Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby sery2831 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:21 pm

This thread is here to discuss unusual train sightings on the North Side. Detour moves on Pan Am Southern via Worcester can be discussed here. The Grand Junction and Readville Switcher will be discussed under the South Side Thread.
Moderator: MBTA Rail Operations
User avatar
sery2831
 
Posts: 5134
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:15 pm
Location: Manchester, NH

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:58 pm

Ill break the ice 2 double engine sets running around both a geep and screamer combo I believe the 1124/1004 is one and the 11 something and 1015 is the second. Probably not unusual anymore around here.
AMTRAK HAWK DETECTOR TRACK 1 NOOO DEFECTS OUT!
AEM7AC920
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:51 pm
Location: Unkown.....

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby NH2060 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:49 pm

AEM7AC920 wrote:Ill break the ice 2 double engine sets running around both a geep and screamer combo I believe the 1124/1004 is one and the 11 something and 1015 is the second. Probably not unusual anymore around here.

Saw it pass by enroute to Newburyport this evening. Looks rather overpowered for a 5 car consist needless to say.
NH2060
 
Posts: 1442
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:44 pm

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby MBTA1016 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:59 am

Was the train all singles or bilevels?
Josh.W
Formally mbta fan
WE ARE BOSTON, WE ARE BOSTON STRONG


Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/116905626@N06/
Blog: http://jpwilkinson2448.blogspot.com/?m=1
User avatar
MBTA1016
 
Posts: 1713
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:16 pm
Location: Walpole MA

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ck4049 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:01 am

Mbta fan wrote:Was the train all singles or bilevels?

What do you think?
ck4049
 
Posts: 1033
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: Somerville, MA

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby MBTA1016 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:03 am

Two locos on a bilevel set make more sense, then using two locos on a single level set.
Josh.W
Formally mbta fan
WE ARE BOSTON, WE ARE BOSTON STRONG


Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/116905626@N06/
Blog: http://jpwilkinson2448.blogspot.com/?m=1
User avatar
MBTA1016
 
Posts: 1713
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:16 pm
Location: Walpole MA

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:25 am

We don't run doubles north check the thread title again... The 1004 as far as I know had issues the other night don't know what exactly so that's why it's paired. Can't speak for the 1124?/1015 set.
AMTRAK HAWK DETECTOR TRACK 1 NOOO DEFECTS OUT!
AEM7AC920
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:51 pm
Location: Unkown.....

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby MBTA1016 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:31 am

Ok, thanks.
Josh.W
Formally mbta fan
WE ARE BOSTON, WE ARE BOSTON STRONG


Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/116905626@N06/
Blog: http://jpwilkinson2448.blogspot.com/?m=1
User avatar
MBTA1016
 
Posts: 1713
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:16 pm
Location: Walpole MA

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby sery2831 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:07 pm

Last week I had the 1124/1015 together. The 1124 does not have a working HEP unit. And the 1015 was tagged HEP only, do not put online.
Moderator: MBTA Rail Operations
User avatar
sery2831
 
Posts: 5134
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:15 pm
Location: Manchester, NH

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:29 pm

The 1015 is still tagged but was told it was ok to put online. The turbo is on the way out along with 3 other screamers I've been told one being the other double engine set.
AMTRAK HAWK DETECTOR TRACK 1 NOOO DEFECTS OUT!
AEM7AC920
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:51 pm
Location: Unkown.....

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby ck4049 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:30 pm

1123 is paired with 1004.
ck4049
 
Posts: 1033
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: Somerville, MA

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby mbta1051dan » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:19 pm

Both double sets paired together (!) on 2410 this afternoon..sounded like all were providing power! Couldn't tell which was providing HEP...
MBTA 1051
User avatar
mbta1051dan
 
Posts: 933
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:13 pm

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby Diverging Route » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:13 am

Rumors of a 1700-series control car on a set operating out of North Station this morning.
User avatar
Diverging Route
 
Posts: 1562
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:35 pm

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby AEM7AC920 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:41 am

Possibly the test train, last time I saw it the 1724 was in the lead.
AMTRAK HAWK DETECTOR TRACK 1 NOOO DEFECTS OUT!
AEM7AC920
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:51 pm
Location: Unkown.....

Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Postby agarturbo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:56 am

Riding the 408 this morning I saw a 2-loco set deadheading out to Fitchburg. Passed us in the Lincoln/Weston stretch near Silver Hill. I am pretty sure that the trailing loco was 1117. No idea about the leading loco.
Trains don't run on schedules, son. They run on tracks.
agarturbo
 
Posts: 125
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:34 pm

Next

Return to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests