Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby Jersey_Mike » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:58 pm

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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby The EGE » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:42 pm

Very cool, Mike. Only one thing in that diagram confuses me. Why are there platforms on the NEC at Readville? (Google Maps confirms their existence) Seems like a waste to build two platforms plus a whole slew of connecting bridges - for a station without regular service via the NEC.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby Mcoov » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:51 pm

Providence/Stoughton Line used to stop there.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby The EGE » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:15 pm

When did they stop using the stop?
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:24 pm

The EGE wrote:Very cool, Mike. Only one thing in that diagram confuses me. Why are there platforms on the NEC at Readville? (Google Maps confirms their existence) Seems like a waste to build two platforms plus a whole slew of connecting bridges - for a station without regular service via the NEC.


They made it for railfans, of course! ;D :P
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:56 pm

Jersey_Mike wrote:Ask and you shall receive.

MBCR Whole System
Amtrak Era North Side Only

"Massachusetts Bay Colony Railroad"?
"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby bostonrailfan » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:36 am

No I haven't, until now that is. The ones I haven't found are the ones for the Southampton Street Rail yard used by Amtrak, and the Boston Engine Terminal (over by North Station). Anyone know what frequencies they use? I am only asking because I work near the B.E.T. and live near the Southampton St. Yard. Now to get back to mitch3910, I live about a mile from the Southampton St. Yard, also there are a few buildings between me and the rail yard. Do you think this may be causing me not to hear the frequencies?
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby jonnhrr » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:37 am

MBTA3247 wrote:
Jersey_Mike wrote:Ask and you shall receive.

MBCR Whole System
Amtrak Era North Side Only

"Massachusetts Bay Colony Railroad"?


Most people don't know that 200 years before George Stephenson, the Pilgrims under William Bradford had established a railroad at the Plymouth colony, named the Massachusetts Bay Colony Railroad :-)

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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby dieciduej » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:25 pm

MBTA3247 wrote:
Jersey_Mike wrote:Ask and you shall receive.

MBCR Whole System
Amtrak Era North Side Only

"Massachusetts Bay Colony Railroad"?


Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby MBTA3247 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:07 am

dieciduej wrote:
MBTA3247 wrote:
Jersey_Mike wrote:Ask and you shall receive.

MBCR Whole System
Amtrak Era North Side Only

"Massachusetts Bay Colony Railroad"?


Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad

I know, I was wondering how the other guy got that wrong.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:48 pm

I must say, very nice work on the charts
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby Puter-Geek » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:23 am

diburning wrote:http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/5692/crtrackchart.pdf

Here you go.

Greenbush may be a bit off since this map was drawn before Greenbush was built.

Few mistakes that I know of on the middleboro. After Rand, you have CP Union (for the crossing), Then the next two interlockings in Brockton are Howard and Grove. Then the 2 interlockings in Bridgewater are Westdale and Stanley. Then in MIddleboro, you have Mid and Pilgrim.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:41 am

viewtopic.php?f=126&t=80805


checkthedoorlight's RI track map is done! Shows all the MBTA territory on the NEC, including tentative Wickford Jct. platform location.


He says he's getting pretty far along on the MA state map. We should be able to gorge on that soon.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby RailBus63 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:17 am

MBTA3247 wrote:I know, I was wondering how the other guy got that wrong.


Maybe he named it this way purposely to eliminate any official suspicion that he took this from the real MBCR and didn't create it himself.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby checkthedoorlight » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:54 am

Gerry6309 wrote:Rich Greene "checkthedoorlight" is working on a "Southern New England" trackmap. His maps are as accurate as possible, showing every milepost, crossing, bridge, platform, and most industrial sidings and spurs. He already has the shore line posted as far as the CT-RI line. Best maps in the east!


My Massachusetts map is currently being worked on. I have all of the South Side done except for some of the B&A, as well as all of the subway network except for the Orange line past North Station. I'm hoping to complete and release the map sometime in late 2011. Here's a teaser

My Rhode Island track map was just released, and includes South Attleboro to TF Green Airport.

And it's Green, like the color.
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