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Charlie - stuck on the MTA

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Charlie - stuck on the MTA
Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 1:29 PM

 

 

How Charlie got stuck on the MTA!

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, October 12, 2023 4:12 PM

I was unaware that the song had be created as a political campaign tool in the wayback era of 1949.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by rdamon on Thursday, October 12, 2023 4:24 PM

BaltACD

I was unaware that the song had be created as a political campaign tool in the wayback era of 1949.

 

 

Or this

"The song has become so entrenched in Boston lore that the Boston-area transit authority named its electronic card-based fare collection system the "CharlieCard" as a tribute to this song.

The transit organization, now called the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), held a dedication ceremony for the card system in 2004 which featured a performance of the song by the Kingston Trio and then-governor Mitt Romney."

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, October 12, 2023 7:18 PM

Why is that nearly new locomotive blowing all that black smoke at around 8:15???

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Posted by wjstix on Friday, October 13, 2023 1:33 PM

Looks to me to just be a few light puffs of smoke, after the engine has been sitting a while. Not unusual for some smokey exhaust when engine is working hard, like starting a train.

 

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, October 13, 2023 1:42 PM

But that's a Tier 4 Cummins QSK95 -- it's not SUPPOSED to have any waxy unbuilt buildup in the exhaust.  That's transient overfueling, and the engine control is supposed to prevent that.

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Posted by zugmann on Friday, October 13, 2023 4:40 PM

Overmod
Why is that nearly new locomotive blowing all that black smoke at around 8:15???

They're 10 years old. 

 

Yeah, time flies. 

  

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