Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

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NRGeep wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:47 pm
And the BS buses will be from where? Second hand school buses?
This photo from the Telegram & Gazette (October 29, 2019), shows an MCI 102DL3 that BS Railroad claims is the first of five buses; 102DL3s were manufactured between 1993 and 2001, so we can guesstimate that the bus is 19 to 27 years old:
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2000.. So it's around 20 years old.
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Their FL9 (2027) was moved out of Cedar Hill this week and is now in Worcester on the
P&W. Destination unknown.

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GP40MC1118 wrote:
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Destination unknown.
Mr. Bono's front yard? :P
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Shuttle service on the Slatersville Branch in Woonsocket!

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If he is smart he would loan it to the P&W in exchange for a discount on overhaul service & storage, assuming he still plans to use his one locomotive.

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Perhaps they have been ordered to or voluntarily decided to liquidate?
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The investment link is GONZO from their website..
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In addition, the "buy bonds" link is DEFUNCT..
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Hmmmmmmm...
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MACTRAXX wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:15 pm
M: The pictured bus has New Hampshire Commercial plate AF9615...GM had this right.
New Hampshire Apportioned plates are in a 2AP123 format...
As a license plate buff making this ID was relatively easy...MACTRAXX
Incorrect.

NH apportioned plates start or end with AP, AF or AR (if not vanity), plus up to 6 digits and Apportioned on the top or bottom of the plate. NH commercial plates, which are rare, start with the identifier COMM or COMM SPEC, and then are 3-6 digits.

Deal with the plates daily in my profession.

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NH 2027 is sitting in all its glory in the P&W yard in Worcester, i saw it as part of a pretty large consist near the main maintenance building this morning.

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I contacted them via their Facebook page and inquired the status of the institution of the buses.. I was told; "We are waiting on approval of our operating plan by the court. Maybe 30 days or so if all goes well.".
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What an unfortunate expression on Ms. Milinazzo's face... :-)

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If you're waitin' for th' bus on a chilly February morning, you're gonna be late! Case continued to 2 March.
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Any idea if they ever solved the insurance / liability issues that the host railroads would have?

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"...no service shall being before at least then..." — I'm not sure what language that is, but it ain't English.
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