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

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  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
the 1056 and the 1062 are the 2 units painted in MassDOT paint currently. The 1062 needs its HEP unit completely replaced, believe it went down to Area 52 Tuesday
  by Mbtagp40mc
 
I'm on the MassDOT consist right now. Its the 4:47 Needham Heights train out of South Station. What a shame it's all MBB cars. I hate these things. So uncomfortable.
  by BandA
 
Mbtagp40mc wrote:I'm on the MassDOT consist right now. Its the 4:47 Needham Heights train out of South Station. What a shame it's all MBB cars. I hate these things. So uncomfortable.
Cheap foam cushioning breaks down after 10-15 years even when lightly used. I'm assuming that's what happened because the MBBs were very comfortable when new.
  by sonicdoommario
 
Providence train 821 (4:30PM outbound) had 7 doubles with a locomotive on each end, an HSP and a GP. Looks like there was no control car on the set.
  by cbrett
 
Is #1120 owned by MassDoT too? It had a MassDot Logo on the side of it when it stopped at West Natick headed towards Worcester at around 3:10 today. Is this on all the engines and I'm just really obvlivious, or is this something else?
  by sonicdoommario
 
Pretty sure this isn't too surprising but Providence train 803 (6:31AM outbound) (and I believe turns to 812) had two control cars in its set, I believe 1712 and 1705 (1705 being the primary one). They were right next to one other.
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
some of the recent refurb K cars have been problem childs and have not been in the lead, just filling a spot in the consist
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
Not consist related, but can't think of where else to put it. . .

Users of Kingston station may have noticed the very large collection of retired T-logoed NABI CNG buses that have been piling up in the lot the last couple weeks. Now 30-strong and increasing by couple buses per day as more fresh retirees get yanked from revenue service and sent down Route 3 for storage. Those are awaiting their maker on a huge 300-bus scrap contract currently 125+ buses into its meal. The scrappers are working Southampton, Cabot, and Arborway yards right now at a rate of a dozen buses per week, with 120 retired buses left to go in the intra-city yards. After those dead lines are cleared out the scrappers will be descending on a filled-up Kingston and start putting on a daily demolition show in full view of the platform for commuters' entertainment. Should be some good photo ops of the action this September-ish when the heavy equipment decamps to Kingston.
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
Frode wrote:I rode on an all-MBB set today on the Franklin line. I didn't think that was still possible!
a set of 5 it is, as of Tuesday, had a HSP as the power
  by CSRR573
 
Dont know where else to put this really, buy today I just noticed that the old spur just after the Holbrook/Randolph station has a huge boiler or pump or something on a center depressed flat car. Its quite a good size piece too. Always figured that spur has been spike off for like 10 years now
  by sonicdoommario
 
Was at the Attleboro station today and saw an outbound train with 5 double decker cars zip through on track 1, ahead of the 1:05PM outbound train. Might've had control car 1721. Is this a test/rescue train or something?
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
sonicdoommario wrote:Was at the Attleboro station today and saw an outbound train with 5 double decker cars zip through on track 1, ahead of the 1:05PM outbound train. Might've had control car 1721. Is this a test/rescue train or something?
Been a busy summer, but what you probably saw was a set returning from dropping off an engine at Davisville, RI
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