by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
ferroequinologist wrote:It depends on whether they were servicing the Chocolate siding first and then going to West Mansfield...or going just West of Mansfield station to reverse direction to head onto the Framingham Secondary. Yes, you are correct....B725 drops of the cars in Mansfield (and if you really want to know, Q436 is the road freight from Selkirk, NY that brings the cars to Framingham) B733 sorts and then spots the cars in the correct spots in said sidings in between Mainline traffic. They just keep the power in Walpole, travel engine lite to Mansfield to sort their cars, round 9:30-10a. No, the original chocolate factory is since closed, for a few years now
Thanks for the summary! So would the B733 have reversed after I saw it to get to the "chocolate" industrial park, or was it headed south/west? Judging by the speed I don't think it was about to reverse--it accelerated through mansfield at a pretty good clip.
Anyway, let me make sure I have this straight: B725 drops off cars in Mansfield and Attleboro overnight from Framingham. B733 puts these cars on the right sidings during the day, from Walpole through Mansfield. Is that right?
Also, is the "chocolate" name anachronistic now? The reason I saw it was that I was biking through Mansfield, and the chocolate factory doesn't look like it's running, and I didn't get the delicious smell of chocolate as I biked by.