• Interesting Consist Discussion for the North Side

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

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  by ck4049
 
Those cabs are pretty well insulated, it wouldn't be too much louder than just one screamer alone.
  by AEM7AC920
 
beanbag wrote:
octr202 wrote:Doubleheader in service tonight...I think it was 1007 & 1002 paired up on track 10 about 5:30 Wednesday evening.
Two screamers.. Hope that engineer had top notch hearing protection.
They both aren't screaming because hep is only supplied from one loco. You can't hear much difference between 1 and 2.
  by sery2831
 
ck4049 wrote:Those cabs are pretty well insulated, it wouldn't be too much louder than just one screamer alone.
Sure, with the air conditioning you can't hear much! REALLY? With the windows and both doors wide open there isn't much sound protection.
  by ACeInTheHole
 
AEM7AC920 wrote:
beanbag wrote:
octr202 wrote:Doubleheader in service tonight...I think it was 1007 & 1002 paired up on track 10 about 5:30 Wednesday evening.
Two screamers.. Hope that engineer had top notch hearing protection.
They both aren't screaming because hep is only supplied from one loco. You can't hear much difference between 1 and 2.
Good point.
  by octr202
 
I didn't have a clear view from inside 352...but it sure looked like double GP40's on 305 Friday morning...should become 310 inbound.
  by ck4049
 
octr202 wrote:I didn't have a clear view from inside 352...but it sure looked like double GP40's on 305 Friday morning...should become 310 inbound.
1123(lead) and 1120.
  by mdamico23
 
Well, the 'Wizards of Boston Engine Terminal' worked their magic yet again and 'Mr. Commuterr Rail', F40 #1000 is back on the road again after suffering a major road failure in Fitchburg, MA at the end of June. It spotted it this afternoon holding near the Noerth Station drawbridges with an inbound consist. It was paired up with control car #1637 for those inclined to look for it.Like a cat 'with 1000 lives', it is back for now...

-mike
  by BostonUrbEx
 
Good to hear that 1000 lives to see another day!


Not an MBTA consist, but it was interesting and it was on the North Side: two Amtrak locomotives were pulling three [private?] Morristown & Erie coaches past BET at about 5:40pm yesterday, and appeared to be heading out on the Fitchburg Line.
  by sery2831
 
The M&E cars were from the Maine Eastern headed back home to NJ. They were going on the Grand Jct when you spotted them.
  by Rbts Stn
 
I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
Rbts Stn wrote:I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest
where is here?
  by Rbts Stn
 
MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:
Rbts Stn wrote:I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest
where is here?
Rbts Stn . Took me awhile to pick the screen name!
  by sery2831
 
Pan Am Railway movements aren't unusual in our territory. Unless they are pulling MBTA cars.
  by ns3010
 
Rbts Stn wrote:I guess just an engine isn't technically a consist, but PAR 601 just went barreling by here on her own, heading northwest
Sounds like AY-4 returning to Ayer after dropping off the Rotems.
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