Location of the 3247

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Postby claytor » Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:51 pm

You won't see it come South because it's not Cab Signal equipped.
Needs Traction Motor work also...
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Postby ST214 » Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:55 pm

And i hear the cab signals and ACSES was left off on purpose......
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:39 pm

Well now there's a rumor that the 904 will also be retired once the 3247 comes on line. Even after all that work last year, the 904 is a basket case.
Maybe its wishful thinking the 904 being put out to pasture!

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Postby CRail » Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:31 am

it can still run on the south side, the rules are just a little different.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:57 am

CRail wrote:it can still run on the south side, the rules are just a little different.


Amtrak's A.C.S.E.S. rules are more strict. A locomotive cannot operate in A.C.S.E.S. territory without being A.C.S.E.S. equipped. Therefore, if the 3247 doesn't have A.C.S.E.S. equipment installed, it cannot run on the main-line between COVE & Providence for rescuing Providence or Stoughton trains.
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Postby CRail » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:18 am

oh ok well then, looks like its time for CRail to zip it :wink:

what is ACSES?

And to get back on topic, It she still in the BET?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:23 am

It stands for [/i]Advanced Civilian Speed Enforcement System.

It is basically a more modern version of cab signals & LSL (Locomotive Speed Limiter).

A.C.S.E.S. is in service between Boston & Mill River (just east of New Haven, CT.)
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Postby Stephen » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:13 pm

Dave,
If 904 is retired, the T will be down to 2 MOW locomotives (902 & 3247). I thought the goal was 3 (North Side, South Side, & Readville).
Do you know what the longer term plan is?
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:50 pm

I don't know the long term plan. Maybe another unit is in the works. They should have bought LLPX 2032, which was well regarded. The money spent leasing it should've gone towards it purchase. Oh well.

You'll probably see the 1100's in Work Train service first though. The 1123 has been roosting on the Northside Work Train for nearly two weeks now.

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Postby ST214 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:18 pm

1123 was on the worktrain during the summer too when the 904 and 1921 were both down.

Send the GP40MC's over there for worktrain service. They can have 902 and a pair. We will keep the 3247 thank you :wink:
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:33 pm

Stephen wrote:Dave,
If 904 is retired, the T will be down to 2 MOW locomotives (902 & 3247). I thought the goal was 3 (North Side, South Side, & Readville).
Do you know what the longer term plan is?
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South Side & Readville? I would think that they only need one because Readville is the South Side, lol
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:38 pm

Ideally its three...one for each side and a spare. The spare also doubles as a BET switcher and extra potential rescue unit.

Myself, I would roster four units...two for each side. But that's just me...

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Postby CRail » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:36 pm

I would alwayse use the buddy back up system, i agfree with gp40mc 1118 100%.
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