Official Rail Washer Thread

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby sery2831 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:27 pm

It's that time of year again... Discuss :-)
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:47 pm

mbcr.net has it front and center on their Home Page.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:59 pm

I've seen the rail washer equipment for the first time this season just sitting at BET near 902 every day this week, since Monday I think. Today I saw they hooked up 3248 and 904 to it, but I'm not sure if it's been out on the lines yet. Leaves are starting to fall steadily. :-)
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby sery2831 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:38 pm

The rail washer has been working over night since last Sunday night on the North Side. One washer worked South Side last weekend. Both units were at BET on Monday.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:48 pm

The Northside will have a power wash train working nights Sunday through Thursday out of BET. 8PM on duty.
Sunday will see a run out the Fitchburg Route to CPF-WL (Willows).

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby diburning » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:17 am

Rail washer is at BET with 3248s and 904n.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:07 pm

The 3248/904 set is from the Southside. The 3248 is having issues....

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby Mcoov » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:14 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:The Northside will have a power wash train working nights Sunday through Thursday out of BET. 8PM on duty.
Sunday will see a run out the Fitchburg Route to CPF-WL (Willows).

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Eastbound, or westbound?
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:50 pm

The Northside Power Wash is cancelled Sunday night.

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:41 pm

Power Washer is headed out to Fitchburg tonight....8PM on duty at BET....

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:30 pm

Heads up...Power Washer running on the Southside tomorrow. Going to work 3AM...Dorchester Branch,
Franklin Branch, NEC at Sharon Hill, Stoughton Branch. No Needham work.

Speaking of which, there a stone train on tap for the Needham Branch Sunday out of BET 5AM

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:19 am

I saw the wash train in between the work train staging area and the valley tracks at about 7:45AM today. I saw 1031 on the valley track end, I could not see the power/caboose on the other end. I don't think it was running, so I'm guessing it's laying over there.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby sery2831 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:06 pm

Time for this thread to be revived.

The North Side wash train is supposed to be operating over night Sunday.

Has there been any sightings of the South Side wash train?
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:49 pm

Water tank's been sitting at the front of the West Cambridge shop yard for almost a month now. I don't get a very good look through the weeds every morning to see if it's coupled to a washer flat car, but it's been sitting there unmoved all that time. Don't know if that's a spare tank car or part of the southside consist. I'll have to check tomorrow. Haven't been walking down Terminal Rd. since last weekend.


Unrelated, but in the area...they're digging up the 185 Alewife extra parking lot fenced in next to the electric substation along the tracks. The one with the former siding off the West Cambridge freight lead that runs through the pavement, last used when they were putting in the substation. Giant hole now dug in the lot with one rail torn out. The other rail is holding back the edge of the remaining pavement while they toil in the hole. 'Nother tiny piece of West Cambridge freight history bites the dust. About 15 feet of siding--with a giant fallen branch across it--beyond the fence still connected to the yard lead, with what looks like fresh-laid track and switch from whenever they hauled in the substation equipment in the 90's.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby octr202 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:22 pm

MBCR did tweet the following earlier this afternoon:

"Don't want #slipperyrail messing with your commute? Our power washing trains are heading out Sunday night to take care of it. #mbta #mbcr"
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