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Official Rail Washer Thread

Postby concordgirl » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:41 am

Hey guys, this morning I saw the switcher and a work extra, plus the caboose and a black tanker-looking thing, go thru Concord. it looked like they were cleaning the rails maybe? the rails were all slippery after they went through. Were they removing dead leaves, or is this related to all the track work on my line?



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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby sery2831 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:57 am

That was the rail washer cleaning the rails from those pesky leafs.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby concordgirl » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:59 am

okay, thanks. it was neat to see the 3247, normally nothing interesting goes by during my morning commute! Awesome new thread title btw LMAO ;-)
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby StevieC48 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:05 pm

Nice shote thanks for sharing.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby atsf sp » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:19 pm

That is one of their new ones right. I read about it in the paper. The MBTA custom designed it. Good catch.
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:20 pm

Both cars are lettered MBTX 30.

The flatcar is a former bulkhead flatcar with the ends cut down to
deck level. It looks like much of on board generator and pumping unit
are the same as the original power wash train. The flatcar was
originally built in 10-78.

BTW, the power wash train is running Saturday 10/25 and will
head out the Fitchburg Route as far as the Willows and also do
the Gloucester Branch. On duty at BET 6AM, though I do not
know which route it will do first.

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby concordgirl » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:29 pm

Ooooh :-) Awesome, thank you!!!!!!
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:57 pm

Another news flash - looks like the 1015 has been added to the Power Wash Train.

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby concordgirl » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:05 pm

whoa cool! do you have any idea when it might be coming thru.....? sounds like it might be early :)
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby Hoopyfrood » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:36 am

Saw this in W. Concord kicking up a steam storm just west of Comm. Ave when we came thru on the inbound. Is 1015 though being used for this one, or do they now have the second one (I thought someone said it had been ordered and delivered already?) and it's going to run a second duty?
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby Tracer » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:15 am

Saw this friday on the newburyport line. Anyone know if they will be washing the rails on the south side?
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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby mbta1051dan » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:15 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:Another news flash - looks like the 1015 has been added to the Power Wash Train.

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The last time I saw 1015 on train 465 at Lincoln it was smoking, and "smelled like a barbecue" according to my mom!

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:57 pm

The washer train running on the Northside is the new one. The original wash train
is on the Southside.

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby ST214 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:21 am

We get something new on the Northside for a change!!!! LOL!


GP40MC1118 wrote:The washer train running on the Northside is the new one. The original wash train
is on the Southside.

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Re: Official Rail Washer Thread for 2008

Postby mbta1051dan » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:43 am

ST214 wrote:We get something new on the Northside for a change!!!! LOL!


GP40MC1118 wrote:The washer train running on the Northside is the new one. The original wash train
is on the Southside.

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Well they'll probably bring the old one up here and transfer the new one to "hollywood"!

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