• MBTA Commuter Rail Work Equipment

  • 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 diburning
 
The red construction equipment and related hi-rail equipment that are labelled "Railroad Construction Company - Paulsboro, NJ" are owned by RJ Corman as they carry their logo. They built a siding near malfunction junction (unpowered) to store all their equipment. They're there for the Columbia (malfunction) junction project.
  by BostonUrbEx
 
diburning wrote:The red construction equipment and related hi-rail equipment that are labelled "Railroad Construction Company - Paulsboro, NJ" are owned by RJ Corman as they carry their logo. They built a siding near malfunction junction (unpowered) to store all their equipment. They're there for the Columbia (malfunction) junction project.
How'd they build the siding? Was the Southampton commuter/Amtrak yard's tail track relocated? Or is it elsewhere? When I saw the equipment, that's where I thought it was, but I'm not too familiar with the area, could have been somewhere further south?
  by diburning
 
We're going off topic here as this would turn into a subway work equipment post, but I'm going to respond anyway in case we decide to make a new thread for this or decide to include subway work equipment discussion in this thread in the future.

The siding is between JFK/UMass station and Columbia Junction. The siding is on the west side of the tracks. It appears that it's hooked up to the yard lead to Cabot on the Ashmont side and not to the main.
  by sery2831
 
There is a tail track off the Cabot lead on the outbound side. Is this where we are talking, or this a totally new installation of track?
  by sery2831
 
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The lowest track is the tail track I am referring to. It has always been there, but overgrown. It had third rail it's entire length at one time. Guessing you notice them rebuilding it?
  by neman2
 
diburning wrote:The red construction equipment and related hi-rail equipment that are labelled "Railroad Construction Company - Paulsboro, NJ" are owned by RJ Corman as they carry their logo. They built a siding near malfunction junction (unpowered) to store all their equipment. They're there for the Columbia (malfunction) junction project.
Railroad Construction Company is not associated with RJ Corman. Check out the website here-

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  by TJ209
 
Caught these MBTA MOW vehicles at the North Chelmsford wye. Weird because these tracks are owned by Pan Am and haven't seen an MBTA train in... ever, as far as I know. My assumption is that they were making their way over to the Fitchburg Line from Lowell, but that's a shot in the dark. Does anyone have any insight on this?
  by BostonUrbEx
 
This is a complete guess, but maybe they came from the Haverhill double tracking project and were heading to the Fitchburg project. Not sure that Andover - Lowell - Chelmsford - Ayer is any faster or less disruptive than Andover - Boston - wherever they're working on the Fitchburg.
  by sery2831
 
It is common for MOW moves to operate over the Stony Brook from Lowell to Ayer to save time.
  by KB1KVD
 
Not exactly MBTA work equipment but the Loram switch grinder arrived on property yesterday on the north side.