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Postby Porter Sq » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:26 pm

I have riden 1008 twice yesterday and once today to Lowell with 200 series coaches.
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Postby Porter Sq » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:41 pm

When my train was pulling in to NS at 10:55 this morning 1008 was being pushed into the station by Guilford Unit 353.
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Postby Stephen » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:10 pm

Porter Sq
When my train was pulling in to NS at 10:55 this morning 1008 was being pushed into the station by Guilford Unit 353


That sounds pretty unusual.

Too bad it wasn't 1014 being returned from NRE...
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:58 pm

1000 was on 811/818 today (S. Station-S. Attleboro)
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1008

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:28 pm

The 1008 died on Train No.161 this morning. It ended up being shoved back into Boston by Guilford's BO-1 local.

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Postby Stephen » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:13 pm

Dave,
Thanks for the info.
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Postby ST214 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:50 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
NRE shop for repairs Silvis,IL
1014*
BET OOS
904
1002*
1004*
1008*<>
1009*
1012*
1028**
1029**
1031**
1036**-Kawasaki tests
1050**
1056**
1059**
1063**
1067**
1068**
1120
1124
1125-cooked in Kingston
1126
1130
1134
1135
1139
NORTHSIDE SPARES
NORTHSIDE POWER
1003*
1005*
1007*
1010
1013*
1015*
1016*
1017
1057**
1064**
1115
1118
1119
1121
1123
1127
1129
1131
1133
1137
1138
3247(Non-Revenue Unit)
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
1128

Thanks to Dave S. for the update!
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Postby bn2189 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:33 pm

I missed which GP40MC was involved (I only glimpsed the train), but #326 today was apparently dying every few stops. 3247 was sent out to rescue, but they managed to get it started again and 3247 went back light power, affording me a nice look at the locomotive as it passed through West Medford. I have to say, I like the paint scheme.

Maltby Turn out.
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The Guilty Engine On 326

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:54 pm

The offending GP40MC was the 1123. The 3247 turned at Winchester and
followed 326 into Boston...just in case!

And it was a banner day for the 1123, which had "issues" on #202 this morning.

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Postby ST214 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:29 pm

Wasen't the 1123 the one that was OOS about 6 months after delivery right up to the Ossipee retrofit???
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1123 & Other Info

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:02 pm

The 1119 was the prototype for what became the Ossipee Retro Program,
but went back to Montreal and never to Ossipee. This is the unit that got a
new prime mover!

The 1120 was the first unit to Ossipee, while the 1118 was the last*.

The 1123,1124,1135 also went to Montreal, not Ossipee. In addition to the
retro program, they needed other work.

*The 1132 went to Ossipee TWICE, so technically it probably was the last
unit.

Now the 1123 was out of service for quite a while 2001-02 having suffered a serious electrical fire in Attleboro. I remember an engineer friend of mine that passed it telling me the traction motor case was "cherry red"!

Other GP40MC tidbits:

1117, 1135 sent to the Cape Cod RR (Hyannis) for warranty work (cam
shaft) 11/97.

1127 was the first revenue unit on the Northside 4/27/98.

The CN core unit frames were stretched 5'8" to make the GP40MC.

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GP-40MCs #1117 and #1135

Postby paulrail » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:14 am

I remember when the 1117 and 1135 went down to the Cape to Hyannis for warranty work in 1997.

After the work was completed, CCRR engineer/maintainer Ed Kelly placed an official "JiffyLube" sticker on each engine (like you get when you have you car's oil changed there) reminding the MBTA that each engine's next oil change was due in 3000 miles! The date was also included on the sticker! :-D

Well, we just howled with laughter at the thought of the MBTA's maintence personnel at the BET looking at the sticker and thinking....."what the hell?"... LOL

Ed is really "one-of-kind!"........and great guy! :wink:

Paul
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Re: GP-40MCs #1117 and #1135

Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:02 pm

paulrail wrote:After the work was completed, CCRR engineer/maintainer Ed Kelly placed an official "JiffyLube" sticker on each engine (like you get when you have you car's oil changed there) reminding the MBTA that each engine's next oil change was due in 3000 miles!

Paul, all of CSXT's GP40-2's in the 6200 series, as well as many other locomotives, have small stickers like that on them that say "This unit was serviced at the Selkirk Jiffy-Lube Circus Center" LOL :P
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JiffyLube stickers on CSX's GP40-2s

Postby paulrail » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:32 pm

CSX conductor.........that is really great;...........the Selkirk JiffyLube Circus center,.....WOW! I'll have to look for it the next time I see a GP40-2. Where do they place the sticker on the engine? :-D

Thanks-

Paul
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Postby Stephen » Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:23 pm

904 (the MOW locomotive, not the new coach) has been on the 'dead line' side of the BET for the past few days.
Even with 1014 at NRE, its starting to get a little bit crowded over there.
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