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first snowfall

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:59 am

well it is the first snowfall and i am going to go out and try to get a nice snow picture of an MBTA train , i'll let you know how it came out :-D
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:03 am

Oh good, I figured you'd go out and do some railbuffing outthere in the snow (although is supposed to end later on today). Good luck, have fun and remember, be CAREFUL!

Let us know how it went afterward...........
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Postby AEM7AC920 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:07 am

Yes do be careful I have already slipped and hurt my back and now the only trains i will see today will be on my computer. :(
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:08 am

Oh No, that really stinks.......

Hope you feel better from it so that you can resume your railbuffing duties.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:15 pm

I was careful, I will be posting the pics on NERAIL later on today, I saw 2 T's, 1 Acela Express and a Regional this morning.
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Postby AEM7AC920 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:20 pm

Robert Paniagua wrote:Oh No, that really stinks.......

Hope you feel better from it so that you can resume your railbuffing duties.


Thanks I guess i can spend the time counting up all the snow related delays for the T. :wink:
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Postby fm535 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:04 pm

This is a question related to the snow and the weather and the T...the third rail on the Red Line has the heaters installed, do they draw power directly from the 600 VDC? I noticed the wires running from the heaters only go to grounding posts, no power source/potential...

It looks like some kind of thermostat/thermal breaker built into the wires leading down to the ground connections. With the snowfall on top of the third rail, especially on the un-used Ashmont side (due to 'bustitution this weekend), I can see where the heaters are operating, and where they are not installed along the leading or trailing edges.

I hope someone can tell me if my assumption is right or correct me if I am wrong.
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Speaking Of Snow

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:13 pm

Commuter Rail has just acquired a former Conrail snow flanger - 64711.
Was delivered to us Tuesday night by the Readville Switcher. It's been
stored out in Pittsfield, Ma. for a many years.

Now lettered MBTX 64711, in CR MW yellow. Built 11/78, all steel construction. Unit needs work.

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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:23 pm

That thing made it the 145 miles to Beacon Park? wow, passed it many times on trips to Selkirk, and never thought I'd ever see it move. LOL

Will it be stored at Readville for service on the Soth Side or just there for maintanence?
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:36 am

Thanks I guess i can spend the time counting up all the snow related delays for the T. :wink:

Yeah that's true, you may be able to do that, but I hope you recover enough so that you can go out filming trains again.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:39 am

I was careful, I will be posting the pics on NERAIL later on today, I saw 2 T's, 1 Acela Express and a Regional this morning.

Oh good, glad you didn't get hurt, and you got 4 decent trains including an AE. That's nice on a day like this, the snow don't stop trains from running in this instance.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:52 pm

i put up the first 3 pics, i'll post the rest later on NERAIL

http://photos.nerail.org/show/?order=by ... y=MBTA1050
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Flanger

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:46 pm

The thing needs some work from what I understand. By rights it should
be sent north to the Hobo outfit and rehabbed like the Russell plows and
the caboose.

As for an assignment, it will probably be kept close to home (BET) like
the snowplows.

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Postby Stephen » Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:41 pm

Dave,
Is the flanger currently at Readville or on the Lechmere side of the BET?
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