Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

Moderators: MEC407, NHN503

User avatar
MEC407
Posts: 10963
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:15 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MEC407 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:05 pm

NRGeep wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:47 pm
And the BS buses will be from where? Second hand school buses?
This photo from the Telegram & Gazette (October 29, 2019), shows an MCI 102DL3 that BS Railroad claims is the first of five buses; 102DL3s were manufactured between 1993 and 2001, so we can guesstimate that the bus is 19 to 27 years old:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
MEC407
Moderator:
Pan Am Railways — Boston & Maine/Maine Central — Delaware & Hudson
Central Maine & Quebec/Montreal, Maine & Atlantic/Bangor & Aroostook
Providence & Worcester — New England — GE Locomotives

User avatar
MaineCoonCat
Posts: 1007
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:23 pm
Location: Metrowest Massachusetts, within 2 km. of Wayside Inn Station.

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MaineCoonCat » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:45 pm

2000.. So it's around 20 years old.
,
bsrc bus inspection.PNG
.......,,,, Click image to enlarge
https://www.quicktransportsolutions.com ... php?page=1
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by MaineCoonCat on Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."

GP40MC1118
Posts: 3677
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:56 pm

Their FL9 (2027) was moved out of Cedar Hill this week and is now in Worcester on the
P&W. Destination unknown.

D

User avatar
MEC407
Posts: 10963
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:15 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MEC407 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:07 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Destination unknown.
Mr. Bono's front yard? :P
MEC407
Moderator:
Pan Am Railways — Boston & Maine/Maine Central — Delaware & Hudson
Central Maine & Quebec/Montreal, Maine & Atlantic/Bangor & Aroostook
Providence & Worcester — New England — GE Locomotives

GP40MC1118
Posts: 3677
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by GP40MC1118 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:09 am

Shuttle service on the Slatersville Branch in Woonsocket!

User avatar
BandA
Posts: 2892
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:47 am

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by BandA » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:01 pm

If he is smart he would loan it to the P&W in exchange for a discount on overhaul service & storage, assuming he still plans to use his one locomotive.

User avatar
MaineCoonCat
Posts: 1007
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:23 pm
Location: Metrowest Massachusetts, within 2 km. of Wayside Inn Station.

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MaineCoonCat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:53 pm

.
.
.....
Perhaps they have been ordered to or voluntarily decided to liquidate?
.
.
.....
The investment link is GONZO from their website..
BSRC invest 1.PNG
BSRC invest 2.PNG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by MaineCoonCat on Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."

User avatar
MaineCoonCat
Posts: 1007
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:23 pm
Location: Metrowest Massachusetts, within 2 km. of Wayside Inn Station.

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MaineCoonCat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:03 pm

.
.
.
.....
In addition, the "buy bonds" link is DEFUNCT..
.
.
BSRC invest 4.PNG
BSRC invest 3.PNG
.
.
.
.....
Hmmmmmmm...
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."

NHN503
Posts: 975
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:31 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by NHN503 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:14 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:15 pm
M: The pictured bus has New Hampshire Commercial plate AF9615...GM had this right.
New Hampshire Apportioned plates are in a 2AP123 format...
As a license plate buff making this ID was relatively easy...MACTRAXX
Incorrect.

NH apportioned plates start or end with AP, AF or AR (if not vanity), plus up to 6 digits and Apportioned on the top or bottom of the plate. NH commercial plates, which are rare, start with the identifier COMM or COMM SPEC, and then are 3-6 digits.

Deal with the plates daily in my profession.

Lentinula
Posts: 36
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:07 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by Lentinula » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:06 am

NH 2027 is sitting in all its glory in the P&W yard in Worcester, i saw it as part of a pretty large consist near the main maintenance building this morning.

User avatar
MaineCoonCat
Posts: 1007
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:23 pm
Location: Metrowest Massachusetts, within 2 km. of Wayside Inn Station.

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MaineCoonCat » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:59 pm

I contacted them via their Facebook page and inquired the status of the institution of the buses.. I was told; "We are waiting on approval of our operating plan by the court. Maybe 30 days or so if all goes well.".
.
BSRC Bus response 01152020.PNG
.
Ummm Hmmmm....
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."

jwhite07
Posts: 1486
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:39 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by jwhite07 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:27 pm

What an unfortunate expression on Ms. Milinazzo's face... :-)

User avatar
MaineCoonCat
Posts: 1007
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:23 pm
Location: Metrowest Massachusetts, within 2 km. of Wayside Inn Station.

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MaineCoonCat » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:25 pm

.
.

If you're waitin' for th' bus on a chilly February morning, you're gonna be late! Case continued to 2 March.
.
.
BSRC Response 01232020.PNG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."

User avatar
BandA
Posts: 2892
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:47 am

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by BandA » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm

Any idea if they ever solved the insurance / liability issues that the host railroads would have?

User avatar
MEC407
Posts: 10963
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:15 pm

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Post by MEC407 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:43 pm

"...no service shall being before at least then..." — I'm not sure what language that is, but it ain't English.
MEC407
Moderator:
Pan Am Railways — Boston & Maine/Maine Central — Delaware & Hudson
Central Maine & Quebec/Montreal, Maine & Atlantic/Bangor & Aroostook
Providence & Worcester — New England — GE Locomotives

Return to “New England Railfan”