No biggie: Red Line driver puts out track fire at Charles/MGH

Smoke on the tracks at Charles/MGH on the Red Line

Kylejemge watched the driver of an outbound Red Line train get out of the train and put a fire extinguisher to good use just before Charles/MGH this afternoon:

Climbed back in and kept going.

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duct tape

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They should just duct tape. fixes everything

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And sometimes I feel like our transit system is held together with duct tape also... no real fixing, just band aids.

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Swirls

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I never said anything about the Union. Nor any MBTA employee. I AGREE with you, however.

Just trying to make a funny. But I do feel like some of these trains are held together by duct tape.

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Forgot my snark tags

/snark

Sorry.

FTR, I have noticed occasional duct-tape "patches" on orange line cars that have rotted through in the corners of the outer shell. Shameful.

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Cable fire was at the other

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Cable fire was at the other end of the station on the approach to the bridge. This was a small trash fire.

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Cheers to the driver

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As a society, we love taking a picture, going on an indignant online rant, and screaming when things aren't perfect. It's kind of refreshing that someone's willing to apply some common sense, deal with an issue (even if fire fighting isn't in his contract) and move on.

I'd buy the guy a beer.

** Granted, if this was related to the T ignoring a larger maintenance problem, then that's another issue altogether.

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Cattle Cars

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Since the T treats their passengers like cattle, they should be reminded that Mrs O'Learys cow started the great Chicago fire.

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