Official Rail Washer Thread

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby 130MM » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:58 am

Yes.

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:did the southside get done over the weekend?
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby concordgirl » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:39 am

my trainman this a.m. told me the power washer was out at south acton when 412 went by...... we've been stopping pretty rough lately, I wonder if they need to redo parts of our route.

at least, I HOPE they need to redo our route lol ;-)
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby danib62 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:53 pm

I saw the rail washer cross south st. in Waltham at about 10:40 today.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby Hoopyfrood » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:15 pm

concordgirl wrote:my trainman this a.m. told me the power washer was out at south acton when 412 went by...... we've been stopping pretty rough lately, I wonder if they need to redo parts of our route.

at least, I HOPE they need to redo our route lol ;-)



Yep, it was sitting just east of Parker St. (where we had to protect this morning for some reason, they had the control box open for the gates even though they were down). Couldn't tell if it was on when we went by though. I figured it'd be heading west once we cleared and doing the single track out to Willows. Certain stops really need to be (re-)done, esp. Lincoln!
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:29 pm

Went out the Reading/Haverhill line today as far as Wilmington Jct.

Thursday - Back out the Fitchburg Route mainline...

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby concordgirl » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:34 pm

Any idea what time of day it will be back on Fitch? :)
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:49 pm

Probably out ahead of 453 from BET...

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby mbta1051dan » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:49 pm

What engine is currently on the geo train?

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:01 pm

The Geo Train finished its work Friday and went back to the Southside.

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby AEM7AC920 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:54 am

Spotted the Geo car at the end of a regional train last night 11/05 around 7:20 pm getting ready to head towards South Hampton St.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby cpf354 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:48 pm

Heard on the scanner from Waltham Tower that the wash train went out to at least South Acton today ahead of #453, with engine MBTA 3247. Didn't hear if it was going west on the single iron or as far out as District 3 though.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby concordgirl » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:52 pm

dammit I missed the switcher??? How abt we start washing the rails on saturdays when I am out of work? ;-) LOL

I knew our route needed some attention! We had a couple of bad stops this morning too around Brandeis and Kendal Green too.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby mbta1051dan » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:19 pm

I saw it!!! Going by the 117 crossings! 3247 running long hood forward! It was the coolest thing.

However, I was on train 433 with engine 1001 tonight, and we were having a hell of a time starting and stoping because of the wet leaves! At least 10 minutes late at Lincoln.

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby concordgirl » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:00 pm

LOL
you were on 433 tonight?? I was on 433 :-) yeah the stops were pretty bad lol

Actually, this is ot but incidentally I missed 431 because the green line took over 45 mins to get me from arlington to ns. that kind of s*** is why I don't like taking the green line every day :P
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby tober » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:49 am

I did not notice that much leaf litter on the rails on the Eastern Route last night (train 136) however they sure were slippery, I think mostly due to the mist (mist probably being worse than rain, as rain tends to wash contaminants off the rails whereas mist just makes them more slippery). The operation of the anti-slide equipment was very evident as we arrived at Montserrat. I believe we wound up spotted at least a car length further down the platform than the engineer intended. All of the rest of the stops thereafter were made much more slowly/gently than usual.
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