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RenegadeMonster wrote:Really? What was the reason they would ever switch back to a low level platform from a high level platform? I can't see the logic behind that decision.MBTA3247 is correkt, CSX had clearance rights even if they never used them; The Boston Herald was still getting newsprint I think, and there is the curved bridge over Ft. Point Channel that connects to the Dorchester/Fairmont/Midland branch. I've always assumed that platform was supposed to be permanent & they were surprised that CSX forced the issue. It's a dwell problem now because they don't have time to flip traps twice and collect fares between South Station and Landsdowne
BandA wrote: I've always assumed that platform was supposed to be permanent & they were surprised that CSX forced the issue.It was Conrail in those days which had a much different attitude towards the types of freight it hauled. Plus the mindset all around was different then, Track 61 wasn't refurbished for nothing (well I suppose it was but there was a reason even if it wasn't realized).