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.
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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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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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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:13 pm

More on 194 and the rest of the F40PHM fleet, courtesy of Metra:

https://metrarail.com/about-metra/newsroom/the-signal/welcome-home-locomotive-194
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:21 pm

194 is double headed, was leading 195 on BNSF 1277 this evening. Don’t remember how the horn was like on that unit but the engineer blew its horn as it raced thru Downers Grove. Looks sharp and sounds nice.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby lstone19 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:44 pm

Saw 155 today on an MD-W train. The last list in this topic lists it as assigned to the UP lines.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Redhill » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:50 am

Hi

Can anyone advise whether the 3 F59PHs are seeing regular use now? On my last visit to Chicago they seemed to be confined to Western Avenue and I get the impression usage is pretty sporadic.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby doepack » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:06 pm

METX 425 gets a makeover into Rock colors, a parting gift to outgoing CEO Don Orseno. Lookin' sharp and spiffy indeed...
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby busfan2847 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:33 pm

Redhill wrote:Hi

Can anyone advise whether the 3 F59PHs are seeing regular use now? On my last visit to Chicago they seemed to be confined to Western Avenue and I get the impression usage is pretty sporadic.

Thanks in advance

Rh

They are used on the the Heritage Corridor.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:10 pm

F40PHM-3 200 is at 14th St, possibly being fueled. We shall see if that newly rebuilt locomotive will run this afternoon.
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