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  by jaymac
 
0200-0355/11-06-2024 was quiet, hash from Yard-Channel and then Boston West at 0200 and then naught past the 0232 darkness at the 333 WLs, the 334s and 335s likewise. To save suspense for those looking for 426/7 info, the P&W was silent and the sole reception from CSX Boston Sub would be 0341 hash.
At 0239, Boston East proved the scanner still worked, but then quiet returned.
Up Da Hill, The 345s were at Stop, covered hoppers sitting on the 2 at the Timpany Bpoulevard UGB, but not extending far enough E to show whether there was a marker. The yard was MT, as was the Wilkins Road dogleg, so mebbe WOGR would be bringing a yard's worth of cars with them, the hoppers spotted to simplify the choreography.
EB at 0300, there was Dispatcher-side hash, and 5 later, the 333 WLs were dark and there was Road-side hash..
The EB staggers for 330 were at Approach, all others dark, up to and including the EB staggers for Derby at 0332, the sameolesameole for the stub ties.
At 0318, the W end of East Side had lotsa DS trashes, the W end of West Side still having the T coaches and an MT FI-1/2 parking spot. There was also a presumed 16R sitting on the 2 just W of the North Leominster platform. The leaders's ID was obscured, but the trailers were fellow NSs 9628 and 9830, unplacarded tanks visible just W.. Mebbe the presumed 16R had been the source of the covered hoppers in Gardner and the trashes on East Side.
Dispatcher-side got busy again at 0332 and 0334, but Mount Wachusett was in the way, and 17 later, there was a Dispatcher-side/Road-side exchange, hashed cuzza the West Boylston/Boylston Rte. 140 sag for Dispatcher-side and distance for Road-side.
  by jaymac
 
0205-0355/11-08-2023 had hash aplenty, starting at 0208 and ending at 0335 with the P&W Yard variety, with Boston West, both sides of Channel 1, and Yard Channel on occasion. ZombieZone and Mount Wachusett interferences were also aplenty. In other Mount Wachusett news, even though the temp was mid-40s, the slope lights were lit.
At 0237, the 333 WLs were dark, as would be the 334s, 335s, and 345s. 4 in Gardner yard had 2 covered hoppers, a few trashes, hoonose what, and then more covered hoppers, including shorties, from the W end of Chair City Oil to about the midpoint of the Pratt yard. At 0255 and +, there had been public safety encroachments.
At 0307, the 333 WLs were dark. The EB staggers for 330 were at Approach, all else up to and including the FGs dark.0320 was when the W end of East Side was MT, " for the West Side parking spot for FI-1/2, FI-2 mebbe being a hash source. The T coaches were still on the W end of West Side.
The RVJ lot was active at 0327, so there was no viewing of the EB staggers for Derby, but stub tie status was sameolesameole.
As another data point for the 2nd graf of neman2's Pan Am Worcester Main Line of 1904/11-07. there was naught audible to, from or about 426/7, not even any P&W Road or CSXT Boston Sub hash at all.
  by jaymac
 
0200-0410/11-10-2023 had as its prelude 0045-and-later WB XNG noise at appropriate intervals for Shrewsbury, Temple, and Prescott Streets. At 0202, there was D-2 garble about M427 "being clear of, " and at 0207, Yard- Channel garble started up, FI-3 eventually being IDable when the C or U gave the FI-3 E "another 20 to go" at 0224.
At 0233, the 333 WLs were dark, and 4 later, D-2 breakage advised 427 that they had broken, so repeat the tonnage and length. 427 was to have a straight shot through Ayer to Worcester. Were both qualified on the Worcester? The Chief wanted to know, and a "copy that" to the response, FI-3 countdowns now resuming. That was the same time the 334s were at Stop, as would be the 335 ELs and WLs. Just clear of the 335 ELs were dark NS 6971, 3(three) unIDable trailers, and then racks. 11R? 265? Dunno.
At 0246, D-2 called out to the 427 with CSXT 488, but Mount Wachusett was becoming a presence, so naught else got to me.
Up Da Hill, the 345s were at Stop, dark NSs 6959, 7519, and 4020 having complied on 1 with a presumed 16R. To the E were a mix of trashes, covered hoppers, and unplacarded tanks. From the Pratt yard W and past the Timpany Boulevard UGB were more trashes. Covered hoppers were visible at the E end of the yard and through gaps. Dunno what else there mighta been. The House was occupied with a fair number of loosely stacked ties.
EB, things were quiet until 0309 and getting in range of Yard-Channel hash. At 0315, the 333 WLs were dark, and the EB staggers for 330 were at Approach, At 0321 and just before a refueling stop, the B&E called out to FI-2 x2, confirming that they wanted to to cross over to the East Side. Post refueling stop, the 330.8 WLs were dark, as would be the 330s and GL WLs.
At 0332, there was a broken Channel 1 car countdown, followed in 2 by "FI-2, good for another 25, 2-5." The FGs were at Stop, naught visible to the W past the Credit Union. FI-2 musta been deep in the E end of East Side cuz naught was visible on the W end. The T coaches were visible on the W end of West Side, as was the MT FI-1/2 parking spot at 0336.
At 0340, there was P&W Road hash, and 2 later, the EB staggers for Derby were dark, no apparent tie changes on the stub.
At 0344, the B&E called out to M427 to confirm they were going down Track 11 in the yard with no work. 5 later, there was brief Road-side hash, and 1 after that, D-1 told the 427 to let him know when they were ready to copy. Next - after determining that 427 was at WL -- came Form D G102 to CSXT 488 for the Single between WOR1 and Burncoat, called correct and in effect at 0355 and adding a request for them to let him know when they were clear of the yard.
At 0408, D-2 called out to L067, the rest broken.
  by jaymac
 
