Status Of Equipment at BET

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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:26 pm

NETransit lists 1009 as back in service. Is she really fully repaired and back out there? Wasn't expecting her to be ready so soon.
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby bmcdr » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:48 pm

Yes, a couple of weeks now.
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby ck4049 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:54 pm

It's ben awhile since anybody talked about this.

What is the current status of the F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C windshield replacement that all of these locos were supposed to get? Has this been forgotten by the MBTA?
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:49 pm

MBB Coach 532 was placed for pickup Wednesday at 3rd Avenue/Somerville.
Headed to East Deerfield for some sort of training exercise.

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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby deathtopumpkins » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:05 am

GP40MC1118 wrote:MBB Coach 532 was placed for pickup Wednesday at 3rd Avenue/Somerville.
Headed to East Deerfield for some sort of training exercise.

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And it was gone this morning!
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:31 pm

LA-2 picked it up and they went back to Lawrence via Reading last night.

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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby ns3010 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:03 pm

This morning, the old equipment that occupied the Paint Track along the Fitchburg Route in Somerville was moved over by the RDC's at FX. Not too sure exactly why this move occurred.

Satellite image of the equipment in question at its now former place of residence: https://maps.google.com/?ll=42.376394,-71.092411&spn=0.001645,0.002642&t=h&z=19
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby sery2831 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:43 pm

Green Line to Union Square construction was the reasoning for the move.
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:13 am

These are the five cars moved Saturday to FX, where the RDC's are:

MBTX 51 - an ex-Amtrak/DODX/USAX 6-wheel flatcar (painted yellow)

Ex-Amtrak 15716 six-wheel flatcar (Ex-DODX/USAF 39186) (This car
was never renumbered or repainted to T MW yellow.

Ex-B&M/ACFX 2721 Tank car built circa 1929. (A refugee from old BET)

Ex-B&M Milk car 1930 (another refugee from old BET)

An unidentified 2-Bay hopper either MBTA W308:1 or W309 of possible
PRR origin.

As to the fate of these cars, its unknown, but likely will be scrapped at some
point.

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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby agarturbo » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:11 am

sery2831 wrote:Green Line to Union Square construction was the reasoning for the move.


And here I thought that the MBTA was using that track to conduct an experiment in rot :-)
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:00 am

So what other pieces of rotting flotsam are they looking to get rid of now that they've got an excuse to do some long overdue housecleaning?
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:54 am

Some stuff got "transferred" to the Mass Coastal over the
last two years including MBTX 21(oddball ex-Amtrak sidedump), a couple
of ballast hoppers, at least one ex-DODX flatcar. Recently, one of the
ex-Amtrak MHC boxcar and a 40ft B&M boxcar were sent down there.
And lets not forget the two ex-CN snowplows they never used sent to Hyannis
a few years ago.

There may be a few more unloved ex-DODX flats scattered around. The ex-MP
caboose rots away in Yard 14 along with the other 40ft B&M boxcar.

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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby ACeInTheHole » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:06 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:Some stuff got "transferred" to the Mass Coastal over the
last two years including MBTX 21(oddball ex-Amtrak sidedump), a couple
of ballast hoppers, at least one ex-DODX flatcar. Recently, one of the
ex-Amtrak MHC boxcar and a 40ft B&M boxcar were sent down there.
And lets not forget the two ex-CN snowplows they never used sent to Hyannis
a few years ago.

There may be a few more unloved ex-DODX flats scattered around. The ex-MP
caboose rots away in Yard 14 along with the other 40ft B&M boxcar.

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You could make one ghetto as all get out photo freight with the stuff you just listed between your last two posts. Bring up a couple of stored Amtrak P40s for smoky effect too. There ya go.
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:40 pm

Just curious, how often to Grand Junction moves occur?
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Re: Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby diburning » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:23 pm

I would say, on average, 2-3 roundtrips daily. One Amtrak and one MBTA move. Both moves originate from the south side and return. There is also one CSX freight local (B721) that operates 4 days a week and/or as needed.
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