May 25 #217 Trip Report (with Video!)

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May 25 #217 Trip Report (with Video!)

Postby ggardei » Wed May 26, 2004 11:36 am

Went to a job fair in Boston yesterday with my twin brother Doug. I was planning on taking the 214 into Boston from Haverhill and the 217 back, but Doug wanted to take the Downeaster (he never rode the Downeaster before) so we took the Downeaster down to Boston and the 217 back.

Because of the the tie replacement project on the Reading/Haverhill line, train 217 was rerouted via the lowell line and wildcat branch. I noticed a lot of maintenance of way people working along the tracks, doing some clean up from the other night's thunderstorms (on the way down on the downeaster, we had to stop several times to manually protect some crossings)

The train arrived in Haverhill about five minutes late.

I happen to have my Canon Powershot A310 digital still camera with me and I took some videos with it. I put the individual clips together and uploaded them to my web server for you all to enjoy. Just select your connection type.

Windows Media 9 format (sorry)
Broadband (Best)

http://www.georgewgardei.com/videos/mbt ... adband.wmv

Dialup (Kruddy)

http://www.georgewgardei.com/videos/mbta_217_56k.wmv
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Postby ST214 » Wed May 26, 2004 7:05 pm

Don't complain about the dirty windows. Some of them, you're lucky if you can see out!!!
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Wed May 26, 2004 7:21 pm

George, I agree with St about the windows... LOL

Thanks for sharing that with us. Your video answered a question I hadn't been able to answer myself yet......(where the new Duck Tour ramp was for the Charles). I noticed that the old ramp by the Lechemere Green Line viaduct was no longer used......but tonight I found out the new location.

By the way, the bridge you said is I-93, was not I-93....it's "The Loop Connector" which is the ramps connecting the Tobin Bridge with I-93 and Storrow Drive :wink:

Again, thanks for sharing the video clip.
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Postby ggardei » Wed May 26, 2004 9:49 pm

shows how well I know Boston... not much. Everytime I have to go someplace in Boston, I use the trip planner on MBTA's website
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Postby CSX Conductor » Thu May 27, 2004 11:34 am

Again, I was only kidding....pretty good video for a small digital camera.
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