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MAJOR DELAYS

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:04 am

read this:

Commuter:


Framingham/Worcester Line:

All in-and-outbound trains on the Framingham/Worcester line are running up to an hour late.


Providence/Attleboro Line:

All in-and-outbound Providence/Attleboro trains are running up to an hour late.

These delays are all caused by weather-related equipment and signal problems. We apologize for the inconvenience.

All other Commuter Rail service is running on or near schedule.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:02 pm

Not suprised. The Framingham Line was messed-up Sunday night, during the brunt of the storm.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:39 pm

That's normally typical of the CR, in fact, that same thing happened to many of the lines on Dec 20, I think or later on that week, because of the minor snowstorm then.
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Postby SnoozerZ49 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:15 am

Does anyone have any current information as to the cause of the delay? I know the swirling light snow can cause problems with electrical equipment, was that a problem? I have heard that the switch heaters at South Station Tower One are inadequate, is that true? THis past Monday was a tough day North Side with the swirling snow and cold temps. lots of small annoying problems popped up!
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:16 am

Well, on the rails this one wasn't a minor one :(

Although the snow is a great opportunity for railroaders to make extra money, due to trains outlawing, and re-crews and extras etc. :-D

Let the white gold fall!!! :-D
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Postby Noel Weaver » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:34 am

CSX Conductor wrote:Well, on the rails this one wasn't a minor one :(

Although the snow is a great opportunity for railroaders to make extra money, due to trains outlawing, and re-crews and extras etc. :-D

Let the white gold fall!!! :-D


Better known as "BLOOD MONEY".
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:37 am

Now, don't we have de-icing equipment for the train tracks that we can run through the ROW's and track heat blowers? I though we did, and we could stay ahead of the winter weather to minimize delays.

If we don't have such equipment, then we ought to get some (although it could be a bit expensive.
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Postby AmtrakFan » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:04 pm

Is the Providence line owned by Amtrak?

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Postby jwhite07 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:28 pm

The NEC from Boston to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island state line is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but maintained and dispatched by Amtrak.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:53 pm

And Yes Robert, there are switch heaters on all power operated switches. :wink:
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:56 pm

Ok, thanks CSX Conductor. Hopefully we'll be using those more and more to minimize freeze-ups, especially in the switches :-D
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Postby CRail » Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:32 pm

What is an "Outlaw" and what does it mean to "recrew"
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Postby snitkofj » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:34 pm

Outlaw means that the crew has been on duty for 12 hours. once a crew has worked 12 hours, they can nolonger operate the train.
Recrew is just that, the crew that arrives to operate the train.
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Postby ST214 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:31 pm

Also, some refer to outlaw as a dead crew. The crew went dead en route. The crew is dead on the law. Etc......
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Postby CRail » Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:08 am

got it. I think CSX Conductor was talking about dead crews though. Thanx guys
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