2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

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Teamdriver
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Teamdriver » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:41 am

Engine fire on MBTA commuter rail train forces evacuation at Hanson station
Updated: Nov 29, 2018 - 9:31 AM

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HANSON, Mass. - An MBTA commuter rail train on the Kingston/Plymouth line was evacuated during Thursday morning's commute after an apparent engine fire caused the train to stop at the Hanson station.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by scrook » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:11 pm

Looks like one of the GP40’s, which one?
How much, if any, damage done?

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:23 pm

Wasn’t a GP40. 1074 was the engine involved.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Mbtagp40mc » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:57 am

What I thought was weird was 1074 was the engine involved and 1703 was the cab car attached. I saw 1703 pulling out of South Station last night but didn't get to see which locomotive was leading. Could they really have repaired 1074 that quickly?

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by RenegadeMonster » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:57 am

Well, this is certainly a new one.

December Commuter Rail Passes are delayed. (The plastic CharliCard like ones).

I get them through work, the MBTA sends them to the office, where we pick up. Usually around a week before the end of the month we get the following months passes.

Passes have not arrived yet and the MBTA has informed us they are delayed. They are hoping they will be delivered today, but may not be.

What is the protocol when monthly passes you pay for do not come in on time. Does that leaving you paying for commute in Monday Morning?

tvachon
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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by tvachon » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:00 pm

I got mine on the 25th.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:19 pm

Mbtagp40mc wrote:What I thought was weird was 1074 was the engine involved and 1703 was the cab car attached. I saw 1703 pulling out of South Station last night but didn't get to see which locomotive was leading. Could they really have repaired 1074 that quickly?
They probably just changed out 1074 for a different engine.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Dick H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:23 am

From WCVB TV5
Driver follows GPS on to tracks in Lincoln. You know the rest, Lucky she got out of the car.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by Lincoln78 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Not a simple intersection, and very bad timing.

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Re: 2018 Commuter Rail Delay Thread

Post by sonicdoommario » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:06 pm

The 821 had issues at Ruggles and left about half an hour late. Also delayed 823 behind it. 823's been crawling behind 821. Right now it looks like they squeezed both trains onto Track 3 at Attleboro. 821 has left Attleboro and is holding at THACHER, while 823 appears to be stopped at the station itself. Looks like they cleared up Track 1 so the Acela that's normally behind 823 (2193) can pass by. Don't know how often they can jam two in two trains on one track at Attleboro, especially that close apart.

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