0205-0415/11-13-2023 started at the start with Road-side "3-step applied." Dunno who, but given signal strength, it probably was from either at E end of Hill Yard or the Burncoat area. To save suspense, there would be naught else clear outta the speaker on either Channel 1 or the totally silent P&W Road and CSX Boston Sub channels to, from, or about M426/7.
Silence got broken at 0209 by Boston East, but resumed until 0230 and Dispatcher-side hash. Good morning, Mount Wachusett! 8 later, there would be a both-sides-of-Channel-1 hash exchange.
At 0240, the 333 WLs were dark, the 334s and 335s also, in sequence,
Up Da Hill, the 345 ELs were at Stop and the 1 WL at Clear. 4 in the yard was pretty much FP-FP, a few trashes E then a mix of general that included shorties and unplacarded tanks and then from the Pratt yard w more trashes. The downtown mains were MT, as was the Wilkins Road dogleg and Parkers, the 346 WL dark at 0308. A trip E was taken to see if there might be anything on the Dead Track, but if there was, it woulda been E of the Pearson Boulevard UGB and invisible.
EB, there was 0320 and 0321 Road-side hash, and at 0324, the 333 WLs were dark.
The EB staggers for 330 were at Approach and the 330.8 WBs and GL WLs dark, but the 330s were all at Stop, racks on the 2, the marker just E of the platform shelter. The FGs were at Stop, illegible number boards across from the electrical substation W of the Credit Union. Given what was on 4 in Gardner yard, this mebbe mighta been the rest of a 16R.
At 0336, the B&E had called out to mebbe-TC T954, advising the Foreman that he was coming in a little blurry and to give him a call on the phone.
At 0343, the W end of East Side was MT, as was the West Side FI-1/2 parking spot, the T coaches still rust-welding in place. 6 later, the EB staggers for Derby were dark and the tie status the same.
At 0410, there was 1st Road-side and then Dispatcher-side hash, "dangerous" being clear, so mebbe train info. Then metaphoric crickets, cuz low-and-mid 20s is too cold for real crickets.
  by jaymac
 
