Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by SST » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:13 pm

This is the Metra unit I saw in the Frontier Yard the other day. Just had the chance to post the pic. The CN unit (8810-freshly painted) is on another track. I haven't been back to see if its still here.

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by MetraBNSF » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:51 pm

Rebuilt 201 is back on BNSF, trailing 116.

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by MetraBNSF » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:04 pm

Really starting to wonder how the rebuilt F40PH-3, F40PHM-3, and new to Metra F59PHs are faring these days.

On Tuesday afternoon, F40PHM-3 186 broke down in Downers Grove and had to be annulled. A photo on social media showed a crew member off the train inspecting the locomotive.

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by MetraBNSF » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:49 am

Look for Winnebago number 211 to surface on the CB&Q / BN / BNSF very soon.

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by ChicagoRailfanner1989 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:54 am

204 moved to the BNSF from The Rock, wonder what went in it's place?

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by MetraBNSF » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:06 pm

ChicagoRailfanner1989 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:54 am
204 moved to the BNSF from The Rock, wonder what went in it's place?
204 moved back in April. Nothing is known to have gone to RI in its place. 206 and 208 also both went to BNSF/SWS shortly after rebuild.

Best guess is with the Chicago Union Station district lines receiving the old Amtrak F59PHIs some of the MP36s have been going over to the rock. Wouldn’t be surprised if the remainder of the Winnebagos assigned to the rock ultimately end up on BNSF.

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by eolesen » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:50 am

There's a rumor floating about that ATS is being disabled on the UP-N and UP-NW as of today, with PTC being the primary and block signals the fallback.

If so, that will reduce some of the complexity/limits for moving locomotives and cab cars in/out of the UP operated lines.

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by MetraBNSF » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:10 pm

211 is now in service on the CB&Q (BNSF). It was leading 197 on a 3 car test train.

Courtesy of Trains magazine:
https://youtu.be/lAluUfptKQw

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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by F40CFan » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:28 pm

Nice to see a heritage scheme on something other than an MP36. It should look good coupled next to the stainless coaches.
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by MetraBNSF » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:57 pm

211 is now in revenue service. It was leading another F40PHM-3 (could not tell if it was 197) on train 1277 (5:46p CUS departure, express to Naperville and Route 59). Had no problem doing track speed.

https://youtu.be/3uIzqkt8gDw
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Re: Metra Locomotive Assignments And Maintenance

Post by ChicagoRailfanner1989 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:05 am

427 is on the RID

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