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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby GojiMet86 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:38 am

A rehabbed MBTA coach in the CT rail scheme:
https://twitter.com/CTRailCommuters/sta ... 4214781952

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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:33 am

30 year old German Messerschmitt MBB cars, suppose to be a temporary 5 year lease till CDOT can ride on MN push/pull order.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby Arlington » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:06 pm

I think folks will be temporarily happy with the MBBs as long as the interior is fully modern(ized). What kind of mechanical love are they getting?
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:39 pm

Realistically they probably made them pretty and did nothing mechanical.
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby NH2060 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:47 pm

GirlOnTheTrain wrote:Realistically they probably made them pretty and did nothing mechanical.

*TRIED TO MAKE THEM* pretty. I hope that the rebuilt GP40s and Gennies don't look as bad as this. If they were shrink wrapped in white first they would look much better. I don't know why they didn't just give them the MAFERSA livery with a black stripe.
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:08 pm

The first picture I saw only showed the red stripe and not the abomination CTrail logo, which I thought was passable. Stopping the stripe halfway through is just dumb.

And sadly no, the Geeps will look pretty offensive too. That scheme is floating around - I'd post it but I don't have it handy. As for the Gennies, anything's an improvement over bondo, spray paint and stickers, lol
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CT rail "xbox" Livery

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:00 pm

Per Dutch:

First of six rebuilt Connecticut DOT GP40-2H locomotives will be delivered soon to New Haven, CT. The rebuilt unit, moving as NREX 6694, is tarped and covered for the official unveiling by the CDOT. Last report had it at Selkirk, NY today, having departed NRE on March 1.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby NH2060 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:39 pm

Won't be long before we find out if it looks ugly or just okay :(
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby ebtmikado » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:58 am

Have no fear! It is hideous.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:37 am

What Lee said. It's ugly.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:05 am

its ugly enough to be covered with tarp while coming from NRE.

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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby NH2060 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:04 am

I"ll admit, not as bad as I feared, but there's too much black and not enough red. And the logo looks more like a cropped CP Rail "multimark". The CDOT BL20-GHs of all locos have a better livery...

Herbert Matter is probably rolling over in his grave thinking "you guys think THIS looks better?!?!"
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:17 pm

That scheme is a BIG MISTAKE!!
Should have kept the NH inspired scheme
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:10 pm

The MBB's are WORN OUT,were put away "wet" and have body/underframe rot issues,it would be a BAD idea to lease them!
That scheme was a BIG MISTAKE! Should have left the NH scheme on the GP40's
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby ebtmikado » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:10 am

6694 was photographed under its tarps in Cedar Hill yard yesterday.
There is a photo in the Facebook CSOR group.

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