Northeast Corridor - Davisville, RI Information

Northeast Corridor - Davisville, Rhode Island

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Description

The camera in Davisville, RI is located at milepost 168.25 on the New Haven to Boston (Shoreline) division of the Northeast Corridor.  It is 60.45 miles from Boston South Station, 96.05 miles from New Haven Union Station, and 168.25 miles from New York Penn Station.

The equipment consists of one AXIS P1365-E Mk II Network Camera mounted approximately fifteen feet on the side of a private residence.  A separate microphone is connected providing a dedicated audio stream.  The camera is positioned approximately 75 feet from the closest track and captures Full HD footage (1920x1080) at 60 frames per second.

The track is owned and maintained by Amtrak, but trackage rights are extended to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Providence & Worcester (P&W).  Tracks #1 & #2 are the two tracks closest to the camera view.  They are the mainline tracks that Amtrak and MBTA use for passenger services.  These tracks are both electrified and rated as Class 8 track with a current maximum authorized speed of 150 miles per hour.  Track #4 is the track furthest from the camera view.  It serves freight entering and leaving Davisville Rail Yard and is not electrified.  Providence & Worcester regularly utilize Track #4 to exchange freight with Seaview Transportation Company.  Seaview owns the Davisville Rail Yard and all trackage in Quonset Point.

Timetable

This timetable shows when scheduled trains are expected to pass Davisville assuming there are no delays.  This timetable does not show extras, deadheads, or Providence & Worcester freight because their passing is unpredictable.

SUNDAY 

Service Train # Depart/Arrive BOS Depart/Arrive PVD Expected at Davisville
Northeast Regional 66 7:58 AM 6:45 AM 6:24 AM
Northeast Regional 195 6:40 AM 7:20 AM 7:33 AM
Northeast Regional 99 8:40 AM 9:19 AM 9:32 AM
Northeast Regional 150 11:15 AM 10:25 AM 10:12 AM
Northeast Regional 161 9:40 AM 10:20 AM 10:33 AM
Acela Express 2253 11:10 AM 11:45 AM 11:57 AM
Northeast Regional 160 1:15 PM 12:25 PM 12:12 PM
Acela Express 2261 12:10 PM 12:46 PM 12:58 PM
Northeast Regional 149 12:15 PM 12:57 PM 1:10 PM
Northeast Regional 162 2:20 PM 1:31 PM 1:18 PM
Acela Express 2255 1:10 PM 1:44 PM 1:56 PM
Acela Express 2248 2:20 PM 2:09 PM 1:57 PM
Northeast Regional 135 1:40 PM 2:19 PM 2:32 PM
Acela Express 2257 3:05 PM 3:43 PM 3:55 PM
Northeast Regional 165 3:10 PM 3:50 PM 4:03 PM
Northeast Regional 164 5:20 PM 4:30 PM 4:17 PM
Acela Express 2252 5:46 PM 4:57 PM 4:45 PM
Acela Express 2259 4:05 PM 4:40 PM 4:52 PM
Acela Express 2275 5:05 PM 5:44 PM 5:56 PM
Northeast Regional 88 7:20 PM 6:27 PM 6:14 PM
Northeast Regional 139 5:40 PM 6:20 PM 6:33 PM
Acela Express 2254 7:46 PM 6:56 PM 6:44 PM
Northeast Regional 169 6:40 PM 7:20 PM 7:33 PM
Acela Express 2260 8:48 PM 7:59 PM 7:47 PM
Northeast Regional 96 9:35 PM 8:44 PM 8:31 PM
Acela Express 2256 9:45 PM 8:55 PM 8:43 PM
Acela Express 2258 10:46 PM 9:54 PM 9:42 PM
Northeast Regional 67 9:30 PM 10:22 PM 10:35 PM
Northeast Regional 132 11:55 PM 11:02 PM 10:49 PM
Sunday Totals  
Northeast Regional - 17

