2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:53 am

1119 was the culprit in Ayer this morning, 9/19 D E D dead

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by jaymac » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:02 am

The 09-24-2018 400 -- due outta Wachusett at 0450 -- hadn't even lit the 333 WLs by 0500. There had been discussions among the crew, and a few later from the parking lot, 1130 was seen and more discussions heard about repeated hits and calling Mechanical. The 400 Service Alert had been scrubbed when I got a 0650 chance to look, but 491 -- 400's equipment? -- had a 5-10 delay outta BON. There was also a 5-10 outta Wachusett for 404.
402 was outta Wachusett on time at 0545 with the 1057, ditto through the 40.2 on 2 at 0607.
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by RenegadeMonster » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:04 am

Update: Rockport Line Train 106 (7:53 am from Salem) is now operating 10-15 minutes late between Beverly and North Station due to a mechanical issue.
7:53 from Salem eh?

Did they start to give alerts based where the train is located now?

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by BostonUrbEx » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:39 am

Last night 423 died in Weston. 425 tied on and the double draft ran to Wachusett and turned as 428. Then the double draft 428 died at Littleton. 432 tied on and one working locomotive on the tail shoved 15 cars and 2 dead engines to Boston as a triple draft.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Mbtagp40mc » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:32 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Last night 423 died in Weston. 425 tied on and the double draft ran to Wachusett and turned as 428. Then the double draft 428 died at Littleton. 432 tied on and one working locomotive on the tail shoved 15 cars and 2 dead engines to Boston as a triple draft.
I really hope it wasn’t a HSP46 that pushed that mess back to Boston. That would just make it funnier. 😂

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Diverging Route » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:43 am

900 died outbound from Readville this morning, and was subsequently cancelled. Inbound PVD trains made extra stops inbound to pick up pax, and were delayed due to the disabled set.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by BostonUrbEx » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:30 pm

Mbtagp40mc wrote:I really hope it wasn’t a HSP46 that pushed that mess back to Boston. That would just make it funnier. 😂
I believe every engine involved was an F40PH. I do not recall the numbers.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by RenegadeMonster » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:56 pm

All lines are experiencing delays due to "Slippery Rails".

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:05 pm

Probably because of wet leaves on the tracks.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by rmccown » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:39 am

Fitchburg line is a mess this morning. My train, 406 is about 40 minutes late. It was stuck at Ayer for about half an hour due to mechanical issues.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by BostonUrbEx » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:41 pm

This morning, 492 was the unfortunate victim of a successful suicide attempt at the Rt 20 bridge in Waltham.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by rmccown » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:44 am

404 derailed before Waverly this morning, making 406 (my train) 10 or so minutes late.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by nomis » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:50 am

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by tvachon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:55 am

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My photos, this was "fun". KCS was the worst of the worst this time, telling people to "stop complaining" or "minor brake issue" or "wheel issue". It wasnt until I listen to the scanner I heard it was a derailment and I said it and it spread like wildfire...

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:41 pm

I know someone who was on 403 this morning. He got on at Belmont and he said the train was stopped at the station for over 20 minutes waiting for the situation ahead to clear up. He ended up getting off and getting a ride from someone instead. Sounded like a mess.

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