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by Safetee
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1075
Views: 215781

Re: The Flying Yankee

a jordan spreader would do it better.
by Safetee
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route
Replies: 1937
Views: 294749

Re: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route

it's all well and good that railfans are attempting to help Amtrak get its schedules act together. in my jaundiced mind, the people who are trying to launch this thing and make it work and are putting up all the do re mi to make it happen, these are the folks ( ie Mass DOT) who should be breathing d...
by Safetee
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Railfanning in and around Quincy
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Railfanning in and around Quincy

and don't forget the endangered species on the Mattapan.
by Safetee
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route
Replies: 1937
Views: 294749

Re: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route

well, i took a peak just where sweeney, mass is because who knows sweeney must be a teriffic place if amtrak goes there right? so i begged the google oracle to identify sweeney, mass, and they came up with sweeney funeral homes in eastern mass. which just might be a psychic premonition about the suc...
by Safetee
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1075
Views: 215781

Re: The Flying Yankee

i was merely saying that going forward the future of the flying yankee restoration effort and related funding is increasingly in harms way because the folks who started and originally supported the project are disappearing and the youth of our country today largely don't have very much interest in t...
by Safetee
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1075
Views: 215781

Re: The Flying Yankee

30 years ago people in general seemed to be much more into things historic. national historic districts and istea funding were hot topics that all helped to facilitate interest in supporting historic restoration. today things are just different. attendance at most museums be they rail or revolutiona...
by Safetee
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1075
Views: 215781

Re: The Flying Yankee

I am not sure that having absolutely no cover is good for the equipment even though the exterior is stainless. However, the real problem with it lingering in railcar purgatory is that the initial interest in it by folks who saw and rode it is obviously diminishing. Going forward,with the exception o...
by Safetee
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: Supervisor C&S
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Supervisor C&S

Most people in junior management positions at major railroads don't have much of a say about where they work. The railroads understandably usually try to place people where the railroad needs them as opposed to where the employee wants to be. If you want to work on the railroad and have some flexibi...
by Safetee
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU
Replies: 254
Views: 65794

Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

rule 98 in fra parlance is non controlled track where "trains are permitted by railroad rule or special instruction to move with out receiving authorization from a train dispatcher or control operator." So in this case if PAR was to issue a bulletin order with specific instructions for how and where...
by Safetee
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route
Replies: 1937
Views: 294749

Re: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route

I continue to be amazed at the optimism for the Valley flyers. There is very little demand to go to Connecticut from the Valley by rail. There is not a heck of a lot of demand for service by rail to New York with the possible exception of the holidays and and start and finish of school. The Intersta...
by Safetee
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 604967

Re: Cape Flyer

Wareham with the minor exception of The Onset area will never become a passenger rail tourist mecca. However, if commuter rail becomes a reality, then I expect Wareham will become a busy station.
by Safetee
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1075
Views: 215781

Re: The Flying Yankee

without a wye, without a building to stay in, without probably another million or so to redo whats been done and then do what isnt done, without an organization with the financial and technical know how and wherewithal, the simplest cheapest plan is stationary maybe in a transportation museum like t...
by Safetee
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings
Replies: 430
Views: 93374

Re: Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

the biggest problem i see is that the products they handle at theTJX warehouses appears to be clothing. with the possible exception of intermodal, not much if any railroad garment bizness since the 50s or so..
by Safetee
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)
Replies: 1246
Views: 308927

Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

and the return around 0815 today thru charlemont with a shabby cyd culliford , a sleeper?, bringing up the rear.
by Safetee
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)
Replies: 1246
Views: 308927

Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

ocs went westbound through charlemont around 11 this morning. it appeared to be staffed with suits and ties. it was really the most polished and slick looking from top to bottom that i have ever seen.

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