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 

ServiceTrain #Depart/Arrive BOSDepart/Arrive PVDExpected at Davisville
Northeast Regional667:58 AM6:45 AM6:24 AM
Northeast Regional1956:40 AM7:20 AM7:33 AM
Northeast Regional998:40 AM9:19 AM9:32 AM
Northeast Regional15011:15 AM10:25 AM10:12 AM
Northeast Regional1619:40 AM10:20 AM10:33 AM
Acela Express225311:10 AM11:45 AM11:57 AM
Northeast Regional1601:15 PM12:25 PM12:12 PM
Acela Express226112:10 PM12:46 PM12:58 PM
Northeast Regional14912:15 PM12:57 PM1:10 PM
Northeast Regional1622:20 PM1:31 PM1:18 PM
Acela Express22551:10 PM1:44 PM1:56 PM
Acela Express22482:20 PM2:09 PM1:57 PM
Northeast Regional1351:40 PM2:19 PM2:32 PM
Acela Express22573:05 PM3:43 PM3:55 PM
Northeast Regional1653:10 PM3:50 PM4:03 PM
Northeast Regional1645:20 PM4:30 PM4:17 PM
Acela Express22525:46 PM4:57 PM4:45 PM
Acela Express22594:05 PM4:40 PM4:52 PM
Acela Express22755:05 PM5:44 PM5:56 PM
Northeast Regional887:20 PM6:27 PM6:14 PM
Northeast Regional1395:40 PM6:20 PM6:33 PM
Acela Express22547:46 PM6:56 PM6:44 PM
Northeast Regional1696:40 PM7:20 PM7:33 PM
Acela Express22608:48 PM7:59 PM7:47 PM
Northeast Regional969:35 PM8:44 PM8:31 PM
Acela Express22569:45 PM8:55 PM8:43 PM
Acela Express225810:46 PM9:54 PM9:42 PM
Northeast Regional679:30 PM10:22 PM10:35 PM
Northeast Regional13211:55 PM11:02 PM10:49 PM
Sunday Totals  
Northeast Regional - 17

