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by jscola30
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Museums, Tourist Lines, and Historical Organizations
Topic: Yreka Western
Replies: 0
Views: 3781

Yreka Western

Any news on this and #19?
by jscola30
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Political Heat on the Greenbush Line
Replies: 91
Views: 17737

Re: Political Heat on the Greenbush Line

I actually think the figures on the other Old Colony branches are worse in terms of % of decline in ridership. I think with the Greenbush line, it's a bunch of things. Remember it opened in 2007, right as the economy was heading south. And I believe that was also during the first of those well publi...
by jscola30
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Seaport District to Back Bay DMU Plan
Replies: 285
Views: 90583

Re: Seaport District to Back Bay DMU Plan

I don't think track 61 has freight service....I don't know what else it would be for...
by jscola30
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Has the MBTA Gotten "Boring"?
Replies: 30
Views: 6647

Re: Has the MBTA Gotten "Boring"?

It's a really interesting point. I think if I commuted daily on the rapid transit lines, I would find it boring. Compared with NYC, it's much smaller system, so you'd be seeing the same thing over and over again. As of now, I do not go into Boston with the same regularity I once did, nor do I have t...
by jscola30
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Why is 94 always late
Replies: 34
Views: 5000

Re: Why is 94 always late

oh sorry
by jscola30
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Why is 94 always late
Replies: 34
Views: 5000

Re: Why is 94 always late

I should have been more specific and maybe I got the Acela number wrong. If 94 is running late getting into NYP, and isn't ready to leave just shy of 6pm, they will let the 6pm Acela go first.
by jscola30
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Why is 94 always late
Replies: 34
Views: 5000

Re: Why is 94 always late

One other reason, if its just shy of 6pm in NYC, they will let the 6pm Acela go out first
by jscola30
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: NoBoston South to Boston North?
Replies: 86
Views: 7971

Re: NoBoston South to Boston North?

Supposedly this project is getting some second wind, I don't know though, I just hope it doesn't hold up other improvements we desperately need in the area, like an expanded South Station. I also saw some ideas for possible DMU service via a connection in the BU area, but that's probably decades awa...
by jscola30
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 605134

Re: Cape Flyer Discussion

BandA wrote:@jscola30: I've heard that the ground braking you refer to is much more energy efficient & reduces wear compared to standard air brakes. How long will it take to retrofit all the cars?

:P
by jscola30
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 605134

Re: Cape Flyer Discussion

BREAKING NEWS: Rail service to return to Falmouth, Wood's Hole, Chatham, and Provincetown --Hyannis Following the successful introduction of passenger train service with last summer's Cape Cod Flyer, Cape officials are announcing the return of passenger train service to Falmouth and Wood's Hole, Cha...
by jscola30
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Reversing Acela vs. Regional on main line
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: Reversing Acela vs. Regional on main line

Interesting, I felt we were going more than 20mph in reverse, certainly not 100mph+, but it did feel faster than 20
by jscola30
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Reversing Acela vs. Regional on main line
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: Reversing Acela vs. Regional on main line

yea we ended up with 1.5 hour delay, which I didn't think was that bad all in all (I once was on another Acela that was behind a regional that hit someone, I think the train was 2-2.5 hours late), although it did screw up allota passengers who had work in NYC that day, so good thing I was on an Acela.
by jscola30
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Reversing Acela vs. Regional on main line
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Reversing Acela vs. Regional on main line

Back in January, I took an Acela to NYC. Somewhere between RI and CT, the train stopped for a while (I knew something was wrong). The conductor told us the regional in front of us had broken down and techs were on it. Then about 15 min or so later he said techs are unable to fix it, so we have to re...
by jscola30
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 605134

Re: Cape Flyer Discussion

thanks
by jscola30
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 605134

Re: Cape Flyer Discussion

There was a blurb on FB about Iowa Pacific possibly starting a regular passenger service from Okalahoma City to Tulsa. Someone responded to the story by saying "they are already doing it in Massachusetts...cape cod to boston , with the e-9's starting this summer"...I'm assuming this is either a fant...

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