DOT Car?

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Re: DOT Car?

Postby GP40MC 1116 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:39 pm

Federal Railroad Administration - Office of Research & Development "DOTX 216"

More info here: http://atip.fra.dot.gov/public/about/DOTX_216.pdf

Any more questions just ask.
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Re: DOT Car?

Postby MBTA1016 » Thu May 10, 2012 5:42 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:
sery2831 wrote:These cars test at track speed.


Ah, thanks.

Not all of the various testing cars can do so, though, right? Like the Sperry car on the Cobble track has to go at a pretty reduced speed?



Where are the cobble hill tracks or just cobble hill on goggle maps?
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Re: DOT Car?

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri May 11, 2012 8:31 am

Mbta fan wrote:
BostonUrbEx wrote:
sery2831 wrote:These cars test at track speed.


Ah, thanks.

Not all of the various testing cars can do so, though, right? Like the Sperry car on the Cobble track has to go at a pretty reduced speed?



Where are the cobble hill tracks or just cobble hill on goggle maps?


I don't think the Sperry car is still there, but it's the track that crosses Inner Belt Road in Somerville at grade crossing, just to the north of the Lowell Line's bridge. Or you can just search for "Cobble Hill Road Somerville MA" and see the track runs parallel to that.

The Sperry car was there for a while, but I don't know just how long, right in this spot: http://www.google.com/maps?q=Cobble+Hil ... 02143&z=21
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