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by Bill Reidy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 604627

Re: Cape Flyer

"Tourism Officials Say Cape Business Rebounded in Second Half of Summer

"...and the Cape Flyer saw a 27 percent increase in ridership this summer..."

https://www.capecod.com/newscenter/tour ... of-summer/
by Bill Reidy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 604627

Re: Cape Flyer

"New Bourne Stop Adding To CapeFlyer Success "The number of cars attached to the weekend CapeFlyer train has been increased, and the new Bourne stop on the south side of the canal is a big reason why. That was according to Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Thomas S. Cahir. "Mr. Cahir...
by Bill Reidy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: North-South Rail Link Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 149071

Re: North-South Rail Link Discussion

A review of the goals for the North-South Rail Link is worthwhile. It's discussed by proponents at http://www.northsouthraillink.org/ . Whether one agrees with the goals and costs or not, the context is connecting Amtrak service north and south of Boston and locally more important, the commuter rail...
by Bill Reidy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Foxboro Commuter Rail Extension
Replies: 168
Views: 65427

Re: Foxboro Commuter Rail Extension

That's huge considering that there are almost 300 apartments nearing completion in two major projects adjacent to Walpole Station . Sadly not surprising. Consider phase 1 for South Coast Rail. The existing Middleborough/Lakeville station, next to two large apartment complexes will be bypassed. Both...
by Bill Reidy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread
Replies: 2558
Views: 340655

Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

The lead story in yesterday's Conway Daily Sun was the restoration of #7470 to service and the planned excursion to Whitefield. "CONWAY — Railfans were delighted to see the return over Father’s Day Weekend of the steam-powered No. 7470 engine to the high rails of the Conway Scenic Railroad... "Today...
by Bill Reidy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Columbia Junction (Red Line) Derailment 6/11/19
Replies: 24
Views: 3246

Re: Columbia Junction (Red Line) Derailment 6/11/19

Seeing that we're now 2-1/2+ days beyond the accident, has the T publicly announced a recovery timeline to restore the Red Line to regular service. Apologies if I've missed it if it has been announced. At this point, there has been plenty of time to assess the damage and develop a recovery plan. Whe...
by Bill Reidy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 71539

Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

The WW&F's spring work weekend is this Friday through Sunday.

Details on planned work can be found at this link. Everyone is welcome to attend -- folks who would like to assist in the work, as well as folks who would just like to see the progress underway.
by Bill Reidy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 604627

Re: Cape Flyer

The Cohasset Narrows railroad bridge superstructure replacement project documents can be found on commbuys.com: https://www.commbuys.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?docId=BD-18-1030-0P100-0P070-26283&external=true&parentUrl=bid&fbclid=IwAR1VoZ3U8CGpv5PwvvKQxRsGpdQ-d72rfZh1YGvMCj25DtLX5zqLLDZ0KN0" onc...
by Bill Reidy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 604627

Re: Cape Flyer

September 17th, 2018 post on capecod.com: HYANNIS – The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has wrapped up the 2018 season of their CapeFlyer service and officials are hailing the weekend commuter train’s sixth season as a success... “We keep working on it,” said Cahir, “One thing that I think is ve...
by Bill Reidy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: New Bridge work
Replies: 5
Views: 3187

Re: New Bridge work

Looks like the new outbound span is now in place as well. Just drove through Islington about 45 minutes ago.
by Bill Reidy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: New Bridge work
Replies: 5
Views: 3187

Re: New Bridge work

The weekend work is progressing. The new inbound span is in place.

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by Bill Reidy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 71539

Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

The spring work weekend is the last weekend of April (Friday through Sunday). The fall work weekend is Columbus Day weekend (Friday through Monday). Announcements will be posted on wwfry.org and the museum's Facebook page as we get closer to the dates. I believe we will be ballasting, lifting, linin...
by Bill Reidy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 71539

Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

A photo of some of the 1422 feet of track laid on the mountain extension this past weekend, as seen Sunday morning:
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by Bill Reidy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 71539

Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Some background on the story of the Moose Brook bridge, how it came to the WW&F, and a tribute to the many people and organizations that made Saturday's achievement possible: A Major Milestone for Our Trout Brook Bridge Project! Yeah, like our president's reaction, I was stunned to see the photos fr...
by Bill Reidy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Cape Cod Branch Connector
Replies: 119
Views: 26576

Re: Cape Cod Branch Connector

In its day the Woods Hole branch saw 50-mph passenger trains and heavy wartime traffic to Camp Edwards. That the New Haven standard 107-lb rail has held up well all these years is a tribute to the New Haven's track maintenance back in the day.

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