Who's going to the big show in Springfield, Jan. 2005?

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Who's going to the big show in Springfield, Jan. 2005?

Postby GP40MC 1116 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:51 pm

Anyone here in MBTA Forums attending. Any suggestions for travel from Boston to Springfield?
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:49 pm

what show?
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Postby dcm74 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:07 pm

Unfortunately the only other travel option between Boston and Springfield is Peter Pan Bus Lines. You will have to take a cab from the bus station or train station to the Big E grounds in West Springfield.
Some groups actually get together and charter a bus to the show. Big advantage is no driving or parking hassle. There is special parking and no one has to wait in line at the ticket booth. You can also bring along your train videos and watch them while traveling to or from the show.
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:32 pm

dcm74 wrote:Unfortunately the only other travel option between Boston and Springfield is Peter Pan Bus Lines. You will have to take a cab from the bus station or train station to the Big E grounds in West Springfield.
Some groups actually get together and charter a bus to the show. Big advantage is no driving or parking hassle. There is special parking and no one has to wait in line at the ticket booth. You can also bring along your train videos and watch them while traveling to or from the show.



I researched the prices for Peter Pan- From Boston and Springfield it is about 41.50 round trip. So not bad. I believe they do show moves on the way and for those outside of the city it shops in Riverside, Framingham and Worcester
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Postby ST214 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:46 pm

Unfortunately, i will not be going this year. Lack of $$$$$$. Plus, my camera broke, so i need to replace that too.
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Postby 130MM » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:01 pm

My seven year old son has been doing a countdown for about two months now.

So, yeah, I'll be there.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:12 pm

when is it?
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:58 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:when is it?



Pssst!!! Look at the top banner on the screen, it's been advertised there on RR.net for at least a month. lol :P

Last Saturday &Sunday of January.

As for those who take the Peter Pan bus from Boston. You do not have to take a cab from the bus station. There is a local bus Pioneer Vally Transit Authority(#10 route I believe) which goes right by the Big E fairgrounds.

http://www.pvta.com/

Anyhow, plan on taking my kids to this years show. (Had to work last year.)
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:41 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:
MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:when is it?



Pssst!!! Look at the top banner on the screen, it's been advertised there on RR.net for at least a month. lol :P

Last Saturday &Sunday of January.

As for those who take the Peter Pan bus from Boston. You do not have to take a cab from the bus station. There is a local bus Pioneer Vally Transit Authority(#10 route I believe) which goes right by the Big E fairgrounds.

http://www.pvta.com/

Anyhow, plan on taking my kids to this years show. (Had to work last year.)


Or CSX Conductor you could take a ride w your fellow crew members from Beacon Park to West Springfield, it would drop you off real close, but ti don't think the brass would appreciate that..lol
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:30 pm

I wouldn't ask them.

Besides 30MPH until the rear of the train clears CP-99 when heading west....I have gotten off a moving engine at 17MPH......I'm up for a new challenge. :P

Seriously I would drive since it is a heck of a lot quicker. :P
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:06 am

oops, shows you how much i look at the top banners :(
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:46 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:I wouldn't ask them.

Besides 30MPH until the rear of the train clears CP-99 when heading west....I have gotten off a moving engine at 17MPH......I'm up for a new challenge. :P

Seriously I would drive since it is a heck of a lot quicker. :P




And Safer i would think :-D
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