- Apr 17, 2018
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A new train in a newly renovated and well lit Park Street.
Strangely the new Orange Line trains kept his voicing which must have been a completely new recording as they are the first orange line vehicles with automatic announcements, but the new GL didn't get him even though they already have recorded green line announcements. Mystery to me. The new green lines robotic "stand clear of the closing doors" is very jarring I feel like Frank would do it much better
There's a guy on railroad.net who has been talking about this with quite some alarm for at least six months. He thinks the longer dwell time is going to add significantly to trip times, and he's probably not wrong about that. He has done lots of sample measurements and the new cars are consistently 30-45 seconds slower in leaving the platform.Also I hate to say it but these trains have a much larger dwell time and it's causing problems. I now see them in service near daily and every single time they have been the leading train of a three car bunch, with two older trainsets stuck behind them. The doors close so much slower, the mirrors take forever to close and even then they seem to take off slower and accelerate slower.
Somehow I doubt the old name is going to fall out of popular usage that quickly. This is of course the city where "Traffic on the 3's" still every 10 minutes on-the-dot namechecks 93 between Canton-Braintree as "Route 128" when that hasn't been factually accurate in 23 years. Accumulated mindshare drains very slowwwwwly here when it comes to wayfinding placemarkers.Looks like @F-Line to Dudley is gonna have to change his username.
MBTA policy states that names should be clearly related to the area surrounding the station. For Dudley Station, that hadn’t been the case since Dudley Square was renamed Nubian Square in December.www.bostonglobe.com
Probably most. It's still there on majority of system signage, and if the most recent schedule revision didn't change anyone's train schedule they're still carrying around a paper schedule that says it.^ I wonder how many people still call it "Yawkey."
Probably because Frank's voice was edited to clip out the "ICA" when it moved to the Seaport. The enunciation clearly betrays that there used to be something else after "Hynes Convention Center" because he isn't naturally starting an exhale at the end of that name when it cuts. Usually when they record a bunch of discrete human-spoken words to robo-string together by computer or program the robo-voice to do it all virtual they have to bank separate recordings of words based on beginning, middle, or end slotting in the spoken string otherwise the split-second breath pauses sound all weird and unnatural. Happens so fast in natural speech we don't ever notice it's there...until you hear robo-speech where it isn't there and it instantaneously sounds jarring and wrong.I still hear Hynes/ICA in my head
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- F40PH-3C locomotive rebuild (37 units total): 8 rebuilds in-service (>20%), 12 out for rebuild (2 in-testing). If you're counting by paint job that's 8 (soon to be 10) new rebuilds out on the road in the sharp new purple nose with black lining, 14 remaining in-service non-rebuilds in the old paint, 1 non-rebuild in the old paint with 13-years-dated "Greenbush Opening" nose detail (see user Java King's board avatar), and 2 non-rebuilds in experimental MassDOT blue paint (to be going away for the new scheme). Numbers by paint job will probably hit tipping point in next 2 weeks at most, since MPI hasn't announced any work slowdowns yet.
Well, it's trendy with NJ Transit doing it. And if anyone trawls the outer Fitchburg Line often enough to see Norfolk Southern intermodal trains run, NS has the most extensive series of heritage loco paints in the industry honoring the innumerable defunct RR's that were absorbed (X many times removed) into their network, with those units on regular rotation on the Patriot Corridor. And their paint shop at famous Altoona Works RR shops is so good they're almost always spot-on accurate (because they'll hear about it from a rabid army of HO-scale foamers if a single line is non-authentic).A few weeks ago a friend of a friend told me that the T might be painting a few diesels in heritage paint schemes; any updates?