Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Wed May 09, 2018 7:01 am

209 has come from rebuild and was seen at 47th St.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Wed May 16, 2018 5:57 pm

180 is on BNSF and rebuilt. It was going between BNSF and RI and was on the latter prior to rebuild. Not sure if it came from rebuild and went directly to the BN.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue May 22, 2018 3:57 pm

Observed new liveried #188, Round Lake, on 1270 (22) today.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Milwaukee_F40C » Tue May 22, 2018 9:30 pm

From what I heard, Progress pretty much fabricates all new body work for all the Metra rebuilds. If the frame is good, 205 might be salvageable. It wouldn't be the first frame-up wreck repair.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed May 23, 2018 1:11 pm

At the rate things are moving here in "The land of the Burlingtons", it won't be long until the "sighting" becomes a previous liveried (old; Blue) locomotive.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby busfan2847 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:12 pm

217 and 98 were at Franklin Park today.

217 is now named Village of Romeoville and 98 Don Fulmer.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby eolesen » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:49 pm

Milwaukee_F40C wrote:From what I heard, Progress pretty much fabricates all new body work for all the Metra rebuilds. If the frame is good, 205 might be salvageable. It wouldn't be the first frame-up wreck repair.


That's what I thought as well, but the county sheriff's office said it had to be hauled out in pieces, which implies it was scrapped onsite. There's been no other reporting on it since the wreck.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:53 pm

Is there a "Parts" unit at Progress rail that could replace the now scrapped(?)205?
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby doepack » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:42 pm

Yesterday's (Fri 6/15) MDN 2143 (1752 CUS dep) had its normal double-headed consist with F59PH METX 98 (the Don Fulmer unit) being led by OPL METX 215...
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby F40CFan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:12 pm

Saw 100 leading 2237 last week. It lost its RTA wrap.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:13 am

196 is back from rebuild and seen on a set on the south tracks at Union Station.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:51 pm

Two more Winnebagoes have come back from rebuild but have yet to be seen in service: 186 and 189. When it comes to the engines in the 180 series, only 185 and 187 remains to be rebuilt.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:40 pm

MetraBNSF wrote:Two more Winnebagoes have come back from rebuild but have yet to be seen in service: 186 and 189. When it comes to the engines in the 180 series, only 185 and 187 remains to be rebuilt.

186 was the lead engine on a BNSF double header yesterday afternoon. It was pulling F40PH-3 113 along with 10 cars on train 1277, a Naperville/Route 59 express.
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