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by F-line to Dudley via Park
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Final Customers - Boston Area
Replies: 163
Views: 34416

Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Is Walker dead at this point? Moving to Readville to become a CSX customer. Not sure if they already moved this past Fall or are in-progress for completing the move by this Spring, but they're supposed to be all set up this calendar year as a new tenant in the partially occupied ex- Stop & Shop war...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 604818

Re: Cape Flyer Discussion

Yes. The yard reconfig/expansion is to enhance flexibility for dual use w/ Mass Coastal trash train freight and for letting various T subcontractors set up shop down there to do outsource work. There isn't much detail available about scope-of-work with Rochester beyond the MassDOT TIP line item, but...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 604818

Re: Cape Flyer Discussion

Schedule's usually released 1st week of April, so a little early yet. Fully funded for the '18 season, so no major changes. MassDOT has 4 years worth of funded Cape Rail-related capital upgrades scheduled. 2017 saw major track work begin on the Middleboro Secondary, and '18 should see continuation o...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley Line Discussion
Replies: 207
Views: 65654

Re: Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley Line Discussion

It's supply chain more than design. Those historic winters of '77 & '78 beat up the fleet real good too, but they were 40 years younger and a majority fleet entrenched at a main shop back then. Riverside, Reservoir, Arborway, and Watertown could clean motors, swap motors, scramble parts to Mattapan ...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley Line Discussion
Replies: 207
Views: 65654

Re: Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley Line Discussion

The 8 wrecked Kinkis that won't be rebuilt have already been combed over for parts donations for the rebuild program, and don't have matching rebuildable A and B ends to be re-mated with like the 4 wrecks that are being rebuilt. There isn't enough to sort through there to Frankenstein up a functioni...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: New Hampshire Commuter Rail Discussion
Replies: 1673
Views: 321716

Re: New Hampshire Commuter Rail Discussion

NHPR's Exchange did another episode on NH Commuter Rail, including a short segment with Patricia Quinn from NNEPRA (in the last 10 minutes or so). This got me thinking about would it be possible to contract with NNEPRA to run the service? New Hampshire is part of Northern New England. This would be...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Needham Line Questions
Replies: 84
Views: 22522

Re: Needham Line Questions

Forest Hills-West Roxbury was historically all-double because of the branch that forked at W. Rox to Dedham Ctr. & Islington. NYNH&H used to run "Dedham circuit" commuter service that ran to W. Rox, over this cutoff, then banging west back to Readville and the NEC via the Dedham Branch. Between that...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Needham Line Questions
Replies: 84
Views: 22522

Re: Needham Line Questions

Depends how far you're going. If NEBC is a Phase I poke you probably bring the mainline tracks 300 ft. further past the platforms resting up against the retaining wall of 128 to use as tail tracks, throw in crossovers, and make do the best you can trying to cram 2-4 sets behind the platforms. Pair i...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Canadian Passenger Operations: AMT, Go Transit, VIA, etc.
Topic: VIA might get funding for new equipment
Replies: 29
Views: 6172

Re: VIA might get funding for new equipment

Canada's collision standards are almost as tight. But the real buzzkill there is CN & CP, who are de facto FRA enforcers by virtue of being bi-national. Self-owned Corridor or not, VIA's not going to buy something that can't be run anywhere on a Class I -hosted part of its route map in a pinch. Even...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Needham Line Questions
Replies: 84
Views: 22522

Re: Needham Line Questions

There are no plans to continue it from where it currently dead-ends at the Charles River Bridge and dumps onto the small riverfront dirt/gravel path. Charles bridge isn't in suitable shape for continuing a poke over to Fremont St. and is blocked off by fencing. Obviously MassHighway deleted the Rout...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Needham Line Questions
Replies: 84
Views: 22522

Re: Needham Line Questions

Where are you thinking of putting these 128 stations (and presumed giant parking garages) on Green and Orange? The crossing on the potential Green ROW is pretty built-up, and Orange is smack in the middle of a wetland and some distance (through a residential area) from the nearest interchange. See ...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX Selling Trackage
Replies: 159
Views: 91008

Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Concerning Framingham, it is an important crossroads for CSX freight as mentioned. However, the town of Framingham has been very interested in buying the north yard for development. It is a valuable WATERFRONT parcel of land and worth a lot of money as residential property. There are four yards in ...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX Selling Trackage
Replies: 159
Views: 91008

Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Your posts are very well informed and I always enjoy reading them. On this topic though, everything you say makes sense when applied to the old CSX management, whom, no matter some other faults, had the long term interest of CSX in mind. You have to remember we are dealing with a distorted Harrison...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Needham Line Questions
Replies: 84
Views: 22522

Re: Needham Line Questions

OL & GL meeting at Junction has never been a studied proposal at all. For one, because the alignments studied from 1945 to the 1970's had Orange diverting at W. Rox down the old branch to Dedham Mall/Dedham Ctr. instead of continuing onward towards Needham. It was only after Dedham emphatically reje...
by F-line to Dudley via Park
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Needham Line Questions
Replies: 84
Views: 22522

Re: Needham Line Questions

Might be selling this branch a little short on projected ridership. See this 2016 City of Newton presentation. URL lands on the few pages of Green Line + shuttle bus content, since it's a 100+ page "state of the city"-type presentation covering redevelopment visions for each major Newton village. Bu...

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