• Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

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  by l008com
 
newpylong wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:05 pm There are no crew members from that job on this forum. Looks like a standard split switch.
Can you explain hypothetically how that would have happened? If one box car split a switch, I don't understand what woudl have caused the tracks way before that to break, and the car before the split car, to be on the ground?
  by newpylong
 
It happens when the switch points become lose under the car or after some of the train has already passed - so some cars go on one track and some the other. I've even seen it where one truck of the same car goes one way, the other on the other track.

Hard to tell re: the rail from the pictures, it looks removed on purpose to me. But who knows... derailments like this are more common than you think.
  by l008com
 
Wilmington Cold Storage hasn't seen a box car in about 10 years from my memory. Yet it looks like they put up brand new RXR signs on Industrial Way in Wilmington. Curiously, there are no such signs on Woburn St/New Boston Rd. Hinting at future activity? Or just regulation for a siding that is not officially abandoned?
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  by Hux
 
Somewhat amusing given the short distance between crossings. Given that the Woburn St crossing is in Woburn and the Industrial St. crossing is in Wilmington I’d venture a guess that signage is courtesy of the Wilmington DPW.
  by l008com
 
Does anyone know what's going on at the Eames St cement plant? Lots of construction, but it doesn't look like they're actually doing anything?
  by Hux
 
l008com wrote:Does anyone know what's going on at the Eames St cement plant? Lots of construction, but it doesn't look like they're actually doing anything?
Drove past yesterday. Looks to be a staging, storing, and parking area for a large construction project elsewhere.
  by l008com
 
So they're doing a lot of signal work in this area, and it looks like they are adding a fourth light to each post. Is that what this is? If so, what purpose does it serve?
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  by Rockingham Racer
 
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that will be blue, and it indicates that there is a track between it and the track that the signal governs. There's one on the signal mast in South Lawrence, visible from the S. Union St. overpass. They've been around as long as I can remember. There used to be one also on the westbound signal governing AS interlocking. However, that doesn't seem to be the scenario in this instance.
  by Trinnau
 
MBTA is installing Cab Signaling on the territory and retiring the wayside automatic block signals. Interlockings are being re-fitted with "Clear to Next Interlocking" signals, which this indicates in case a train has a failed cab signal system.
  by l008com
 
Trinnau wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:04 am MBTA is installing Cab Signaling on the territory and retiring the wayside automatic block signals. Interlockings are being re-fitted with "Clear to Next Interlocking" signals, which this indicates in case a train has a failed cab signal system.
So they're taking away all of the existing signaling? Or this is augmenting that? Do you have a picture of what the end result is going to look like?
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