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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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:49 am

200 at Downers Grove earlier this week. Was going west on main 3. Looks solid.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby ST214 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:08 pm

Are those LED headlights?
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:31 am

Current understanding is 196 is the latest Winnebago to be undergoing rebuild. Additionally, this unit spent a little time running on RI. Believe it was late 2016.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby doepack » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:25 am

F59PHI's coming to Metra...
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:31 pm

Not sure if they are ex Amtrak -Ca units or Cascade Service F-59's
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby Ajk2047 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:01 pm

This morning I saw 2 looks like F40ph locomotives sitting on the south end yard track at Blue Island yard. I think this is where Metra drops them for pick up to go to referb. I think the Iowa interstate moves them to the interchange off of the ALSIP sub to the CSX for delivery to Progress Rail in Patterson Ga. Not sure what numbers they are it very hard to make them out from the 127th street overpasses.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby F40CFan » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:09 pm

100 is at Western Ave in its RTA wrap.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:58 pm

137 was observed on BNSF in Hinsdale.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby WelshPete » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:12 pm

Next week I shall be visiting from the UK.

I will be looking for the following loco's in particular as they are the only ones on Metra I haven't ridden behind.

Please can anyone confirm which routes the following are currently operating on.

105, 158, 179, 181, 217 and 412.

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby MetraBNSF » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:53 pm

WelshPete wrote:Next week I shall be visiting from the UK.

I will be looking for the following loco's in particular as they are the only ones on Metra I haven't ridden behind.

Please can anyone confirm which routes the following are currently operating on.

105, 158, 179, 181, 217 and 412.

Thanks in advance for any info.


105, 179, and 181 are all actively operating on BNSF.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Postby lstone19 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:48 pm

Last as I knew, 217 is on the Milwaukee Districts and North Central.
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