While jaymac was gawking up west this morning apparently out of scanner range of the X7.8 DED, I was a bit annoyed to find my southward journey on Temple St./Route 140 impeded for several minutes @ 0420 by an apparent monstah (I only got held up a few minutes, but there were already four vehicles stopped ahead of me at that time of morning and in this era of reduced commuting) of an eastbound traversing Temple Street. Perchance the Q426 heard earlier? I know not, lacking any scanner equipment in my vehicle. The residual effect of Precision Railroading has usually resulted in a Q427 westbound through the area shortly before or perhaps right around that time of day - my understanding is eastbounds usually tend to come through in the very wee hours. Granted, the Hoosac Effect is stronger than any remnant of EHH's legacy, and things have been a tad strange on the Worcester Main lately.
Another case in point, a bit of a railroad traffic jam at Barbers yesterday afternoon @1600-ish observed from I-190 North, with a PAR train occupying the Worcester Main behind Home Depot but exhibiting no motion that I could discern, while the P&W bridge over I-190 was occupied by a stopped autorack train with a pair of G&W painted GE B40s. Dunno how common a scenario that is, but I'd never seen it. I did hear something making noise through the southern West Boylston crossings an hour or so later, presumably the earlier observed PAR train.