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by mxdata
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Museums, Tourist Lines, and Historical Organizations
Topic: Mass Bay RRE Looking for Programs
Replies: 0
Views: 3436

Mass Bay RRE Looking for Programs

There was an editorial in the Mass Bay RRE CALLBOY last month indicating they are looking for programs for their monthly meetings. If you are in the Massachusetts area and are interested in helping them with this, they can be contacted here: http://www.massbayrre.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href...
by mxdata
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 244798

Re: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread

An article published Feb 28, 1018 on page A3 of the Dartmouth Chronicle lists the cost of Middleboro at $935 million. This is about $165 million LESS than cost estimate published by several newspapers in the region more than a year ago. This seems very strange, can anyone confirm if it is an error, ...
by mxdata
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: F40PH-3C overhaul program
Replies: 244
Views: 55524

Re: F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C overhaul program

The existing fleet will continue to fail crankshafts at an accelerated rate because the engines are all in a very similar age range out of overhaul, except for the few with recent engine changes, and Keolis and the MBTA have not been able to keep up with need for main bearing renewals. The 645E3C en...
by mxdata
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1076
Views: 215921

Re: The Flying Yankee

Someone on the project told me back around 2012 that electronic equipment was to be purchased for this train so the "children" could do their "lessons" on the train.

Apparently no concern over that stuff being totally outdated before the train would be completed.

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by mxdata
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 244798

Re: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread

A run time of 95 to 100 minutes via Middleborough is supposed to be an improvement over the existing bus service?

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by mxdata
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1076
Views: 215921

Re: The Flying Yankee

How ironic that this result that could have been achieved years ago when the train was intact.

I recently was told that the containers with the Winton engine and all the removed parts had been moved to a NH DOT storage yard.

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by mxdata
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1076
Views: 215921

Re: The Flying Yankee

I think I will just skip the festive gala this time around.

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by mxdata
Sun May 28, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1076
Views: 215921

Re: The Flying Yankee

The tent was about at the point of falling down on the train by itself, so the railroad may have taken it down as a safety concern.

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by mxdata
Sat May 27, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: F40PH-3C overhaul program
Replies: 244
Views: 55524

Re: F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C overhaul program

From what I could tell, the RFP was just as confused as the last time around. I would expect that most of the companies that bid it would have had to provide a menu of options to cover all the internal conflicts within the specification.

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by mxdata
Thu May 18, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: F40PH-3C overhaul program
Replies: 244
Views: 55524

Re: F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C overhaul program

Bids on the most recent RFP for the 1025 and 1050 class overhauls were due last week.

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by mxdata
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 244798

Re: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread

This project is often referred to as the "Southcoast Snail".

It has been suggested that its slogan should be "Headed your way since 1991".

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by mxdata
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: F40PH-3C overhaul program
Replies: 244
Views: 55524

Re: F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C overhaul program

A read-through of the Request For Proposals showed that many of the previous errors are still there.

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by mxdata
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: F40PH-3C overhaul program
Replies: 244
Views: 55524

Re: F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C overhaul program

The MBTA posted the new RFP this week.

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by mxdata
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: F40PH-3C overhaul program
Replies: 244
Views: 55524

Re: F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C overhaul program

Hopefully this time they will weed out the errors and contradictions that were evident in the last RFP.

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by mxdata
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: F40PH-3C overhaul program
Replies: 244
Views: 55524

Re: F40PH-2C/F40PHM-2C overhaul program

The RFP was taken down a couple weeks ago, before the due date for proposals to be submitted.

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