• 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 sery2831
 
Cars move back and forth often. So sometimes one might be listed as being available North and is sent South last minute. The listing of the Rotem cars in service is not accurate at all. The 1801 has been at BET for a few weeks now for example.
  by AEM7AC920
 
Hey maybe they will become exclusive cab cars for the northside like the 1600s are ;).
  by sery2831
 
804 is North now, replacing 801.
  by MBTA1070
 
sery2831 wrote:804 is North now, replacing 801.
800 is South too.

Edit: 800 is South, 801 is on Old Colony, with 806 now with 800 on the South Side.
  by octr202
 
1130 and 1124 are doubleheading this morning. Caught them outbound on the 305/310 Lowell turn.
  by Diverging Route
 
We now have a "SuperSet" on the North Side. Today's 333 has a 7-car consist, including the 1814 R-car in the middle. That's a lot of capacity! In the Quiet Car position is the 615, with newly-upholstered seats :wink:
Last edited by Diverging Route on Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by ns3010
 
Diverging Route wrote:We now have a "SuperSet" on the North Side. Today's 333 has a 7-car consist, including the 814 R-car in the middle. That's a lot of capacity! In the Quiet Car position is the 615, with newly-upholstered seats :wink:
I saw that set last week. Definitely an interesting one. As of Thursday, it was: 1118-615-519-1620-1600-1814-357-1637

The 615 is easy to pick out because of its not-so-inconspicuous sideswipe repairs (on the end closest to the locomotive) :)
  by ns3010
 
beanbag wrote:They couldve put more cab cars in that set.
The 1600 and 1620 don't really count as cab cars though because all of the 1600-1625 cars have had their controls deactivated and/or removed and are really just BTC's now.
  by ACeInTheHole
 
ns3010 wrote:
beanbag wrote:They couldve put more cab cars in that set.
The 1600 and 1620 don't really count as cab cars though because all of the 1600-1625 cars have had their controls deactivated and/or removed and are really just BTC's now.
Hmm.. Okay, thanks Joe! I knew the MBTA had blinded a few cab cars but didnt know which ones.
  by octr202
 
ns3010 wrote:
beanbag wrote:They couldve put more cab cars in that set.
The 1600 and 1620 don't really count as cab cars though because all of the 1600-1625 cars have had their controls deactivated and/or removed and are really just BTC's now.
And for now the 1800's don't really count as cabs either. So still only one working cab cars in the set.
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