• MBTA Commuter Rail Work Equipment

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

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  by diburning
 
I was wondering if we could get a list of all of the MBTA main line work equipment and cars. I'll start the list with what I know:

MBTX:
1 - Difco Side Dump Car
5 - Difco Side Dump Car
12 - Difco Side Dump Car (missing road number)
18- Difco Side Dump Car
19 - Difco Side Dump Car
30 - Rail Washer (flat car and a tank car)
71 - Box Car (ex-B&M)
101 - Flat Car (ex-TTX)
902 and 904 - GP9 (ex-SEMTA, ex-Grand Trunk Western)
1411 - ex-Amtrak Baggage Car
3247 - GP40
15004 - Gondola
2746 - Double Track Snow Plow
11365 - Hopper
13378 - Gondola
13388 - Gondola
13743 - Short Bay Window Caboose
64711 - Flanger (ex-conrail)

MBA:
C-1 - Wide Vision Caboose
2740 - Double-Track Snow Plow
2742R - Snow Plow
2744R - Snow Plow

Anyone know any other pieces of equipment? (like snow plows, tank cars, those ex-amtrak baggage cars, flat cars, those side dump cars currently filled with ties, and other cars?)

Also, what was the fate of this car?

http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200 ... 116170.jpg
Last edited by diburning on Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Stmtrolleyguy
 
Im pretty certain that car is running around as a tool car for the MBTA work train, still in BnM blue. (That was why it was moved in the first place - to see life on the open rails instead of pretending to be a storage shed.)
  by StevieC48
 
Be specific if it is CR or Rail Line work equipment on the title. Just a thought.
  by GP40MC 1116
 
If I recall, their are 2 of those MBTX ex B&M Blue Boxcars roaming around. I believe I saw one at the Mystic Jct MOW base the other day as I passed by it on a Lowell Inbound.
  by Tracer
 
There is a 40' B&M boxcar that has been sitting for a while right next to New Washington St. in Sommerville, I drove by it today but the paint was so worn I couldnt read the numbers.
  by diburning
 
Triker wrote:There is a 40' B&M boxcar that has been sitting for a while right next to New Washington St. in Sommerville, I drove by it today but the paint was so worn I couldnt read the numbers.
Isn't that the one that's inside BET? It's right next to the Fitchburg line's ROW
  by GP40MC1118
 
The sidedumps were not made by Difco. Those were built by Maxon 12/78-2/79.

The two B&M 40FT boxcars were trucked from the Navy Yard to the Mystic Wharf Branch
at Spice Street (near FX). They are MBTX 70 & MBTX 71.

The MBTA Work Train fleet consists of (except locomotives)

Cabooses: C-1 (ex-Ontario Hydro 436418, nee-CP 436418)
13743 (ex-Perini Corporation 13743, MP 13742)

Materials Handling Cars: 1431, 1434 (ex-RPCX, Amtrak same numbers)

Tank Cars: 30 - (Assigned to one of the Power Wash trains)
2517 - (Assigned to one of the Power Wash trains)
72410 (ex-NEFX, UTLX same number)
2721 - (ex-B&M, built 3/29!)

Boxcars: 77083 - Ex-B&M same number, off-trucks used for storage in
Yard 14 Cut Yard
70 - Ex-B&M 7???? Built 2/57 Stored Mystic Jct
71 - Ex-B&M 76457

Covered Hoppers: 2 PS-1 type cars acquired with old BET. Believed to be
ex-MEC or B&M.

Milk Car: 1930 - Ex-B&M 1930, inherited with old BET. Stored/derelict

Flat Cars: 30 (used with Tank Car 30 in Power Wash duty, built 10/78)
50 (renumbered RW-1 and in power wash duty with TC 2517
ex-Amtrak 670094, nee-GTW???
51-54, 56,58,61 all ex-Amtrak/DODX/US Army flatcars
There are at least 5 others not renumbered
100-101 - ex JTTX 150011, 150048 respectively.
15004, 15007 - ex-Amtrak, P&LE 1126, 1128 respectively.

Gondolas: All ex-Amtrak, same numbers
13239,13283,13309,13319,13326,13348-49, 13360-61, 13378, 13385,
13388, 13398

Hoppers: 300-307 (ballast service)
W308, W309...maybe ex-PRR...308 stored(?) and 309 transferred
to MBTA many years ago.
11365 - ex-Amtrak same number

Sidedumps: 1-20

Snowfighting Equipment:
Flanger 64711 (ex-CR same number)
Snowplows W2740, W2746 ex-B&M Russell Plows
2642R, 2744R ex-CN 55395, 55385 respectively

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  by GP40MC1118
 
I'll have to recheck my records or they got another car.

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  by GP40MC 1116
 
Just to add to GP40MC1118's post.

Those cars were formally numbered:

RPCX 1434 & RPCX 1431

Prior to being purchased for the work train, they sat for the last few years and were stored up in New England Southern Railroad's yard in Concord, NH. NEGS moved them around from time to time, but as far as I know and could see during my trips up their, they were not used or even owned by NEGS.

Photo here: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... y=wintrain

A quick look online shows RPCX to be: SC RAIL LEASING AMERICA, INC. D/B/A SOUTHERN ILLINOIS RAILCAR CO. [RAILCAR LIMITED]
  by bmcdr
 
Here are some additions to the list GP40MC1118 compiled, this should complete the roster above.
ADDITIONAL FLATCARS - MBTX 50 ex DODX
MBTX 55 ex DODX
MBTX 57 ex DODX
DODX 38132
DODX 137665
DODX 15716
The two un-numbered covered hoppers were in sand service at the old BET, one is a Maine Central car built by ACF, the other is an ex B&M PS-1.