Acela Express - 12

MBTA - 0

TOTAL - 29

MONDAY 

Service Train # Depart/Arrive BOS Depart/Arrive PVD Expected at Davisville
Northeast Regional 166 1:10 AM 12:20 AM 12:07 AM
MBTA 802 6:40 AM 5:25 AM 4:49 AM
MBTA 8801  N/A 4:58 AM 5:24 AM
MBTA 806 7:36 AM 6:25 AM 5:49 AM
Acela Express 2151 5:05 AM 5:40 AM 5:53 AM
MBTA 8803  N/A 5:49 AM 6:15 AM
MBTA 808 8:16 AM 7:15 AM 6:39 AM
Northeast Regional 66 7:58 AM 6:45 AM 6:24 AM
Acela Express 2153 6:05 AM 6:43 AM 6:55 AM
Northeast Regional 95 6:10 AM 6:50 AM 7:03 AM
MBTA 8805  N/A 6:55 AM 7:21 AM
MBTA 814 9:39 AM 8:25 AM 7:49 AM
Acela Express 2155 7:15 AM 7:50 AM 8:02 AM
MBTA 805 7:25 AM 8:29 AM 8:54 AM
Acela Express 2190 10:00 AM 9:18 AM 9:06 AM
Northeast Regional 171 8:15 AM 8:55 AM 9:08 AM
MBTA 816 10:59 AM 9:50 AM 9:24 AM
Acela Express 2159 9:10 AM 9:46 AM 9:58 AM
Northeast Regional 190 11:05 AM 10:17 AM 10:04 AM
Northeast Regional 93 9:30 AM 10:11 AM 10:24 AM
Acela Express 2150 11:40 AM 10:53 AM 10:41 AM
Northeast Regional 170 12:45 PM 11:55 AM 11:42 AM
Acela Express 2163 11:05 AM 11:43 AM 11:55 AM
Northeast Regional 173 11:15 AM 11:56 AM 12:09 PM
Acela Express 2154 1:45 PM 12:56 PM 12:44 PM
MBTA 811 11:25 AM 12:26 PM 12:52 PM
Acela Express 2165 12:10 PM 12:46 PM 12:58 PM
MBTA 822 3:02 PM 1:55 PM 1:29 PM
Acela Express 2167 1:05 PM 1:41 PM 1:53 PM
Northeast Regional 172 3:15 PM 2:23 PM 2:10 PM
Northeast Regional 137 1:40 PM 2:21 PM 2:34 PM
Acela Express 2158 3:47 PM 2:59 PM 2:47 PM
Northeast Regional 86 4:35 PM 3:47 PM 3:34 PM
Acela Express 2160 4:50 PM 4:02 PM 3:50 PM
Acela Express 2171 3:10 PM 3:45 PM 3:57 PM
Northeast Regional 175 3:20 PM 4:01 PM 4:14 PM
MBTA 817 3:25 PM 4:27 PM 4:53 PM
Acela Express 2173 4:15 PM 4:50 PM 5:02 PM
Northeast Regional 174 6:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:17 PM
MBTA 830 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:34 PM
Acela Express 2164 6:45 PM 5:51 PM 5:39 PM
MBTA 821 4:30 PM 5:37 PM 6:03 PM
Acela Express 2175 5:20 PM 5:55 PM 6:07 PM
Northeast Regional 177 5:35 PM 6:14 PM 6:27 PM
Acela Express 2166 7:40 PM 6:54 PM 6:42 PM
MBTA 832 8:34 PM 7:25 PM 6:59 PM
Northeast Regional 176 8:12 PM 7:18 PM 7:05 PM
MBTA 825 5:40 PM 6:43 PM 7:09 PM
Northeast Regional 179 6:45 PM 7:25 PM 7:38 PM
Acela Express 2168 8:45 PM 7:56 PM 7:44 PM
MBTA 834 9:24 PM 8:15 PM 7:49 PM
MBTA 829 6:50 PM 8:01 PM 8:27 PM
Acela Express 2170 9:45 PM 8:54 PM 8:42 PM
MBTA 836 10:34 PM 9:23 PM 8:57 PM
Northeast Regional 94 10:10 PM 9:16 PM 9:03 PM
Acela Express 2172 10:50 PM 10:03 PM 9:51 PM
Northeast Regional 67 9:30 PM 10:22 PM 10:35 PM
Northeast Regional 178 12:20 AM 11:29 PM 11:16 PM
MBTA 835 10:00 PM 11:11 PM 11:37 PM
Monday Totals   
Northeast Regional - 19

