Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA3247 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:49 pm

It's an extreme rarity, but it has happened. I have no info relating to the current rumor, though.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Very strange. Just saw a GP40MC with 7 (!!!) doubles. 1712 was the cab, but didn’t catch the loco number.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Dick H » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:40 pm

Possibly still using part or all of this setup used for free rides to the air show at Quonset Point RI last weekend.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA3247 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:13 am

I just saw 1128 heading south along the Southwest Corridor with Amtrak’s Corridor Clipper in tow.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby MBTA3247 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:44 am

Another odd consist I just saw southbound on the Southwest Corridor: what looked like a regular MBTA train, but with one of the genset switchers coupled to the rear.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Dick H » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:10 pm

The Corridor Clipper Geometry Car will be testing on most of the lines in
Eastern MA beginning today through next Thursday. Next Friday, will test
the Western Route all the way to Brunswick Maine.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby sonicdoommario » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:21 pm

Dick H wrote:Possibly still using part or all of this setup used for free rides to the air show at Quonset Point RI last weekend.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=0&key2=

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=0&key2=


Those two sets would've come from the Pawtucket layover yard; they're generally used for trains 806 and 808 during the morning rush hour on weekdays. I was on the 1721 set with the GP40 riding to the air show, which has since been replaced with an HSP-46.

Mbtagp40mc wrote:Very strange. Just saw a GP40MC with 7 (!!!) doubles. 1712 was the cab, but didn’t catch the loco number.


That 1712 set with the 7 doubles was being used on the Providence line for most of the past two weeks. Looks like it went back to the Franklin line (and we have our three 8-car train sets back again).
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:40 pm

I imagine a GP40 with 7 doubles must have had the worst acceleration of all time!
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:50 pm

Very strange sighting, Cab car 1650 in the middle of a consist... on the south side?
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