Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby NH2060 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:45 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:They have a good track record purchasing secondhand rolling stock cheaply to plug gaps, but they've never hung onto any of it long enough to reach a rebuild cycle milestone. SLE's entire history of rolling stock was one of dilapidated old junk in 1990...traded-up to ever-so-slightly less dilapidated old junk in the mid-90's...traded up to lightly worn not-junk in the '00s.

Not completely true. The 1600-series Bombardier coaches were purchased new in 1991-92(?) I guess as a piggyback order. Those included the 4 cabs, 2 trailers, and 4 HEP equipped trailers. I believe the only reason the SPVs got rebuilt afterwards was because ridership was increasing and there wasn't enough money in the coffers for more actual new coaches. Never had a chance to ride the PATrain coaches -though I do recall seeing them from I-95 parked behind the yard @ NHV) but rode the "Constitution Liners" many many times growing up so though they may have been "junk" they really weren't that bad; the seats on those beat those super uncomfy Mafersa seats hands down.

As for the P40s let's hope they stick with the same old thing paint job-wise and don't come back in something along the lines of the BL20GH livery!
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:21 pm

Believe the "PATrain" cars were older steam heated cars rebuilt to a unknown HEP standard sometime in the '70's
unknown if they were scrapped or planned for rebuilding to current HEP standards
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby amtrakhogger » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:24 pm

Maybe off topic, but what happened to the old SPV 2000 (Constitution Liner) cars? Scrap?
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:28 pm

not used for over 10 years and raccoons and other wildlife destroyed interiors, only ConnDOT seems unaware.
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby Ridgefielder » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:00 am

DutchRailnut wrote:not used for over 10 years and raccoons and other wildlife destroyed interiors, only ConnDOT seems unaware.

Didn't they sell a bunch of them to the State of Louisiana for use in hurricane evacuations? Or was that proposed then dropped?
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:28 pm

no , the Constitution liners were leased to FEMA for evacuation trains after Hurricane Katrina.
not sold, they were returned a few weeks later.

Ok back to topic, and it is not SPV's or Constitution liners !!
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:20 pm

They're still festering in New Haven yard, you can see them from 95 along with the FL-9's...but yes, as Dutch said...back on topic please :)
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby jdb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:41 pm

Any status on this? Bids were due Sep 9,2016. Contract still has not been awarded.

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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby mapper63 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:46 am

DutchRailnut wrote:so far ConnDOT had no overhauls, besides the purchase of 24 cans of Rustoleum Platinum Grey.
The Mafersa's basically had truck overhaul COTS and paint job by Kawasaki in Yonkers but that was it.


CTDOT managed the remanufacture of the GP-40s in 1996-7.
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:15 pm

the subject is P40's ?
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby mapper63 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:55 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:the subject is P40's ?

Yes, but you said CDOT has never managed an overhaul and referenced Mafersa’s so what’s your point?
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:04 pm

that no contract exist for P40's ?
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Postby nomis » Mon May 28, 2018 11:44 am

Mod Note: Thread re-titled to reflect the awarding of the contract.
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 28, 2018 12:03 pm

1100 days from notice to proceed ??? * it should have started immediately.
with the 4 ex NJT units on next train to Beech Grove .
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