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Re: Power Update

Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:51 am

GP40MC1118 wrote:Northside Work Train: 904 (made up with one ex-B&M plow
and Caboose C-1


I saw it yesterday with 2 empthy bulk-head flats between the engine and the buggy. I am assuming the flats had comein loaded with cross-ties.
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Postby SnoozerZ49 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:43 pm

I saw 904 sandwiched between two plows and a buggy. I wondered if the old girl had enough power to move let alone plow snow by the sound of it!
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Postby Stephen » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:29 am

Every few days when I go by the BET, 904 is running and absolutely dumping smoke out her stacks.
I can't imagine that she is running too well.
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Postby CRail » Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:01 pm

I rode 1069 last night, conductor said she's had it a lot this week
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:52 pm

i saw 1060 and what looked like 1054 yesterday in Attleboro
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Postby Porter Sq » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:11 pm

A GP-40 Has been out of service all day i belive 1149 not sure it was a full working train behind it it was there at 10:00 this morning and still there at 3 this afternoon on track 4
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Winter Woes

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:02 pm

There is no 1149....That was the 1139 you saw, which was used to drag
in an inbound Lowell this afternoon after the 1130 finally gave it up in
Somerville.The 1029,1124 and 1129 were also bad boys today.

Let's face it...this brutal winter is taking its toll. Servicing ice/snow
encrusted trainsets, even inside, can't be easy.

The 3247 was outside at the west end today, but who knows if its in
service. The 904 was made up on the work train, which is probably
going to Fitchburg tomorrow unless in "rescue mode".

Three new K-Cars were on the Valley Track at BET hooked up to a
GP40MC. No word on any mainline testing.

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Postby Porter Sq » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:00 pm

Thanks for the update I was on the train when I saw it and I had a bad window so I really couldn't see the number.The one I saw at 10:00 must have been a different train but i'm pretty sure it was on the same track as the one in the afternoon.Do know what Lowell train was the one that broke down Train Number or Time of depuature.
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:52 pm

It was No.322...

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Postby Stephen » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:38 pm

Not directly related to current MBTA commuter rail power, but...

There is a recent picture of the 3 former MBTA FP10s in the current (February 2005) issue of Railpace Magazine on page 35.
Units 1106, 1112, and 1150 are shown. Their current paint job is a little boring, but they are in service and that's pretty cool. They, along with 1105 and 1108, are all on the tourist line Idaho Northern & Pacific. The operating status of 1105 and 1108 is not given.
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1051 Kaput?

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:33 pm

Well the 1051 is out back with the dead line units covered in oil.
The nose and left side of the unit is streaked badly. Don't know
what happened...as yet...

Meanwhile, the 3247 is back in service.

The 1139 is making time with the new Kawasakis.

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Postby ST214 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:28 pm

*=Has completed Top-Deck overhaul
**=Has completed MPI rebuild
<=Entered in service from BET
>=changed from side to side
<>=BET out of service from service
BET DEAD LINE
1006-Organ donor to other F40PH's?
1011-Organ donor to other F40PH's?
1051**-Soaked in oil
1116-Organ donor to other GP40MC's?
1132-Organ donor to other GP40MC's?
1136
1921
At P&W shops for repairs
1036**
NRE shop for repairs Silvis,IL
1014*
BET OOS
1004*
1005*
1012*
1028**
1031**
1056**
1059**
1067**
1068**
1069**
1118
1119
1120
1121
1125-cooked in Kingston
1126
1131
1134
1137
1139-Kawasaki tests
3247
NORTHSIDE SPARES
NORTHSIDE POWER
904(Non-Revenue Unit)
1002*
1003*
1007*
1008*
1009*
1010
1013*
1015*
1016*
1017
1029**
1050**
1057**
1063**
1064**
1115
1123
1124
1129
1130
1133
1135
1138
SOUTHSIDE POWER
902(Non-Revenue Unit)
1000*
1001*
1025**
1026**
1027**
1030**
1032**
1033**
1034**
1035**
1052**
1053**
1054**
1055**
1058**
1060**
1061**
1062**
1065**
1066**
1070**
1071**
1072**
1074**
1075**
1117
1122
1127
1128



Thanks to Dave S. for the update.
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Postby CRail » Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:26 am

*=Has completed Top-Deck overhaul
**=Has completed MPI rebuild
<=Entered in service from BET
>=changed from side to side
<>=BET out of service from service
BET DEAD LINE
1006-Organ donor to other F40PH's?
1011-Organ donor to other F40PH's?
1051**-Soaked in oil
1116-Organ donor to other GP40MC's?
1132-Organ donor to other GP40MC's?
1136
1921
At P&W shops for repairs
1036**
NRE shop for repairs Silvis,IL
1014*
BET OOS
1004*
1005*
1012*
1028**
1031**
1056**
1059**
1067**
1068**
1118
1119
1120
1121
1125-cooked in Kingston
1126
1131
1134
1137
1139-Kawasaki tests
3247
NORTHSIDE SPARES
NORTHSIDE POWER
904(Non-Revenue Unit)
1002*
1003*
1007*
1008*
1009*
1010
1013*
1015*
1016*
1017
1029**
1050**
1057**
1063**
1064**
1115
1123
1124
1129
1130
1133
1135
1138
SOUTHSIDE POWER
902(Non-Revenue Unit)
1000*
1001*
1025**
1026**
1027**
1030**
1032**
1033**
1034**
1035**
1052**
1053**
1054**
1055**
1058**
1060**
1061**
1062**
1065**
1066**
1069**
1070**
1071**
1072**
1074**
1075**
1117
1122
1127
1128

Thanks to CRail for the update! (1069 is not oos)
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Postby ST214 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:23 pm

Anyone know if 1036 is back yet??? Also, what went wrong for 1051 to bathe herself in oil??
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Postby Stephen » Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:35 pm

1051 did not appear to be on the 'dead line' side of the BET today.
Perhaps it was pulled inside for repairs.
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