Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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Trinnau
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Trinnau » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:58 pm

There is additional equipment in the coach as well, not just in the cab which is very limited in space. It was also pulled out of mothballs to be used for PTC testing so it may not have been made passenger-worthy.

And while the 1514 was involved, it was not on the in-service train. It was on the train that ran the signal. Images show the 1533 was the control car on the in-service train.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 am

1514 was open to passengers last night despite having stickers still on it saying "Not for revenue passenger service".

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Fri May 31, 2019 8:08 am

1701 is visiting the North. Was leading train 106 this morning.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by cbrett » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm

Around 3-4 I saw an Amtrak car in the middle of a consist on the Beverly Drawbridge headed towards Boston, what's up with that? Tried to get a pic but I was busy with some Bill &Bobs Roast Beef and missed the shot

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by MBTA3247 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:45 pm

Most likely the Corridor Clipper track geometry car. The T borrows it every year to inspect the tracks.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by FatNoah » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:19 am

Most likely the Corridor Clipper track geometry car.
Yup. It was in the middle of a consist on track 10 this morning (~7:30am) at North Station.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by sonicdoommario » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:47 pm

1701 is back down south, but 1714 has made its way up north now.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by MBTA3247 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:28 pm

I saw an outbound train this evening at Wyoming Hill that had a locomotive, 3 (IIRC) coaches, another locomotive, and another 4 or 5 coaches. The second locomotive seemed to be doing the work. I'm not sure what the train number was, as this was around 7:30PM.
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by octr202 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:23 am

That was what sounded like an epic failure of 217, being rescued by 295. I'll post something over in the delay thread from what I saw on T Alerts.
Wondering if I'll see the Haverhill double-tracking finished before I retire...
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Arlington » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:34 pm

Spotted a Pan Am office observation train (it seems like a mix of dark blue and stainless cars) headed towards Boston engine on the south and observation car on the North.

I suspect it was waiting to enter the stretch of track that is single tracked on the Lowell line at midday, not moving just parked at Tufts University
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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:08 pm

It was parked at BET tonight.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by GP40MC1118 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:11 pm

Due out of North Station Wednesday at 930AM for Brunswick, Maine.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Saw a 3 car sets of flats with a Geep on either end heading towards North Station. We passed a little before Lynn on train 119 tonight.

I'm assuming it was an extra?

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by sonicdoommario » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:16 am

1706 made its way up north now.

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Re: Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

Post by Diverging Route » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:27 am

sonicdoommario wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:16 am
1706 made its way up north now.
Yesterday it was on a six-car set in the "quiet car" position, with a Rotem adjacent. So four flats and two bilevels on that set.

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