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Re: Railworks Leasers...

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:00 pm

If you're changing the name,how about; Keolis's "Rent a wrecks" :wink:
(couldn't resist :-) )
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Re: Railworld Leasers...

Postby ACeInTheHole » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:17 am

Oops. Totally didnt catch that screwup when I made the thread. Ill have it addressed by this afternoon.

Backshop.. Come on now, dont disrespect ex Amtrak F40s.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby ck4049 » Fri May 08, 2015 7:19 pm

Today, Ex. AMT(originally Amtrak) F40PHR's 293 & 302 arrived at Boston Engine Terminal.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri May 08, 2015 9:07 pm

Delivered around 230AM by DOBO.

DOBO was a lite engine (MEC 349). Must have used DOBO's crew. No sand since
BS&G is on strike.

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby Backshophoss » Fri May 08, 2015 9:43 pm

Took awhile for the first 2 rentals to show up.
How fast will they go in service?
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby ACeInTheHole » Fri May 08, 2015 11:26 pm

Those Pan Am train names crack me up, every time. Sorry. I saw the pics of the F40s, they're sharp lookin.. Better than most any P42 I've seen recently
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby Gerry6309 » Fri May 08, 2015 11:55 pm

ACeInTheHole wrote:Those Pan Am train names crack me up, every time. Sorry. I saw the pics of the F40s, they're sharp lookin.. Better than most any P42 I've seen recently

Most of those names date back to the B&M. Only the terminals have changed to reflect the divested branch lines.
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The next stop is Washington. Change for Forest Hills Trains on the Winter St. Platform, and Everett Trains on the Summer St. Platform. This is an Ashmont train, change for Braintree at Columbia.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby ck4049 » Sun May 10, 2015 10:35 am

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby Gerry6309 » Sun May 10, 2015 2:17 pm

Decent looking units, considering their age.
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The next stop is Washington. Change for Forest Hills Trains on the Winter St. Platform, and Everett Trains on the Summer St. Platform. This is an Ashmont train, change for Braintree at Columbia.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun May 10, 2015 3:14 pm

They look a lot better on the outside than they do inside...

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby Backshophoss » Sun May 10, 2015 6:32 pm

Oily mess on the inside??
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby BandA » Sun May 10, 2015 8:42 pm

If they press them into service, will they break down?
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat May 23, 2015 8:43 pm

SLC 301, 310 & 330 came over on the Readville Switcher last night.

SLC 293 & 302 rumored to be headed to Rochester for setup.

Also noted are the 1005 & 1015 setout on the CR EB for pickup?

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby bmcdr » Tue May 26, 2015 7:28 pm

Yes, the 1005 and 1015 are set-out for pickup by Pan Am, I've heard two versions of the story, 1) they're going to be stored a Billerica Shops along with others as they are removed from service. and 2) they're going to be stored at Waterville. The second version sounds more plausible, as we all know, storing them at Billerica would be just like condemning them to scrap as the kids will most certainly destroy them. The talk around the shop is that the "T" would like to keep them around as back-up units for emergencies such as last winter.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed May 27, 2015 2:51 pm

bmcdr wrote:Yes, the 1005 and 1015 are set-out for pickup by Pan Am, I've heard two versions of the story, 1) they're going to be stored a Billerica Shops along with others as they are removed from service. and 2) they're going to be stored at Waterville. The second version sounds more plausible, as we all know, storing them at Billerica would be just like condemning them to scrap as the kids will most certainly destroy them. The talk around the shop is that the "T" would like to keep them around as back-up units for emergencies such as last winter.


Can't they start using the fully-intact West Cambridge Yard leads to store some of this mothballed stuff that's being displaced by GLX construction? It's literally 25 paces across the tracks from Alewife MOW and one of the few plausible out-of-the-way places they can stuff this equipment where there's staff watching them all hours of the day and Transit Police on-call at Alewife station next door to respond to any trespassers. Fences are nice and tall by the Mall, electrical substation, MOW yard, and the Cutoff Path. After 10 years of living in the Alewife area the only places you get a lot of trespassers are between Danehy Park, where there's a hole in the fence for getting on the Watertown Branch track, and Sherman St. where trackside is used as a shortcut to the park. Only vulnerable access point west of there is under the Parkway bridge on the ex- Lexington Branch berth that stores some city DPW equipment (manhole covers and whatnot); that's (treacherously) accessible from the apartment blocks, so the bridge abutments are covered in graffiti. But it's very hard to reach trackside from there or stay out of view of the MOW staff, so in all the years of daily walks out there I've never seen any track trespassers between the Watertown Branch split and Fawcett St. in the street-accessible remains of the old freight yard.

I would think that gives them some storage utility. If not the Screamers they're keeping on standby, then at least all the derelict work cars and rusted hulks that haven't been used for any purpose in years.
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