Salem Action Alert

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doublebell
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Several cars on the tail off Allen's Land
John the guy in the blue car with the wing on back

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:58 am

Do any pictures exist of the MBTA commuter train pushing BO-1 earlier this week?

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:42 pm

[quote="RenegadeMonster"]Do any pictures exist of the MBTA commuter train pushing BO-1 earlier this week?[/quote]

What's this about?

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm

It's about:
BostonUrbEx wrote:BO-1 died right at Salem station today on their way to Peabody. Train 162 had to push them through the tunnel to the #1 track, go back to Salem, and then continue in on the #2 track. A significant delay was the result for Train 162.


It appears that 162 had to push BO-1 earlier this week. It died in Salem.

Somehow BO-1 Made it back to to the Peabody Branch and was parked on by Bridge Street for a day.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by Trainman101 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:01 pm

Is the canal street place still getting a car once in a while?

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:12 am

There were several cars at the chemical place off Canal Street today. There were several empties on the tail of Allen's Lane in Peabody today.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:13 am

This morning BO-1 MEC 317 came to Salem with three bones. They picked up the two bones that had been resting off Bridge Street and headed to Peabody.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by lightbulb » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:42 am

BO-1 currently heading through to Peabody. I didn't see the road number just quickly saw them while driving on Jefferson Ave.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:14 pm

Four bones and four acids on the tail off Allen's Lane
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:29 pm

At least a dozen empties of Allen''s Lane this morning.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by FatNoah » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:28 pm

Not sure if it qualifies as a Salem alert, but I wasn't sure where else to put it. I spotted a pair of PAR locomotives chugging north towards Malden on the Haverhill Line this morning around 8:30am. I was on a full Orange Line train, so I couldn't see any numbers as the passed the Assembly Square stop.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 pm

I didn't know anything other than MBTA trains ran on the Haverhill Line south of the Lowell split.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by BostonUrbEx » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:21 pm

BODO uses the Western Route almost every time they run. LA-2 will also run that way on occasion, usually only if necessary, and some crews aren't qualified that way. Ash Interlocking was cut in, making Western Route extras a little less cumbersome. Once the Medford Jct underpass is eliminated, even more freight will run this way, especially during Lowell Line outages for GLX.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by FatNoah » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:52 pm

Thanks for the reply. I've been a regular Orange Line rider for many years, but this is the first time I've seen freight on that line. Cool!

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by tom18287 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:01 pm

is the tunnel staying for the orange line ?

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