Friday, July 25, 2014

4 Runners to Attempt to Beat MBTA Green Line Train in Race


Four runners are trying to see if they can beat an MBTA train in a race!
The runners work at "Runkeeper," a Boston start-up and they'll race against the train from Boston College to Blandford Street.
The four-mile run will be streamed live here and live-Tweeted by someone on board the train.

John Sullivan from RunKeeper joined us for more on the event, which kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Recent New England Model Railroad Announcements

Bachmann:  50’ Plug Door Boxcar – New Haven
Intermountain:  EMD SD40-2 Loco – Pan Am (MEC)
2014 National Train Show Announcements:
Atlas:  Dash 8-40B – P&W
Atlas:  U25B Phase IIb – New Haven
Atlas:  Pullman-Standard 2,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay hopper – B&M

Bachmann:  USRA Light 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive – Maine Central (DCC sound)
Bachmann:  1950s/60s Truck & Trailers – Boston & Maine
2014 National Train Show Announcements:
Atlas: Alco C-424 (Phase II) – Springfield Terminal (Guilford)
Atlas: Alco S-2 – Boston & Maine (black)
Atlas:  Single window heavyweight coaches – New Haven
Bachmann:  USRA 2-8-2 Light Mikado  - Maine Central
Broadway LTD:  ARA 70-ton 4-bay open hopper 4-packs. – B&M

Fatal Amtrak Downeaster Crash in North Berwick ME


NORTH BERWICK, Maine -- There has been another fatal accident involving the Downeaster and a pedestrian. This one happened Wednesday night in North Berwick.

It happened around 7 o'clock near Main Street. Traffic was re-routed in the area and the train was stopped.

North Berwick police are working with Amtrak investigators to determine how it happened. Downeaster train #685, which was the train involved in the incident, will be experiencing delays. Trains #687 and #688 will also be affected.

Pan Am Train, Logging Truck Collide in Livermore Falls ME

(SOURCE:  Bangor Daily News)

A train and logging truck collided in Livermore Falls on Wednesday afternoon, blocking Main Street to traffic for several hours but resulting in no serious injuries....