Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

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MEC407 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:43 pm
"...no service shall being before at least then..." — I'm not sure what language that is, but it ain't English.
"Shall being": It's called the "future progressive" :-D

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Spotted FL9 #2027 at the south end of the McCracken Rd siding in Millbury today. The area is surrounded by stacks of ties and other construction materials, as well as a large number of redbox+ dumpsters.

Other equipment spotted in this location in the past has been scrapped soon after, since it's easy for large trucks to get to and out of the way of passing trains. I don't know if that's a bad sign, or simply coincidence on location.

Photos can be obtained from the Millbury bike path (from the rear of the unit) - the only way to get to the other side would be to walk on the inside curve of the off-ramp from Rt 146 (not recommended).

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Could that site be part of F&D Salvage at 17 McCracken Road? If so, it may be razor blades very soon.
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MEC407 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:43 pm
"...no service shall being before at least then..." — I'm not sure what language that is, but it ain't English.
..." shall begin, millennial's who can't spell or type-speak.

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As much of a long shot as this has always seemed to be,
maybe,BSR is less than more of the obstacle to pursuing
this service..Rhode Island bureaucracy has a long history
of this sort of thing..

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I would think the disaster that is RT3 & 495 would make CR service to Nashua/Manchester critical. How bad is R.I. 146 really?

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arthur d. wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:49 am

..." shall begin, millennial's who can't spell or type-speak.
millennials

apostrophe s is the possesive. "That millennial's shoes". Plural is millennials as in "millennials who were born after 1981"

..boomers who can't spell or type-speak.

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Millennials were taught by the baby boomers, I guess we didn't learn from the best.
Anyways, anymore news on 2027? It's a little unsettling, knowing it's sitting where rail equipment has been cut up.
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I didn't see it on a drive by the other day, but to be fair I wasn't looking very hard.

I think that spot is just P&W's out-of-sight-out-of-mind corner. I don't think its scrapping is imminent, I just think they want it out of the way.
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interesting.

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My ears are perked up to find out how they made out in court yesterday..
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Just an FYI, but its being reported on Facebook that someone stole the horns off
the engine in the last 24 hours.

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The "sick Duck" MTA horns,will be surprised how bad they sound! :P :P :P
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Stolen? Or are they starting to remove usable parts before the cutting torch strikes?
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One of the posters works for the P&W, so I would say its true. I doubt if Boston Surface would know better...

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