0210-0405/11-15-2023 started out with FI-2 calling out at 0210 and 0211 to the B&E and saying they didn't know if he wanted call up those guys and talk to "them" about the *garbled* switches, FI-2 next shifting to Yard Channel and hashing.
Intermittent Yard-Channel hash would continue , some ID able as FI-2 car countdowns.
At 0232, there was Road-side garble, "tower," "recrew," ""FI-2," "Where is FI-2?" and "We got the cab here. We'll work something out." In a short spell, both "FI-2(two)" and "FI-3(three)" came outta the speaker. 0243 was when D-? asked M427 to say "that" 1 more time, rogered, asked for a stand-by, and soon requested a confirmation that all 3 units were on line.
At 0246, the 333 WLs were dark, as would be the 334s and 335s, ongoing Dispatcher-side hash allowing "M427" to escape into clarity. Later clarity came at 0251 when the B&E told M427 to ask for a 241 when stopped at 312.
Up Da Hill, the 345s were dark. 4 in the yard was FP-FP with trashes, covered hoppers, and and 1 ADMX tank. 1 covered hopper and 2 more tanks sat on 2 in the yard by the W end of Royal Steam Heater, mebbe left by FI-3. Didn't look like anything had happened with the stack of loose ties on the House.
EB at 0312, the B&E 241d M427 with the CSXT 488 at CPF 312 from the Single W on 2. 5 later, the 333 WLs were dark.
The EB staggers for 330 were at Approach, all else dark up to and including the FGs, occxasional Dispatcher-side hash for the audio portion of events.
At 0332, the W end of East Slide seemed MT. The W end of West Side had the T coaches, W-facing NewBlues 5943(W) and 512 in the FI-2 parking spot, something to remember for later. 1 later, the B&E 241d AY-3 with the 7517 at 312 from the Single to 2.
At 0334, the B&E asked 427 if they were ready for their instructions. They were to go down 11. 40 Ayers were to go to the Thorofare. There were 26x13 Selkirks on the 1 Extension. Tracks were not accessible through the IM-1 switch, and then garble, followed by hash.
At 0341, the RVJ yard was active, so there was no view of the stub or the EB staggers for Derby.
Breakage on Channels 1 and 2 would continue, FI-3 with NS 69?4 getting authorization to occupy the Freight Main West #2 and proceed W towards CPF WL.
At 0354, D-1 answered 427, said OK and to stand by, AY-3 next getting a garbled OK on signal indication.
At 0406, D-1 called out x2 to 427, the 3rd coming at 0407. At 0408, FI-2(yes, two) called out to the B&E, and no, I can't hear East Fitchburg from my backyard. Dunno if the FI-2 crew mighta been repurposed as the FI-3 crew.
The next 7 were absolute silence and cold, so I went inside.
  by jaymac
 
0215-0410/11-17-2023 started off with 1st P&W Yard and then AMTK hash followed by silence until 0229 Boston West hash. There would be Road-side hash at 0237 and again at 0239.
0244 would be the start of Yard-Channel hash that would sometimes clear enough to be 427's car countdowns, 3-steps and other business right through the end of my trip. Dunno where in the yard they were, but some of the clear receptions would come at 0253 and 0257 when I was in Gardner, a personal best.
At 0246, the 333 WLs were dark, as would be the 334s and 335s.
Up Da Hill, the 345s were at Stop. The mains were MT, however, and at 0311 -- along with some Dispatcher-side hash, the 346 WL was dark. 2 in the yard had some LPGs E and then a 1/2-dozen-plus MT centerbeams, changing into more tanks and a a coupla covered hoppers a bit W of the ambulance company. As a hedzup, Wilkins and Fredette have been stripped for repaving, so if you're gonna be there in daylight for the next few, mebbe expect either delays or detours. There were also a few public-safety encroachments up Da Hill.
EB, there was mixed Yard-Channel clarity and Road-side hash. At 0326, the 333 WLs were dark, and 2 later, D-2 answered NA-2 and then went into garble mode with something about a track light.
The EB staggers for 330 were ar Approach, all else dark, up to and including the FGs. At 0340, the W end of East was MT, as was the W end of West Side parking FI-1/2 parking spot, FI-2 a possible source of some of the Channel 1 hash. At 0346, the RVJ yard was active, so there was no viewing of either the EB staggers for Derby or the stub tie stack.
The Yard Channel remained intermittently busy, and at 0351, D-2 gave a broken 241 to NA-2 that involved Nashua Yard, 427 being the source of clear receptions until 0410.
  by jaymac
 
