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Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby Lackawanna565 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:06 pm

Where are the passing sidings on the line? I've been looking for footage of one of C lights flashing. I know the line has signal rule 562 on it.
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Re: Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby The EGE » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:45 pm

From this excellent set of maps:

Middleboro Main Line:
South Station (0.0) to Fly (1.5)
Vic (3.92) to Squant (6.28)
Greenbush Branch wye at 10.12
Gross (10.58) to Pearl (11.25) - through Braintree
Plymouth Branch junction at Pearl
Hol (13.72) to Rand (14.84)
Howard (18.11) to Grove (20.73) - through Montello, Brockton
Westdale (24.50) to Stanley (25.57)
Titicut (30.34) - usually for MOW only
Mid (33.96) to Pilgram (34.86)

Greenbush Branch:
Adams Junction (10.2) to Allen (11.43)
Herring (15.36) to Fort (15.85)
Back Rock (20.38) to Circus (21.16)
Parish (26.85) to Davis (27.44) which leads to the single track station and 4 yard tracks at 27.64

Plymouth Branch:
Swey (16.03) to Abby (17.81)
Golf (22.57) to Bryant (23.81)
Burrage (27.77) to Oak (29.10) - through Halifax
Kingston Branch junction at Seaside (33.73)

Kingston Branch:
Seaside (33.73) to Gravel (34.95)
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Re: Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby AEM7AC920 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:39 am

The correct term for these also is "controlled sidings" yes they make a difference ;).
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Re: Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby jaymac » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:39 am

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Thanks for the link to the excellent resource. It's already been bookmarked. When the Fitchburg Line work is complete, I hope there'll be amendments.
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Re: Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:09 pm

as for the original request in the question, Holbrook/Randolph has RAND interlocking at the Northern end of the platform, you can see a potential "C" light there, but good luck, gotta wait for the right events to take place to see it lit...could be standing there for a very long time
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Re: Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby 130MM » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:38 am

Couple of things:

1. It's "Black Rock" not "Back Rock"
2. The siding at Titicut is non-controlled, and there are no signals there.
3. The "C" is only used when there is a problem with the cab signal system of some sort. So, as 1050 said, you might have a long wait to see one light up.

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Re: Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby jwhite07 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:06 am

The EGE wrote:From this excellent set of maps:


Excellent? Maybe, if the author got the most basic of things correct, right on the first page.

What's the Massachusetts Bay Colony Railroad? :P
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Re: Old Colony Lines Passing Sidings

Postby 130MM » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:13 am

jwhite07 wrote:
The EGE wrote:From this excellent set of maps:


Excellent? Maybe, if the author got the most basic of things correct, right on the first page.

What's the Massachusetts Bay Colony Railroad? :P


It's obvious the guy put a lot of work into this. It does seem, however, that the Boston accent tripped him up in a few spots. My personal favorite is "Sharp" interlocking on the NHML. The difference between "sharp" and "shop" in Boston is often undeciferable to the untrained ear.
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