Keolis in-house overhaul

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Keolis in-house overhaul

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:41 pm

I’m just curious, what does this in-house overhaul entail? I just saw 1051 in Needham. I was first in line at the railroad crossing at Needham Heights Station and it passed me. As it was approaching, I heard an E-Bell and a K5LA that sounded like an HSP-46. But as I saw it, to my delight, it was 1051.

I’m assuming the horn and bell were swapped during the overhaul, but were there any improvements to prime mover, HEP generator, etc or structural improvements? Still looked rusty as hell.

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Re: Keolis in-house overhaul

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:30 pm

I guess 1033 has an ebell now as well.
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Re: Keolis in-house overhaul

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:23 pm

The F40's are going thru an in-house rebuild. Along with new window frames, and ebell and digital fuel reader gauge, they are being equipped with cameras 1033, 1030, 1051, 1071, and a few others have already come out and are about
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Re: Keolis in-house overhaul

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:29 pm

The are only rebuilding the 2C's right? No Screamers?
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Re: Keolis in-house overhaul

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:42 pm

The screamers have been retired for several years.
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Re: Keolis in-house overhaul

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm

1013 was the only Screamer that was still operable when it went into off-roster storage; all 16 other units were broken down in some way, shape, or form as of their last runs and were sent to the dead line without ever being repaired. Some are much more broken than others, and missing parts that were used to patch other (also now broken) Screamers. To say the effort to get that fleet powered again would be major and majorly costly is an understatement. The current overhaul programs are only funded enough to get the dead -2C's back on the active roster. The contract options to actually rotate the heavily-worn but still active -2C units out for overhauls that would give them some measure of decade-level service stability still haven't been funded at all. It's not even practical to evaluate options for laying a finger on the Screamers (if it's dollars-and-sense practical at all given their shape) until the full scope of the -2C life extension contract options have been drained. And that's hardly a certain bet given how wishy-washy the FCMB was about this on-again/off-again/on-again -2C overhaul program in the first place.
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Re: Keolis in-house overhaul

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:37 am

Is it bad that I still would love to see someone rebuild the screamers with something along the lines of an EPA-skirting 12-710 repower or something similar?

Though I agree, the only way you'll ever see them move under their own power again is as heavily rebuilt units for someone, almost certainly not the T, who wants new-ish power and parts/maintenance commonality with an existing F40 fleet. Sadly, the number of operators nationwide who fit that bill is growing smaller by the day.
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