0205-0415/11-21-2023 started of in 3 with some P&W Yard hash, an early frequent occurrence. Boston West added to the hash at 0220, then at 0225 and 0229 came Dispatcher-side hash. In line with neman2's post of 2025/11-20, naught would exit the speaker re M426/7. Post refueling stop, there was more Dispatcher side hash at 0237, followed by "FI-2" and breakage on Road-side. There would be a few FI-2 car countdowns, sounding a bit weak for Fitchburg.
0241 provided a broken Form D G202, effective 0242. 5 later, there would be a broken Form D G203 involving CPF BY, effective 0247, followed by some more broken D-2 convo. At 0254, D-2 would call TC T953 and fulfill Form D G203, effective also at 0254.
The 334s and 335s had been dark, but up Da Hill. the 345s were at Stop, naught visible on the mains. 1 and 2 in the yard were MT, but from the MART garage-Chair City Oil gap, 4 had a few trashes, a solo tank and box, and then covered hoppers by the E end of the Pratt yard. The Wilkins Road dogleg was MT, as was Parkers, the 346 WL dark at 0310. On the subject of Wilkins Road, both it and Fredette had been repaved, but still needed marking. On the subject of roadways in general, dunno how bad the 11-22 weather is sposed to be, but the parts of 190 and 2 that I was on had gotten or were getting liquid pretreatment.
The 333 WLs were dark at 0307 and the EB staggers for 330 at Approach, all else dark up to and including the GL WLs. At 0337, there was Road-side hash, breaking the radio silence -- except for public-safety encroachments up Da Hill -- that had been in effect since D-2 at 0254.
The FGs were at Stop, no readily visible shunters. At 0342, the W end of East Side was MT, and the W end of West Side had the T coaches and NewBlues 5943(W) and 502 in the FI-1/2 parking spot. 5 later, the EB staggers for Derby were dark, and the stub tie stack remained in place. a bit later, there was brief Dispatcher-side hash, the balance of the trip silent.
If weather prevents my trip tomorrow, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
  by arthur d.
 
Where is the Wilkins road dogleg Jay, and what does it serve?
  by jaymac
 
0210-0405/11-24-2023 had not even hash from D-1, D-2, the B&E, Road-side, or Yard Channel, so how could I know the scanner was working? CSX Boston Sub garble came at 0218, Boston West at 0253, AMTK hash at 0336, and P&W Yard hash at 0359 and 0405.
At 0243, the 333 WLs were dark, as were the 334s and 335s.
Up Da Hill the 345s were also dark. 4 in the yard had mixed general from about the E FP to the midpoint of the Pratt yard. a box, a coil car a few scattered unplacarded tanks, and literally tons of covered hoppers, including shorties among the visibles. 2 pieces of relatively new Nordco equipment -- a spiker and a tie machine -- were on the House, the tie machine with a G&W Engineering Services label. The tie stack was now on the old platform.
EB, the 333 WLs were dark at 0318 and the EB staggers for 330 at Approach, all else dark, up to and including the EB staggers for Derby at 0339, the stub ties seeming sameolesameole. 6 earlier, the W end of East Side had been MT, and the W end of West Side had the the T coaches and NewBlues 5943(W) and 502 in the FI-1/2 parking spot.

To answer arthur d., the dogleg in Wilkins Road is a sharp turn. There's warehousing there that was probably served back in the B&M days, so it's easy to see if there are cars on the FML. GEarth or another map app should show it.
  by arthur d.
 
Thanks Jay. I thought maybe there was a spur or siding over there I didn't know about.
  by jaymac
 
0215-0410/11-28-2023 started at the start with the B&E answering AY-3. The next sound outta the speaker was Boston East hash at 0221. At 0232 and +, the B&E would answer AY-3 x3, again naught further until 0236 and more Dispatcher-side hash. Another answer?
At 0246, the 333 WLs were dark, as would be the 334s ands 335s.
Up Da Hill, the 345s were dark, as well, and there was 0259 Dispatcher-side hash. In another few and in another position, there would be public-safety encroachments, so mebbe that's what the 0259 had been. 4 in the yard had a mix of general and then trashes from the computer company however far W. 2 had mixed general E, including shorties and wrapped centerbeams that had changed to trashes by Royal Steam Heater up to the midpoint of the Pratt yard. The Extension had a box, a few covered hoppers, and an unplacarded tank. Dunno if set-outs. The 2 pieces of Nordco track equipment were on the House and ties on the old platform.
EB and at 0311, there was brief Dispatcher-side hash, and at 0318, the 333 WLs were dark. 2 later, D-1 called M427, but it was ZombieZone time so dunno...
The EB staggers for 330 were at Approach, all else dark up to and including the FGs. At 0327 and while I had been by the Fitchburg platform, the B&E again called AY-3. Then there was Yard-Channel hash, clearing up to "427 if you can hear me" and then more hash. Next D-1 advised M427 that per CSX rules for air brakes and train handling they could "pick it up." Hash followed, that followed by D-1 saying they should give the Chief a call. Never heard how -- if a good faith objection had been placed -- things worked out on that particular item.
I had gotten on the move again, and at 0331, there had been garbled Dispatcher-side car countdowns. 3 later, only the coaches had been visible at EFitch, "3-step, FI-2" coming outta the speaker and confirming why the FI-1/2 parking spot was MT.
At 0339, the RVJ yard was busy, so no view of either the EB staggers for Derby or the tie-stack on the stub.
At 0356 came some Yard-Channel hash, P&W Yard supplying more at 0357, and then back to Hill-Yard hash at 0358.
0401 provided "It'll be good back here, 427, good for 20." 7 later, the breaking B&E acknowledged somebody -- AY-3? FI-2? -- wanted to go W to E and OKd them on signal indication. Brief Road-side hash ended the trip.
Oh yeah -- there was surprise snow that had begun to accumulate in the fabled higher elevations of Worcester County.
  by jaymac
 
