Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:35 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:
tvachon wrote:
BostonUrbEx wrote:Fire at BET, cancelations rolling in.

Loco or property?


Inside facility, apparently, but don't know what or extent. All clear @ 4:15pm.

EDIT: All clear was given, but they just canceled 67 and 68.

Newburyport/#RockportLine Train 68 (5:40 pm from Beverly) cancelled today due to fire #mbta

Newburyport/#RockportLine Train 67 (4:45 pm from North Station) cancelled today due to fire #mbta


Two more. Up to four round trips (eight trips) canceled.

Train 284 (6:38 pm from Reading) cancelled today due to fire #mbta

#HaverhillLine Train 281 (5:55 pm from North Station) cancelled today due to fire #mbta
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby ns3010 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:55 pm

From the photos I saw, it looked like it was something up on the roof. Hard to tell exactly what, but from the angles of the pictures, it appeared the smoke was coming from the roof of the building, as opposed to flowing out from the inside.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby tvachon » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:06 pm

ns3010 wrote:From the photos I saw, it looked like it was something up on the roof. Hard to tell exactly what, but from the angles of the pictures, it appeared the smoke was coming from the roof of the building, as opposed to flowing out from the inside.


Official statement from SFD:
Somerville firefighters put out a blaze in an MBTA maintenance facility Dec. 16.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the air ducts of the facility at 70 Third Ave. at about 3:09 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Patrick Sullivan III. Sullivan said the building is a maintenance facility for the Commuter Rail, but no trains were damaged.

The fire was knocked down and put out by 4:30 p.m. No firefighters were injured during the fire.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby tvachon » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:56 pm

Now PAR is blowing up Fitchburg from Ayer to Fitchburg. Seek alternate travel inbound and the 434 is over 75 minutes outbound.

They put another one on the ground? 75 minutes is one heck of a freight interference even with the schedule issues
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:59 pm

Hope all inside BET at the time got out safely and all involved is ok. On a smaller note, hopefully no equipment got damaged but I didn't hear anything about it till I saw the posts here.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby Rbts Stn » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:48 am

Glad all are well.

I was thinking this was an insurance caper for a bit.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:08 pm

Train just derailed in Fitchburg. Unknown whether PAR or MBTA.

EDIT: Confirmed passenger.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:21 pm

Hearing #431 at the station.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:30 pm

WOW! Looks like 1009 is going to be meeting the scrapper real soon... https://twitter.com/Tim_Caputo/status/4 ... 28/photo/1
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby ns3010 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:33 pm

A slightly different angle...

Via @TiarraNorcross on Twitter:

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:44 pm

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby ns3010 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:51 pm

Another, via @Tim_Caputo

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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby ST214 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:04 pm

OUCH!

:(


A Geep did the same thing a few years ago, but without that kind of damage. Perhaps 1009 will be used to bring 1014 back from the dead.....
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:18 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:
tvachon wrote:
BostonUrbEx wrote:Fire at BET, cancelations rolling in.

Loco or property?


Inside facility, apparently, but don't know what or extent. All clear @ 4:15pm.

EDIT: All clear was given, but they just canceled 67 and 68.

Newburyport/#RockportLine Train 68 (5:40 pm from Beverly) cancelled today due to fire #mbta

Newburyport/#RockportLine Train 67 (4:45 pm from North Station) cancelled today due to fire #mbta


Photo of the fire: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20131 ... 025512.jpg
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Re: Commuter Rail Delay Discussion

Postby The EGE » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:25 am

Southside blew up today. On the Franklin, 704 died at Walpole and 706 is rescuing/ operating as a double draft. Providence is a CF with 8 alerts as of 8:20am; #806 was delayed half an hour due to Amtrak and was so full after Mansfield that it didn't even stop at Canton Junction.
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