Update on the #4 East Boston cars: I'm sorry to say that they will be on static display only for next weekend. No work was done to 623's tower last week since the shop was swamped with other work, and the other tower has yet to be completed. The replacement compressor has been installed and works great, however we can't get 623's brakes to release. When we try to charge the line it goes into emergency. The controller was taken apart and a few components were cleaned and/or replaced, but the problem persists. We think it might be due to a leak in a trainline valve underneath the car, which will be fixed in the coming weeks. Meanwhile the cars were cleared of spare parts which were shipped inside the cars, and the seats and floors got a good scrub, so they'll be in good shape to be explored.
In other news, 3127 has been placed in the South Boston yard in hopes that it might make it to the shop this week, although I have no idea if the shop will have the room or time to deal with it, but it will at least be out and on display. The elevated train (0210/01000) has been staged and is in position to make mainline trips with passengers. The type 5 also went out on an inspection run last week, and I believe it is in the final preparation stages and will likely be in service in time for next weekend.
Other cars will be displayed, such as various work cars, subway cars, perhaps other PCCs, 396, and the LRV.
That's pretty much where it stands for now. I'm sure there are a few tricks up the Bus Dept.'s sleeve as well, but I'm not as involved over there so I don't know for certain.
Finally, I think it's worth mentioning that while I have been involved in certain aspects of the event, I am not one of the people responsible for putting it on. This information is to the best of my knowledge and is not guaranteed to be accurate, it is also subject to change.
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