Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby MetraBNSF » Thu May 24, 2018 4:53 pm

F40CFan wrote:They keep moving 7664 around. It was by the east end of the shops. I wonder if they are getting it ready for use. I hope they don't put those horrible new seats in it. They also should reconsider the paint job. The stripes look ridiculous and off center in the middle of the car, but actually aren't when seen directly on. How about just platinum mist with the Metra logo over the entrance doors?

7664 is now at 14th Street, presumably on a SWS set, first car behind two locomotives. Wish I could’ve gotten a photo on the way out of CUS.
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby F40CFan » Thu May 24, 2018 5:41 pm

There's a blurb about them in the current Railfan and Railroad with a photo.
"No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously."
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby MetraBNSF » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:24 pm

Not the best photo but 7664 at 14th St this afternoon.
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby ChicagoRailfanner1989 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:15 pm

8236, which recently got it's cab blanked over is back on the MILW/NCS lines after spending 8 or 9 years on the RI.
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby MetraBNSF » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:23 pm

Two additional former VRE cars were repainted into the same scheme as 7664 and are at Western Ave. Cannot remember the numbers but 7440 was also coupled and was on the same track as 611 and 614.
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby MetraBNSF » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:37 pm

8575 is at 14th St, sitting under Roosevelt Road in which the control end is facing south.
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby ChicagoRailfanner1989 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:20 pm

Now 8575 made it's way to the MILW/NCS lines
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby MetraBNSF » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:30 pm

ChicagoRailfanner1989 wrote:Also, 8573 is on the UP Lines and 8553 is on the MILW/NCS Lines

8573 has now made it over to the MILW/NCS.

Additionally there seems to be more 6000 series cars on MILW and a few have also made it to BNSF/SWS.
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby MetraBNSF » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:10 pm

7119, a BNSF lettered Budd car is operating on the MILW. Saw it this afternoon.
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby ChicagoRailfanner1989 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:27 am

8572, a cab car usually on the RI is on the MILW/NCS lines
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Re: Metra Bilevel Assignment And Maintenance Changes

Postby ChicagoRailfanner1989 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:15 am

8548 is on the MILW/NCS
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