 and 2.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby sery2831 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:55 pm

ck4049 wrote:Those cabs are pretty well insulated, it wouldn't be too much louder than just one screamer alone.


Sure, with the air conditioning you can't hear much! REALLY? With the windows and both doors wide open there isn't much sound protection.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ACeInTheHole » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:47 am

AEM7AC920 wrote:
beanbag wrote:
octr202 wrote:Doubleheader in service tonight...I think it was 1007 & 1002 paired up on track 10 about 5:30 Wednesday evening.

Two screamers.. Hope that engineer had top notch hearing protection.


They both aren't screaming because hep is only supplied from one loco. You can't hear much difference between 1 and 2.

Good point.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:37 pm

1004 and 1008 were pulling a five-set. Spotted idling on Track 6 at North Station at about 5:55pm.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby octr202 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:11 am

I didn't have a clear view from inside 352...but it sure looked like double GP40's on 305 Friday morning...should become 310 inbound.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ck4049 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:00 pm

octr202 wrote:I didn't have a clear view from inside 352...but it sure looked like double GP40's on 305 Friday morning...should become 310 inbound.

1123(lead) and 1120.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby mdamico23 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:07 pm

Well, the 'Wizards of Boston Engine Terminal' worked their magic yet again and 'Mr. Commuterr Rail', F40 #1000 is back on the road again after suffering a major road failure in Fitchburg, MA at the end of June. It spotted it this afternoon holding near the Noerth Station drawbridges with an inbound consist. It was paired up with control car #1637 for those inclined to look for it.Like a cat 'with 1000 lives', it is back for now...

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:54 am

Good to hear that 1000 lives to see another day!


Not an MBTA consist, but it was interesting and it was on the North Side: two Amtrak locomotives were pulling three [private?] Morristown & Erie coaches past BET at about 5:40pm yesterday, and appeared to be heading out on the Fitchburg Line.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby sery2831 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:11 pm

The M&E cars were from the Maine Eastern headed back home to NJ. They were going on the Grand Jct when you spotted them.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby Rbts Stn » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:00 pm

I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:55 pm

Rbts Stn wrote:I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest


where is here?
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby Rbts Stn » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:29 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:
Rbts Stn wrote:I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest


where is here?


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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby sery2831 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:45 pm

Pan Am Railway movements aren't unusual in our territory. Unless they are pulling MBTA cars.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ns3010 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:09 pm

Rbts Stn wrote:I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest


Sounds like AY-4 returning to Ayer after dropping off the Rotems.
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