Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby MBTA3247 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:39 pm

The T pulled 3417 out of its usual hiding spot and ran it up and down the C line a few times as part of the show today, with extended stops at St. Paul Street:

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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:20 pm

I thought the MBTA didn't do "fun" things anymore! This brings a smile to my face even if I wasn't there. :)
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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby ck4049 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:42 pm

Heck, I was working at the show and didnt even hear a peep about the 3417 showing up...
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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby BigUglyCat » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:32 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:I thought the MBTA didn't do "fun" things anymore! This brings a smile to my face even if I wasn't there. :)

I suspect they welcome any positive publicity these days, and this was relatively easy and relatively cheap.
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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:51 pm

I was there when 3417 came in bound. I set my self up early on the green sand shed to see it come in. As all the people were standing around to take pictures, other operators look so confused as to why so many people were standing on the row. Other people came over to ask what the hub-bub was about. It was a nice treat.
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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby Gerry6309 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:40 am

StevieC48 wrote:The venue will be at Holiday Inn 1500 Beacon St Brookline MA. Take the C Cleveland Circle via Beacon St to the meet. Didn't see any fan trips or trips to Seashore or Branford usual run on Sunday of the meet.


The fantrip situation is really quite poor, as there is no vintage equipment left operating. Admittedly the Red Line 01500s and 01600s are 43 years old, but they are just like the newer stuff in many ways. The Orange and Green Line Equipment dates to the 80s and 90s and the Blue Line cars are brand new. 2-1/2 miles at Mattapan for an all day fantrip would be boring. Commuter Rail doesn't sit well at a "trolley meet".

Trips to Seashore in April are iffy at best, and a trip to any of the 'local' Museums has time constraints since people have flights to catch. Suggestions for future meets are certainly in order, perhaps a trip in a self propelled rubber tired vehicle along former trolley routes, noting surviving buildings, landmarks and line poles. Then there are the manhole covers along the old power distribution system, still in place.

I will pass anything posted here along to the planners.
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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby jonnhrr » Fri May 11, 2012 10:18 am

What about a fan trip that uses current equipment but runs on non-revenue or rarely used trackage such as the trackage on Chestnut Hill Ave between Reservoir and Commonwealth Ave, or the Brattle loop to name 2 that come to mind.

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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby The EGE » Fri May 11, 2012 10:41 am

There's a ton of neat old stuff that you could see in the tunnel if you turned a trolley's internal lights out. Canal Street Incline, Boylston Street Portal, Public Gardens Portal, provision for Post Office Square, etc.
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Re: Boston Trolley and Transit Meet 2012

Postby sery2831 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:50 am

jonnhrr wrote:What about a fan trip that uses current equipment but runs on non-revenue or rarely used trackage such as the trackage on Chestnut Hill Ave between Reservoir and Commonwealth Ave, or the Brattle loop to name 2 that come to mind.

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There is not enough special or unique track that would be worth the price of a ticket.
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