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Postby Porter Sq » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:54 pm

I rode 1115 into Boston at 10:00 and 1016 on the way back to Lowell today at 4:10.
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Postby Stephen » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:39 pm

This morning it looked like 1051 was on the front (north) side of the BET this morning. The engine I saw was on one of the tracks closest to the employee parking lot and had a lot of grime on the head end. I am guessing that's 1051 with all the oil it got all over itself.
That said it also looked like there were still 8 engines on the 'dead line' side of the BET which would mean that another engine had joined the ranks or that what I saw on the front side was not 1051.
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Nine (or maybe ten ???) engines in the long term out-of-service group sure seems like a lot... 904, 1921 (retired), 1006, 1011, 1014 (at NRE), 1051, 1116, 1132, 1136 are all in this group.
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Postby Stephen » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:54 pm

It appears that the MBTA receives it locomotive fuel deliveries via truck and not rail (the tanks are adjacent to active trackage).
I guess it is not surprising, but it is kind of sad.
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Postby octr202 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:18 pm

The 902 brought 1026 north last night through Kendall Sq. Caught it about 9:15 at the Broadway crossing (after getting enough friendly ribbing from my girlfriend about stopping to watch the train) as we headed back to Kendall. Nothing else on the move -- just the 1026.
Wondering if I'll see the Haverhill double-tracking finished before I retire...
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Update

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:08 pm

Northside In Service:
1002,1003,1005,1008,1010,1013,1015,1017
1056,1057,1068
1117,1118,1119,1121,1123,1124,1125,1127,
1129,1137,1138

Northside Work Train: 3247
Readville Switcher: 902
Kawasaki Test Train: 1036

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Postby Stephen » Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:21 pm

Looks like 2 more units out-of-service (at least for a couple of days) after back to back grade crossing accidents in Beverly. It sure could make it difficult to find enough in service units for a little while.
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Postby Porter Sq » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:57 pm

Coming into Boston today on 314 being pushed in by 1013. Coming in no problems but the 454 was being pulled in(engine in front) by Guilford(B&M)330 1117 was the engine on that train must have been a fun ride. Also the test train is gone from the fuel depot didn't see it anywhere else around BET.Does anybody know if the new cars have been accepted.
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1117 +

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:48 pm

Yes, the 1117 bought the farm right out of Fitchburg this morning and was towed in by a GP40 Guilford loaned out.

The 1003 was involved in today's latest Beverly Train vs auto incident.
The 1001 messed up too on No.153.

The evening rush hour was no better as the 1056 briefly croaked in North Station. Already down equipment, this just cascaded into a bunch of delays.

As for the new K-cars, seeing as they haven't been tested on the Southside as yet...probably not accepted.

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Postby Porter Sq » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:53 pm

I hope with all these engines going out of service(Accidents,Mechincal) and the engines on the dead line allready the T ca keep service up.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:17 pm

what engine was on the first beverly accident?
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Postby Porter Sq » Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:36 pm

1068 on the 8:30 down to Boston this morning first time in over a month that I have riden with a F40PH-2C pushing or pulling.1017 on the way home at 2:10 no problems at all.
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First Beverly Incident

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:59 pm

The 1121 was the power for the first Beverly crossing accident...

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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:00 pm

thank you D, was the train pulling or pushing in that accident?
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Beverly Engines

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:09 pm

Both trains in the Beverly incidents were pulling.

BTW, the 1118 bought the farm tonight on 431 at S.Acton.

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Postby ST214 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:59 pm

I know 1003 is OK.

How badly was 1121 damaged???
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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