Acela Express - 20

MBTA - 20

TOTAL - 59

TUESDAY - THURSDAY 

Service Train # Depart/Arrive BOS Depart/Arrive PVD Expected at Davisville
MBTA 802 6:40 AM 5:25 AM 4:49 AM
MBTA 8801  N/A 4:58 AM 5:24 AM
MBTA 806 7:36 AM 6:25 AM 5:49 AM
Acela Express 2151 5:05 AM 5:40 AM 5:53 AM
MBTA 8803  N/A 5:49 AM 6:15 AM
MBTA 808 8:16 AM 7:15 AM 6:39 AM
Northeast Regional 66 7:58 AM 6:45 AM 6:24 AM
Acela Express 2153 6:05 AM 6:43 AM 6:55 AM
Northeast Regional 95 6:10 AM 6:50 AM 7:03 AM
MBTA 8805  N/A 6:55 AM 7:21 AM
MBTA 814 9:39 AM 8:25 AM 7:49 AM
Acela Express 2155 7:15 AM 7:50 AM 8:02 AM
MBTA 805 7:25 AM 8:29 AM 8:54 AM
Acela Express 2190 10:00 AM 9:20 AM 9:08 AM
Northeast Regional 171 8:15 AM 8:55 AM 9:08 AM
MBTA 816 10:59 AM 9:50 AM 9:24 AM
Acela Express 2159 9:10 AM 9:46 AM 9:58 AM
Northeast Regional 190 11:05 AM 10:17 AM 10:04 AM
Northeast Regional 93 9:30 AM 10:11 AM 10:24 AM
Acela Express 2150 11:40 AM 10:53 AM 10:41 AM
Northeast Regional 170 12:45 PM 11:55 AM 11:42 AM
Acela Express 2163 11:05 AM 11:43 AM 11:55 AM
Northeast Regional 173 11:15 AM 11:56 AM 12:09 PM
Acela Express 2154 1:45 PM 12:56 PM 12:44 PM
MBTA 811 11:25 AM 12:26 PM 12:52 PM
Acela Express 2165 12:10 PM 12:46 PM 12:58 PM
MBTA 822 3:02 PM 1:55 PM 1:29 PM
Acela Express 2167 1:05 PM 1:41 PM 1:53 PM
Northeast Regional 172 3:15 PM 2:23 PM 2:10 PM
Northeast Regional 137 1:40 PM 2:21 PM 2:34 PM
Acela Express 2158 3:47 PM 2:59 PM 2:47 PM
Northeast Regional 86 4:35 PM 3:47 PM 3:34 PM
Acela Express 2160 4:50 PM 4:02 PM 3:50 PM
Acela Express 2171 3:10 PM 3:45 PM 3:57 PM
Northeast Regional 175 3:20 PM 4:01 PM 4:14 PM
MBTA 817 3:25 PM 4:27 PM 4:53 PM
Acela Express 2173 4:15 PM 4:50 PM 5:02 PM
Northeast Regional 174 6:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:17 PM
MBTA 830 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:34 PM
Acela Express 2164 6:45 PM 5:51 PM 5:39 PM
MBTA 821 4:30 PM 5:37 PM 6:03 PM
Acela Express 2175 5:20 PM 5:55 PM 6:07 PM
Northeast Regional 177 5:35 PM 6:14 PM 6:27 PM
Acela Express 2166 7:40 PM 6:54 PM 6:42 PM
MBTA 832 8:34 PM 7:25 PM 6:59 PM
Northeast Regional 176 8:12 PM 7:19 PM 7:06 PM
MBTA 825 5:40 PM 6:43 PM 7:09 PM
Northeast Regional 179 6:45 PM 7:25 PM 7:38 PM
Acela Express 2168 8:45 PM 7:56 PM 7:44 PM
MBTA 834 9:24 PM 8:15 PM 7:49 PM
MBTA 829 6:50 PM 8:01 PM 8:27 PM
Acela Express 2170 9:45 PM 8:54 PM 8:42 PM
MBTA 836 10:34 PM 9:23 PM 8:57 PM
Northeast Regional 94 10:10 PM 9:16 PM 9:03 PM
Acela Express 2172 10:50 PM 10:03 PM 9:51 PM
Northeast Regional 67 9:30 PM 10:22 PM 10:35 PM
Northeast Regional 178 12:20 AM 11:29 PM 11:16 PM
MBTA 835 10:00 PM 11:11 PM 11:37 PM
Tuesday - Thursday Totals   
Northeast Regional - 18

