ex-MARC Units Discussion

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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby bmcdr » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:48 pm

Word around B.E.T. this afternoon is that MBCR will lease two of the five, 67 was put back in the line-up at 5:30 this evening.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby diburning » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:40 pm

As in MBCR will lease them and charge the MBTA for a sublease on them? Or did you mean that the MBTA is extending the leases on two of them?
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:11 am

This would be MBCR funding it, not the MBTA or MBCR billing the MBTA.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:07 am

If they are going to be around for awhile longer and the 59 & 67 werent too bad, I think it would be a good idea to just purchase them to own.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby Diverging Route » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:30 am

The 67 was on 352 this morning; 1513 control cab, 5-car flat train.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby diburning » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:31 pm

sery2831 wrote:This would be MBCR funding it, not the MBTA or MBCR billing the MBTA.


What's the incentive for MBCR to lease them? To help keep trains on time to avoid paying fines? Or is it something else?
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:40 pm

Well the contract is up in less than 2 years. This shows that they want to work with the MBTA to keep service going, when MBCR has the means to and the MBTA does not.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:07 am

Rumored there are 3 being leased. Two are confirmed on trains today, the 59 and the 67.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:11 am

The third one is probably the 61.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby bmcdr » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:18 am

The third one is most likely the 61, its inside on Diesel 1 getting the once-over, the 51 and the 66 have just too many issues, and Chris, they appear to be replacing the patched-up number indicator.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:00 pm

Oh good! It was starting to look really worn!
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby atsf sp » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:48 am

When are the engines(51, 66) supposed to leave the property?
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:29 am

The 59 was out tonight, and should be out tomorrow.
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby FP10 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:15 pm

Are the rejects getting scrapped or will they just sit at MPI?
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Re: ex-MARC Units Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:10 pm

With all the work put into them, they will probably run somewhere.
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