Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Two F40s (one rebuilt, one Winnebago) that are assigned to BNSF have been spotted on RI: 184 and 201. 179 on BNSF might explain why 184 is on RI. Not sure why 201 is also on RI.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:01 am

RTA liveried #100 is out here in "The Land of the Burlingtons" and is handling #1264 (27).

I'm aboard such; first leg of my "Poor man's way to O'Hare".
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:15 pm

Saw 100 sitting outside of 14th Street this evening. Looks solid with the RTA livery.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby F40CFan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:39 am

There are a couple of blurbs about it in the November issue of Railfan and Railroad. It is also on the final photo page.
"No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously."
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:20 am

Forgot to report this earlier, but new livery 182 was assigned to 1249 (30 OCT).

And all for my $8.20, Senior, round trip "Poor man's way to O'Hare". Sure a contrast to my $190 round trip "White Glove" car service I've used for my overseas jaunts of late.
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IDEA but fiction.

Postby SD70ACe-T4 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:13 am

What about this. This picture is from my Train Funnies album.

It's right here.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4842303

It's a locomotive assignment but with cell phones. It's a discussion of both BNSFs and one Metra F40PHM-2. One of the BNSFs is a C44-9W[D9-44CW] and the other is a GEVO.

This is just fiction.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:21 pm

New liveried #181 is out here in "The Land of the Burlingtons" and was handling #1233 (15)
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:23 am

194, which had an alternator fire back in June 2015 is back.

From the Metra Facebook page:

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:22 pm

Might that newly liveried 194 "Winnie" be handling 1264 (17) tomorrow?

That's what I plan to ride tomorrow for a CSO matinee concert.
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