Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby bostonrailfan » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:30 am

Okay I just wasn't sure, and when I heard those, I figured that I would ask. The no d's I understand as no form d's, but the no changes, I wasn't sure of. Thank you again
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby checkthedoorlight » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:34 am

Hey just a quick question regarding Framingham - where do MBTA trains lay up there?
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby diburning » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:46 am

What do you mean by lay up? Do you mean lay over? If so, MBTA trains don't lay over in Framingham. It is one of the "short turn terminuses (termini?)" on the commuter rail, similar to South Acton. Some trips (check the schedules) terminate at Framingham or South Action before heading back to Boston. They do not park trains overnight there.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby checkthedoorlight » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:39 pm

Thanks, that explains why I couldn't find anything that resembled a passenger train facility there.

I see the Worcester line has 7 sets assigned to it for weekdays. 501/503 comes out of Boston, and the other 5 come out of Worcester yard.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:05 pm

Usually trains with some dwell time between trips used to be parked on the Fourth Iron to keep the main free.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby diburning » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:04 pm

checkthedoorlight wrote:Thanks, that explains why I couldn't find anything that resembled a passenger train facility there.

I see the Worcester line has 7 sets assigned to it for weekdays. 501/503 comes out of Boston, and the other 5 come out of Worcester yard.


The Worcester line has a double draft going out early in the morning (I think it's the first trip out).
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby Vakharn » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:02 pm

Can someone who downloaded this map diburning posted on the first page upload it somewhere else? This link no longer works: http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/5692 ... kchart.pdf
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby diburning » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:36 pm

I posted a new link on the page before this one. Here is the link again

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8100/crtrackchart.jpg

Imageshack was not happy with the PDF so I converted it to a jpg.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby Vakharn » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:23 pm

Is that the same resolution as the original PDF? The text is mostly illegible.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby BostonChicken » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:43 pm

Click on it, or right-click and save it, to get a larger version of the image.

However, in general, PDF files are vector graphics and can be zoomed arbitrarily -- while JPG files are bitmap images and have a fixed pixel resolution.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby Vakharn » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:04 pm

Ah it seems my problem was I was attempting to view it on my smart phone and it wasn't quite as smart as it made itself out to be.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby diburning » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:19 pm

Vakharn wrote:Is that the same resolution as the original PDF? The text is mostly illegible.


Yes, it is the same resolution.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby bostonrailfan » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:44 am

okay this is a slight change of the topic, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. The main character for my book is a coach cleaner and works at the Southampton Street rail yard. Could anyone please help out on what a coach cleaner does and where this position takes place in the rail yard? Also how many hours and how many trains does a coach cleaner work, as well as do they work in a team setting? I am VERY much greatful for all your help from ALL of you. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby CSX Conductor » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:36 pm

During the day M-F MBCR coach cleaners board trains in the yard on Tracks 14-17 and pick up trash and such but not certain how many per train or how long they take. I'm sure they also board trains in the S&I building, as the Amtrak coach cleaners do at our S&I, but uncertain how long they work.
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Re: Railroad Map with Mileposts and Control Points

Postby bostonrailfan » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:14 pm

What is S&I ? And what area are you near that Amtrak coach cleaners work at, because I am mostly looking for information about Amtrak Coach Cleaners now as my main character works for a company such as Amtrak. Just note that the name Amtrak will not be used for copyright reasons. Also, I am looking for how much they normally make a year and if they get paid weekly or bi-weekly.
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