Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by Trinnau » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:07 pm

The PTC test trains are 4-car flat sets with MBBs that were made good enough to run as trailing cars but not carry passengers. That's probably what you saw.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by Mbtagp40mc » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:11 am

Just checked out of curiosity. It was the 065 train to Plymouth on Friday. Cab car was 1507, loco was 2016.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by sonicdoommario » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:24 am

Providence train 825 (control car 1704) had 9 doubles on it Friday. Set is usually used for 808 in the morning. Preparation for the marathon ridership?

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed May 29, 2019 10:37 am

Rail train scheduled to drop CWR on the Franklin Branch on Saturday, June 1st

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by sonicdoommario » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:47 am

The 1645 is actually a lead car on the South Side. Also, the 1636 is somewhere down south too.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by Diverging Route » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:54 am

sonicdoommario wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:47 am
The 1645 is actually a lead car on the South Side. Also, the 1636 is somewhere down south too.
The set with 1645 as an active control car, and 1636 directly behind it, was on Track 10 at South Station this morning. Now that the 1600s have ACSES as part of the PTC program, segregating them north is no longer an issue.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by sonicdoommario » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:16 pm

I think that set has only been running on the Old Colony lines so far, and none of the lines that touch the NEC. Would they be usable on the NEC right now?

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by sonicdoommario » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:14 pm

The set used for 842 and 821 today had 8 doubles without a control car, had a locomotive on each end (HSP46-2010 on the west side, a GP on the east side).

There some control car shortage lately?

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by Mbtagp40mc » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:40 am

Just saw a four car set with a locomotive on both ends just past Boston Landing on the Framingham/Worcester line. 1071 leading, 1120 trailing.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by sonicdoommario » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:56 am

Think there's some kind of shortage down south. One of the 8 double sets is at 7 doubles and a single, at least two of the 6 double sets are 5 doubles and a single, a couple of 3 double/3 single sets (which aren't normally considered normal sets), and feels like several of the 4 double/2 single sets are 4 doubles/1 single.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the South Side

Post by octr202 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:10 pm

Well, at least that explains where the sudden 7 car sets on the Northside came from...
Wondering if I'll see the Haverhill double-tracking finished before I retire...
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