Readville MBTA Station Siding Yard - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 14.307 W 071° 08.041
19T E 323923 N 4678456
Quick Description: At the Readville MBTA station there is a siding of track that parallels the Franklin Line connection to the Northeast Corridor line that is used to temporarily store MOW equipment to maintain the tracks in this area.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2009 11:05:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM6DCQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member SearchN
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Readville MBTA Station is a complex mingling of rail routes and sidings. On the west side, where there is a platform and a parking lot off of Sprague Street-Milton Street, there is a siding where Maintenance-Of-Way equipment is temporarily stored as the tracks from the MBTA Franklin Line, the Northeast Corridor Route, and other tracks are maintained and repaired.

The siding is at level with the parking lot. You must cross these tracks and ascend the steps to the station platform about 10 feet above the tracks and parking lot. Parking is $4.00, paid in an unattended slot box.

Equipment over time varies over time. Much of the time, the track is empty. at other time, tie replacement equipment has been placed there. At others, an inspection vehicle is stored there. At other times, catenary maintenance equipment is stored there. At other times, speeders and other equipment is stored there.

Please stay off the tracks and equipment, though they be very close to the parking lot.
Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Maintenance Facility

Are there any fees and if so how much? (optional): 0.00

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