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    Salem MBTA Station

    There's the new Wollaston Station on the Red Line which is being built without provision to double track the Old Colony line in the future.
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    Sure, but they couldn't be riding on their own wheels; they'd have to be put on flatbeds, just like when they're trucked in.
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    Crazy Highway Pitches

    The CAT is such a roller coaster that only subway cars/trolleys could deal with the grades. Wouldn't work for knitting the north/south commuter rail and intercity systems together.
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    Worcester Developments

    HOLY CRAP. THAT's what was under there the the whole time?
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    Amtrak / Intercity Rail Discussion Thread

    I wonder what impact this will have on eventually reactivating the eastern route.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Nice first post.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    A while back, some of us were trying to figure out how the Old Colony could be double tracked by piggy backing off the HOV lane project on 93. It's a real shame that the new Wollaston Station project doesn't provision for future OC double tracking.
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    A Worcester +1 would probably be done in conjunction with a new expanded layover ala the Fitchberg Wachusett extension. There's a suitable looking parcel for a layover half a mile north of the Auburn Mall site, and there's several areas around the treatment plant and landfill in Millbury that...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    I thought the extra room at Wellesley Farms was planned for a passing siding eventually anyway?
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    Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

    Be nice if it were terra cotta...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    It's also a bit of a head scratcher figuring out how to connect the mouth of the tunnel to Providence station, what with the station effectively being underground, and a tower having been built right in line with the ROW leading from the mouth of the tunnel.
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    South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

    Fantastic analysis, stick.
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    Crazy Airport Pitches

    Best I can do is a silver line branch.
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    General MBTA Discussion Thread

    Truck drivers have to do it on some mountain passes, but that's kind of an extreme case.
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    Paging Texas Flip and Move. (That would be one hell of a move)
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    Seaport Neighborhood - Infill and Discussion

    Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport Boy, that really shows the height limit in the Seaport.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Re: North-South Rail Link It was a waste product until the cracking refineries were developed that could turn bitumen into more gasoline. So now asphalt prices move in concert with oil prices. Reducing gasoline demand should reduce asphalt prices in the future.
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    112 Shawmut Avenue | South End

    Nothing wrong with three deckers.