Acela Express - 12

MBTA - 0

TOTAL - 29

MONDAY 

ServiceTrain #Depart/Arrive BOSDepart/Arrive PVDExpected at Davisville
Northeast Regional1661:10 AM12:20 AM12:07 AM
MBTA8026:40 AM5:25 AM4:49 AM
MBTA8801 N/A4:58 AM5:24 AM
MBTA8067:36 AM6:25 AM5:49 AM
Acela Express21515:05 AM5:40 AM5:53 AM
MBTA8803 N/A5:49 AM6:15 AM
MBTA8088:16 AM7:15 AM6:39 AM
Northeast Regional667:58 AM6:45 AM6:24 AM
Acela Express21536:05 AM6:43 AM6:55 AM
Northeast Regional956:10 AM6:50 AM7:03 AM
MBTA8805 N/A6:55 AM7:21 AM
MBTA8149:39 AM8:25 AM7:49 AM
Acela Express21557:15 AM7:50 AM8:02 AM
MBTA8057:25 AM8:29 AM8:54 AM
Acela Express219010:00 AM9:18 AM9:06 AM
Northeast Regional1718:15 AM8:55 AM9:08 AM
MBTA81610:59 AM9:50 AM9:24 AM
Acela Express21599:10 AM9:46 AM9:58 AM
Northeast Regional19011:05 AM10:17 AM10:04 AM
Northeast Regional939:30 AM10:11 AM10:24 AM
Acela Express215011:40 AM10:53 AM10:41 AM
Northeast Regional17012:45 PM11:55 AM11:42 AM
Acela Express216311:05 AM11:43 AM11:55 AM
Northeast Regional17311:15 AM11:56 AM12:09 PM
Acela Express21541:45 PM12:56 PM12:44 PM
MBTA81111:25 AM12:26 PM12:52 PM
Acela Express216512:10 PM12:46 PM12:58 PM
MBTA8223:02 PM1:55 PM1:29 PM
Acela Express21671:05 PM1:41 PM1:53 PM
Northeast Regional1723:15 PM2:23 PM2:10 PM
Northeast Regional1371:40 PM2:21 PM2:34 PM
Acela Express21583:47 PM2:59 PM2:47 PM
Northeast Regional864:35 PM3:47 PM3:34 PM
Acela Express21604:50 PM4:02 PM3:50 PM
Acela Express21713:10 PM3:45 PM3:57 PM
Northeast Regional1753:20 PM4:01 PM4:14 PM
MBTA8173:25 PM4:27 PM4:53 PM
Acela Express21734:15 PM4:50 PM5:02 PM
Northeast Regional1746:30 PM5:30 PM5:17 PM
MBTA8307:00 PM6:00 PM5:34 PM
Acela Express21646:45 PM5:51 PM5:39 PM
MBTA8214:30 PM5:37 PM6:03 PM
Acela Express21755:20 PM5:55 PM6:07 PM
Northeast Regional1775:35 PM6:14 PM6:27 PM
Acela Express21667:40 PM6:54 PM6:42 PM
MBTA8328:34 PM7:25 PM6:59 PM
Northeast Regional1768:12 PM7:18 PM7:05 PM
MBTA8255:40 PM6:43 PM7:09 PM
Northeast Regional1796:45 PM7:25 PM7:38 PM
Acela Express21688:45 PM7:56 PM7:44 PM
MBTA8349:24 PM8:15 PM7:49 PM
MBTA8296:50 PM8:01 PM8:27 PM
Acela Express21709:45 PM8:54 PM8:42 PM
MBTA83610:34 PM9:23 PM8:57 PM
Northeast Regional9410:10 PM9:16 PM9:03 PM
Acela Express217210:50 PM10:03 PM9:51 PM
Northeast Regional679:30 PM10:22 PM10:35 PM
Northeast Regional17812:20 AM11:29 PM11:16 PM
MBTA83510:00 PM11:11 PM11:37 PM
Monday Totals   
Northeast Regional - 19

