"extra" tracks at charles/mgh

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"extra" tracks at charles/mgh

Postby helium » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:55 am

on the southbound side of the tracks (and maybe NB, but i didn't check) there is another set of tracks inside the normal tracks.
they run just about the length of the platform. what are they for?
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Postby jwhite07 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:17 am

Probably guard rails. Guard rails are common on bridges and in other areas where it is highly undesireable to have a derailed wheel wander too far astray.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:26 am

or it is new rail, did you check to see if it was bolted to the concrete ties? Amtrak is replacing the rails along the Attleboro line due to them being worn down. But it could be guardrails, but most likely new track
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