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by BostonUrbEx
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)
Replies: 144
Views: 48333

Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Hux wrote:MEC 514 through Wilmington with a starter model railroad consist of a box, low gon, tank and bulkhead flat of lumber. Headed inbound off the Wildcat towards the big city.
Hmm, mainline runaround at Anderson and then go up to the shop? No one down in Boston gets bulkhead flats of lumber.
by BostonUrbEx
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Medford Branch "Dead or Alive?"
Replies: 21
Views: 6809

Re: Medford Branch "Dead or Alive?"

tom18287 wrote:did they cancel the plans to bypass the tunnel? doesnt appear appear anything has changed
Railroad couldn't hold a project timeline if its life depended on it. Pushed back several times and now there's no date set at all anymore.
by BostonUrbEx
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Salem Action Alert
Replies: 1827
Views: 403564

Re: Salem Action Alert

That may have to do with an upcoming bridge replacement. I'm not sure which one it was, but I think it was Commercial St. I wouldn't think they'd be in the way of a Commercial St replacement, but I don't know what the project phases are, perhaps they need to realign the mainline temporarily.
by BostonUrbEx
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: New Coaches to replace all existing single active coaches
Replies: 44
Views: 6433

Re: New Coaches to replace all existing single active coache

I 100% there is a need for more seats. But all I'm saying is there's more ways to add seats than to go with bi-levels, and those other options also make for better service in my opinion.
by BostonUrbEx
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Salem Action Alert
Replies: 1827
Views: 403564

Re: Salem Action Alert

I believe those were MBTA MOW flatcars. As to when they pulled them out or where they went, I do not know.
by BostonUrbEx
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: New Coaches to replace all existing single active coaches
Replies: 44
Views: 6433

Re: New Coaches to replace all existing single active coache

Single levels certainly were the plan up until a year or two ago. It would be up to the MBTA, not Keolis, and their only reasoning at the time was for accessibility.
by BostonUrbEx
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1795362

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

Amtrak 696 has struck a car at Andover St in Lawrence.
by BostonUrbEx
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: New Coaches to replace all existing single active coaches
Replies: 44
Views: 6433

Re: New Coaches to replace all existing single active coache

Between dwell time increases and lack of accessibility through the train for all, the MBTA should stick to its original plan of not ordering more bi-levels and just order more single levels. Wide 2x2 seating, while they're at it.
by BostonUrbEx
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1795362

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

Does anyone know what's up with that? I have never seen more than a single Downeaster train set in North Station. Train 697 never departed because of a failure related to the air compressor on Engine 83. Train 699 departed as a double-draft with both sets. Today, 694 is stopped near Exeter 45+ minu...
by BostonUrbEx
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1795362

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

Not much time left to make a decision. CMQ uses a whole different set of operating rules (GCOR), plus crews have to be qualified on the physical characteristics.
by BostonUrbEx
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Boston Yard 8 Closer To The End
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: Boston Yard 8 Closer To The End

Yard 8 was once again pulled OOS over the weekend for GLX work, but this time marking its permanent and final retirement. Yard 10 will see new life and be in service upon the completion of the first half of the Washington St UGB replacement.
by BostonUrbEx
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: GLX Impact on NH Route (Lowell Line)
Replies: 179
Views: 58016

Re: GLX Impact on NH Route (Lowell Line)

Yard 8 was permanently and forever retired at some point over the weekend. It will not be coming back this time. Yard 10 should see new life and be back in service when the first half of the Washington St UGB is replaced (somewhere towards the end of this year?).
by BostonUrbEx
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Franklin Line Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3704

Re: Franklin Line Discussion

The diamonds at FX were removed about 15 years ago, although they may "soon" (railroad soon, not actually soon) be coming back if either of a couple different plans pan out. The signals once protecting the diamond are colloquially referred to as "The Old Diamond."
by BostonUrbEx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion
Replies: 503
Views: 137779

Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

They probably know what they're doing by now though. Ehh, not quite, lol. Only a couple years ago they sent a string of loads sailing and right through the bunter at the south end. NHN continually scolds their BS&G counterparts about the damage they do to cars, as well. Once the North Station/Charl...
by BostonUrbEx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Gloucester Draw Failure Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 17141

Re: Gloucester Draw Failure Discussion

I'm surprised there seems to be no separate topic or thread with updates for the Gloucester Draw Replacement Project? The project is underway with lots of prep work having taken place. Project timeline was lengthened because local politicians fought against a complete shutdown and replacement. The p...

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