Acela Express - 20

MBTA - 20

TOTAL - 59

TUESDAY - THURSDAY 

ServiceTrain #Depart/Arrive BOSDepart/Arrive PVDExpected at Davisville
MBTA8026:40 AM5:25 AM4:49 AM
MBTA8801 N/A4:58 AM5:24 AM
MBTA8067:36 AM6:25 AM5:49 AM
Acela Express21515:05 AM5:40 AM5:53 AM
MBTA8803 N/A5:49 AM6:15 AM
MBTA8088:16 AM7:15 AM6:39 AM
Northeast Regional667:58 AM6:45 AM6:24 AM
Acela Express21536:05 AM6:43 AM6:55 AM
Northeast Regional956:10 AM6:50 AM7:03 AM
MBTA8805 N/A6:55 AM7:21 AM
MBTA8149:39 AM8:25 AM7:49 AM
Acela Express21557:15 AM7:50 AM8:02 AM
MBTA8057:25 AM8:29 AM8:54 AM
Acela Express219010:00 AM9:20 AM9:08 AM
Northeast Regional1718:15 AM8:55 AM9:08 AM
MBTA81610:59 AM9:50 AM9:24 AM
Acela Express21599:10 AM9:46 AM9:58 AM
Northeast Regional19011:05 AM10:17 AM10:04 AM
Northeast Regional939:30 AM10:11 AM10:24 AM
Acela Express215011:40 AM10:53 AM10:41 AM
Northeast Regional17012:45 PM11:55 AM11:42 AM
Acela Express216311:05 AM11:43 AM11:55 AM
Northeast Regional17311:15 AM11:56 AM12:09 PM
Acela Express21541:45 PM12:56 PM12:44 PM
MBTA81111:25 AM12:26 PM12:52 PM
Acela Express216512:10 PM12:46 PM12:58 PM
MBTA8223:02 PM1:55 PM1:29 PM
Acela Express21671:05 PM1:41 PM1:53 PM
Northeast Regional1723:15 PM2:23 PM2:10 PM
Northeast Regional1371:40 PM2:21 PM2:34 PM
Acela Express21583:47 PM2:59 PM2:47 PM
Northeast Regional864:35 PM3:47 PM3:34 PM
Acela Express21604:50 PM4:02 PM3:50 PM
Acela Express21713:10 PM3:45 PM3:57 PM
Northeast Regional1753:20 PM4:01 PM4:14 PM
MBTA8173:25 PM4:27 PM4:53 PM
Acela Express21734:15 PM4:50 PM5:02 PM
Northeast Regional1746:30 PM5:30 PM5:17 PM
MBTA8307:00 PM6:00 PM5:34 PM
Acela Express21646:45 PM5:51 PM5:39 PM
MBTA8214:30 PM5:37 PM6:03 PM
Acela Express21755:20 PM5:55 PM6:07 PM
Northeast Regional1775:35 PM6:14 PM6:27 PM
Acela Express21667:40 PM6:54 PM6:42 PM
MBTA8328:34 PM7:25 PM6:59 PM
Northeast Regional1768:12 PM7:19 PM7:06 PM
MBTA8255:40 PM6:43 PM7:09 PM
Northeast Regional1796:45 PM7:25 PM7:38 PM
Acela Express21688:45 PM7:56 PM7:44 PM
MBTA8349:24 PM8:15 PM7:49 PM
MBTA8296:50 PM8:01 PM8:27 PM
Acela Express21709:45 PM8:54 PM8:42 PM
MBTA83610:34 PM9:23 PM8:57 PM
Northeast Regional9410:10 PM9:16 PM9:03 PM
Acela Express217210:50 PM10:03 PM9:51 PM
Northeast Regional679:30 PM10:22 PM10:35 PM
Northeast Regional17812:20 AM11:29 PM11:16 PM
MBTA83510:00 PM11:11 PM11:37 PM
Tuesday - Thursday Totals   
Northeast Regional - 18

