5 Years Later

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5 Years Later

Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:54 pm

Not that anything has changed, but I was very surprised that nobody mentioned anything yesterday about the accident involving the runaway lumber car from Stoughton & MBCR train #917 since yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of the incident.
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Re: 5 Years Later

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:34 pm

wow, its been 5 years already huh That lumber car is still sitting in Readville, it's tough to see from the mainline, but is this said lumber car sitting on the ground or on a set of tracks?
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Re: 5 Years Later

Postby railman616 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:23 am

The only thing left of the lumber car at Readville is the wheel sets. They had it cut up a couple of weeks ago. The only thing we are left with is the "First Rule of Diamond Jim" the minute hand brake test. What a pain in the butt that is when setting off a 100 car auto rack train at East Brookfield.
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Re: 5 Years Later

Postby Teamdriver » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:33 am

Readville is a shell of its former self, ah, the action that used to be there, the car haulers, all taken for granted at the time............
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Re: 5 Years Later

Postby newpylong » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:04 pm

railman616 wrote:The only thing left of the lumber car at Readville is the wheel sets. They had it cut up a couple of weeks ago. The only thing we are left with is the "First Rule of Diamond Jim" the minute hand brake test. What a pain in the butt that is when setting off a 100 car auto rack train at East Brookfield.


Better than coal hoppers and high brakes lol.
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Re: 5 Years Later

Postby Knucklehead » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:00 pm

railman616 wrote:The only thing left of the lumber car at Readville is the wheel sets. They had it cut up a couple of weeks ago. The only thing we are left with is the "First Rule of Diamond Jim" the minute hand brake test. What a pain in the butt that is when setting off a 100 car auto rack train at East Brookfield.


Then there is the "Second Rule of Diamond Jim": No riding the shove on a tank car - makes for some interesting walking on the shove into and out of the P&W then the last car is a tank car!
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