Metra F59s?

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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:36 pm

eolesen wrote:Better get used to the modified MP36 livery -- in addition to the F59s, they will be rolling it out on the F40PH-3's next.

Here's a shot of 97 at CUS last week on the north side

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/z4yvr ... 47-h935-no


Nice picture. The livery is still ugly, though. I saw in the On the BiLevel that they were going to start painting the rebuilds.

By the way, has anyone seen 97 lately? What about 98 and 99?
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby Milwaukee_F40C » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:39 am

I think the yellow-red-yellow stripe would look better if it went orange-brown, and was left off the front. :-)
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:44 pm

Milwaukee_F40C wrote:I think the yellow-red-yellow stripe would look better if it went orange-brown, and was left off the front. :-)


Nice.

The problem is that the livery was designed for the MP36 which is more rounded. The stripe goes across the sides diagonally. It just doesn't look right the way it was implemented on the F59.

I did see 97 last week, backing a train into CUS at around 4:15pm. It was out by itself.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby Krusty » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:31 pm

What is the current status? Are all three now in service?
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:20 pm

I have only seen 97 out and about.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Saw 97 moving around the west end of Western Ave. yard this morning. I have yet to see the others.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:39 am

There was a second F59 at Western Avenue last night. It was way in the back, but I think it was 99.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:38 pm

97 is leading 120 on the break-in train.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:08 am

All three were sitting coupled together on the west side of the shop at Western Ave. last night.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:01 am

99 was in service this morning on the break-in train.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:05 pm

97 was out on the Milwaukee West Line this morning. I believe it was on 2220.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby lstone19 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:12 pm

F40CFan wrote:97 was out on the Milwaukee West Line this morning. I believe it was on 2220.

It was on 2220. Unfortunately, I was on 2214 which was basically operating on 2220's schedule while wrong-railing Roselle to Bensenville around a dead train..
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Mon May 23, 2016 3:17 pm

97 and 99 have been hanging out on the east end of the shops at Western Ave. for the better part of a week. Don't know where 98 is. These locos ran for years in Canada, I wonder what modifications done to them have caused them to become unreliable.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby lstone19 » Tue May 24, 2016 7:50 am

97 and 99 were double-heading last night's 2237 (5:17pm departure) so should have been pushing this morning's 2216.
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Re: Metra F59s?

Postby F40CFan » Tue May 31, 2016 2:30 pm

This morning 97 was on the break-in train behind an F40 and 99 was hangin' outside the shop at Western Ave.
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