0215-0415/11-29-2023 featured no shortage of hash from Channels 1 and 2, Boston East, P&W Yard -- even from North Leominster -- and AMTK. The closest to Channel 1 clarity came at 0347 when FI-2 called the B&E who gave a broken 241 to the 502, no other deets cuzza Mount Wachusett. There was additional clarity at 0402 when the P&W Dispatcher St. Albans gave somebody permission into the yard, WX-3 and WOGR also being present.
At 0245, the 333 WLs were dark," for the 334s and 335s.
Up Da Hill, the 345s were dark. 2 in the yard had mixed general from the computer company to just W of the ambulance company, and 4 was pretty much FP-FP with 3 covered hoppers, an unplacarded tanks E and then trashes W to a solo tank. The 2 pieces of track equipment were still on the House, as were the ties on the old platform.
EB and at 0317, the 333 WLs were dark, the EB staggers for 330 at Approach in another few. Post refueling stop, the 330.8 WBs were dark, as would be all others, up to and including the EB staggers for Derby at 0342, the ties on the stub seeming to have 1 less bundle. 6 earlier, the W end of East Side was MT as was -- no surprise -- the FI-1/2 parking spot. the T coaches hadn't gone anywhere.
  by jaymac
 
0215-0400/12-01-2023 started off at 0216 with P&W Yard hash, an intermittent constant until the end, elevation, distance, and topography permitting. There would be naught, however, from either P&W Road or CSX Boston Sub.
At 0220 and from the Rte. 140 Boylston/W. Boylston sag came Dispatcher-side hash, and 6 later, a breaking D-2(two) advised M427 that they would be working Ayer. They were to come down 1 and do the setoff on the Thorofare. There would be tested Selkirks. The B&E would have more details. There was also a good amount of hash.
At 0241 and 0242, there was Road-side hash, and at 0243, there was a both-sides broken B&E/427 exchange that involved yarding instructions. Thank you yet again, Mount Wachusett.
At 0246, the 333 WLs were dark, likewise for the 334s and 335s.
The rest of the WB trip was in radio silence save for 0256 Boston East hash.
Up Da Hill, the 345s were at Stop, a dark 264 in full compliance on 1 by the old platform. The power was NSs 6953, 4549, and 3988, the rear unit -- per the NS roster site -- part of an acquisition of ex-CEFX units with only patch renumbering. The yard looked MT, but since 264 was on 1, that might be temporary. The Nordco track equipment and ties were still there.
Radio silence got broken EB at 0308 with brief Road-side hash, and 6 later, the 333 WLs were still dark.
The EB staggers for 330 were at Approach, all else up to and including the GL WLs dark.
The FGs were at Stop, naught visible by the Credit Union. At 0328, the W end of East side had a mix of covered hoppers E and then lotsa trashes extending far enough W mebbe to shunt the FGs. The W end of West Side had only the T coaches, meaning that FI-2 mebbe might be the source of some of the Road-side hash.
At 0329, there was Yard-Channel hash that would clear occasionally to 427 car countdowns. This would be another intermittent constant for the balance of the trip.
0334 was when the EB staggers for Derby were dark and ties remained on toppa the RVJ stub.
There would also be a broken Form D G301 to TC T956 for the 1 W from CPF WL to CPF FG for the Line 2. The Line 3 "May pass Stop Signals at..." got hashed, but probably the usuals. Time effective was 0349.

