Rail World Lease Units

Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby Rbts Stn » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:04 am

ck4049 wrote:http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=524796&nseq=0

That Monkey Ward building sure looks alot like the Landmark Center near Fenway
User avatar
Rbts Stn
 
Posts: 587
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:09 pm
Location: waiting for an "A" train to Watertown

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby ST214 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:25 pm

Three units (I forgot the #s) have been spotted in Selkirk. Looks like they are almost here.
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
User avatar
ST214
 
Posts: 1472
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:49 pm
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:59 pm

SLC 274 - Albany, NY 3/30 CPR
SLC 301 - Into Selkirk 4/06 on CSX Y322-05
SLC 310 - Albany, NY 3/30 CPR
SLC 330 - Into Selkirk 4/06 on CSX Y322-05
SLC 418 - Into Selkirk 4/06 on CSX Y322-05

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3295
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby ST214 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:56 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:SLC 274 - Albany, NY 3/30 CPR
SLC 301 - Into Selkirk 4/06 on CSX Y322-05
SLC 310 - Albany, NY 3/30 CPR
SLC 330 - Into Selkirk 4/06 on CSX Y322-05
SLC 418 - Into Selkirk 4/06 on CSX Y322-05

D


There's the numbers! Thanks!

Now, can CSX send them east on the right train?
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
User avatar
ST214
 
Posts: 1472
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:49 pm
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:17 pm

We can hope the rentals are sent east! :wink:
They call it the "black hole" of Selkirk for a reason!
Backshophoss
 
Posts: 4519
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:58 pm

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:28 am

The 301, 330 & 418 into Framingham last night/this morning on
Q436. Expect them to be on B721 today.

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3295
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby dbperry » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:47 am

B721 is the Framingham to Chelsea / East Boston roundtrip same day local freight service? Where would it drop the leasers? Beacon Park, or can it get them closer to BET?
User avatar
dbperry
 
Posts: 794
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:28 pm
Location: Suburbs of Boston

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:56 am

dbperry wrote:B721 is the Framingham to Chelsea / East Boston roundtrip same day local freight service? Where would it drop the leasers? Beacon Park, or can it get them closer to BET?


Wherever the T wants them to. That train does go through BET en route to Everett Terminal, so they can certainly drop off there if the space is available today.
F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Posts: 7109
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:26 pm
Location: North Cambridge

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:16 am

Likely will be dropped on one or two of the tracks at 3rd Ave/Somerville behind BET.

Whether they make B721 today or not is unknown.

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3295
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby ck4049 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:05 pm

What is the plan for these units? A lot of railroad employees are telling me they are not needed by the MBTA anymore due to the increase in HSP46 deliveries/acceptances.
ck4049
 
Posts: 1033
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: Somerville, MA

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:22 pm

ck4049 wrote:What is the plan for these units? A lot of railroad employees are telling me they are not needed by the MBTA anymore due to the increase in HSP46 deliveries/acceptances.


Covering Keolis' keester so they stop racking up the max monthly fines on their contract. They make > the cost of the lease on these units the more they DON'T run, because them not running means that the commuter rail's OTP has been pulled out of the gutter successfully enough that the size of the fines is declining. This was probably a move initiated--and possibly paid for in-full--by Keolis itself and not the T for profit reasons (or, rather, staunching the erosion of profit margins lost to the monthly fines). From a P&L standpoint it was the smart thing to do.


And, yes...pray that they don't have to get pressed into service. These are beaters like the MARC retreads were beaters: take them as their reliability is, not as you want them to be. And hope that you don't need a push halfway through your trip to work.
F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Posts: 7109
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:26 pm
Location: North Cambridge

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby ST214 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:55 pm

There is a big difference between the MARC units and these. The MARC units were not rebuilt a few years before retirement. They were beat and just about dead when they were sent up here. These former AMT units were rebuilt in 2009 and ran till 2013/2014. They should be in FAR better shape than the MARC units.
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
User avatar
ST214
 
Posts: 1472
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:49 pm
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:13 pm

The trio did not come over on B721 tonight.

Talk is they are headed south on CSX to Middleboro for the Mass Coastal to
take to Rochester.

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3295
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby BandA » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:40 pm

So it's possible these won't be needed until next winter if ever.

Are they going to get Keolis or MBTA logo stickers?
User avatar
BandA
 
Posts: 1827
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:47 am

Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:17 am

Out of Framingham on B725 tonight

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3295
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests