• Commuter Rail Delay/Cancellation Thread

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

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  by OldColonyRailfan
 
Recently, last sunday, I chased a train from Abington to Franklin St, Whitman.

The train was restricted to 10 MPH, due to a supposed flat spot problem with the engine.

2 Inbounds and one outbound after the fact had to be cancelled.

MBTA/Keolis, just when I couldn't think you could get any worse, you always F**K it upn some more :P
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
2033 was the loco, 3"+ flat spots, wheels locked up after a PTC/ACSES penalty. Engineers are unable to "bail off" the HSP loco's brakes during a penalty brake application
  by CSRR573
 
Dayum 3+ inch flat spots? That'll be a fun day cutting those wheels. I think the ACS's we run also cant bail off during a penalty.
  by OldColonyRailfan
 
MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:43 am 2033 was the loco, 3"+ flat spots, wheels locked up after a PTC/ACSES penalty. Engineers are unable to "bail off" the HSP loco's brakes during a penalty brake application
were you the engineer on that train?
  by OldColonyRailfan
 
apparently either someone wasn't paying attention, or the PTC had one of there errors again
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
OldColonyRailfan wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:06 am apparently either someone wasn't paying attention, or the PTC had one of there errors again
There are plenty of random oddities where we get random ACSES/PTC/ATC hits. Just like with any computer, there are glitches, and being the RR, there are LOTS of glitches with the system on every single line we operate on. Just depends on the locomotive and location. Like I stated before, once the wheels lock up on the HSPs, you're along for the ride until it clears, or get under 20 mph, or get stopped. F40s and the GP40MCs, we are able to actuate the locomotive (bail off) which reduces the chances of the wheels locking up and for developing severe flat spots
  by twropr
 
Was the Providence Line (Amtrak Shore Line) shut down during the day on Dec 18 due to trees/wires down
somewhere between Route 128 and Providence?
Thanks
Andy
  by CSRR573
 
Yup, Single tracked from PVD north
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
twropr wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:16 pm Was the Providence Line (Amtrak Shore Line) shut down during the day on Dec 18 due to trees/wires down
somewhere between Route 128 and Providence?
Thanks
Andy
The Mainline was single track between LAWN and MANSFIELD. The call was finally made to have all overhead power shut down due to the many trees in the wires in various locations between Hyde Park and Pawtucket. A171 was disabled on Track 3 at Readville station. The diesel protect tied on and rescued them about 11am. JUNCTION Interlocking also went down for over an hour. All Amtrak's were being turned in Providence station and our CR PVD/Wickford trains were used to shuffle Amtrak psgr's back n forth. The EB Regionals were having the loco cut off and run around to the west end of the set in order to go WB. Providence and points west had the OCS (Overhead Catenary System) operational. The power was eventually restored about 5pm Monday evening
  by RenegadeMonster
 
All kinds of trouble with flooding on the Newburyport / Rockport line today.

Saw some posts online about how a inbound train was turned around earlier today due to flooding. This person said they got on at beverly and was trying to get into Boston. They ended back up at Beverly.

Currently seeing that outbound trains or originating out of Chelsea due to flooding in the Chelsea area. Where is this flooding?

Also, did the tracks get over topped through the marsh in Saugus today?