Edited for update: Probable 427 XNG noise at 0811, 0816, and 0820 for Temple, Shrewsbury, and Burncoat Streets with additional noises between Shrewsbury and Burncoat for possible 2- and/or 4-legged pedestrians around country club. There was more noise at 0843. so probably a live-recrew getting W of New Bond.
  by jaymac
 
0210-0426/12-04-2023 featured lotsa Channel 1 hash -- unnoted to save my fingers and your eyes -- and no Yard-Channel hash. There was also neither hash nor clarity from either P&W Road or CSX Boston Sub, so dunno about 426/7.
At 0244, the 333 WLs were dark, but the 334s would be at Stop, the same for the 335s ELs and WLs, dark NS 6958 on 1 right by the MP/WL. The trailers were illegible, but 7535 was on the rear, followed by racks, so mebbe an 11R.
Up Da Hill, the 345s were dark. From the E end of Chair City Oil to almost the W FP, trashes sat on 4. 4 also had tented centerbeams well E, but whether there was aught in between was blocked by the mixed general on 2 from about the E FP to about the midpoint of the Pratt yard, a mix heavy with covered hoppers that included shorties, with tanks, and a coil car among the other visibles. Other visibles included the ties on the old platform, but the 2 pieces of Nordco track equipment had left the House.
EB at 0323, the 335s were as before, the same for the 334s., and at 0329, the 333 WLs were dark. The EB staggers for 330 were at approach but the others up to and including the GL WLs were dark. On 2 E of the shunting point for the 330s was a standing marker.
The FGs were at Stop, illegible number boards W of the gym. The shortness of the train suggested that mebbe it had been longer W of Gardner. At 0347, the W ends of East Side and West Side looked unchanged from 12-01, suggesting that FI-2 might be 1 of the hash sources.
264 -- more to follow-- was sitting on 2 at the W end of the North Leominster platform, the structure obscuring the NS leader's cab numbers and the rear number boards dark. NSs 4679 (E) and 8161 were the trailers. At 0357, the RVJ yard was busy, so there was no viewing of the EB staggers for Derby. There were still however many ties atop the stub.
At 0405, there was a both-sides-broken 241 to AY-3 and the 7541 involving 1, CPF WL, and the Freight Main, so a runaround was possibly nearing its end. Increasing distance from SY-3 and the electromagnetic shadow of Mount Wachusett ended reception at that point.
The main clarity started at 0425. The B&E called 264/AY-5, presumably got a response, said he was making sure the cab driver didn't get lost, and then OKd them to continue E whenever they were ready.
  by jaymac
 
0205-0405/12-06-2023 started off with D-2 answering L067 and then giving a broken 241 to the 515 that included "proceed West," "Nashua Subdivision," and "Single," for the first and final D-2 reception of the trip.
At 0219, there was Road-side hash and then a broken B&E to AY-3 with "stopped" and "the Milling" clear. Mount Wachusett was becoming a factor, so I got naught to add on that item.
At 0234, 16R called the B&E who gave a now-clear 241 to the NS 6945 for 2 at CPF FG W on 2 with cars ahead. The readback was clear, but the local land mass now blocked the B&E reply.
At 0244, the 333 WLs were dark, and at 0256 the end of Boston West hash in between the also-dark 334s and 335s was also the start of my own personal and prolonged radio silence.
Up Da Hill, the 345 ELs were at Stop and the 1 WL at Clear. From New Switch W on the 2 were a tank, covered hoppers, scrap gons, and more tanks W. 1 had trashes and 2 had shorties and loaded Clean Harbors tables E and whatever else W. 4? Dunno, but I do hope the WOGR/GRWO crew has their dancing shoes on. The ties were on the old platform, but the House was MT again.
At 0315, the 333 WLs were dark, but the strangest light show I can remember began at the EB staggers for the 330 -- Stop for 1 and Approach for 2. The 330.8 WBs showed a Clear for 1 and Stop for 2. The 330s were all at Stop, the GL WLs dark, the FG 1 WL at Stop, the 2 WL at Clear, and the FG ELs at Stop. 16R had been silent -- at least for me -- since their earlier 241. There was naught visible on the mains, and if there were a(ny) signal truck(s) at work, I didn't hear them. If the setup was left over from 16R, there was also plenty of time before 400 to reset the 1 for 400 through at least FG. Puzzling.
At 0330, the W end of East Side and the W end of West Side were MT except for the T coaches.
At 0337, the EB staggers for Derby were dark, and ties still sat on the RVJ stub.
0345 was when radio silence got broken, 1st by Boston East and then by AMTK hash. There was brief 0357 Road-side hash, but naught else until 0405 P&W Yard hash.
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