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Postby efin98 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:13 pm

and fitting with the theme of the thread, above your reflection is a red slash (E?)
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Postby jrc520 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:26 pm

hehe, yea. The old Heath St. /Park St. turn back. :-D
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Postby ctaman34 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:27 pm

don't e trains run between heath st and lechmere
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Postby efin98 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:39 pm

ctaman34 wrote:don't e trains run between heath st and lechmere


Not any more, Lechmere is closed until next Jue. E now runs Heath Street to North Station.
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Postby ctaman34 » Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:55 pm

oh yeah
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Postby ctaman34 » Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:26 pm

jrc520 wrote: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.


talk to each other what do you mean?
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Postby efin98 » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:20 pm

ctaman34 wrote:
jrc520 wrote: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.


talk to each other what do you mean?


Electronics and PA announcments probably, maybe also breaking and propulsion if it's a larger difference.
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Postby octr202 » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:26 pm

ctaman34 wrote:
jrc520 wrote: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.


talk to each other what do you mean?


The cars are capable of making a mechanical coupling, but cannot be MUed to run together. (This is an issue, since unlike railroad equipment with the universal knuckl coupler, MU couplers can come in many different designs.) The T has wisely required different models of equipment to be capable of this, so that in an emergency, any cars/trains can push or pull a disabled trainout of the way. The same is true on the Red Line...the new Bombardier 01800 cars can mechanically couple with the older cars, but its no different than towing a freight car with a locomotive.
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Postby ctaman34 » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:51 pm

why are the boston A rollsigns on the type 7 the A doesn't exist
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Postby N.Y. State Of Mind » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:08 pm

That was for when Watertown service was to be restored.
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Postby ctaman34 » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:57 pm

N.Y. State Of Mind wrote:That was for when Watertown service was to be restored.


oh yeah but They Haven't
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:18 pm

That's right, and there are NO plans to ever reactivate the A watertown Branch at all, in fact, they also have torn up all the A line trackage.
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Postby N.Y. State Of Mind » Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:41 pm

According to tha PMT Appendix, page 193:

Green Line to Brighton (Watertown Line)*
Restoration of the former Green Line A Branch would face numerous challenges to providing handicapped accessibility in mixed traffic. Instead, a Silver Line western spur will be examined in detail as part of the PMT and would serve many of the same destinations in Allston and Brighton.

So, over a technicality, there will be no re-activation of A branch service. Instead, look foward to Bâstard Rapid Transit serving tha former A branch corridor instead.
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Postby jrc520 » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:30 am

Hey! I take offence to the Large B * statement!

Use small b instead. It doesn't offend your system administrators :-p

And yea, No more Sliver Lie!
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Postby N.Y. State Of Mind » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:33 am

Well, I have to tell it like it is. After all, Bus Rapid Transit is an illegitimate form of rapid transit. :wink:
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