Acela Express - 20

MBTA - 20

TOTAL - 58

FRIDAY

Service Train # Depart/Arrive BOS Depart/Arrive PVD Expected at Davisville
MBTA 802 6:40 AM 5:25 AM 4:49 AM
MBTA 8801  N/A 4:58 AM 5:24 AM
MBTA 806 7:36 AM 6:25 AM 5:49 AM
Acela Express 2151 5:05 AM 5:40 AM 5:52 AM
MBTA 8803  N/A 5:49 AM 6:15 AM
MBTA 808 8:16 AM 7:15 AM 6:39 AM
Northeast Regional 66 7:58 AM 6:45 AM 6:24 AM
Acela Express 2153 6:05 AM 6:43 AM 6:55 AM
Northeast Regional 95 6:10 AM 6:50 AM 7:03 AM
MBTA 8805  N/A 6:55 AM 7:21 AM
MBTA 814 9:39 AM 8:25 AM 7:49 AM
Acela Express 2155 7:15 AM 7:50 AM 8:02 AM
MBTA 805 7:25 AM 8:29 AM 8:54 AM
Acela Express 2190 10:00 AM 9:20 AM 9:08 AM
Northeast Regional 171 8:15 AM 8:55 AM 9:08 AM
MBTA 816 10:59 AM 9:50 AM 9:24 AM
Acela Express 2159 9:10 AM 9:46 AM 9:58 AM
Northeast Regional 190 11:05 AM 10:17 AM 10:04 AM
Northeast Regional 83 9:30 AM 10:11 AM 10:24 AM
Acela Express 2150 11:40 AM 10:53 AM 10:41 AM
Northeast Regional 170 12:45 PM 11:55 AM 11:42 AM
Acela Express 2163 11:05 AM 11:43 AM 11:55 AM
Northeast Regional 173 11:15 AM 11:56 AM 12:09 PM
Acela Express 2154 1:45 PM 12:56 PM 12:44 PM
MBTA 811 11:25 AM 12:26 PM 12:52 PM
Acela Express 2165 12:10 PM 12:46 PM 12:58 PM
MBTA 822 3:02 PM 1:55 PM 1:29 PM
Acela Express 2167 1:05 PM 1:41 PM 1:53 PM
Northeast Regional 172 3:15 PM 2:23 PM 2:10 PM
Northeast Regional 137 1:40 PM 2:21 PM 2:34 PM
Acela Express 2158 3:47 PM 2:59 PM 2:47 PM
Northeast Regional 86 4:35 PM 3:47 PM 3:34 PM
Acela Express 2160 4:50 PM 4:02 PM 3:50 PM
Acela Express 2171 3:10 PM 3:45 PM 3:57 PM
Northeast Regional 175 3:20 PM 4:01 PM 4:14 PM
MBTA 817 3:25 PM 4:27 PM 4:53 PM
Acela Express 2173 4:15 PM 4:50 PM 5:02 PM
Northeast Regional 174 6:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:17 PM
MBTA 830 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:34 PM
Acela Express 2164 6:45 PM 5:51 PM 5:39 PM
MBTA 821 4:30 PM 5:37 PM 6:02 PM
Acela Express 2175 5:20 PM 5:55 PM 6:07 PM
Northeast Regional 177 5:35 PM 6:14 PM 6:27 PM
Acela Express 2166 7:40 PM 6:54 PM 6:42 PM
MBTA 832 8:34 PM 7:25 PM 6:59 PM
Northeast Regional 176 8:12 PM 7:19 PM 7:06 PM
MBTA 825 5:40 PM 6:43 PM 7:09 PM
Northeast Regional 179 6:45 PM 7:25 PM 7:38 PM
Acela Express 2168 8:45 PM 7:56 PM 7:44 PM
MBTA 834 9:24 PM 8:15 PM 7:49 PM
MBTA 829 6:50 PM 8:01 PM 8:27 PM
Acela Express 2170 9:45 PM 8:54 PM 8:42 PM
MBTA 836 10:34 PM 9:23 PM 8:57 PM
Northeast Regional 94 10:10 PM 9:16 PM 9:03 PM
Acela Express 2172 10:50 PM 10:03 PM 9:51 PM
Northeast Regional 65 9:30 PM 10:22 PM 10:35 PM
Northeast Regional 178 12:20 AM 11:29 PM 11:16 PM
MBTA 835 10:00 PM 11:11 PM 11:37 PM
Friday Totals  
Northeast Regional - 18

