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HOUSE RULES and Links (New users please read before posting)

Postby CS » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:48 pm

Welcome to the MBTA Forum! Here are some rules and some guide lines that we ask you to follow.

- This forum is meant for the discussion of railroad-related topics pertaining to MBTA operations, past and present. This can also include Keolis operations. Off-base and off-topic posts will be removed at the Moderator's discretion. Please keep it to rail related topics, any bus topics will be deleted! If you need to ask a bus question, PM a moderator and we will direct you to an off site forum.

-Any and ALL Urban Ring Discussion is banned.

- Any discussion related to models will be allowed in this thread only: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=57575

- Thread titles may be edited for content and clarity at the Moderator's discretion.

- Offensive or abusive posts from anyone will be removed immediately!

- Any duplicate threads will be locked/moved/deleted. Before you make a new thread please check to make sure that there is not already a thread about that subject.

- Members are also prohibited from engaging in any debate or arguments that do not deal with the MBTA and or topic at hand per site admins.

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-Any request for Books or reference materials should be done here: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=84469

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LINKS

MBTA related links gathered by Charleston "CS" Sarjeant
edited by John Arico

http://www.MBTA.com
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Official Site

http://www.transithistory.org/roster/
NETransit - MBTA Vehicle Inventory

http://www.thebsra.org/
Boston Street Railway Association

http://forums.transithistory.org
Transit History Forums

http://www.nycsubway.org/us/boston/
Boston Transit: The MBTA

http://www.massbayrre.org/
Mass Bay RRE

http://sery2831.smugmug.com
John Arico's Photo Gallery

http://davesrailpix.com/boston/boston.htm
Dave's Rail Pix - Boston Collections

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBTA
MBTA information on Wikipedia


alexander wrote:I've set up a webcam pointed at the Haverhill Commuter Rail line and Pan Am Freight Main in Andover just railroad east of CPF-FY Frye.

http://shawsheen.com/RobotFoamer/

This is a train-activated webcam that automatically takes snapshots of passing trains and displays photos of the last 15 or so trains to pass by. This is useful for seeing recent activity and finding out if a particular movement has already passed. It isn't a real-time webcam, but does update every 5 minutes if it senses a train.

Train content includes loads of MBCR and Downeaster activity, and also Pan Am freight.

Enjoy!




Arborway wrote:Have images that you want to post at the MBTA Forum?

Small video files?

Have nowhere reliable to turn to?

http://mbtauploads.stunningabsurdity.com/

Username: mbtaforum
Password: watertown

Links will only work when accessed from the MBTA forums

Please follow all instructions in the README and HOWTO files before you decide to upload anything.


WHAT CAN I UPLOAD?

Read the agreement on the site.

HOW MUCH CAN I UPLOAD?

Try to keep it to 100 MB per user. There is no hard-limit coded in, but if you exceed that all of your files my not be there next time you log in. Just upload files as you need to post them and things should be fine.

HOW MUCH BANDWIDTH DO I GET?

Don't worry about that. Trust me. I've throttled the domain to 200GB a month, and there is some breathing room with that.

HOW LONG WILL YOU OFFER THIS SERVICE?

Indefinitely, or until problems arise that cannot be dealt with through other means.

CAN EVERYONE SEE MY FILES?

Yes. It keeps people honest.

WHAT IF I SEE SOMETHING OBJECTIONABLE?

Let me know ASAP. I will respond as soon as I receive your message.

WILL THIS WORK...YOU KNOW...AT THE OTHER FORUM?

Yes. This will work at both. Nowhere else.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed May 16, 2007 2:17 pm

DISCUSSING OTHER WEBSITES

To clarify: You can discuss whatever web site you want to in the context of MBTA rail operations. What you cannot do it actively solicit our members to join another website. That is against the rules (and in poor taste).

- If you operate a blog, you may post a link to it.

- If you operate a competing forum (that is any forum that is not RAILROAD.NET), you may not advertise it. That is, advertising it in your signature or otherwise drawing attention to it.

- If you read something on another forum that you think may be of interest to a conversation at hand, you may post a link to that thread. Trust me, we'll know when you're abusing fair usage.

Any questions, please direct to me. Thank you!

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