Franklin Line Discussion

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Re: Franklin Line Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:25 pm

The diamonds at FX were removed about 15 years ago, although they may "soon" (railroad soon, not actually soon) be coming back if either of a couple different plans pan out. The signals once protecting the diamond are colloquially referred to as "The Old Diamond."
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Re: Franklin Line Discussion

Postby CRail » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:19 am

Yes, the one at FX was removed. Swift has a diamond, Beverly Junction has one with movable point frogs (but it is not a switch), one within a universal crossover in the North Termnal area (outside of North Station) and there a bunch in and around Southampton street. I can’t think of any others outside of Boston though.
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Re: Franklin Line Discussion

Postby Arborwayfan » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:38 am

There was a thread about diamonds in Mass a few years ago. Might be interesting to find and update.
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Re: Franklin Line Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:29 pm

Arborwayfan wrote:There was a thread about diamonds in Mass a few years ago. Might be interesting to find and update.


Not to stray off topic, but I think it was this thread. viewtopic.php?f=126&t=17734&p=170575&hilit=diamonds#p170575
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Re: Franklin Line Discussion

Postby CRail » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:08 pm

Hah! YOU did not stray off topic, we were already way, way off. Thank you for doing the research to find that thread!
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