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    Cool MBTA ROUTE! (Rapid Transit, Commuter Rail)

    Here is the progress of the route so far (7/22/2017):
    1. Franklin Line
    -Readville to Norwood Central: Completed
    -Windsor Gardens to Forge Park:
    -Tracks laid
    - Signals placed
    -Stations placed

    2. Southwest Corridor:
    -Tracks Laid
    -Signals placed
    -Stations placed: Forest Hills (Needham), Ruggles, Back Bay
    -Orange Line Tracks and Stations placed (Forest Hills to Back Bay)

    3. Fairmount Branch:
    -Tracks Laid
    -Signals placed
    -Stations placed; including Four Corners, Talbot Ave, Newmarket

    4. Southampton Yard
    -Tracks laid
    -Signals placed

    5. South Station
    -Tracks laid
    -Signals placed

    6. Red Line
    -Tracks laid (Alewife to Braintree/Ashmont)
    -Stations placed
    -Cabot Yard tracks laid

    Next Steps: Complete Franklin Line, and Complete Southwest Corridor!
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    Now this is something that I'm looking forward to. Will the stations have industry so the trains can load the passengers instead of using trackmarks and then opening the doors? Also, what rolling stock and locomotives are recommended for this route?

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    Cool MBTA Red Line (In Progress)

    Here are some photos of the MBTA Red Line!


    Braintree Yard (Cadigan)


    Braintree Station


    Braintree Station


    Approaching Quincy Adams Station passing Route 3


    Approaching Quincy Adams Station


    Quincy Adams Station
    Last edited by TChauvet; May 23rd, 2018 at 11:58 PM.
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    Awesome! Please let me know if you have any questions. I have been to Boston plenty of times and I recently was in Southampton Yard. Keep up the good work and stay awesome!

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    Cool More MBTA Red Line Photos (In Progress)!!


    Passing underneath Water Street Bridge beside Burgin Parkway



    Approaching Quincy Center Station





    Quincy Center Station



    Wollaston Station




    Passing under Pedestrian Bridge towards North Quincy Station




    North Quincy Station

    Last edited by TChauvet; May 24th, 2018 at 12:00 AM.
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    Cool More Red Line Photos!!!


    Neponset River Bridge


    Crossing under Southeast Expressway (I-93)


    Crossing over Morrissey Boulevard


    JFK/UMass Station



    Another View of JFK/UMass Station



    Columbia Junction towards Subway Tunnel



    Entering the Tunnel


    Park Street Station



    Charles/MGH Station




    Departing Charles/MGH Station towards the Longfellow Bridge
    Last edited by TChauvet; May 24th, 2018 at 12:04 AM.
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    Default The Journey Continues to Cambridge (More Red Line Photos)


    Crossing the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge



    Approaching the Infamous Harvard Square Station Curve!!!



    Harvard Square Station



    Porter Square Station



    Davis Squar
    e Station


    Alewife Station



    Mezzanine Level at Alewife Station



    Ashmont Train Ready to Depart Alewife Station
    Last edited by TChauvet; May 24th, 2018 at 12:07 AM.
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    Nicely done.

    I remember the original Harvard Square station and the trolley buses coming in and out of the tunnel. There used to be old trolley tracks still embedded in the streets back then.

    Are you going to put in the freight yard down near the Braintree station?
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    Default Ashmont Branch!!


    Savin Hill Station



    Crossing over Freeport Street towards Fields Corner Station



    Fields Corner Station



    Ashmont Station



    Ashmont Station Busway



    Mattapan High-Speed Trolley Platform at Ashmont Station



    Ashmont Yard (Codman)


    Ashmont Yard (Codman)
    Last edited by TChauvet; May 24th, 2018 at 12:10 AM.
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    Default Cabot Maintenance Facility

    Here are some photos of the main maintenance facility for the MBTA Red Line System, Cabot Maintenance Facility.


    Red Line Repair Shop near tracks of MBTA Commuter Rail


    Another View of the Repair Shop


    Signal Tower & R.T. Lobby


    Cabot Yard



    Cabot Yard near Railroad Tracks continuing across Fort Point Channel to South Station
    Last edited by TChauvet; May 24th, 2018 at 12:12 AM.
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    Exclamation MBTA Commuter Rail (Franklin Branch)

    Check out my other thread MBTA Franklin Line (Readville to Forge Park/495) for photos of the Franklin Branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail.

    I am planning to use this thread to not only post latest photos of the Franklin Line but all of the Commuter Rail Lines and Rapid Transit Lines (Red, Green, Blue and Orange Lines) that are included on this MBTA route!

    Thank You!!!
    Terence Chauvet

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    Looking really good there TChauvet! Keep those screenshots coming!

    -ns2616

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    Nicely done.

    I remember the original Harvard Square station and the trolley buses coming in and out of the tunnel. There used to be old trolley tracks still embedded in the streets back then.

    Are you going to put in the freight yard down near the Braintree station?

    The tracks have been laid for the freight yard and added some tank cars make it feel more like Braintree. Here are some pics testing the route.


    Passing Braintree Commuter Rail Station and Signal Tower of Braintree Freight Yard


    Tank Cars at Braintree Freight Yard
    Last edited by TChauvet; May 24th, 2018 at 12:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by car112 View Post
    Awesome! Please let me know if you have any questions. I have been to Boston plenty of times and I recently was in Southampton Yard. Keep up the good work and stay awesome!
    Thanks, @Car112! I have completed the Southampton Yard and will post some images this weekend for you to look at!!
    Terence Chauvet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ns2616 View Post
    Looking really good there TChauvet! Keep those screenshots coming!

    -ns2616

    Will do!!! Thanks @ns2616
    Terence Chauvet

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