Rail World Lease Units

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby Screamer 1000 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:04 pm

293 is no longer with 1645. What's the pairing now?
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby MBTA3247 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:06 pm

I saw 293 today leading a work train west on the Fitchburg line in Somerville. 3247 was on the other end.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:28 am

Looks like the 293 is substituting for the MBTA Work train caboose (which was shopped
this past weekend).

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby csor2010 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:23 pm

293 is back in circulation, paired with 1645.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri May 06, 2016 1:38 pm

So...all units have been stored at Rochester for close to 6 weeks now. This despite an F40PH-2C repair dead line that's now 10 units large, so they don't seem to be hurting too severely for extra power this spring.

Is this the effective end of the leasers' cameo appearance on the T?
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri May 06, 2016 5:13 pm

One of the units has been used on the Kawasaki Test runs down the there. I think the
330...Wouldn't surprise me if that one or two get loaned out to the Cape Cod Central
under that mysterious MassDOT, Mass Coastal, MBTA and Cape Cod Central cabal...

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:26 am

All seven units were brought to Middleboro this morning by Mass Coastal. Leaving via CSX
at some point.

Unknown where there are heading, but there is a rumor CDOT maybe be interested in them.

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:31 am

Now hearing of a stop in New York, then to California...

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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby dbperry » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:41 am

Rumor is they are awaiting CSX inspection. Probably won't move up to Framingham immediately.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:22 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:Now hearing of a stop in New York, then to California...

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Hmm...are these maybe supplementals for Metrolink while they sort out their own Rotem debacle of BNSF banning the new cab cars from service? They definitely don't have enough locos to run the required double-draft substitutes, and their short-term loan of GE AC4400CW freighters from BNSF is supposed to end by October per the ongoing thread in the Cali commuter subforum. These Screamers would be an excellent choice if they're capable of controlling the consist engine-off like a glorified Amtrak cabbage.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:25 pm

Still in Middleboro as of this morning, 7/25.....B726 was a no show this morning in Attleboro, B725 brought their train to Attleboro, dropped their train, and went back to Framingham with 3 lite CSX units...followed #802 from Attleboro to Mansfield this morning.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:24 pm

Rail World sues the T for not performing maintenance on the leasers it just returned.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/ ... story.html

Rail World later offered to reduced the bill to $400,327, but the T paid only $189,435 to the company, according to the lawsuit. The suit says the MBTA’s refusal to pay the entirety of the reduced amount means that the agency still owes the company $232,258 for the original bill.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:42 am

Considering the units were not road ready on arrival to MBTA and were barely used when they ran,
the ex-Amtrak units spent more time at BET or the Mass Coastal shop for repair,Rail World should settle
out of court. Believe IP borrowed them(sub-leased) for Cape Cod passenger work.
They were not used that much period!!
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby ck4049 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:19 am

These things practically spent more than half their time in Rochester being picked apart by foamers than they did in revenue/work/scenic train service while the T held the lease for them.
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Re: Rail World Lease Units

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:47 am

Then there was the one whose cab burned up in a fire after all of 5 days of revenue service. Is Rail World going to accuse them of "failure to maintain" their wire shorts with enough rolls of electrical tape?
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