World Series Train Service Thread

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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:23 pm

Full service info at www.mbta.com/events.

And something fun: MBTA homepage banner has mascot Charlie with beard on field.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby deathtopumpkins » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:28 am

That special event service info implies the commuter rail will not necessarily be running its normal schedule on Saturday. Anybody know if this is the case?
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby octr202 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:29 am

The MBTA events page lists the extra inbound services on the lines that do run on weekends.

Even with the extra service, I'm sure the southside will have surplus equipment available. Too bad there's probably no easy way to move a meaningful amount north for Saturday to get a few more high capacity sets with K cars up north. I recall taking a look at Andover on the Saturday of the 2011 Bruins parade. I recall that the first train out of Haverhill was full even before it got to Andover, and by just after 8:00 AM the entire platform was completely full (about 10 car lengths long). Glad to see the extra service is being planned in advance.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:28 am

octr202 wrote:The MBTA events page lists the extra inbound services on the lines that do run on weekends.

Even with the extra service, I'm sure the southside will have surplus equipment available. Too bad there's probably no easy way to move a meaningful amount north for Saturday to get a few more high capacity sets with K cars up north. I recall taking a look at Andover on the Saturday of the 2011 Bruins parade. I recall that the first train out of Haverhill was full even before it got to Andover, and by just after 8:00 AM the entire platform was completely full (about 10 car lengths long). Glad to see the extra service is being planned in advance.


Ah, yes, I remember what a disaster that was. I believe it got to the point where in Swampscott the police had to shut down the station and were trying to get buses to bring people in.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby boblothrope » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:27 am

octr202 wrote:The MBTA events page lists the extra inbound services on the lines that do run on weekends.


It says there will be a few inbound Fitchburg trains in the morning, and outbound in the afternoon. http://mbta.com/rider_tools/transit_upd ... Acton+Line

(Never mind that it also has the regular notice of no trains past Brandeis/Roberts posted for Saturday 11/3. Just 3 more weeks until people without cars are allowed back in that part of the state on weekends...)
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby AEM7AC920 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:59 pm

octr202 wrote:The MBTA events page lists the extra inbound services on the lines that do run on weekends.

Even with the extra service, I'm sure the southside will have surplus equipment available. Too bad there's probably no easy way to move a meaningful amount north for Saturday to get a few more high capacity sets with K cars up north. I recall taking a look at Andover on the Saturday of the 2011 Bruins parade. I recall that the first train out of Haverhill was full even before it got to Andover, and by just after 8:00 AM the entire platform was completely full (about 10 car lengths long). Glad to see the extra service is being planned in advance.


I'm pretty sure the T learned after the first disaster, all hands will be on deck tomorrow!
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby nomis » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:50 am

Well, so far I have been blessed with 1 car E trains & a mob scene at Park Street outbound. Red line trains dump nearly a full load of people at Park St adding to the crowd. All seems civil. South station looks quite normal for a morning, haven't seen a CR train come in yet though.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby MBTA1016 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:32 pm

All went well when it comes to the subway, park st was a mess but that's expected with these crowds, I can finally cross riding the green line off my list of things to do in Boston. The green line was stop and go once in the main line after kenmore, but it was expected.

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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby AEM7AC920 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:37 pm

You definitely didn't see the 1017 on the southside shoving a full string of doubles.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby MBTA1016 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:34 pm

Yes I sure did, it was between one of the quincy stations and JFK/umass around 7:30-7:45 this morning. I would've grabbed a pic but didn't think of it at the time. There was a 17xx cab car leading and the set was all doubles.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby sery2831 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:57 pm

I don't even think the 1017 is operational at the moment. You more than likely spotted the 1071 which has a different paint scheme than the 1017.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby MBTA1016 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:21 pm

The stripe on the side was straight and not the lightning scheme. It was the only commuter train I saw while riding the redline into and out of Boston.

Edit: it could've been 1071 and just got the last 2 digits confused.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby TrainManTy » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:30 am

For those who don't know, the reason some of us are so sure that Mbta fan saw 1071 instead of 1017 is that the claimed sighting of 1017 took place on a line that uses cab signals, which 1017 is not equipped to detect or display. The original F40PHs, 1000-1017, are the only passenger locomotives on the railroad that don't have this equipment. Because the South Side lines have cab signals and the North Side lines do not, 1000-1017 are kept on the North Side.

1071, an F40PH-2C built eight years later, is equipped with cab signals.

According to NORAC, the rulebook which the MBTA and most northeastern railroads use, trains without cab signals on the leading end aren't allowed on cab signalled lines without special authorization. The rules for this are quite restrictive, but not knowing how they work in practice I won't attempt to explain them as if I do. You can read the NORAC rules for yourself starting on page 76 of the PDF.
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby MBTA1016 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:50 am

And on that note I stand corrected :).
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Re: World Series Train Service Thread

Postby AEM7AC920 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:03 pm

TrainManTy wrote:For those who don't know, the reason some of us are so sure that Mbta fan saw 1071 instead of 1017 is that the claimed sighting of 1017 took place on a line that uses cab signals, which 1017 is not equipped to detect or display. The original F40PHs, 1000-1017, are the only passenger locomotives on the railroad that don't have this equipment. Because the South Side lines have cab signals and the North Side lines do not, 1000-1017 are kept on the North Side.

1071, an F40PH-2C built eight years later, is equipped with cab signals.

According to NORAC, the rulebook which the MBTA and most northeastern railroads use, trains without cab signals on the leading end aren't allowed on cab signalled lines without special authorization. The rules for this are quite restrictive, but not knowing how they work in practice I won't attempt to explain them as if I do. You can read the NORAC rules for yourself starting on page 76 of the PDF.
http://thebecketts.com/images/NORAC%208th%20Edition%20NJT.pdf


I beg to differ some of the screamers do still have cab signals and ACSES displays installed, whether how maintained it is I do not know.
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