Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:52 pm

Saw a 4 car set at North Station tonight that has 3 Double Deckers in the consist.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:10 am

RenegadeMonster wrote:Saw a 4 car set at North Station tonight that has 3 Double Deckers in the consist.
That set is still roaming the north side. It was on 302 this morning. 1802 is the cab car.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:46 am

This morning on 302: 1650-R-R-Flat

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Type 7 3684 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:11 pm

The 4 car set with 3 bi-level cars (1802-R-R-3xx-2025) is still running on the north side. Saw it this morning in Waltham.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:32 am

1715 is still on the North Side. It has had a much longer stay than I would have expected.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:47 pm

I have heard that they will conducting passenger counts on the North Side soon in preparation for the the Spring Schedule and assigning set requirements for trains.

I would imagine that means we will probably see the 5X bi-level passenger count train very soon. Anyone have more info?

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by MBTA3247 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:12 pm

I can't speak for the count train (which may also be involved), but I do know they're planning to use tabulators for the upcoming passenger counts (which are system-wide).
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Type 7 3684 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:55 pm

1715 has moved back south according to NETransit

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 am

1720 is on the north side this morning.

192s consist was 16xx-flat-832-1720-engine.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Tue May 15, 2018 8:18 am

Four car flat (including 512 potty car) on 327 last evening. At least it was pulled by an HSP (zoom zoom)!

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue May 15, 2018 8:38 am

That four car flat set was on 160 this morning.


Also, updating the set from 192 this morning. It was 1650-353-832-1720-"F40-2C". Didn't get the number of the engine, but was able to get the rest of the car numbers including the control cabs number when I got off at North Station.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Thu May 24, 2018 3:43 pm

The 1720 set has 2016 on the other end.

There’s another 17xx North, mid-set with an 800 plus three flats.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu May 31, 2018 11:23 am

Seems like we have an unusually high abundance of 9xx cars on the north side at this time. NETTransit lists 910, 915, 918, 923 as of May 25th, but I was on 913 yesterday so we know that one has made it's way north now as well.

Most of this week I have landed on sets where the only Double decker is a 9xx, and it's been months since I have been on one as there really hasn't been more than 1 9xx on the north side at a time for months now.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Thu May 31, 2018 12:08 pm

I'm guessing this might be related to the temporary shut-down of the Grand Junction. Cars come north for maintenance, and it's easier to use them north than send them on the round-the-world route back south.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:07 am

Passed a 4 car set on the south side of the Salem tunnel this morning that has 3 double deckers.

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