Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 am

Mass Coastal 2008 on the Falmouth Secondary line today at the Red Brook Harbor Rd crossing in Cataumet . Had 4 empties in tow to deliver to UCCRTS C&D transfer station out on Otis with return trip of full cars to ship off Cape.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:41 pm

Was at Hyannis, MA rail yard today and spotted an old MBA snow plow on siding next to Locomotive shop. Any news out there on why it's in Hyannis ? Being refurbished for the MBTA perhaps ?

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by GP40MC1118 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:22 am

It and another one (I think is up at SEMASS/Area 52) have been on the Cape 1/21/12. Was told they
were sent to Precision Rail in Hyannis, Ma. for repairs. Don't know the story behind Precision, which
may have been an arm of the Mass Coastal/Cape Cod Central empire. One was briefly used by MC
a few harsh winters ago.

The MBTA barely used them and seem to be "forgotten" down here like a few other pieces that landed
down SE Mass and the Cape when Mass Coastal paired up with Mass DOT.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:10 pm

The other plow I saw was on the Yarmouth transfer station siding back in January 2019 ID# MBA 2742R . Didn't see any legible markings on the one in Hyannis though, but I don't think it's the same one. Link to photo below of plow on Yarmouth siding this past January. Next time I am in Yarmouth will check the transfer station siding to see if it is still there.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:41 pm

Was in Yarmouth today and Plow MBA 2742R is still rusting away parked on the siding next to the Yarmouth transfer station
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:56 am

Article in Sandwich Enterprise that someone threw a rock through a Mass Coastal passenger train window last Saturday 8/24. While Luckily there were no injuries, definitely some irresponsible person out there probably thinking it was a fun thing to do for some twisted reason.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:53 pm

Falmouth Secondary RR Signal upgrade started today at the Barlow's Landing Rd crossing in Pocasset, MA. Crossing itself was already replaced last June 2018.
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:02 pm

Falmouth Secondary Line Monument Neck Rd RR crossing in Gray Gables MA being upgraded today with new signals / controls
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by twropr » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:11 pm

Is freight service on the MA-owned Framingham Secondary provided by CSX or Mass Coastal?
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by GP40MC1118 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:47 pm

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:03 am

Was talking with a Mass Coastal supervisor at Gray Gables signal / controls upgrade project yesterday and asked about work being done on Canal RR bridge. I was told that the elevators in both towers are getting upgraded. Still lots of upcoming projects on the Cape RR lines to be done per 2018 MA State rail plan.

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Post by Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:33 pm

Falmouth Secondary line Signal / Controls upgrade in process at Red brook Harbor Rd crossing in Cataumet
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