Winter 2015 and Impact on MBTA

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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby Diverging Route » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:28 pm

Amtrak just announced limited NEC service NYP-BOS for tomorrow (Wednesday), so that's good news for MBTA CR's use of the corridor.
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:56 pm

Diverging Route wrote:Amtrak just announced limited NEC service NYP-BOS for tomorrow (Wednesday), so that's good news for MBTA CR's use of the corridor.

They are also reporting that the Springfield Line will have limited service Wed., and the Downeaster will resume normal service Wed.

SLE will resume normal service Wed.

The Governor will speak at 5:00 PM.
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby dth9269 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:15 pm

Here's a video of movement on the Fitchburg line earlier this afternoon, at Sherman St. in Cambridge. The train doesn't show up until after 0m30s, but I left the foolish pedestrian in at the beginning. You might want to mute the volume, as my phone makes a funny high pitched noise (from a gyroscope, perhaps).
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:16 pm

MBTA will resume normal service Wed. AM

The services will be subject to delays and some buses may be cancelled or on snow routes.
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby rmccown » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:01 pm

Just heard a train blow the King St crossing in Littleton. Plow, I assume...
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:40 pm

There two trainsets running around to break track. The Fitchburg one got stopped on
the way back in order to retrieve HSP46 2008 from Fitchburg Yard, as it apparently froze
up..

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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:56 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:There two trainsets running around to break track. The Fitchburg one got stopped on
the way back in order to retrieve HSP46 2008 from Fitchburg Yard, as it apparently froze
up..

D


Did the block crack? If so... another brand new engine down? Jeeze.
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby ns3010 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:25 pm

Orange and Green snow trains Tuesday morning:

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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby Diverging Route » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:13 am

Reports this morning of a four-car set on 304 (3 flats and a Rotem). Numerous T-alerts for icy switches, frozen doors, and mechanical problems.
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby Tom6921 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:18 pm

I wonder how this storm compares to the blizzard of 1978?
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby Gerry6309 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:23 pm

Tom6921 wrote:I wonder how this storm compares to the blizzard of 1978?

About 3 inches less snow.

Far lesser impact on transportation due to the effort made to get people off the streets in advance.

21 inch storm in late January, reduced potential for plowing as piles were already high.

In 1978 it took a week to get all the stranded cars off 128. Driving ban lasted 5 days.

MBTA did not operate for 4 days. People used the Green Line reservations for cross country skiing. Some service resumed underground.

LRVs did well - PCCs did not. The storm marked the end of GE PCCs, the few remaining were retired within a year. Picture Window cars included, but they goy a reprieve in 1980.

Far more coastal damage in 1978.
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby BandA » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:25 am

Tom6921 wrote:I wonder how this storm compares to the blizzard of 1978?
The Blizzard of '78 was not predicted ahead of time. People didn't know how bad it would be until they tried to drive home. The blizzard of 2015 was pretty accurately predicted in MA, days and days ahead of time. And the brunt/start was before the morning commute.
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby jonnhrr » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:37 pm

The 1978 storm caught people by surprise. Weather forecasting has come a long way since 1978 mostly as a result of more accurate computer modeling. The computers available at the time except for a few supercomputers were barely as powerful as the average smartphone is today.

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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby charding » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:40 pm

…what is the status of tomorrow's Patriots' parade - should be a real challenge - instead of duck boats, use dog sleds…how much of the T will be running? What a game!!! In the same category as Franco Harris's 'immaculate reception' against the Raiders in a long distance Super Bowl…what game!!!
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Re: Winter Storm of January 26-27, 2015 and Impact on MBTA

Postby Red Wing » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:47 pm

charding wrote:…what is the status of tomorrow's Patriots' parade - should be a real challenge - instead of duck boats, use dog sleds…how much of the T will be running? What a game!!! In the same category as Franco Harris's 'immaculate reception' against the Raiders in a long distance Super Bowl…what game!!!


Parade's been moved until Wednesday according to WBZ.
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