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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby 8th Notch » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:20 am

The MBTA is still the owner of the equipment, so XMBT will still be retained.
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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:45 am

XMBT is not the MBTA's reporting marks.

The correct reporting is MBTX, all others are no longer in use including the brief flirt with
MBA (which was only applied to Caboose C-1 and a few MW cars).

XMBT has shown up inside locomotive cabs, but that was incorrect on the part of the
rebuilder.

MBTA is the railroad of record, so its their reporting marks. The operators of commuter
rail post-Amtrak never had their own reporting marks.

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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby BandA » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:09 pm

does hi-rail equipment get a reporting mark?
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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby 8th Notch » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:54 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:XMBT is not the MBTA's reporting marks.

XMBT has shown up inside locomotive cabs, but that was incorrect on the part of the
rebuilder.

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That always confused me why some engines say MBTX while others say XMBT, of course they never bothered fixing it.
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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:49 pm

Track cars and associated vehicles do not have reporting marks. They use their assigned
roadnumbers. A hyrail vehicle would use, for example - A020234. The Sperry Car is
actually referred to as "SRS". Rail grinder outfits too.

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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby The ViRoCo » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:14 am

Now the Old Colony Dispatcher is known as the Keolis Old Colony instead of the Mass Bay Old Colony. Even all of the Commuter Rail trains replaced Mass Bay with Keolis. I always thought when crews said "Mass Bay" they were referring to Mass Bay Transportation Authority and not Mass Bay Commuter Rail.
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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby CRail » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:17 pm

They were not. Pre-MBCR they were all Amtrak trains.
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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:34 am

For those who were wondering about the road vehicles used by MBCR and Keolis, I just saw a Keolis-stickered SUV. I think Keolis acquired its own fleet of vehicles, because I don't recall MBCR having SUVs of the model I saw.
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Re: Keolis Commuter Service New Operator of the CR Discussio

Postby sery2831 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:36 am

Keolis did purchase new vehicles and retired some of the older MBCR vehicles. Keolis did keep most of the MBCR vehicle fleet though.
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