Equipment shortages & cancellations

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

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

Re: Equipment shortages & cancellations

Postby Diverging Route » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:14 pm

Ah! I saw the eight-car set Thursday morning on Track 6 at North Station. At first I thought it was a double draft; but couldn't find the second engine!
Last edited by CRail on Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Unnecessary quote removed.
User avatar
Diverging Route
 
Posts: 1605
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:35 pm

Re: Equipment shortages & cancellations

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:03 pm

No control car on Newburrypoert train 173 tonight. Instead 1115 is on the inbound end followed by 1616 resulting in this set having an engine on either end.
RenegadeMonster
 
Posts: 432
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:19 am

Re: Equipment shortages & cancellations

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:00 am

More than likely due to PTC installations on the 1600s. They continue to send two at a time to Davisville,
including three trips since Sunday.

D
GP40MC1118
 
Posts: 3460
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Equipment shortages & cancellations

Postby RenegadeMonster » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:13 am

Figured as much. 1117 was on the Boston bound side of an other set this morning replacing the control car. This set had a Geep on either end.
RenegadeMonster
 
Posts: 432
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:19 am

Re: Equipment shortages & cancellations

Postby tvachon » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:08 am

Yes, they are short control cars so they are running dual headed on a couple consists. Interestingly, they are doing power sharing across both locomotives. I did notice a bit more get-up-and-go yesterday after station stops
tvachon
 
Posts: 186
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:34 am
Location: Shirley, MA

Re: Equipment shortages & cancellations

Postby sonicdoommario » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:52 pm

There is a set on Providence that has two control cars on it (1711 and 1718). I don't think 1711 was in use for a while, I saw it on Google Earth down in Rochester. I imagine they had to take it out of Rochester to help with the shortage? And I assume that if it was down in Rochester that it was being used for acceptance testing for the rebuilt Kawasakis? There have been two cars according to the inventory (757 and 767) that have been rebuilt and in testing for a while, so I wonder if those were also pulled out of Rochester to help out...
sonicdoommario
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:14 pm

Re: Equipment shortages & cancellations

Postby chrisf » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:55 pm

sonicdoommario wrote:There is a set on Providence that has two control cars on it (1711 and 1718). I don't think 1711 was in use for a while, I saw it on Google Earth down in Rochester. I imagine they had to take it out of Rochester to help with the shortage? And I assume that if it was down in Rochester that it was being used for acceptance testing for the rebuilt Kawasakis? There have been two cars according to the inventory (757 and 767) that have been rebuilt and in testing for a while, so I wonder if those were also pulled out of Rochester to help out...

Given that the MBB cars also in that photo have been leased and have been in service in Connecticut since June, we can assume that’s quite an old photo.
chrisf
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:35 pm

Previous

Return to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 7 guests