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Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by Commuterrail1050
 
Why does it seem like there aren’t any 1500’s running at all? Hardly see any of them on the tracker plus some 1600’s replaced them from their original sets.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Here's something interesting regarding the rebuild program. Posted with a picture on Facebook today by Marc Glucksman. MBTX 529 being prepped
10/05 for truck transport to Delaware Car Company due to "complications" with the contract. Silk Road Specialized handling the truck move from N.J. to Delaware.

Wonder what the contract issues are?

Post on River Rail Photo on Facebook.
  by Silverliner II
 
GP40MC1118 wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:39 pm Here's something interesting regarding the rebuild program. Posted with a picture on Facebook today by Marc Glucksman. MBTX 529 being prepped
10/05 for truck transport to Delaware Car Company due to "complications" with the contract. Silk Road Specialized handling the truck move from N.J. to Delaware.

Wonder what the contract issues are?

Post on River Rail Photo on Facebook.
I wonder why by truck and not by rail.....
  by GP40MC1118
 
Probably would take too long to go by rail. Remember that the F40 shells were once shipped by rail (NS) to Curry Rail in
Holidaysburg from Erie. NS became too slow and now shells go via truck. One other possibility is maybe something wrong
with the frame or trucks.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
I would assume it’s because it takes too long by train and you don’t know how reliable the transfers are from one railroad to another.
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