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Postby trigonalmayhem » Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:59 pm

ah, yes THAT distinction. I thought you meant it was going away from the camera.

My bad.

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and now that you mention it, is there any preference for which end they run in front? or do they just do whichever is easier at the end of the line?

Is North station the only current terminal that they actually switch ends right now? I know they probably do when they turn around at blandford, but I can't think of anywhere else off the top of my head.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:01 am

They are going to meet a friendly blowtorch at a nice large scrap yard

Thank god. Those Borings REALLY stink, ya know? Glad they'll be there soon unlike the Orange Line 01200s :-D
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Postby StevieC48 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:23 am

Here's a little fact on LRV rollsigns: When the LRV 1st arrived 77 they had destinations for the A Watertown Line,M Mattapan Sta also had Green Slashes through the route letter also. Which were removed later years becuse of the weight of the rollsign curtin, and the dropping of the routes. If you come accross any of these signs when scrolling through an LRV it's an original sign from 77. Stevie :wink:
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Postby jrc520 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:33 am

I've seen the M before. even got a pic! I'll post it if anyone wants me to.
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Postby efin98 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:06 am

Please do! The more photographic evidence the better! Besides, rarities are worth the space they take up.
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Postby jrc520 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:13 am

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There ya go. Taken @ Cleveland Circle. It's from my cell-cam, but it still came out rather well. [/url]
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Postby efin98 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:17 am

Nice! Great catch on that Boeing!
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Postby ctaman34 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:44 pm

how do you change the rollsigns on a boeing vertol and an unmodifed type 7

btw can type 8's operate with a boeing vertol
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Postby efin98 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:26 pm

ctaman34 wrote:how do you change the rollsigns on a boeing vertol and an unmodifed type 7


I think they are controled electronically but I think they also have the option of being hand changed as well. I have seen them hand changed only a few times and only when asked to by the inspector at Lechmere.

btw can type 8's operate with a boeing vertol


In service, no. Out of service, I believe they can.
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Postby jrc520 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:03 pm

out of service, heck yea. I think it was 3417 that pulled the derailed t8 from the E branch. they can pull, but just not talk to each other.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:17 pm

When the Type 7's first came around, they had manual roll signs, just like the Boeings, PCC's and the trains on the Red, Blue, & Orange Lines. And of course all the old busses prior to the 8000 series :wink:
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Postby Ron Newman » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:41 am

If trains are short-turned at Northeastern, they would have to change ends.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:59 am

And if they have to be terminated at Brigham Circle on the E, all trains would have to be crossed there as well. No loop at Brigham Circle either.
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Postby efin98 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:47 pm

All terminals require sign changes, even those with loops
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Postby jrc520 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:01 pm

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Type 7 3625 A Watertown. yea, it's upsidedown. :-p
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