Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by nomis » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:32 pm

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by diburning » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:37 pm

Ironically, the MBBs are 6 inches narrower than the Pullmans/Bombardiers on the north side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:04 pm

RenegadeMonster wrote:Was just about to post about 1513 as well. I saw it at North Station this morning leading a set on Track 1.

First time I have ever saw a 15XX on the North Side.
Before the Rotems arrived, 1500s were standard on the north side. Even since they there's been a few rogue visits.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Mbtagp40mc » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:49 am

You guys can have the 15xx’s up north if you want them. We’ll gladly take the 16xx’s down south. We’ll even give you some Rotems!

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:53 am

I'd gladly take more Rotems up here. It seems to me like there are less Rotems up here recently and we have a lot more sets without a double decker.

The 15xx's are on the south side because the 16xx are barred from the NEC right?

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by diburning » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:18 am

Unless something has changed, the 16xx aren't allowed on the NEC because don't have ACSES, and don't have a suppression position on the automatic brake.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:13 pm

So now the 16xx's need a brake valve replacement along with the ACSES/Cab Signal upgrades,this is not a cheap repair,more like an overhaul is NEEDED!
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:09 am

I haven't seen 1513 since Tuesday. Is it still on the North Side?

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:07 am

Nope...back south per NETransit's Thursday snapshot of coach assignments. Doesn't appear any 15's are roaming north now.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm

329 tonight was:
010-752-800-flat-flat-1644. So a K and an R plus three flats pulled by The Oh Ten.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by johnpbarlow » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:56 am

Inbound Fitchburg line train 410 is being pushed by a double header this AM, MassDOT 1062 and HSP. OT departure out of Shirley at 0822.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:00 pm

There is a 7 car set on 173 tonight.

Did they break down some sets for extra capacity due to the canceled trains on the Newburyport/ Rockport lines? About time if so. 4 times already this week I have landed on a 4 car set with two trains worth of people.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:10 am

Saw another 7 car set this morning. This one had to double deckers.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:02 pm

1529 was operating on the North Side this morning.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:04 pm

That should have been the PTC Test Extra, not a revenue train...

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