Acela Express - 20

MBTA - 20

TOTAL - 58

SATURDAY

Service Train # Depart/Arrive BOS Depart/Arrive PVD Expected at Davisville
Northeast Regional 66 7:58 AM 6:45 AM 6:24 AM
Acela Express 2249 6:10 AM 6:46 AM 6:58 AM
Northeast Regional 195 6:40 AM 7:20 AM 7:33 AM
Acela Express 2251 8:10 AM 8:45 AM 8:57 AM
Northeast Regional 99 8:40 AM 9:19 AM 9:32 AM
Northeast Regional 150 11:15 AM 10:25 AM 10:12 AM
Northeast Regional 161 9:40 AM 10:20 AM 10:33 AM
Acela Express 2290 11:45 AM 10:57 AM 10:45 AM
Acela Express 2253 11:10 AM 11:45 AM 11:57 AM
Northeast Regional 160 1:15 PM 12:25 PM 12:12 PM
Northeast Regional 163 11:40 AM 12:20 PM 12:33 PM
Northeast Regional 162 2:20 PM 1:31 PM 1:18 PM
Acela Express 2248 2:20 PM 2:09 PM 1:57 PM
Northeast Regional 135 1:40 PM 2:19 PM 2:32 PM
Northeast Regional 165 3:10 PM 3:50 PM 4:03 PM
Northeast Regional 164 5:20 PM 4:30 PM 4:17 PM
Northeast Regional 82 6:16 PM 5:26 PM 5:13 PM
Northeast Regional 167 4:35 PM 5:14 PM 5:27 PM
Northeast Regional 88 7:20 PM 6:27 PM 6:14 PM
Acela Express 2254 7:46 PM 6:56 PM 6:44 PM
Northeast Regional 169 6:40 PM 7:20 PM 7:33 PM
Northeast Regional 194 9:15 PM 8:25 PM 8:12 PM
Northeast Regional 168 11:26 PM 10:35 PM 10:22 PM
Northeast Regional 65 9:30 PM 10:22 PM 10:35 PM
Saturday Totals   
Northeast Regional - 18

Acela Express - 6

MBTA - 0 (MBTA Davisville extra operates on Saturdays)

TOTAL - 24

Area Map

This map of the area contains the following information:

  • Speed limits for each track (click on the track to see).
    • Type A = Acela Express with tilt mechanism enabled
    • Type B = Acela Express with tilt mechanism disabled OR Northeast Regional
    • Type C = Consists containing cars classified as Type C.
    • Type D = Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and any other consists contains cars classified as Type D.
    • Type E = Freight (not shown on all tracks but maxes out at 50 miles per hour in this area)
  • Accurate signal & milepost locations
  • Details for each signal
  • Camera location and viewing angle
  • Location of Davisville defect detector
  • Miscellaneous landmarks

If you are experiencing issues with the Google Maps plugin, you can download and view the map in Google Earth.  Download and open this file.

