Track work on the NEC

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Track work on the NEC

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:00 pm

There is track work being done on the NEC, does this have something to do with the switch problems they were having near Ruggles yesterday?

Track Work
Attleboro/Stoughton Line
5 to 7 minute delays
(Posted 12/22/04)
Because of necessary track work on the Attleboro/Stoughton Line between Forest Hills and Back Bay stations, some inbound and outbound trains operating on the Attleboro/ Stoughton Line, Needham Line and the Franklin Line may experience delays of 5 to 7 minutes.

It is anticipated the necessary track work will require a month to complete. We apologize for any inconvenience the track work may cause.

Please check back periodically for updates.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:23 pm

It wouldn't take them a month to repair or even replace a switch. They would bang that out very quickly due to the high volume on the corridor, it is probably tie replacement.

I will check this weeks Amtrak Bulletins to see what they say. :wink:
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:32 pm

ok thanks :-D
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Postby Mdlbigcat » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:57 pm

Patriots Season GO PAT'S

Record 12-1



Did you forget to update your little blurb? The correct number is 12-2!

Or are you in denial?
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:15 pm

hahaha, im still in denial that we lost :(
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Postby CRail » Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:09 pm

hey, we all have bad days, just miami has a lot more than we do, thats all! :wink:

The Boston Line (B&A Line) just underwent tie and crossing replacement so it wouldnt suprize me if thats what the nec is going through (just the tie part, i dont know about xings). That can take a couple weeks.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:25 am

You're correct about the Boston Line to Worcester Corey, but that is not owned or maintained by the MBTA, it is owned by CSXT. Same applies to the NEC, it is owned and maintained by Amtrak, not the MBTA.
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Postby ST214 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:24 pm

2 Quick things....

The NEC has no crossings

MBTA owns all the way to Framingham. However, CSX handles trackwork from Beacon to Framingham.
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Postby apodino » Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:32 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:You're correct about the Boston Line to Worcester Corey, but that is not owned or maintained by the MBTA, it is owned by CSXT. Same applies to the NEC, it is owned and maintained by Amtrak, not the MBTA.


Correct me if i am wrong, but isn't the NEC to the State Line owned by the MBTA, but maintained and dispatched by Amtrak?
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Postby ST214 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:34 pm

No, you are right. The MBTA owns from South Station to State line.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:02 am

ST214 wrote:MBTA owns all the way to Framingham. However, CSX handles trackwork from Beacon to Framingham.


Not quite. CSXT owns the property of the Framingham/Worcester commuter line. Technically the land from Cove Interlocking (just east of Back Bay Station) and Riverside is actually owned by the Mass Turnpike Authority. But CSXT leases it from the Mass. Pike.

There have been strong rumors over the last year or so that CSXT wants to get rid of everything east of Worcester, and if they did the MBTA would probably want to but it more than anybody else. :wink:
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Postby 130MM » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:37 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:
ST214 wrote:MBTA owns all the way to Framingham. However, CSX handles trackwork from Beacon to Framingham.


Not quite. CSXT owns the property of the Framingham/Worcester commuter line. Technically the land from Cove Interlocking (just east of Back Bay Station) and Riverside is actually owned by the Mass Turnpike Authority. But CSXT leases it from the Mass. Pike.

There have been strong rumors over the last year or so that CSXT wants to get rid of everything east of Worcester, and if they did the MBTA would probably want to but it more than anybody else. :wink:


The Turnpike owns to approximately CP 11, the T owns to Framingham, and CSX owns from there west. CSX currently maintains and dispatches everything west of Cove Interlocking.

We have also heard rumors that the T will be taking over to Worcester. What the rumors don't say is whether the T will take any of the branches (Grand Jct., Fall River, New Bedford, Watuppa (God forbid!), etc.).
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Postby CSX Conductor » Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:50 pm

Riverside is just east of CP11, which is where I said the MTA's property ends.

I still disagree with anyone who claims that the MBTA owns the property out to Framingham.
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Postby efin98 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:41 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:Riverside is just east of CP11, which is where I said the MTA's property ends.

I still disagree with anyone who claims that the MBTA owns the property out to Framingham.


A settlement then: the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in care of the two authorities owns it :wink:
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:53 pm

CSX, did you find out what they are doing on the NEC w/ the track work? tie replacement?
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