Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by MickD » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:11 pm

2011 hasn't been out in Hyannis yard..
Is it beoung used on North Pole runs ???

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Ridgefielder » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:38 pm

BandA wrote:These were actual New Haven locomotives when they were new, right?
Not only were they New Haven when new, but they operated on the Cape, hauling the summer-only GCT-Hyannis/Woods Hole trains. It's actually pretty cool to see them in the Hyannis yard like that. Here's the ad for the Summer 1960 service: http://www.nhrhta.org/htdocs/images1018.htm

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by New Haven 1 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:30 am

Ironically now more than ever it would be great if the "New Haven" could again return to connect with the ferries at least Via Falmouth. Just over 6 miles of real estate exist between current operations and what could be a huge step toward turning the parking lot known as Route 28 back into a usable road again. Former Governor Mike Dukakis knew this, but, unfortunately those that followed stuck to their 20th century mindset instead of progressing forward by placing a taxpayer money pit in place of the railroad.

Thank you Mr. Turkington along with all of your ilk for going out of your way to ensure that traffic congestion is a permanent problem for anyone trying to travel in that direction on the Cape.
RAILROADS: AMERICA'S MOST IMPORTANT TOOL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION. REMIND YOUR POLITICIANS HOW YOU WANT YOUR TAX DOLLARS SPENT.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:47 pm

Was walking on the bike path by the Yarmouth, MA SEMASS transfer station rail line and noticed a plow in need of restoration on the siding. Does anyone know anything about this ? Is it Mass Coastal's ?
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:25 pm

Stopped by the Power Plant in Sandwich, MA on the Cape Cod Canal and noticed the RR siding into the facility was being reconstructed for continued use as a new natural gas turbine power plant is under construction in addition to the two older power plants on site that were constructed in the 1960 's
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by SOCO11 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:12 am

From what I read the new plant will fire up only at times of peak demand. The siding is needed for ammonia delivery (I don't know about others uses). It's interesting because I think the last delivery came from BOREMCO in Fall River so it could be a 100% MC move.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:03 pm

The plows belong to the MBTA last I knew. Two purchases that never really panned out and
brought down here several years ago. Not sure where the other one is.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:13 pm

The new power plant is a peak demand quick start natural gas turbine while the older units on site require considerable time to get online, which may see more use when Pilgrim nuclear shuts down. The ammonia car on site was moved closer to the siding switch so reconstruction work could be done.
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:48 am

GP40MC1118 wrote:The plows belong to the MBTA last I knew. Two purchases that never really panned out and
brought down here several years ago. Not sure where the other one is.

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The marking on the side of the plow by the open door was MBA 2742R if that is any help.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by GP40MC1118 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:58 am

MBA was an improper reporting mark used by the MBTA for a short period. Their
northside MW caboose still carries it I believe.

Just an FYI, T commuter rail reporting mark is MBTX (despite some engines showing
XMBT inside the cabs). Mass DOT has MDTX reporting marks.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:46 am

Thanks for the info. Why the MBTA would park it all the way at the end of the line in Yarmouth who knows ? In the past the MBTA has stored passenger cars out on the siding next to the UCRTS on Otis, which is certainly closer to access.
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by RenegadeMonster » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:52 am

Out of curiosity. What is the vintage of the plow? Could it be near 100 years old?

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:12 am

The 2742 is ex-CN 55395 and built in 1935 by NRC

The 2744 is ex-CN 55385 and built in 1930 by ECC

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:04 am

MassDOT and the Town Of Bourne have closed the private Briarwood bridge in Monument Beach, MA ( not in Pocasset as article says ) over the Falmouth Secondary line after inspections concluded it is structurally deficient. After legal private ownership is established will see who is responsible for repair / replacement of the bridge or changing to a at grade RR crossing which in the long run would be the best scenario as it would eliminate any future issue's.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20190 ... n-pocasset" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:18 am

Mass Coastal trash train in route to or from Yarmouth transfer station was hit by a car at around 4 PM yesterday on West Yarmouth road near the intersection of Elisha's Pond road which has crossbuck warning signs only. Probably paying attention to a phone instead of driving as the trash train is slow moving target, pretty hard not to miss that approaching ! Found video below that was posted about the incident

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20190 ... mouth-port" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://hyannisnews.com/hn-video-car-vs ... -cape-cod/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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