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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby dieciduej » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:06 pm

BandA wrote:I thought I read somewhere that wooden ties are good for about 40 years in average conditions.


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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby dieciduej » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:14 am

On the way home last evening I noticed that the track gang has laid new ties and have begun the re-railing process. It went from Community College to about halfway to the flyover. If they keep pace, they should make it to the flyover or on to it.

Also the slow order on the OL between Sullivan and Community College on the south bound side has been lifted.

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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby dieciduej » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:13 pm

The track gang is now just south of Assembly Station. The new trackage is on top of stone ballast and it hasn't be aligned and tamped. On the Charlestown flyover some of the new trackage has some kinks in it. Get out the torsion beam tamper! Also the third rail hasn't been installed either.

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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby StefanW » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:47 pm

Just went by on an inbound Rockburyport train. There's a ballast regulator & hopper car just north of Sullivan, and there's a tamper just a little north of them roughly opposite Reading Junction.
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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby StefanW » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:25 am

Sullivan is a good spot for viewing today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQZIl4SQTf4

I caught the ballast regulator and hopper car going by on the test track, and on mainline Track 1 there's the tie job progressing.
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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby dieciduej » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:33 am

Looks like the track gang has made it to Wellington Station. The switches at the north and south ends have been tied in. Just some rail clips, ballast and third rail and the testing to the new Orange Line cars can begin, once they get here! :wink:

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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby dieciduej » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:13 pm

Tamper at Wellington, truing up the tracks. Tamp, tamp baby!

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Wellington Station Test Track Tamper


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Re: Wellington Yard and Test Track Overhaul

Postby StefanW » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:04 am

The third rail is in place at least from Assembly to just north of Sullivan. There's a crew out there right now that appears to be tying on the supply wires, and perhaps also wiring the third rail heaters. (I'm guessing it was heaters because at one spot there was a coil of small-gauge wire hanging off the third rail. It was too small a wire gauge to be the supply, but about right for the heater ground wire.)

By the way can some moderator please rename this topic? I just noticed it's "Wellingtion Yard Overhall" and it should be "Wellington Yard Overhaul" or even better "Wellington Yard and Test Track Overhaul".
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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby MBTA3247 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:24 pm

I saw a Loram rail grinder at Wellington on Friday.
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Re: Wellington Yard and Test Track Overhaul

Postby dieciduej » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 pm

StefanW wrote:By the way can some moderator please rename this topic? I just noticed it's "Wellingtion Yard Overhall" and it should be "Wellington Yard Overhaul" or even better "Wellington Yard and Test Track Overhaul".


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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:40 am

Look what's sitting in Wellington today! :-D

http://i67.tinypic.com/2r3f141.jpg

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Re: Wellington Yard Overhaul

Postby StefanW » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:33 am

The third rail continues to be installed. The crews right now are just south of Sullivan.

Yesterday there was the smallest rail grinding operation I've ever seen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RBxKhWTj28
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Re: Wellington Yard Overhaul

Postby StefanW » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:05 pm

StefanW wrote:Yesterday there was the smallest rail grinding operation I've ever seen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RBxKhWTj28


He was grinding down a joint in the CWR. Here's what it looks like today:
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CWR joint ground smooth on test track
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Re: Wellingtion Yard Overhall

Postby StefanW » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:11 pm

Third rail installation action earlier today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssy0PdTsZYM

Also - on the way to Sullivan northbound we passed a crew working in the area between Community College and the flyover. There was a hi-rail bucket loader and a ballast hopper working on digging out (or filling?) a trench on the south side of the test track. It appeared to be the 3rd-rail power cable which was already in or going in.
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Re: Wellington Yard Overhaul

Postby StefanW » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:16 pm

Yesterday AM crews continue to set third rail in place.
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2018-01-31 Sullivan platform looking south


Also yesterday a different team was tying the signal equipment onto the running rails.
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2018-01-31 Sullivan platform looking north
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