Official Rail Washer Thread

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

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:19 pm

Wash Train is going out the Fitchburg Route Friday, probably as far as CPF-WL
(Willows).

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

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:45 pm

Looks like the Gloucester Branch Monday.

After the Fitchburg Route Route today, they did the Wildcat Branch and parts
of the Lowell mainline..

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

Postby concordgirl » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:31 pm

Thanks, D. Just wondering, after November is that pretty much it for the rail washer....?
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby banshee » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:49 am

guess what came through Bridgewater Center this weekend?

sorry for the poor cellphone pic :(
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby concordgirl » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:17 pm

Whoa, cool pic!!!! Thanks, Banshee :-)
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby mbta1051dan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:20 pm

Ahh it has 904 because it is on the South Side sorry concordgirl but no 3247 here! At least it is permanently assigned to "our side"...

Is that a rebuild I see on the other end? What #?

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

Postby concordgirl » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:28 pm

hey, I like all switchers... just partial to the 3247 ;-)
good catch, Dan.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby diburning » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:59 pm

mbta1051dan wrote:Ahh it has 902 because it is on the South Side sorry concordgirl but no 3247 here! At least it is permanently assigned to "our side"...

Is that a rebuild I see on the other end? What #?

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You mean 904 :wink: 902 is dead
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008(and Geo car visit)

Postby mbta1051dan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:33 pm

edit *904

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby sery2831 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:27 am

Here is a video MBCR has put out about the rail wash units.

http://powerhost.powerstream.net/003/02 ... ckrail.wmv
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby diburning » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:12 am

Here are my videos:

Wash train arriving and departing Worcester: (John, the wash train guy from the MBCR video is in it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGnDMeZUfBg

Wash train 2 weeks later arriving and departing worcester (with different power):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0_3kY5egIQ
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby Tommy Meehan » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:11 pm

Nice videos guys. In the MBCR vid the two employees were very professional in their delivery.

Nice to see official videos so that when you view them you can have confidence you're getting an accurate report. (And no wisecracks, please!) :-)

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby diburning » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:51 pm

I arrived about an hour late into Worcester on Halloween because 1129 was having really bad wheelslip. We stopped at Grafton. When the engineer throttled to move, the train would not move. I could hear the prime mover throttling up, and the wheels were spinning out of control since the train was vibrating (I was in the car behind the engine, I could feel the engine vibrating and moving back and forth as if it was a car slipping on ice). The engineer radioed the dispatcher, got permission to back up 2-3 car lengths, then throttled up and proceeded to Worcester. I think 1129 was also having traction motor issues as well as the train approached each station doing 10MPH with the prime mover on notch 5 Image
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby mbta1051dan » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:29 pm

diburning wrote:I arrived about an hour late into Worcester on Halloween because 1129 was having really bad wheelslip. We stopped at Grafton. When the engineer throttled to move, the train would not move. I could hear the prime mover throttling up, and the wheels were spinning out of control since the train was vibrating (I was in the car behind the engine, I could feel the engine vibrating and moving back and forth as if it was a car slipping on ice). The engineer radioed the dispatcher, got permission to back up 2-3 car lengths, then throttled up and proceeded to Worcester. I think 1129 was also having traction motor issues as well.


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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby tom18287 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:11 pm

saw the rail washer in the bennett st yard today in lynn
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