Needham Line Questions / Discussion

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Re: Needham Line Questions / Discussion

Postby johnpbarlow » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:36 pm

New steel or aluminum antenna support pole at Needham Heights station.
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Re: Needham Line Questions / Discussion

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:09 am

Newly installed wood poles north of May St in Needham.
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Re: Needham Line Questions / Discussion

Postby BandA » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:42 am

What happens if they want to double-track (for rabid-transit conversion?)
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Re: Needham Line Questions / Discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:23 am

Then they rip those new poles out and put up new ones.

What, you honestly expect the T to plan ahead for such things?
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Re: Needham Line Questions / Discussion

Postby CRail » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:38 pm

The entire roadbed would be dug up and relaid, all wayside infrastructure would be cleared out, and 600v transmission lines plus ATO signaling hardware would be dropped. A few wooden poles is not going to hinder such a massive undertaking that has not even been entertained in any preliminary proposals or capital investment plans.
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