Acela Express - 20

MBTA - 20

TOTAL - 58

FRIDAY

ServiceTrain #Depart/Arrive BOSDepart/Arrive PVDExpected at Davisville
MBTA8026:40 AM5:25 AM4:49 AM
MBTA8801 N/A4:58 AM5:24 AM
MBTA8067:36 AM6:25 AM5:49 AM
Acela Express21515:05 AM5:40 AM5:52 AM
MBTA8803 N/A5:49 AM6:15 AM
MBTA8088:16 AM7:15 AM6:39 AM
Northeast Regional667:58 AM6:45 AM6:24 AM
Acela Express21536:05 AM6:43 AM6:55 AM
Northeast Regional956:10 AM6:50 AM7:03 AM
MBTA8805 N/A6:55 AM7:21 AM
MBTA8149:39 AM8:25 AM7:49 AM
Acela Express21557:15 AM7:50 AM8:02 AM
MBTA8057:25 AM8:29 AM8:54 AM
Acela Express219010:00 AM9:20 AM9:08 AM
Northeast Regional1718:15 AM8:55 AM9:08 AM
MBTA81610:59 AM9:50 AM9:24 AM
Acela Express21599:10 AM9:46 AM9:58 AM
Northeast Regional19011:05 AM10:17 AM10:04 AM
Northeast Regional839:30 AM10:11 AM10:24 AM
Acela Express215011:40 AM10:53 AM10:41 AM
Northeast Regional17012:45 PM11:55 AM11:42 AM
Acela Express216311:05 AM11:43 AM11:55 AM
Northeast Regional17311:15 AM11:56 AM12:09 PM
Acela Express21541:45 PM12:56 PM12:44 PM
MBTA81111:25 AM12:26 PM12:52 PM
Acela Express216512:10 PM12:46 PM12:58 PM
MBTA8223:02 PM1:55 PM1:29 PM
Acela Express21671:05 PM1:41 PM1:53 PM
Northeast Regional1723:15 PM2:23 PM2:10 PM
Northeast Regional1371:40 PM2:21 PM2:34 PM
Acela Express21583:47 PM2:59 PM2:47 PM
Northeast Regional864:35 PM3:47 PM3:34 PM
Acela Express21604:50 PM4:02 PM3:50 PM
Acela Express21713:10 PM3:45 PM3:57 PM
Northeast Regional1753:20 PM4:01 PM4:14 PM
MBTA8173:25 PM4:27 PM4:53 PM
Acela Express21734:15 PM4:50 PM5:02 PM
Northeast Regional1746:30 PM5:30 PM5:17 PM
MBTA8307:00 PM6:00 PM5:34 PM
Acela Express21646:45 PM5:51 PM5:39 PM
MBTA8214:30 PM5:37 PM6:02 PM
Acela Express21755:20 PM5:55 PM6:07 PM
Northeast Regional1775:35 PM6:14 PM6:27 PM
Acela Express21667:40 PM6:54 PM6:42 PM
MBTA8328:34 PM7:25 PM6:59 PM
Northeast Regional1768:12 PM7:19 PM7:06 PM
MBTA8255:40 PM6:43 PM7:09 PM
Northeast Regional1796:45 PM7:25 PM7:38 PM
Acela Express21688:45 PM7:56 PM7:44 PM
MBTA8349:24 PM8:15 PM7:49 PM
MBTA8296:50 PM8:01 PM8:27 PM
Acela Express21709:45 PM8:54 PM8:42 PM
MBTA83610:34 PM9:23 PM8:57 PM
Northeast Regional9410:10 PM9:16 PM9:03 PM
Acela Express217210:50 PM10:03 PM9:51 PM
Northeast Regional659:30 PM10:22 PM10:35 PM
Northeast Regional17812:20 AM11:29 PM11:16 PM
MBTA83510:00 PM11:11 PM11:37 PM
Friday Totals  
Northeast Regional - 18

Acela Express - 20

MBTA - 20

TOTAL - 58

SATURDAY

ServiceTrain #Depart/Arrive BOSDepart/Arrive PVDExpected at Davisville
Northeast Regional667:58 AM6:45 AM6:24 AM
Acela Express22496:10 AM6:46 AM6:58 AM
Northeast Regional1956:40 AM7:20 AM7:33 AM
Acela Express22518:10 AM8:45 AM8:57 AM
Northeast Regional998:40 AM9:19 AM9:32 AM
Northeast Regional15011:15 AM10:25 AM10:12 AM
Northeast Regional1619:40 AM10:20 AM10:33 AM
Acela Express229011:45 AM10:57 AM10:45 AM
Acela Express225311:10 AM11:45 AM11:57 AM
Northeast Regional1601:15 PM12:25 PM12:12 PM
Northeast Regional16311:40 AM12:20 PM12:33 PM
Northeast Regional1622:20 PM1:31 PM1:18 PM
Acela Express22482:20 PM2:09 PM1:57 PM
Northeast Regional1351:40 PM2:19 PM2:32 PM
Northeast Regional1653:10 PM3:50 PM4:03 PM
Northeast Regional1645:20 PM4:30 PM4:17 PM
Northeast Regional826:16 PM5:26 PM5:13 PM
Northeast Regional1674:35 PM5:14 PM5:27 PM
Northeast Regional887:20 PM6:27 PM6:14 PM
Acela Express22547:46 PM6:56 PM6:44 PM
Northeast Regional1696:40 PM7:20 PM7:33 PM
Northeast Regional1949:15 PM8:25 PM8:12 PM
Northeast Regional16811:26 PM10:35 PM10:22 PM
Northeast Regional659:30 PM10:22 PM10:35 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.