Quick Facts

  1. Amtrak's Acela Express passes through Davisville at 150 miles per hour, the highest authorized speed currently allowed in the United States.  Amtrak's Northeast Regional service passes through at a maximum authorized speed of 125 miles per hour and MBTA consists pass at a maximum authorized speed of 79 miles per hour.
  2. Approximately 58-59 trains pass on the weekdays and 24-29 on the weekends. This does not include extras, deadheads, and Providence & Worcester freight.
  3. Davisville interlocking features high-speed switches so trains can switch at speeds up to 80 miles per hour.  Trains switching tracks will receive a Cab Speed signal aspect.
  4. Although this specific area of track is geographically North to South, Amtrak classifies the entire New Haven to Boston (Shoreline) division as an East to West division.  As such, trains heading left to Boston are considered "eastbound" and trains heading right to New Haven are considered "westbound".
  5. Davisville defect detector is located 0.4 miles east of the camera. It features a dragging equipment detector and hot box detector.  The detector's report is audible over a scanner.  An example report is as follows:  "Amtrak milepost one-six-eight point seven.  Track two.  No defects.  Temperature seventy-eight degrees.  Detector out."
  6. Due to being a high-speed interlocking, extra maintenance is required in this area.  One can expect to see regular Amtrak maintenance such as spot surfacing crews and tamping machines.
  7. Davisville interlocking is equipped with nighttime lighting. The lights are illuminated on an as-needed basis.  One can expect to see the lighting on during evening track maintenance.
  8. MBTA trains passing west through Davisville (toward Wickford Junction) will always receive an Approach Limited signal aspect. This is because the switch at Stony interlocking is rated for 45 miles per hour.  Due to this more restrictive signal aspect being enforced, the train will begin to brake as it passes the camera.
  9. There is no Track #3 here.  This is due to how the track numbering is performed in this area of the country.  Tracks #1 and #2 are always going to be the mainline tracks.  Additional tracks adjacent to Track #1 are assigned the next odd number in sequence (3, 5, 7, 9, 11).  Additional tracks adjacent to Track #2 are assigned the next even number in sequence (4, 6, 8, 10, 12).  This is why the track adjacent to Track #2 is assigned the number '4'.
  10. MBTA trains deliver passengers to Quonset Point to view the annual "Rhode Island National Guard Open House & Air Show".  This special service made its debut during the 2016 Air Show and made its second appearance during the 2017 Air Show.  The trains utilize Track #4 and follow the Seaview Railroad to the Port of Davisville.  The passengers then disembark and walk to the entrance gate.  Read this article for more details.

Photos

Above:  Acela Express geometry train as it enters Davisville interlocking from the east.  This train is heading toward New Haven, CT.

Above:  Acela Express geometry train as it enters Davisville interlocking from the west.  This train is heading toward Boston, MA.

Above:  Acela Express geometry train in the middle of the interlocking.  This train is heading toward Boston, MA.

Links

Amtrak Track-A-Train: https://asm.transitdocs.com/

MBTA Train Tracker: https://sites.harvard.edu/~wuensch/T/commuter-rail-map-v2.html

Northeast Corridor Google Earth Project (WORK IN PROGRESS, created by site host Brandon Phelan):  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz8eG2qa_5ltUEVTNkUzQ3RXMWM/view?usp=sharing

 

Written by Brandon Phelan, the site host of the Davisville, RI camera.