Take the train to the Game! (Pat's Train)

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Postby sery2831 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:39 am

It will be done from South Station. The rules and track depts are already working how they are going to handle the take over. MBCR is also going to maintain the track.
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:45 am

Could someone translate the last few posts into plain English? I have no clue what you all are talking about. Thanks.
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Postby sery2831 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:12 am

Basically the MBTA and MBCR is in the planning stage of taking over all CSX lines this side of Worcester. MBCR is going to control the lines and maintain them. Even the frieght only sections! With the exception of the Framingham secondary above the B&A to Leominster.
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:35 am

That's great. Means no more speed restrictions in hot weather, right?
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Postby sery2831 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:45 am

Most likely they will go, except maybe when it gets over 100+... It all depends on how good the track is. Remember Conrail and CSX has always maintained that track, and they might do things differently than how the T wants the track. But that is all going to change :-)
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:48 am

What will the T have to pay CSX for this track?
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Postby sery2831 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:49 am

I wondered that myself! I dont think much, I think CSX will be glad to get rid of it. As long as CSX has the rights over it, it's a win win for them. Basically free trackage for them!
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:13 am

so everything is going to be the MBTA's?? Middleboro Secondary, etc.......will the MBTA get owership of the yards in Walpole, Readville, and Middleboro or will that stay CSX's territory?
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Postby sery2831 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:20 am

Yes, that will all go to the T. I am sure the yards CSX will still maintain.
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:47 pm

Does this mean MBTA will also own Beacon Park yard, and the Grand Junction?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:22 pm

sery2831 wrote:With the exception of the Framingham secondary above the B&A to Leominster.
Fitchburg Secondary is the one running north out of the North Yard. :wink:

I'll take a Form D versus an EC-1 anyday. :-)

Maybe once the MBCR is in charge of maintaining the track some of the rail in the BBY tunnel will be used. (It was dropped in the tunnel almost a year ago.)
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:28 pm

BBY = back bay tunnel??
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Postby MAG » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:28 pm

I am thinking of taking the train to the Pat's game this weekend against the Redskins. How crowded does the train get? I am guessing it probably will not be too crowded for a pre-season game. I think I remember reading on here before that it lets you off just outside the stadium. Is that right? Any advice from a previous Pat's train rider would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:16 pm

i have taken the Pats train to every game i have been too....i have always found to be plenty of room and now that the MBTA has the new double deckers, they will probably use a all double decker train set for the games....but for 10 bucks it great, no worries about drviing in traffic after the game is done......i plan on taking the train to the game this saturday as well
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Postby wog820 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:30 pm

How many trains go to Gillete for a game? I know there is one from the Walpole,and I think Attleboro as well..
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