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

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  by GP40MC1118
 
Probably the Worcester Extra doing a qualifying crew run to Worcester and return. For
the next Grand Jct outage...

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  by sery2831
 
1713 is currently on 424. It's a 5 car set.
  by AEM7AC920
 
The control car it replaced had excessive flat spots so apparently the K car was the only thing available.
  by mbta1051dan
 
ck4049 wrote:1713 was on Mass Bay #330.
I'll be on the lookout. I just missed 424 yesterday while doing my bus route! But I had more important *cargo* if you will, to take care of. Leave the foaming for after work!

Any idea what set it's on?
  by ck4049
 
1017 is the locomotive and one of the Fidelity coaches is behind the locomotive, thats all I know.
  by Diverging Route
 
I was told the 1713 set was on inbound on the Eastern Route early this morning. I saw it near Tower A around 7:20am.
  by BostonUrbEx
 
Coach 514 has a sticker on it that says "PROPERTY OF THE MBTA" and there is another sticker under it, but you can't read/see it because of the MBTA one. Anyone know what this is? Was 514 sent out for work recently?
  by MBTA3247
 
BostonUrbEx wrote:Coach 514 has a sticker on it that says "PROPERTY OF THE MBTA" and there is another sticker under it, but you can't read/see it because of the MBTA one. Anyone know what this is? Was 514 sent out for work recently?
Where is the sticker located? Most (if not all) of the commuter rail equipment is technically owned by banks and leased back to the T, and I've seen stickers on some cars indicating a such. It could be that the lease for 514 expired and it reverted to pure MBTA ownership.
  by jwhite07
 
It could be that the lease for 514 expired and it reverted to pure MBTA ownership.
Right you are. Lease on MBB coaches 500-516 and 1500-1516 is expired. Here's one of the Surface Transportation Board filings:

http://www.stb.dot.gov/recordations.nsf ... enDocument

Boring legalese, but there it is. There are filings for other MBTA equipment on the STB site too.
  by AEM7AC920
 
The 1713 was cut last night to get sent south. There is an acela style set with 2 geeps running for the work taking place on the Lowell line as well.
  by dth9269
 
A couple of oddities here on the Fitchburg Line in West Cambridge today. A lonely F40 (#1033) went rolling out westward shortly after noon...and then came back a few (10-ish?) minutes later. Then just a few minutes ago, ~1:10PM EDT, a mixed set of the work engine #3247 pulling 3 Amtrak coaches, an Amtrak grey locomotive in the middle (didn't catch a number), and then a standard set of MBTA commuter cars with a 10XX engine at the end (possibly pushing) headed inbound toward Porter Square.

Dan
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