FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby CVRA7 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:48 am

For those interested, NH 2019 should be running most weekends this month on the Naugatuck Railroad.
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby shadyjay » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:57 pm

The six FL9s at New Haven have all been auctioned off, and not one is going to the scrapper (yet).... This is going around the groups on FB:

From the Cape Cod Model RR Club & Museum

Final Score for the CDOT FL9 Auctions

Boston Surface RR Co. pick up 2027 ($51,100) & 2011 ($85,200)

2026 ($56,100) went to the Cape
Texas Grapevine Hist. Ry. landed 2014 ($72,100) & 2016 ($75,101)

Webb Rail secured the final auction which was extended for almost an hour due to ongoing bids. 2024 finally went under the gavel for an eye catching $93,100!

As partners in preservation, the BSRM and Webb Rail LLC is proud to announce the acquisition of New Haven 2058, a FL-9 locomotive built in 1960. Not only was this type of locomotive the mainstay of passenger service on the Berkshire Line, the 2058 is the penultimate F-unit built for domestic use by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. The streamlined styling of these units represented the epitome of passenger rail travel and locomotive design in the post-war era.
While more information will be shared about this historic acquisition over the coming weeks, the BSRM would like to profoundly thank our partner, Webb Rail LLC, for making once what was once a dream a reality.
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby ConstanceR46 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:00 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Surface_Railroad

Apparently you may be able to ride behind a FL9 running a commuter train yet.
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:11 pm

BSRR has yet to get any yard trackage,DOES NOT Have any operating trackage rights,and NO passenger cars as of now.....
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby ConstanceR46 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:28 pm

You'll just ride in the roof, engine room, cab or on the sides!

On a more serious note, hence the "apparently" and "may".
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby BandA » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:19 pm

There is already a thread for Boston Surface Railroad under New England Railfan http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=126&t=160242.

To give a quick summary, BSRR says they can run Commuter Rail privately from Providence to Worcester, and also keep going from Worcester to Lowell, reverse direction, then run to Nashua NH & Bedford NH (Manchester Airport). Over two host railroads & three states.

They own two locomotives, have leased Woonsocket RI Depot. Have agreement or memorandum of understanding with Woonsocket, Nashua, Worcester, Lowell, Amtrak, and G&W. Unclear if they have a deal with PAR. I think I read they have an option on coaches, but I can't remember.

Us rail fan posters cannot figure out how they will pay for insurance, rental at Providence Station, and how they will handle train meets at Lowell Station.

If they are successful, there will be Commuter Rail on these routes 10-20 years or more faster than if we waited for the government to provide money-losing service.
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby BerndinMA » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:24 am

2 FL9 units in the CSX Framingham north yard tonight units 2011 and 2026. Parked nose to nose.
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby Maybrook fan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:59 am

I heard 2012 was saved from the scrapper's, but no other info. What was the final out come ??
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby NH2060 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:55 pm

2011 and 2026 have been moved to Middleboro pending final delivery to Cape Cod:

https://youtu.be/UV9VfXGazzA
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:56 pm

2012 is sold to Larry's truck and Electric , what they will do with it ??? fix maybe, parting out, most likely.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby Frank » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:16 am

How many FL9s remain on MN property?
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:33 am

non,only one F10 left #413 supposedly heading for Danbury Railway Museum.

there are still 3 CDOT FL-9m's in New Haven but those are sold waiting for shipment.
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby MickD » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:48 pm

At least one of the FL9s is sitting out in the yard
next to the shop in Hyannis..Could only see the rear
so couldn't make out the #
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby trainspot » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:31 am

MN FL9 #2012 sitting in Croton North yard facing north. It will be heading out??
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Re: FL9 F-10 Metro-North / CtDOT / Amtrak Discussion

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:27 am

heading for LTEX (Larry's Truck Electric ) in Ohio.
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