Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby F40CFan » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:15 pm

Saw 155 on 2215 today. Been a long time since I've seen an unrebuilt F40PH on the MILW west line.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:14 pm

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

200 (Norman W. Muelner) was on BNSF 1251 this afternoon but on a 9 car set. With the modified schedules in effect a few sets were swapped around. Another sharp looking and fast moving locomotive.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:47 pm

Since F40PHM-3 194 returned to service, it has run alone and also double headed. First time I saw it, it ran in the lead position on a Naperville express train. Twice this past week, it ran alone, most recently Friday. Yesterday I saw it run in the trail position with another F40PHM-2 leading (was either 187 or 197, can’t exactly remember). Being the first Winnebago to come from rebuild, I’m guessing it’s being run in a variety of circumstances (single, double headed, local, express) for break in.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:37 pm

Observed a new livery "Winnie" handling 1235 (9). I was "not exactly up close and personal", so I have no further information to share.
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