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- Location: IC Centralia Sub, MP 309
From what I heard, Progress pretty much fabricates all new body work for all the Metra rebuilds. If the frame is good, 205 might be salvageable. It wouldn't be the first frame-up wreck repair.
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- Location: Clarendon Hills, IL (BNSF Chicago Sub; MP 18.71)
At the rate things are moving here in "The land of the Burlingtons", it won't be long until the "sighting" becomes a previous liveried (old; Blue) locomotive.
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That's what I thought as well, but the county sheriff's office said it had to be hauled out in pieces, which implies it was scrapped onsite. There's been no other reporting on it since the wreck.Milwaukee_F40C wrote:From what I heard, Progress pretty much fabricates all new body work for all the Metra rebuilds. If the frame is good, 205 might be salvageable. It wouldn't be the first frame-up wreck repair.
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- Location: UP Geneva Subdivision, MP 25.0
Yesterday's (Fri 6/15) MDN 2143 (1752 CUS dep) had its normal double-headed consist with F59PH METX 98 (the Don Fulmer unit) being led by OPL METX 215...
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186 was the lead engine on a BNSF double header yesterday afternoon. It was pulling F40PH-3 113 along with 10 cars on train 1277, a Naperville/Route 59 express.MetraBNSF wrote:Two more Winnebagoes have come back from rebuild but have yet to be seen in service: 186 and 189. When it comes to the engines in the 180 series, only 185 and 187 remains to be rebuilt.
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- Location: CMStP&P RR D&I Sub. MP 19
There are three F59PHIs sitting at Western Ave. 470 is one of them. They are still in Amtrak Cascades livery so they must be recent arrivals. I wonder how long it will be before they are painted and on the road for testing.
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