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consist wrote:No. The double track was left up to and including the switch...but not even a carlength of single track beyond, so it's useless as a runaround.I think there is enough for a run around, hard to tell with the trees and shrubs in the way. If there is I wouldn't trust the trackage. Is there any plans to fix the double tracks or to scrap the whole lead to the former Yard 21 now that a condo has gone up, opposite Sullivan Sq?
dieciduej wrote:ROW is definitely going to be preserved to Sullivan for Urban Ring potential, and with the new northbound-extension Green Line yard planned out in that direction there is a viable ROW snaking around BET to the Yard 21 trackage for a cheapie Sullivan mini-extension. Which would be a good one to have as a transfer and load-balance for the OL, plus would replicate the Sullivan terminus that used to feed the subway via two Charlestown branches splitting at North Station Under until 1950's bustitution.
FatNoah wrote:I managed to get a decent look at the tracks on my Orange Line commute. It's hard to tell, but it looks more like at least 50+ feet of tracks are left after the switch.From what I can see, the track ends a couple feet from the switch, then the other 50+ feet is not connected
GP40MC1118 wrote:PAR and the MBTA have been using the 3rd & 4th Iron leads from "FX" to just past Sullivan for over a year
now. Nothing really new...With the lack of other storage tracks around for both parties, expect this to
continue for a long time...
BostonUrbEx wrote:As mentioned, this is not new at all. There are plans to enhance the condition of the tracks, but those may have been postponed while GLX was up in the air for a bit.It was just the first time I have seen cars all the way to bumper.
eustis22 wrote:There appears to be a good stretch of track thru the old Hood Plant and along Medford St on Charlestown. Why can't that be used for storage?I believe there are clearance issues getting under the I-93 Sullivan Square off-ramp.
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