Wellington 3rd Track Removal

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Wellington 3rd Track Removal

Postby helium » Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:19 pm

I was at Wellington last night during one of the T's many "unannounced" dumping of all passengers (why don't they let you know earlier!), when I noticed the 3rd rail on that disused express track had been removed. What's up?
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Postby efin98 » Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:08 pm

was it north of the station that it was removed or south of the station? North of the station I can understand as it ends past the station but south of the station would make no sense- it's still in use!

Postby Ed Canney » Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:37 pm

They are replacing ties on the third track south of the station and on the bridge that goes over the Mystic River.
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wellington test track

Postby willfh » Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:49 am

they will be testing the new blue line cars there shortly

Postby jrc520 » Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:37 am


When? I must see this. Darn it, I need to renew my photo pass.
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Re: wellington test track

Postby efin98 » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:25 am

willfh wrote:they will be testing the new blue line cars there shortly

Is there any special installation for the tests or just renovating the tracks?

Postby The Collector at Court St » Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:11 am

The new Blue Line cars, which look like they're going to be delayed about 6 months, will test on the Blue Line only. The idea of using the Orange Line test track was changed when they realized there was no way to lift the 50' cars. The plan was to use some portable lifts from the Red Line, but the floor at Wellington shops would not handle the weight. It also didn't make sense to send shop crews from the "Heights" to Wellington very time they had to check something on the new cars.

So.... if all goes well with the new schedule, plan on staying up late next August between the hours of 1:30am and 5:00am to get your pictures!
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