MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

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MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

Postby Mass Coastal 2010 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:52 pm

Hello!
I'm looking for pictures and numbers of the MBTA cars leased by the CC&H in the 1980's. I heard they leased 23 cars and I have four numbers so far. They are 2524, 2591, 2569, and 2526.
Here is a link to one of these cars in CT: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49401850@N07/9548084497
Here is a picture of these cars in Hyannis: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62824280@N07/11332761516/
Other pictures and numbers are appreciated! Thanks!
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Re: MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:23 pm

Appear to be Pullmans and not Budds, as the telltale is that only the side sheetmetal is stainless. Rooflines and end sections appear to be carbon-based alloy.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:23 pm

2505 MBTA 1988-1989
2518 MBTA 1988-1989
2524 MBTA 1988-1989
2560 MBTA 1988-1989
2569 MBTA 1988-1989
2572 MBTA 1988-1989
2591 MBTA 1988-1989
8624 MBTA 1988-1989
8646 MBTA 1988-1989
8648 MBTA 1988-1989
8687 MBTA 1988-1989
8694 MBTA 1988-1989

Note: All MBTA lease coaches were relettered, repainted for CC&H,
8687 & 8694 converted to Coach/Generator cars at Hyannis 1988.

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Re: MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

Postby TomNelligan » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:58 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Appear to be Pullmans and not Budds, as the telltale is that only the side sheetmetal is stainless. Rooflines and end sections appear to be carbon-based alloy.


Correct. These were former New Haven RR 8600 series coaches built by Pullman-Standard in 1947-48, carbon steel construction with stainless sheathing, originally steam heated. In their later years they tended to rust out under the sheathing and by the time the CC&H got them they were pretty tired.
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Re: MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

Postby Mass Coastal 2010 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:00 am

Thanks for the info guys!
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Re: MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

Postby highwayman » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:53 am

I rode a cc & h train once when they ran trains from Braintree and Hyannis, and noticed that the car we rode on was of CN heritage. The CN logo was barely visable underneath exterior paint, and signs aboard the car were bilingual; English and French. I just thought I'd throw that out there.























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Re: MBTA 2500 series railcars used on the Cape Cod & Hyannis

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:51 am

Coaches 102, 103 and 150-153 were built by Canadian Car & Foundry.

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