• Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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

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  by RenegadeMonster
 
That's the third 17XX so far this year and there are now two on the North Side at the same time. Wow
  by Trinnau
 
Hearing through the grapevine that the 1600s are cycling through PTC work which is being done on the South Side, tying up somewhere between 3-6 cars. Hence the need to move other control cars north. Might we start seeing 1600s as actual control cars south?
  by KevinSun242
 
1631 is currently leading a 7 car set Northside. There also seems to be an all-MBB set roaming around? I saw one rolling by a week or two ago while waiting for the orange line at Sullivan. And yesterday, 1512 was leading a Fitchburg line train.
  by CRail
 
The German car set is the PTC test train.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
7 Car set on Newburyport train 173 tonight.

First time I have seen a 7 car set since the Beverly Drawbridge project when fewer sets were needed.

Wonder what's up where we have enough cars kicking around for a 7 car set at this time.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
I noticed Cameras and possible microphones in car 835 today. They were to the left of the electronic display. Bigger and much more visible than the ones that were on the Passenger count train.

Anyone know their purpose? Security surveillance or a new look / more cars being set up for passenger counts?
  by RenegadeMonster
 
1506 was leading train 160 this morning.

Also saw a Rail Train heading past the new Casino they are building.
  by Type 7 3684
 
408 has a double header this morning. 1064 and 1053 were pushing the set. 1646 is the cab car.
  by CRail
 
1064's HEP is dead. They've been together for over a week now.
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