Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

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KEN PATRICK

Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by KEN PATRICK » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:25 pm

with all this happy talk, does anyone think the railroad will scrap the sandwich car? i'm sure the citizens would appreciate it. i have grown weary over the years of watching railroads duck their environmental responsibilities because they really are cheesy operations. it's time for the fra to mandate a clean-sweep month when all abandoned railcars and engines are scrapped, the charges for which borne by the offending railroads. ken patrick

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:35 pm

Ken

That car is privately owned and has been for decades. The railroad has nothing to do with
it...

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by Cosmo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:23 pm

Oh,... didn't your "Industry Insiders" tell you that, Ken?
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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by CVRA7 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:27 pm

I guess mr. patrick now thinks the FRA should hire him as a consultant. Very entertaining.

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by Cosmo » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:44 pm

It is amazing to me how someone with the "insider expertise" he claims to have can know so little about what the FRA is for or what they do, but that's really a topic for another thread.
As Rocket J. Squirrel would say:
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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by Trainman101 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:47 pm

KEN PATRICK wrote:with all this happy talk, does anyone think the railroad will scrap the sandwich car? i'm sure the citizens would appreciate it. i have grown weary over the years of watching railroads duck their environmental responsibilities because they really are cheesy operations. it's time for the fra to mandate a clean-sweep month when all abandoned railcars and engines are scrapped, the charges for which borne by the offending railroads. ken patrick
Patrick why you no use caps?

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by jaymac » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Cosmo » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:44 pm
As Rocket J. Squirrel would say:
"And now here's something we hope you'll REALLY like!"
Thanks, Cosmo! I now feel a semi-century younger!

And thanks to you, too, Ken! You help me feel considerably less curmudgeonly than I otherwise might.
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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by Rbts Stn » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Trainman101 wrote:
KEN PATRICK wrote:with all this happy talk, does anyone think the railroad will scrap the sandwich car? i'm sure the citizens would appreciate it. i have grown weary over the years of watching railroads duck their environmental responsibilities because they really are cheesy operations. it's time for the fra to mandate a clean-sweep month when all abandoned railcars and engines are scrapped, the charges for which borne by the offending railroads. ken patrick
Patrick why you no use caps?
Silly Trainman, he's run out of them after using them all in his name!

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by The ViRoCo » Wed May 14, 2014 8:16 pm

Special Hub Division Train on May 31st! http://www.hubdiv.org/docs/fliers/capeCod2014.pdf

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by MaineCoonCat » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:41 pm

Was just browsing "industrial real estate on cape cod" and came across this:
FOR SALE: Landmark Property. Two parcels (183 Iyannough Road, aka Rt. 28, and 0 Engine House Road). The building has a footprint measuring approx. 12,502 sq. ft. There's an additional 4,500sf in second floor space. Ceiling height ranges from 16' - 20'+. This is Historic Railroad Roundhouse- a rare find! The building was constructed in circa 1901. So much history- so many original details! The Railroad Roundhouse served as housing for railroad engines and as a place to turn the engines around at the end of the line.
The rest of the listing can be viewed at: http://www.capecommercialre.com/listing ... asp?Id=309

I'd imagine there's little hope of it ever being restored and preserved.. :(

Apologies if this is a bit off-topic.

DISCLAIMER: "Bolding"and italics were added by me. Other than that of a railroad enthusiast I have no interest, financial or otherwise in this real estate listing. No endorsement by anyone is to be construed from this post.
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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by Larry » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:07 pm

If I had the money I would buy it yesterday. It needs some work but this was the place to go in the 70's and early 80's. The turn pit was used for volleyball and you could easily wait up to an hour or so to get into the place. Times have change though and the drinking age at 21 killed this place. Really nice inside (at least it was). If someone could buy it and spruce it up somewhat and if they could get commuter rail more often this would be a rocking place once again. If it is torn down it would be a great loss. Like I said, if I had some money I would buy it right away but I am on disability these days with no extra income.

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by MickD » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:16 pm

It's what has been Pufferbellies for
quite a few years now...I don't know
what the cuurent interior state is..
It was nice....There have been quite
a few incidents here in the past few years
that necessitated police involvment...
Hyannis itself has gotten a somewhat
notorius reputation in the off season..
Quite a few shootings and drug related crimes
in the Bearese Way and North Street areas..
I've heard it from a couple of their employees
that the RTA is very interested in this property
for a bus staging lot...

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by kieran » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:26 pm

This picture was posted today. Anyone know where it's at?

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by GP40MC1118 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:07 am

SEMASS Yard in Rochester...Sad sight...

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Re: Official Cape Cod Central Discussion

Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:36 pm

What is the stroy behind the Cape Cod Central Engine 1001 A RDC Budd Car? I looked on google and found nothing about its history and past, any one got any information would be greatly appreciated

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